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2020 - 2021 Theatrical Season


 
Evita

Evita

April 10 - June 14, 2020

Lyrics by: Tim Rice
Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Originally directed by: Harold Prince

Based on true events, Evita tells the story of Eva Perón’s rags-to-riches life as she goes from poor provincial child to First Lady of Argentina. A champion of the working-class descamisados, she uses popularity and politics to serve her people – and herself. Featuring some of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most iconic songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina,” this musical masterpiece won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. The 1996 film adaptation was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning for Best Original Song.

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Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

July 2 - August 23, 2020

By: Robert Harling

In a beauty parlor in northwestern Louisiana, life is anything but boring. Steel Magnolias follows six women over the course of three years as they face life’s challenges together and find comfort in one another. Embracing both laughter and tears, this story celebrates the power of female friendship. The play received one Drama Desk Award nomination, and the popular film adaptation was nominated for an Academy Award and two Golden Globes.

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Forever Plaid

Forever Plaid

September 4 - October 25, 2020

Written and Originally Directed and Choreographed by : Stuart Ross
Musical Continuity Supervision and Arrangements by: James Raitt
Originally Produced by : Gene Wolsk

On the way to their first big gig, tragedy strikes Forever Plaid, a “guy group” specializing in barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies. Forever Plaid begins when the guys are given the chance to perform from the afterlife. This smash hit musical is a nostalgic homage to the music of the ‘50s and includes hits such as “Three Coins in the Fountain” and “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing.”

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Holiday Inn

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

November 6, 2020 – January 3, 2021

Based on the Film from Universal Pictures
Music and Lyrics by: Irving Berlin
Book by: Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge

Based on the classic film, Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn follows retired song-and-dance man Jim’s efforts to bring entertainment to his small Connecticut town. With the help of talented schoolteacher Linda, he turns his farmhouse into an inn and puts on spectacular shows celebrating all holidays. This joyous, family-friendly musical features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy, and a parade of Irving Berlin’s hit songs, including the Academy Award-winning “White Christmas.”


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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s
The King and I

January 15 - March 21, 2021

Book and lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by: Richard Rodgers
Based on: Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon
Original Choreography by: Jerome Robbins

British tutor Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam struggle with cultural differences after Anna arrives at the royal palace in Bangkok. Inspired by true events, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I is a tale of the human experience, exploring the historical intricacies of class, race, and politics in 1862. Featuring beloved songs like “Shall We Dance?” and “Getting to Know You,” this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic won 13 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical. The 1957 movie adaptation was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning five, including Best Score.

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2019 - 2020 Theatrical Season


 
The Color Purple

THE COLOR PURPLE

SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 – NOVEMBER 3, 2019

Based on the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros/Amblin Entertainment Motion Picture

Music and Lyrics by: BRENDA RUSSEL, ALLEE WILLIS, STEPHEN BRAY
Book by:MARSHA NORMAN
Originally conceived by: JUDY CRAYMER
Directed by:LILI-ANNE BROWN
Runtime: 2 hours and 35 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission

Join the heroic journey of Celie, an African-American woman in the American South during the early 1900s, as she navigates her adoration for her sister and her beloved children, the strife of being in an abusive relationship, and her own spirituality. This inspiring musical is based on the 1982 novel by Alice Walker and earned fifteen Tony Award nominations, including the win for Best Revival of a Musical.

The Color Purple is rated PG-13.

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Mary Poppins

DISNEY & CAMERON MACKINTOSH'S MARY POPPINS

A musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film

NOVEMBER 15, 2019 – JANUARY 19, 2020


Original music and lyrics by: RICHARD M. SHERMAN AND ROBERT B. SHERMAN
Lyrics by: HOWARD ASHMAN and TIM RICE
Book by:JULIAN FELLOWES
New songs and additional music and lyrics by:GEORGE STILES AND ANTHONY DREWE
Created by: CAMERON MACKINTOSH
Directed by:MARCIA MILGROM DODGE
Runtime: TBA

Mary Poppins flies to the stage to delivery whimsy, excitement, and memorable songs to a story that will melt your heart. Nominated for seven Tony Awards and winner of the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography, Mary Poppins is a must see for the entire family. Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name and the beloved children’s books by P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins is an entertaining adventure of enchantment and fun.

Mary Poppins is Rated G.

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An American In Paris

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

JANUARY 31, 2020 – MARCH 29, 2020

Music and lyrics by: GEORGE GERSHWIN AND IRA GERSHWIN
Book by: CRAIG LUCAS
Originally produced on Broadway by : STUART OKEN, VAN KAPLAN, ROY FURMAN
By special arrangement with: Elephant Eye Theatrical & Pittsburgh CLO and Théâtre du Châtelet Directed by:LYNNE KURDZIEL FORMATO
Runtime: TBA

A tale inspired by hope and possibility, An American in Paris brings breathtaking moments of dance and song to the musical stage. Come away with Jerry Mulligan, an American GI doing his best to make it as a painter in the bustling city of Paris following the end of World War II. The storied streets of the City of Lights become the dancefloor to a ravishing and passionate voyage into art, friendship, and love. Set to the music of George and Ira Gershwin, this Academy Award winner for Best Picture was also a Grammy Award nominee and four-time Tony Award winner.

An American in Paris is Rated G.

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