The Mystery of Edwin Drood
May 26, 27, June 2, 3, 9, 10, 14 at 7:30pm • June 4 at 3pm
This wildly warm-hearted interactive theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale (a hilariously loony Victorian musical troupe) “puts on” its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The story itself deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. Now, Miss Bud is, in turn, engaged to Jasper’s nephew, young Edwin Drood. Our title character disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve-but has Edwin Drood been murdered? And if so, then whodunnit?
Music, Lyric, and Book by Rupert Holmes
Directed by Lisa Kirschner
Barefoot in the Park
July 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30pm • July 16 at 3pm
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by JC Crider
Corie Bratter - Chelsea Essigmann
Paul Bratter - Sean Dimmick
Victor Velasco - Chad Forrister
Mrs. Banks - Jeanne Webb
Telephone Repairman - Jim Schroeder
Delivery Man - Bill Crowder
August 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7:30pm • August 13 at 3pm
Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. In this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness.
Written by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Haley Hughes
September 1, 2 ,7, 8, 9, 15 at 7:30pm • September 10 at 3pm
Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, “Peter Pan” has delighted audiences for 60 years. Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget.
Directed by Juli Davis
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Music by Morris "Moose" Charlap
Additional Lyrics by Betty Comden, Adolph Green
Additional Music by Jule Styne
Based on the play by Sir J. M. Barrie
Breath of Spring
October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30pm • October 22 at 3pm
When Dame Beatrice is given a mink stole by her maid, she is reminded of the maid’s shady past and immediately suspects that it was stolen. Others endeavour to return the stole. The plan is devised and all of them take such delight in the secretive scheme that they wonder why they don’t do this more often. They form a syndicate for stealing and returning furs. Everything goes well until a loss is reported and the police come charging in.
Directed by Marcia Harris
Written by Peter Coke
November 8, 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 . November 12 at 2pm
The world of The Giver is a utopia. The people are assigned their roles in society, and men and women are assigned to each other. When children turn 12, they are assigned their roles in society. When Jonas turns 12, he is assigned the special role of Receiver of Memories. He goes to work with the Giver, who keeps the memories of the world as it used to exist. Together, Jonas and the Giver come up with a plan that will change their world forever.
Adapted by Eric Coble
From the Newberry-award-winning book by Lois Lowry
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
December 1, 2 , 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30pm • December 10 at 3pm
In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on.
Written by Barbara Robinson
January 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 at 7:30pm • January 21 at 3pm
At the time of a paralyzing drought in the West, a girl’s father and two brothers are worried as much about her becoming an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. Suddenly, a self-proclaimed “Rainmaker” comes on the scene. He will bring rain and break the drought if they agree to pay a hefty sum. Unlikely though his claim may be, the man eventually wins over the entire family. Eventually, the rain comes ... and so does love.
Directed by Maureen Woltermann
Written by N. Richard Nash
Sense and Sensibility
February 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30 . February 18 at 3pm
Sisters Elinor and Marianne are captivated by two very different men. Elinor is charmed by the quiet, bumbling goodness of Edward, while Marianne is swept off of her feet by the dashing and mysterious Willoughby. But when Willoughby’s scandalous past and Edward’s secret fiancee come to light, the sisters are forced to rely upon themselves and one another to weather their heartache. When sense and sensibility meet, love can’t be far behind.
Adapted by Kate Hamill
From the novel by Jane Austen
The Dixie Swim Club
April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:30pm • April 15 at 3pm
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives.
Directed by Bradley Watts
Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten
May 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30pm • May 13, 20 at 3pm
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
Directed by Pat Williams
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard
Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?
July 13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:30pm • July 15 at 3pm
“Daddy's Dyin'” concerns the reunion of a family gathered to await the imminent death of their patriarch, who has recently suffered a physically as well as mentally disabling stroke. In essence, however, it is not the story of the impending demise of the father or of the drafting of his will, but of a rebirth of the spirit of the family unit.
Directed by Thurmond Whatley
Written by Del Shores
August 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30pm • August 19 at 3pm
From the author of “Doubt,” a 17-year-old boy from the Bronx suddenly finds himself in a private school in New Hampshire. He’s violent, gifted, alienated, and on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kid a star or a disaster? A passionate, explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of salvation or destruction.
Directed by Dave Howard
Written by John Patrick Shanley