Announcing our 2017-2018 Season!
by Arthur Miller
Auditions: July 17 & 18, 2017
Preview: August 31, 2017
1-3 & 8-10, 2017
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slate
Book by Bill & Cheri Steinkellner
with additional material by Douglas Carter Beane
Auditions: September 11-13, 2017
Preview: November 2, 2017
3-5, 10-12 & 17-19, 2017
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield
Auditions: November 13 & 14, 2017
Preview: January 11, 2018
12-14 & 19-21, 2018
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Auditions: January 22-24, 2018
Preview: March 8, 2018
9-11, 16-18 & 23-25, 2018
by Tracy Letts
Auditions: March 19 & 20, 2018
Preview: May 3, 2018
4-6 & 11-13, 2018
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Auditions: May 14-16, 2018
Preview: July 5, 2018
6-8, 12-15 & 20-22, 2018
All My Sons
A gripping timeless classic by a master playwright. Taking place in 24 hours this play explores the father son dynamic and the corruption of the American Dream. They look like a mid-century american success story. Joe runs the business, Kate runs the home, and their son will inherit it all. But there is something rotten in the Keller household and secrets have a way of getting out. In the years following World War 2 the Keller’s wait for their MIA son Larry to turn up alive. No matter how unlikely his return, Kate cannot give up hope. A compelling portrait of flawed captivating characters, All My Sons was Miller’s first major success and it’s politics and impact remain as relevant today as ever. Originally directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Kazan and Harold Clurman, it won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, beating Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh. In 1947 it won the Tony awards for best author and best direction, also winning best revival of a play in 1987.
The Divine Musical Comedy, SISTER ACT is the feel-amazing smash hit that the New York Post calls “RIDICULOUSLY FUN,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner ALAN MENKEN (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), SISTER ACT tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE!
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
The cultural touchstone that is THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London’s longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) is one of the world’s most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.
Into The Woods
Into The Woods intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “Rapunzel”, and “Cinderella”, as well as several others. The show is tied together by a story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to being a family, just like the Grimm Brothers’ Rapunzel. Their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them turns their lives upside down and they are off meeting with the other storybook characters during their journey. Into The Woods covers multiple themes, growing up, parents and children, accepting responsibility, morality and finally wish fulfillment and it’s consequences. The original production won the 1988 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical and the original cast recording won a Grammy Award. The show was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won 3: Best Score, Best Book and Best Actress in a Musical.
August: Osage County
Tracy Letts black comedy, August: Osage County has been described as fiercely funny and bitingly sad. A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. “August” premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, June of 2007 and opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre in December of the same year. It won the Tony Award for Best Play, Best Leading Actress, Best Direction, Best Featured Actress and Best Scenic Design.
Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar’s wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.