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Glorious

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By Peter Quilter
 
 

January 14 – February 5, 2017

Directed by ANNE GESLING
Produced by MEREDITH WRIGHT
 

In 1940’s New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see was Florence Foster Jenkins, a joyous and enthusiastic soprano whose deplorable lack of pitch and tone left her audiences falling about with laughter. Known as ‘the worst singer in the world’, she warbles and screeches through charity recitals, extravagant balls, bizarre recording sessions, and an ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall. A hilarious and heart-warming comedy showcased in the 2016 film Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep.

Audience Talk-backs will occur directly after performances on Sunday (matinee), January 22nd and Friday, January 27th.
 
Cast
AnnaLisa Erickson            Florence                 
Larry Gesling                    St. Clair                   
Joanna Churgin                   Dorothy                 
Marina Tidwell                Dorothy u/s                
Eric Pierce                    Cosme McMoon           
Ariella Fiore                    Maria                            
Diane Baker                 Mrs. Verrinder-Gedge      
 

Company

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Book by Adapted by George Furth
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Soundheim
 
 

March 4 – April 1, 2017

Directed by KRISTIN TOWERS-ROWLES
Music Directed by DANIEL KOH
Choreographed by JAMIE PIERCE
Produced by LARRY & ANNE GESLING
 

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his friends explain the pro’s and con’s of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions. Company is a 1970s musical comedy nominated for a record-setting 14 Tony Awards, winning 6.

 Audience Talk-backs will occur directly after performances on Sunday (matinee), March 5th and Friday, March 10th.

 

Harold and Maude

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By Collins Higgins
 
 

April 29 – May 21, 2017

 

Directed by BRANDON BAER
Choreographed by TBD
Produced by TBD
 

This is a stage adaptation of the movie about a 19 year-old boy who finally learns how to truly live when he meets that delightfully wacky octogenarian, Maude. Harold is the proverbial poor little rich kid—his alienation has caused him to attempt suicide several times, though these incidents are more cries for attention than actual attempts. His peculiar attachment to Maude, whom he meets at a funeral (a mutual passion) is what saves him and what captivates us. This stage version, a hit in France directed by the internationally renowned Jean Louis Barrault, will certainly delight both aficionados of the film and new comers to the story.

 

Audience Talk-Backs TBD.

 

 

Cinderella Waltz

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By Don Nigro

 
September 26 – October 18, 2015
 
Directed by William Wilday
Produced by Anya Ivanova
 

Rosey Snow is trapped in a fairy tale world that is, by turns, funny and a little frightening with her stepsisters Goneril and Regan, her demented stepmother, her lecherous father, a bewildered Prince, a fairy godmother who sings salty old sailor songs, a troll and a possibly homicidal village idiot. The play investigates the archetypal origins of the world’s more popular fairy tale, contrasting the familiar and charming Perrault version with the darker, more ancient and disturbing tale recorded by the brothers Grimm. Grotesque farce and romantic fantasy blend in a fairy tale for adults.

 

Audience Talk-Backs will follow immediately after performances on Friday, October 2nd and Sunday, October 11th. Michael Heimos will moderate.

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Private Eyes

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By Steven Dietz

 
January 16 – February 7, 2016
 
Directed by BRANDON BAER
Produced by LARRY GESLING
 

This is a comedy of suspicion in which nothing is ever quite what it seems. Matthew’s wife, Lisa, is having an affair with Adrian, a British theatre director. Or perhaps the affair is part of the play being rehearsed. Or perhaps Matthew has imagined all of it simply to have something to report to Frank, his therapist. Finally, there is Cory—the mysterious woman who seems to shadow the others—who brings the story to its surprising conclusion. Or does she? The audience itself plays the role of detective in this hilarious “relationship thriller” about love, lust and the power of deception.

The Talkback for this show will take place on Sunday, January 24th, 2016. It will begin immediately after that evening’s performance.

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All Shook Up

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By Joe Dipietro

 
March 5 – April 2, 2016
 
Directed by NELL TEARE
Musical Direction by ANNE GESLING
Choreography by NELL TEARE & KRISTI SLAGER
Produced by LARRY GESLING & MEREDITH WRIGHT
 

It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock” and “Don’t be Cruel.”

Talk-backs are to take place after the performances on Sunday, March 13th, and Friday, March 18th.

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