PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
August 24 – September 9, 2018
Adapted from Jane Austen’s Novel by Jane Kendall
Directed by Mario Cabrera
Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet’s most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous matchmaking mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it’s difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, all feelings of attraction are muted by his pride and her prejudice. As their worlds keep colliding, their attraction increases. But they first must overcome their own weaknesses and many other obstacles before the most famous courtship in history can begin.
October 5 – 28, 2018
Music by Tom Snow; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford; Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie; Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford; Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman
Directed by Laura Nuzum
Musical Direction by Jonathan Gallegos
Choreography by Jonathan Ragsdale
Assistant Choreography by Maura Talley
When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of it’s Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people and guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.
Adapted by Doug Rand
Directed by James Cady
In our American culture, It’s a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The story is a natural for a stage adaptation: the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. This faithful adaptation has all your favorite characters: George and Mary Hatch, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Violet, and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter. This is a fine dramatization that celebrates the faith and humanity of the season and is a holiday treat for the whole family!
By Frederick Knott
Directed by Nancy Sellin
A retired tennis pro plots the murder of his own wife—but when she turns the tables on an attempted assailant, she is convicted of murder. Instead now, the police detective who brought her to trial and the American mystery writer in love with her must decipher the clues that will save her life. The play that inspired Hitchcock’s movie classic weaves an ever-tightening web of danger, deception and breathtaking suspense.
Music by Jeanine Tesori; Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire; Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig.
Directed by Brian Clifton
Musical Direction by Cheryl Sharps
Choreography by Peter Bennett
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short, short-tempered want to-be-king, a sassy dragon and over a dozen other funny fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of magical mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.
By Neil Simon
Directed by Henry Avery
At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden’s Landing townhome, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four other couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. At a gathering celebration for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the upstairs bedroom, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. The confusions and mis-communications mount, as the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Songs by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown; Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc.
Directed by Henry Avery
Musical Direction by Shelly Andes
Choreography by Luke Loffelmacher
Singin’ in the Rain has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item but, behind the scenes, things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.
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