Announcing Our 2017 Summer Season
A CHORUS LINE: June 27, 28, 29, July 7, 8, 10, 11, 19, 20, 28, 29, 31, August 1, 9, 10, 18, 19, 21, 22, 1, 2
Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Edward Kleban, Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante
A CHORUS LINE is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love, “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, A CHORUS LINE is instantly recognized as a classic.
LEGALLY BLONDE: June 30, July 1, 3, 12, 13, 21, 22, 24, 25, August 2, 3, 11, 12, 14, 15, 23, 24, 30, 31
A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, this musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods (Broadway's brightest new heroine) as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!
THE LITTLE MERMAID: July 5, 6, 14, 15, 17, 18, 26, 27, August 4, 5, 7, 8, 16, 17, 25, 26, 28, 29
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, Book by Doug Wright
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated Disney this musical is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea. This fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
WIT: September 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, October 1, 6, 7, 8
By Margaret Edson
Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness—and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital—Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.
THE FANTASTICKS: October 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29
Music by Harvey Schmidt, Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones
"Try to Remember" a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences around the world. THE FANTASTICKS is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that, "without a hurt, the heart is hollow." The longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers.
CINDERELLA: November 10, 11, 12
Music by Richard Rodgers, Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Join our Spotlight on Young Performers as they get to know the timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale as it is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein’s hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike will soar when the “impossible” becomes possible and the slipper fits.
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: November 24, 25, 26, 30, December 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theater classic THE MUSIC MAN! Based on the movie of the same name, Miracle On 34th Street features a book and score by none other than Meredith Willson. Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn't want her six-year old daughter Susan's head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor Fred Gailey tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy's, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed -but when it turns out Macy's Santa may in fact be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.