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OUR 2023-2024 MAINSTAGE SEASON

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Grease: School Version

Grades 6-9

Performance Dates & Times

10/13/23 @ 7:30 p.m.

10/14/23 @ 7:30 p.m. 

10/15/23 @ 2:00 p.m. 

10/20/23 @ 7:30 p.m. 

10/21/23 @ 7:30 p.m.

10/22/23 @ 2:00 p.m. 

 

Production Manager: Carolyn Curran

Directed by Greg Maddock

Music Directed by Taylor Day

Choreographed by Francesca Genovese

 

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

 

Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals.

 

Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR.

Grades 1-5

Performance Dates & Times

11/10/23 @ 7:00 p.m.

11/11/23 @ 2:00 p.m.

11/12/23 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

Production Manager: Sherry Vile

Directed by Matt Mayne

Music Directed by Lyndsey Lord

Choreographed by Raelynn Bovenzi

 

Music and Lyrics By Stephen Schwartz

Book By David Stern

 

Pinocchio must prove himself brave, truthful and unselfish, but what about the toymaker?  Raising a perfect child might not be as easy as it looks.  The Blue Fairy and her Fairies in Training lead Gepetto on a hilarious journey through this fractured fairytale in order to discover what it means to be "A real father."

 

Jekyll & Hyde 

Grades 8-12

Performance Dates & Times

12/8/23 @ 7:30 p.m.

12/9/23 @ 2:00 p.m.

12/9/23 @ 7:30 p.m.

12/10/23 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

Production Manager: Lisa Shearer

Directed by Erin McKenna Arvizzigno

Music Directed by Joe Janover

Choreographed by Katya Lyubomirsky

 

Conceived for the Stage by Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden

Book and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse

Music by Frank Wildhorn

Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson

 

The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over.

An evocative tale of two men – one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a terrifying madman – and two women – one, beautiful and trusting; the other, beautiful and trusting only herself– both women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind's most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

Grades 6-9

 

Performance Dates & Times

2/9/24 @ 7:30 p.m.

2/10/24 @ 2:00 p.m.

2/10/24 @ 7:30 p.m.

2/11/24 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

Production Manager: Carolyn Curran

Directed by Lyndsey Lord

Choreographed by Alisha Love

 

Book by Dennis Kelly

Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Based on the book, Matilda by Roald Dahl

 

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher Miss Honey. During her first term at school, the two forge a bond as Miss Honey begins to recognize and appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves to punish those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

Rehearsal for Murder

Grades 6-12

 

Performance Dates & Times

3/8/24 @ 7:30 p.m.

3/9/24 @ 2:00 p.m.

3/10/24 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

Directed by Donnell Adler

 

Adapted for the stage by D.D. Brooke

From the television play by Richard Levinson and William Link

This is a thrilling "theatrical" mystery in which your theatre becomes the set for the play. The playwright turns on the stage work light and prepares for the first reading of his new play. The actors, producer, director and others connected with the show come onto the stage, and under their humorous (and utterly real) theatrical talk, tension grows. We discover that everyone connected with this play was involved with another play by the same playwright. At its opening night, exactly a year ago and in this same theatre, the beautiful leading lady, who was also the playwright's fiancee, was murdered! As these people start with the new play, startling connections to the murder begin to unfold. The growing tension reaches the boiling point with surprising revelations, countered by others even more surprising. The dazzling, yet basically logical twists build to a climax and solution that are theatrically stunning! The authors of this thriller have all had direct Broadway experience, and their dialogue has a special sting of wit and reality. For the best mystery in years, post a notice on your theatre callboard, "Rehearsal for Murder."

 

Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. 

Grades 1-5

 

Performance Dates & Times

3/22/24 @ 7:00 p.m.

3/23/24 @ 2:00 p.m.

3/24/24 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

Production Manager: Sherry Vile

Directed by Katya Lyubomirsky

Music Directed by Joe Janover

Choreographed by Katie McCombs

 

Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater

Music by Alan Menken

Book by Doug Wright

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker and Ron Clements.

 

Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.

 

Anastasia: The Musical

Grades 8-12

Performance Dates & Times

5/17/24 @ 7:30 p.m.

5/18/24 @ 7:30 p.m.

5/19/24 @ 2:00p.m.

5/24/24 @ 7:30 p.m.

5/25/24 @ 7:30 p.m.

5/26/24 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

Production Manager: Lisa Shearer

Directed by Matt Mayne

Music Directed by Lyndsey Lord

 

Book by Terrence McNally

Music by Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Inspired by the Twentieth Century Fox Motion Pictures by special arrangement with Buena Vista Theatrical

From the play by Marcelle Maurette as adapted by Guy Bolton

 

From Tony winners Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, creators of such Broadway classics as Ragtime and Once On This Island, this dazzling show transports its audience from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.

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