The Way You Wear Your Hat... The Music of George GershwinJune 7 – 9, 2013Our popular mainstage revue – gets a fresh new look! Talented area performers of all ages (this year including men) will take the mainstage in a celebration of one of the finest composers the world has ever known. A live orchestra and incredible local talent will celebrate musical theatre through the eyes of the one and only George Gershwin. Last year was the 75th Anniversary of the death of this American composer and pianist – and it is our honor to celebrate his life and music to lead off the 2013 Season.
Monty Python's SPAMALOTBook and Lyrics by Eric Idle, Music by John Du Prez and Eric IdleJune 26 – July 7, 2013Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?
Doubt: A ParableBy John Patrick ShanleyJuly 11 – 14, 2013A riveting clash of conscience and conviction turns the stuff of headlines into exquisite, engrossing drama. When she suspects a popular and dedicated priest of misconduct with a student, Sister Aloysius takes matters into her own hands. But doubt thwarts all assumptions in this ambiguous mystery, clouding truth with complexity, and righteousness with remorse.
They're Playing Our SongBook by Neil Simon, Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Carole Bayer SagerJuly 19 – 28, 2013America's premier funny man and the Tony Award-winning composer of A Chorus Line collaborated on this hit musical, a funny, romantic show about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist, not unlike Carole Bayer Sager. Professionally, their relationship works beautifully-but ultimately leads to conflict on the home front. Of course, there's a happy ending.
13 The MusicalMusic and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, Book by Dan Elish and Robert HornAugust 2 – 4, 2013A grown-up story about growing up! When his parents get divorced and he's forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana, Evan Goldman just wants to make friends and survive the school year. Easier said than done. The star quarterback is threatening to ruin his life and his only friend, Patrice, won't talk to him. The school freak sees an opportunity for blackmail and someone is spreading the nastiest rumors. A hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it.
Next Thing You KnowMusic by Joshua Salzman, Book and Lyrics by Ryan CunninghamAugust 8 – 11, 2013A story of four New Yorkers as they laugh, love and drink their way through the big questions that face all young dreamers who wake up in the city that never sleeps. Does marrying a really nice guy mean you're settling down or just settling? Does taking a nine-to-five equal giving up or growing up? Does a decade in the city break you down or break you in?
Damn YankeesBook by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry RossAugust 14 – 25, 2013Based on the novel "The Year The Yankees Lost The Pennant" by Douglass Wallop. Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the devil for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life he's left behind.
The Playhouse StompSponsored by Big Play PhotosAugust 20, 2013 at 7:00PMThe best up-and-coming bands, including headliners lespecial return to the TriArts main stage to stomp the playhouse again. Facebook your friends! (Alcohol-free event.)
John Simpkins, Artistic Director • Justin Ball, Managing Director