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The Greatest Christmas Stories
December 21st, 22nd, and 23rd @ 7:00pm
Master Storyteller, Richard Bugg, heads a talented ensemble that brings to life many of the greatest Christmas stories and songs ever written. A charming and life-affirming treat for the entire family.
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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl
Produced on the New York Stage by Harold Prince
Original New York Stage Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
July 6th, 10th, 13th, 18th, 26th, 31st, and August 3rd @ 7:00pm
July 12th, 20th, 25th, and August 2nd @ 2:00pm
Starring Festival Founder Richard Bugg as Tevye
Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.
*Fiddler on the Roof is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
by Adam Gwon
July 5th, 11th, 19th, 24th, 27th, and August 1st @ 7:00pm
July 13th, 18th, 26th, and August 3rd @ 2:00pm
Four young New Yorkers intersect as they each search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. The musical follows four characters, Claire, Jason, Warren, and Deb, exploring how their ordinary lives connect in the most amazing ways.
“Quietly extraordinary… cleanses the soul, lifts the spirit, and reminds you what you love about New York.” – Stage Left
“Filled… with hope and humor and desolation.” – The New York Times
*ORDINARY DAYS is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com*
by Robert Harling
July 12th, 17th, 20th, 25th, and August 2nd @ 7:00pm
July 5th, 11th, 19th, 27th, and August 1st @ 2:00pm
The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
“Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue…The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving.” —New York Daily News.
“…a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South…Robert Harling is a new voice in the theatre and the qualities of STEEL MAGNOLIAS suggest he may be an important one.” —Drama-Logue.
“…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy.” —New York Post.
*STEEL MAGNOLIAS is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (www.dramatists.com)*
Into The Woods
by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
July 8th, 12th, 15th, 20th & 28th @ 7:00pm
July 14th, 22nd & 27th @ 2:00pm
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family, and the choices we make.
Marriage is Murder
by Nick Hall
July 6th, 14th, 19th, 22nd & 27th @ 7:00pm
July 13th, 21st & 29th @ 2:00pm
Ex-spouses Paul and Polly Butler wrote murder mysteries together… and tested the realism of their novels by trying out their murder methods on each other. Recently estranged, the couple reunites to write one more novel – as long as they don’t kill each other in the process! Acting out the crimes in Paul’s apartment, the couple’s delightfully fast paced dialogue keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. Poisoned food and drinks, alibis and fingerprints, tied-up bodies in a trunk, daggers, guns and even an axe all contribute to the hilarity. Nobody gets hurt, but their egos take some hits as they find that their marriage was mixed up with their work. As they attempt to outdo and surprise each other, they learn that marriage, like murder, is in the details. The final witty complication is a real murder that they, and the audience, will have to solve.
"It’s a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play"
by Joe Landry
December 20th, 21st & 22nd @ 7:00pm
Be a part of the audience of this recreation of a 1947 live radio broadcast. Join Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and a host of delightful characters as they tell this timeless and beloved story.
Man of La Mancha
Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
SUMMER 2022 Performances:
Matinees (2pm): July 15, 21, 29
Evenings (7pm): July 8, 13, 17, 23, 27
The heartbreaking and inspirational Tony Award-winning musical, based on Cervantes’ Don Quixote, about one man’s refusal to give up his impossible dream. Man of La Mancha is one of the world’s most popular musicals. Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterwork Don Quixote and set during the Spanish Inquisition. The original 1965 production won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Cervantes is in prison awaiting trial during the Spanish Inquisition. He and his fellow prisoners perform a play-within-a-play, telling the story of the elderly Alonso Quijana, who renames himself “Don Quixote” and goes on a quest to right all wrongs in the world. The rousing, Spanish-inflected score includes the classic numbers “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him” and “Little Bird.”
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
SUMMER 2022 Performances:
Matinees (2pm): July 14, 20, 28
Evenings (7pm): July 9, 16, 22, 24, 30
Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934 1952, the Tony-winning musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33.
The events in Evita’s life are presented in song and commented on by the show’s narrator, Che. Well-known numbers from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece include “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Oh What a Circus,” “Buenos Aires” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.”
Winner! Seven 1980 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book
by A. R. Gurney
SUMMER 2022 Performances:
Matinees (2pm): July 16, 22, 30
Evenings (7pm): July 10, 14, 20, 28
When Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accepts an invitation to Melissa Gardner’s birthday party, and Melissa writes a thank-you note to ask just why he got her “The Lost Princess of Oz” (answer: she looks like a lost princess), a romantic friendship and correspondence destined to last for almost half a century is born. Over the course of their lives, Andy and Melissa’s relationship goes through many changes. A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters is a tender, tragi-comic, and nuanced examination of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities, and deep closeness of two lifelong, complicated friends. While spanning five decades and numerous locations, it is staged simply, with two actors letting their words describe a world of emotion.
To provide accessible, entertaining theatrical experiences that excite the imagination and nourish a lifelong passion for the theatre.
We work to preserve and honor the works of American playwrights and their contemporaries as well as foster the development of new American plays that follow the tradition of character-driven plots and comic introspection into the American experience.
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