Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.
July 28, 29, 30, and 31, 2016
For our actors 18 and under, we're excited to officially add a children's show to our season! Beauty and the Beast Jr. tells the classic tale of Belle and her discovery of the Beast in his enchanted castle. Their journey to learn to love in spite of all odds is a favorite for every member of the family. This production will offer a fun and educational experience for our young actors, as they learn what goes on on stage and behind the scenes during production.
Camp BE OUR GUEST will be July 11-22. Click here for more information!
by Stephen Sondheim
September 16, 17, 18 and 23, 24, 25, 2016
Sweeney Todd tells the story of Benjamin Barker. The victim of the covetous Judge Turpin, Benjamin has been in prison for 15 years and has returned to find his wife dead and his daughter the ward of the evil Judge. Vowing revenge, Benjamin changes his name to Sweeney Todd and re-opens his barber shop above Mrs. Lovett's meat pie restaurant. Together, Sweeney and Mrs. Lovett reek havoc on London for their own selfish gain. They may both learn that no good comes from seeking revenge...
Miracle on 34th Street, the Play
based on the novel by Valentine Davies
November 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20, 2016
Kris Kringle gets a job working as Santa for Macy's and unleashes waves of good will with Macy's customers. Kris claims he is actually Santa Claus, and the Macy's vocational counselor believes he is deluded and dangerous. Eventually, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing, and the question arises as to whether he is or is not Santa Claus. Doris, her daughter Susan, and her friend Fred work to prove that Kris is Santa and find their own belief in the spirit of Christmas.
by Rogers and Hammerstein
February 24, 25, 26 and March 2, 3, 4, 5, 2017
Set against the dramatic background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific intertwines the themes of romance, duty, and prejudice to create a story that is all at once hilarious, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. Based on the anecdotes of a real-life U.S. Navy commander who was stationed on an island, the musical follows two intercultural love stories: Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with Emile, a French plantation owner on the island who has two children from his late Polynesian wife; at the same time, U.S. Lieutenant Cable falls for a beautiful island native named Liat. Both Americans find themselves struggling to reconcile their own cultural prejudices with their amorous feelings, all the while under the dark cloud of a war that is coming ever closer to their island paradise.
by Noël Coward
April 21, 22, 23 and 28, 29, 2017
Noel Coward's sparkling comedy, Blithe Spirit revolves around Charles, who is planning a séance as research for his new book. He invites the eccentric medium, Madam Arcati, into his English country home, intending to expose the Madam as a fraud. To witness this event, Charles and his second wife, Ruth, invite the skeptical Dr. Bradman and his anxious-to-believe wife, Violet. When, in the course of the seance, Madam Arcati mistakenly summons Charles' first wife, Elvira, back from the beyond, things get thoroughly out of hand.
Pride and Prejudice
based on the novel by Jane Austen
June 9, 10, 11, and 16, 17, 18, 2017
The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage. Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet's five unmarried daughters, of whom Elizabeth is the second, the rich and eligible Mr. Bingley and his status-conscious friend, the even more rich and eligible Mr. Darcy.
While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy is disdainful of local society and repeatedly clashes with the lively Elizabeth. Can they put aside their pride and perhaps find happiness together?