Our Current Performance Season

  

A FEW GOOD MEN

September 20-29, 2019

by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Todd Starkey

This Broadway hit, the debut work of Aaron Sorkin, sizzles on stage as it centers around the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay. Lt. Daniel Kaffee, a callow young Navy lawyer more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover-up of what really happened. Prodded by Lt. Joanne Galloway of his defense team, Kaffee eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial..

 

 

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ELF

November 22 – December 8, 2019

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar and Lyrics by Chad Beguelin.
Based on the New Line Cinema motion picture Elf, written by David Berenbaum

Directed by Laurie Starkey

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

With a book adapted by Thomas Meehan (Hairspray, The Procucers, Annie) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom) and a score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer, The Prom), this modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.


The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On

February 28-March 8, 2020

Created by Roger Bean

Directed and Choreographed by Dickie Mahoney

Our most popular franchise is back for their farewell tour! It’s 1969 and The Marvelous Wonderettes return to Springfield High (Go Chipmunks!) to throw a retirement party for their favorite homeroom teacher. As the girls sing their way through the greatest girl-group hits of the 60s and bid Ms. McPherson a happy start to a new beginning, one of the Wonderettes reveals she’ll also be saying goodbye. It looks like the group will be breaking up, bidding farewell to the decade and the end of an era. But never fear, Act two finds the girls back together as the class of 1958 celebrates their 20-year reunion. The classic pop/rock hits of the 70s provide the perfect soundtrack for these old friends to catch up on the places life has led them, in the ultimate reunion concert! Come hear the girls sing the songs you used to party to, as Petula Clark, Diana Ross, and all the classic girl groups make way for the new sounds of Linda Ronstadt, Karen Carpenter, Kiki Dee, Helen Reddy, The Captain & Tennille, Thelma Houston, and Gloria Gaynor. Don’t miss the final installment. It may be farewell but you really Never Can Say Goodbye to everyone’s favorite girl group, the Marvelous Wonderettes!

 


9 to 5

May 8-24, 2020

Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton

Book by Patricia Resnick

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.