ALT is thrilled to announce our 2014-2015 Main Stage Season!
McMurphy has a criminal past and has once again gotten himself into trouble with the law. To escape hard labor in prison, McMurphy pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for the mentally unstable. Once there, McMurphy both endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation of the oppressive Nurse Ratched, who gains superiority and power through the flaws of the other inmates. With results ranging from humorous to tragic, McMurphy and the other inmates band together to make a rebellious stance against the atrocious Nurse. The film version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest starred Jack Nicholson and was the winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
GREASE, Rated PG
Musical Direction by Shelly Andes; Choreography by Edye Allen & Erin Allen
Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin'” and “We Go Together,” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An 8-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals along with the iconic 1978 film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John have made Grease one of the world’s most popular musicals!
Musical Direction by William W. Williams; Choreography by Larry Aguilar
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen classic Irving Berlin songs. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features well- known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean,” and the perennial favorite, “White Christmas.” Our original production of White Christmas in 2009 remains, to this day, the most popular musical in ALT history!
Defeated for re-election as District Attorney, Paul Biegler isn’t looking forward to becoming a defense attorney, but his first case is sensational: a Lieutenant is accused of murdering the bartender who allegedly raped his wife. It’s a seesaw battle with many dramatic confrontations as Biegler uses every device to save the officer’s neck. The film version of Anatomy of A Murder starred Jimmy Stewart, Lee Remick, Eve Arden and George C. Scott and was nominated for seven Academy Awards. It is widely regarded as one of the finest courtroom dramas of all time.
East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna’s assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story.
Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing’s On.” The play takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This comedy-within-a-comedy captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of “Nothing’s On” in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance toward the end of the run. Each performance is portrayed from behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a backstage farce of slamming doors, falling trousers and flying sardines!
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” and received 14 Tony Award nominations. A perfect finale for this stellar season!
SEASON TICKETS SAVE YOU $$$!
EXPANDED MAIN STAGE SEASON: SINGLE TICKETS
|Seniors (65+)||$22||Seniors (65+)||$20|
|Students(13 thru University)||$18||Students(13 thru University)||$18|
|Children (12 and under)||$12||Children (12 and under)||$12|
Adults save $22 off the purchase of individual tickets when purchasing a 7-Show Subscription package. That’s like getting one of the shows FOR FREE!
**These titles are part of the NEW 7-Show Subscription Package only. They are NOT INCLUDED in the traditional 5-Show Subscription Package.
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