Dancing at Lughnasa
The love that they shared...
and the summer that changed them forever
By Brian Friel
Directed by Diana Canterbury
Fridays & Saturdays, May 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2017 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees, May 21 & 28, 2017 at 2:00pm
August, 1936, rural Ireland. Step into the kitchen of the five fiercely proud Mundy sisters, a place for talking, laughing, and lively dancing - moments that defy the hardships of their daily life. Their brother, a missionary, has just returned from Uganda, and the sisters find themselves each on the brink of momentous change. Brian Friel's much loved masterpiece captures a beautiful and exuberant sliver of these women's lives, a summer where
love - and everything else - seemed possible.
Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. Chosen by Time magazine as one of the ten best plays for 1991.
Pom Pom Zombies
Story, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Murray
Directed by Andrew Bigelow
Musical Direction by Anthony Masciangioli
Choreography by Meg Norton
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, June 22, 23 & 24, 2017 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinee, June 25, 2017 at 2:00pm
It's the 1960s, a big nuclear blast to the past! School's out for the summer, and the teenagers of Ocean View High are ready to surf, sun and have some fun. Their favorite hangout is Barnacle Betty's Beach Club, which happens to be right next door to the evil Ivana Ratnik's nuclear power plant.
But, ooops! Cindy Sue, the head cheerleader, accidentally gets some nuclear slime on her hot dog instead of pickle relish, and soon the beach is overrun with pom-pom wielding zombies!
Her all-American boyfriend, the beatniks, the nerds and the tough girl gang named the Barracudas rally their forces to save the beach from the atomic attackers. A sci-fi spoof of those beach blanket flicks of the '60s.
James and the Giant Peach
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Based on the book, "James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl.
Directed by Anthony Masciangioli
Musical Direction by Ginny Bailey
Choreography by Meg Norton
Fridays & Saturdays, October 20, 21, 27 & 28 at 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday, November 3 & 4 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees, October 29 & November 5 at 2:00pm
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach... and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.
A delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure. Actors will love playing the outlandish characters and performing brand new material from one of Broadway's hottest duos.
Bring it On
Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda Tom Kitt
Book by Jeff Whitty
Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda Amanda Green
Inspired by the motion picture, Bring It On, released by Universal Pictures and written by Jessica Bendingere
Young Adult Theater
Directed by Brett Ouimette
Fridays & Saturdays, August 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2017 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees, August 13 & 20, 2017 at 2:00pm
Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass and inspired by the hit film, Bring It On The Musical takes audiences on a high-flying journey that is filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. Uniting some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, Bring It On features an original story by Tony Award winner, Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights, Hamilton), music by Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning composer, Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), lyrics by Broadway lyricist, Amanda Green (High Fidelity), and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical.
Campbell is cheer-royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic – she's been named captain of the squad! But, an unexpected redistricting has forced her to spend her final year of high school at the neighboring hard-knock Jackson High School. Despite having the deck stacked against her, Campbell befriends the dance crew girls and, along with their headstrong and hardworking leader, Danielle, manages to form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate competition – the National Championships.