Last night we unveiled our 2014-2015 season, and we couldn’t be more excited! Keep an eye out for more information coming soon about season tickets and more, here on our website and on our Facebook page. We’ve got big things in store and we can’t wait to move forward with you!
September 2014: The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
In this shattering classic, an aging Southern Belle longs for her youth and dreams of a better life for her children. Her restless son Tom—a would-be poet and the story’s narrator—gets swept up in his mother’s funny and heartbreaking schemes to find his painfully shy sister, Laura, a husband.
This four-character memory play—one of the most beautiful dramas in American theater—premiered in 1944 and catapulted Tennessee Williams from obscurity to fame.
This production will be directed by Resident Director Scott Ford.
October 2014: Young Frankenstein
Book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan; music & lyrics by Mel Brooks
This hilarious musical comedy is a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ film masterpiece, hailed by the American Film Institute as one of the funniest movies of all time.
The story follows bright, young Dr. Frankenstein as he aims to fulfill his grandfather’s legacy by bringing a corpse back to life. With help and hindrance from servant Igor, buxom lab assistant Inga, and needy fiancée Elizabeth, his experiment yields success and unexpected consequences.
Christmas 2014: A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas
Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, book by Mike Ockrent & Lynn Ahrens. Based on the story by Charles Dickens
This theatrical and spirited version of A Christmas Carol puts the fantastic qualities of Dickens’ classic tale center stage. A swirling, dancing chorus of ghosts weaves through this uplifting holiday story of redemption, magic, and hope.
This faithful, loving, and brilliantly re-imagined Christmas Carol is, at turns, scary, delightful, dazzling, and laugh-out-loud-funny.
December “Mainly for Kids” 2014: Beauty and the Beast
By Mike Kenny; based on the book by LePrince de Beaumont
This adaptation of the classic fairy tale was originally produced by England’s Oxford Touring Theatre in 2005 and is a refreshing, funny new twist on a classic tale.
Beauty is a spoiled girl who has never had to work. To teach her a lesson, her fairy Godmother creates a series of challenges for Beauty that ultimately traps her in the estate of the Beast. It is when Beast releases Beauty that she realizes she loves him, and returns to Beast’s castle just in time to save him from death. It is a story of self-realization that will make you think, feel, and chuckle.
January 2015: Blithe Spirit
by Noël Coward
While doing research for his new novel, the fussy and cantankerous Charles Condomine invites the implausible medium Madame Arcati to his house for a séance.
Whilst consumed in a trance, Madame Arcati unwittingly summons the ghost of Charles’ dead wife Elvira. Appearing only to Charles, Elvira soon makes a play to reclaim her husband, much to the chagrin of his new wife, Ruth.
Blithe Spirit is one of Coward’s most sparkling comedies and the funniest ghost story ever written.
This show will be directed by Resident Director Bob Neu
Spring 2015: Into the Woods
Book by James Lapine, music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
A rare modern classic, Into the Woods follows Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack—of beanstalk fame—and a baker and his wife, as they take a journey into the woods to make their wishes come true.
It’s a magical, bewildering place full of witches, wolves, giants and mysterious strangers, where familiar fairy tales get tangled up together. Wishes are granted here, but at a price.
Even storybook characters must face the music—of which there is plenty—in Sondheim and Lapine’s irreverent and beloved Tony Award–winner.
April 2015: Good People
by David Lindsay Abaire
In South Boston, this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, bingo is a night on the town, and tough, sharp-tongued single-mom Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Scrambling to make ends meet, she looks up an old flame—now a successful doctor—and risks everything in the hope he’ll help her make a fresh start.
An insightful comedy of class and culture, this recent Broadway hit about how the twists of fate determine our path is both darkly funny and surprisingly touching.
April “Mainly for Kids” 2015: Bunnicula
James & Deborah Howe, authors; Jon Klein, playwright; Chris Jeffries, composer
Chester the cat and Harold the dog are the best of pals. But, one dark and stormy night, their family comes home with a very strange baby rabbit who has sharp fangs instead of buck teeth, and who sleeps all day and prowls around his cage all night.
Meanwhile, all the vegetables in the house are drained of their color and turn white. Could this possibly be a coincidence, or could Bunnicula be a vampire? Chester thinks so – he’ll stop at nothing until he vanquishes the new arrival, even if it means the end of his friendship with Harold.
June 2015: Boeing Boeing
By Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverly Cross, revised by Francis Evans
It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier—he has a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning.
Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms. Boeing Boeing is a riotous farce and a hysterical whirlwind of mayhem.
This show will be directed by Resident Director Scott Ford.
Summer Musical 2015: Grease
Book, music & lyrics by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey
Danny and Sandy fall for each other during a carefree summer fling. But when the school year begins, Danny is torn between his feelings for good-girl Sandy and his image with the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies.
This simple and well-known plot is set against the backdrop of 1959, a pivotal moment in American history, when rock and roll was in its infancy and everything in American culture was about to be turned upside down.
At its heart, Grease is an unconventional and rebellious musical about America’s tumultuous crossing over from the 1950’s to the 1960′s—all fueled by cars, drive-in movies, and, more than anything, rock and roll.