We are proud to bring you the following productions for 2014!
June 18 – 29, 2014
Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Jerbert Kretzmer
This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world – seen by over 65 million people and now a major motion picture. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways.
Tuesdays with Morrie
July 3 – 6, 2014
By Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom
Based on the book by Mitch Albom
Meet the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished sports journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life. Based on one of the top selling memoirs of all time, critics hail the play as more humorous, more shattering, and powerfully unforgettable.
July 10 – 20, 2014
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine
This 1992 Tony Award Winning musical for Best Book and Musical Score is the jaunty tale of Marvin - who leaves his wife and young son to live with another man. His ex-wife marries his psychiatrist, and Marvin ends up alone. Two years later, this unlikely family is reunited for his son's bar mitzvah. Against the backdrop of the beginning of the AIDS crisis, Falsettos celebrates families of all kinds. The NY Times called the show "exhilarating and heartbreaking" and audiences everywhere have laughed and cried their way through William Finn's one of a kind theatrical voice. See the show that began the career of Finn - who would go on to write The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
One man's struggle to find love, happiness, and the perfect date for his ex-fiancee's wedding…
July 24 – 27, 2014
Music & Lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen
Book & Lyrics by Dan Elish
Based on the novel, "Nine Wives" by Dan Elish
Nine Wives tells the story of Henry Mann, a 32-year-old bachelor who discovers that the love of his life has met someone new and is about to get married. What's worse, he's been invited to her wedding! What follows are Henry's frantic attempts to find a woman he can take as his date – a potential future wife – to prove to his ex-fiancée (and the world) that he too is ready to move on.
Spring Awakening (Youth Production)
August 1 – 3, 2014
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Set in 19th century Germany, this folk-infused rock musical swept the 2007 Tony Awards. The source play, by Frank Wedekind, holds adult authority figures responsible for keeping teenagers ignorant of biological and behavioral processes. The musical adaptation combines the story of teenagers taking steps toward adulthood with a contemporary score that reflects the timelessness of teenage angst. Our Youth production will allow important dialogue to take place surrounding the show about teenage issues of image, impulses, and approaching adulthood.
Disney's The Little Mermaid
August 13 – 24, 2014
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
Disney's under the sea musical arrives on the stage! In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on the classic Disney animated feature, THE LITTLE MERMAID is fun for the whole family!