Our Current Performance Season
We are excited to announce we will be returning for our 42nd year as Havre de Grace’s Premier Theater Company at the Opera House.
September 17 – 26, 2021
The SpongeBob Musical
Directed by Bambi Johnson
Musical Directed by Nathan Scavilla
Stage Managed by Becky Flickinger
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Find out the answer to that age-old nautical question when Nickelodeon’s long-running animated children’s sitcom comes to life in Havre de Grace with The Spongebob Musical . The stakes are higher than ever in this innovative stage musical, as SpongeBob, Squidward, Patrick, Sandy, Plankton, Mr. Krabbs, and all the familiar denizens of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected and optimistic hero rises up and takes center stage. Told with a score from the biggest names in pop music, The Spongebob Musical is a guaranteed fun time for the whole family.
Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg
Book by Kyle Jarrow
Original Songs by
Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I.
And Songs by
David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley
Additional Lyrics by
Additional Music by
Musical Production Conceived by Tina Landau
Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants, and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc
The Spongebob Musical is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.
November 19 – December 5, 2021
A Wonderful Life
Book and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Music by Joe Raposo
Join us as we bring Frank Capra’s beloved American holiday treasure to our stage.
Although he always had big dreams of leaving, George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. In order to keep his father’s family business from falling into the hands of the greedy town miser, Henry Potter, George has settled for small town life with a wife and family. But on Christmas Eve, George’s Uncle Billy loses the business’s $8,000 bank deposit which gives Potter the opening he’s always wanted to weasel the business away from the Baileys. Facing prison and financial failure, George contemplates some dark thoughts as he ponders how much better off his wife, children, and the others he loves will be if he never existed. But the prayers of his loved ones result in the timely arrival of a gentle angel named Clarence who, by helping George, can finally earn his wings in the ultimate Holiday redemption story. Book early, our Holiday Shows always sell out!
February 25 – March 6, 2022
Little Shop of Horrors
book by Howard Ashman
music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman
A deviously delicious Broadway salute to the Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre audiences for 40 years. Based on Roger Corman’s classic 1960s B movie, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) provide a masterpiece of Faustian proportion set to the beat of a powerhouse score inspired by the best sounds of the 60s, which nobody does better than Menken & Ashman,. Watch as lowly greenthumb Seymour tries to win the heart of down and out coworker Audrey with a strange and interesting new plant he has cultivated. As the plant becomes famous and Seymour a success, he is faced with making a devilish deal that could win him everything–or cost him the things he loves most. Menken & Ashman’s now classic score features hits such as “Downtown”, audience favorite “Suddenly Seymore”, and the catchy, finger-snapping title song
Little Shop of Horrors is presented by arrangement with Musical Theater International.
April 22 – May 6, 2022
Rescheduled from our 40th Anniversary Season!
Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5
book by Patricia Resnick
music & lyrics by Dolly Parton
The musical the pandemic closed down finally comes to Tidewater Stage! Based on the iconic 1980 movie, three female coworkers at odds with each other form an unlikely friendship and, through a series of unplanned catastrophes, exact revenge on their vile boss. Resnick’s screenplay was ahead of its time as she defined the working conditions of 1970s women stuck in a proverbial “pink collar ghetto”. Confined to secretarial and menial mid-level management positions, supervisor Violet, hapless trainee Judy, and the boss’s secretary Doralee, pushed to their collective limits, define their own course as they fantasize about getting even with their bane of a boss, the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot Franklin Hart. When their frustration-fueled fantasies accidentally begin coming true, the trio realize they have the power in their midst to change everything necessary to improve the horrific work conditions for themselves and their put-upon coworkers. From the instance the curtain rises on Dolly Parton’s classic toe-tapping theme song, sit back and watch these girls–make that women!–charge a new future for working women everywhere, all to a flashy new score of the music you’ve come to expect from Parton.
9 to 5 is presented by arrangement with Musical Theater International.
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Registration is open for our 2021 summer camps.
Visit our Summer Camp page for details and registration.