2019-2020 Schedule

Friday and Saturday performance times are at 7:30PM; Sunday performance times are at 2:00PM

 
 
 

The Jungle Book KIDS

Music by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Terry Gilkyso. Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Terry Gilkyson. Additional lyrics by Marcy Heisler. Book adapted by Marcy Heisler. Music adapted by Bryan Louiselle. Music arranged by Bryan Louiselle

June 28 and 29

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Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.

The camp for The Jungle Book KIDS will be June 17-28.  Click here for more information! 

Directed by Melissa McSpadden.


The Lion King JR

Music and Lyrics by Tim Rice and Elton John. Additional Music and Lyrics by Will Van Dyke, Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin. Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi. Based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor.

July 25, 26, 27, 28

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A stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the spawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba's wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father's life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving the life he knew behind. Eventually joined by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult price, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king.

The camp for The Lion King JR will be July 8-19.  Click here for more information! 

Directed by Melissa McSpadden.


Mamma Mia!

Music and Lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus Benny Andersson. Book by Catherine Johnson

September 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 (Matinee and Evening Performances), and 22, 2019

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ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show.  A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

Directed by Jill Powell.


Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

By Andrew J. Fenady. Based upon the teleplay by Val DeCrow and Andrew J. Fenady.

November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 2019

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Inspired by a simple, poignant letter written over 100 years ago by 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon to the editor of the New York Sun—and by the timeless editorial response printed on the front page of the Sun. Virginia wondered and wrote: "Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says if you see it in the Sun, it's so. Please tell me the truth. Is there a Santa Claus?" Ed Mitchell, the Sun's editor, gives the assignment of answering Virginia's letter to Frank Church who, until his wife and baby died last Christmas Eve, was the Sun's best and most dependable reporter. Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus is a play for young and old, magically reaffirming life's highest beauty and joy—"the eternal light with which childhood fills the world."

Directed by Ashby de la Plaine.


Seussical the Musical

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Music by Stephen Flaherty. Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Co-Conceived by Eric Idle. Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

February 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2020

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The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Directed by Julie Barnett.


Our Town

by Thornton Wilder

March 27, 28, 29 andApril 3, 4, 5, 2020

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A landmark in American drama, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town tells the story of a small town, Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, in order to tell us the story of every town, the whole world over. Narrated by the “Stage Manager”, we follow the Gibbs and Webb families, residents of Grover’s Corners, through twelve years of life changes -- from the mundane in Act I, “Daily Life,” to the romantic in Act II, “Love and Marriage,” to the devastating in Act III, “Death and Eternity.” Through the young lovers Emily and George, their strong and loving parents, and the many other Grover’s Corners’ locals, Wilder delivers universal truths about what it means to be human. “Oh, earth,” Emily Webb exclaims towards the play’s end, “you’re too wonderful for anyone to realize you.” With humor, wit, and exceptionally powerful storytelling, Our Town offers a unique opportunity for audience members to make precisely that realization.

Directed by Ashley Underwood.


Sugar

Book by Peter Stone. Based on the Screenplay Some Like it Hot by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond. Based on a Story by Robert Thoeren. Music by Jul Styne. Lyrics by Bob Merrill. Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick. Directed and Choreographed for the Broadway Stage by Gower Champion.

May 29, 30, 31, June 5, 6, 7, 2020

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From the hilarious screen success Some Like It Hot, SUGAR comes to the stage with the same memorable characters that made the screenplay so popular. Joe and Jerry, two musicians down on their luck while wandering through Chicago, by chance witness a gang rub-out in the Clark Street Garage. The rub-out was ordered by Spats Palazzo, a notorious Chicago hood. Spats and his boys immediately chase after Joe and Jerry, determined to silence them as witnesses to the crime. Desperate for a quick way out of town, Joe and Jerry hear about jobs available for a saxophone and a bass player, which are their specialties. And coincidentally, the band is scheduled to leave at once for Florida. There is only one problem; the band is all female. As Joe and Jerry they haven’t got a chance, but with a bit of costuming, padding, makeup and slight voice adjustments, they become Josephine and Daphne. They are hired by “Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators.”

Joe (Josephine) and Jerry (Daphne) find themselves getting well acquainted with Sugar, the gorgeous blonde who is the featured singer with the band. As difficult as it is for them not to reveal their secret to Sugar, they know that one slip could lead Spats Palazzo to them. Moreover, if Mr. Bienstock, the show’s manager, discovers their true identities, they could be in an even worse spot. Mr. Bienstock had already warned the “girls” that he would not tolerate drinking or men on the train between shows. Joe and Jerry are definitely in a jam, but it looks as though Sugar’s company is going to make it an enjoyable, if risky, experience.

Directed by Marji Anderson.