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2018  Productions

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Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Script adaptation by David Thompson


February 23, 24, March 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30 pm

February 25 & March 4 at 3:00 pm

Tickets
$16.00 in advance
$19.00 at door
$10.00 for students w/ valid I.D.


Director: Derek Jordan

Producer: Nancy Hitchcock

In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.

CHICAGO is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

by Sylvia Ashby
Based on the book by L. M. Montgomery


April 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7:30pm
April 15 & 22 at 3:00pm

Tickets
$13.00 in advance
$16.00 at door
$10.00 for students w/ valid I.D.


Director: Susie Tilley

Producer: Christy Hawkins

A refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. But the orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake, and their lives will never be the same. Her warmth and wit affect everyone around her - even, eventually, the cold Marilla. We follow Anne through her rebellious years, her transformation into a young woman, and her romantic pairing with Gilbert. This play has been charming audiences around the world.

“Anne of Green Gables (Ashby Non-Musical)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Willy Russell

June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 7:30 pm
June 3 & 10 at 3:00 pm

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Tickets

$16.00 in advance

$19.00 at door

$10.00 for students w/ valid I.D.

Director: Harry Harvey

Producer: Kristine Boccia

Blood Brothers, by the author of Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine, is a haunting rags to riches tragedy of our times. A woman with numerous children to support surrenders one of her new born twins to the childless woman she cleans for. The boys grow up streets apart, never learning the truth but becoming firm friends and falling in love with the same girl. One prospers while the other falls on hard times. A narrator warns that a price has to be paid for separating twins: the lives of the blood brothers, who die on the day they find out they are related.

Blood Brothers (Musical)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

EDWARD ALBEE'S
WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

July 20, 21, 27 & 28 at 7:30 pm
July 22 & 29 at 3:00 pm

Tickets
$13.00 in advance
$16.00 at door
$10.00 for students w/ valid I.D.


Director: Lori Farve

George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naive new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn't care less. But underneath the edgy banter, which is crossfired between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. George and Martha's inhuman bitterness toward one another is provoked by the enormous personal sadness that they have pledged to keep to themselves: a secret that has seemingly been the foundation for their relationship. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.

EDWARD ALBEE'S WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Adapted by Joseph Robinette

Music and lyrics by Charles Strouse

Based on the book by E.B. White


October 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30 pm
October 14 & 21 at 3:00 pm

Tickets
$10.00 in advance
$12.00 at door


Director: Bethany Bondurant

Co-Producers: Dianne Hawkins & Christy Hawkins

This exciting, new musical version of Charlotte's Web brings a new dimension to E.B. White's beloved classic. With music and lyrics by Charles Strouse (Annie, 'Bye, 'Bye Birdie) and book by Joseph Robinette (national award-winning children's playwright) your audiences will thrill to a musical score which includes "Eating," Wilbur the pig's humorous yet poignant song about growing up; "Who Says We Can't Be Friends," an enchanting duet between Wilbur and his new-found companion Charlotte; "Welcome to the Zuckerman Barn," featuring all the story's unforgettable animals in a hand-clapping, toe-tapping hoe-down; and "Summer," a haunting, nostalgic chorus number which evokes a time and place from everyone's childhood.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of  Woodstock, Illinois

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice

Book by Linda Woolverton
Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth 
Originally Produced by
Disney Theatrical Productions

 
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Nov. 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7:30 pm
December 2, 9 & 16 @ 3:00 pm 

Tickets
$16.00 in advance
$19.00 at door
$10.00 for students w/ valid I.D.

 

Director: Aaron Williams

Producer: Susie Tilley

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities or, even more simply staged, Disney's Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
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