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July 13 – 28, 2013

Based Upon the Book and Characters by Lewis Carroll

Written & Directed by WILLIAM WILDAY
Produced by TERESA SENIOR & JOEY MORETTI

 

Alice is playing with her friends when she sees a White Rabbit with a pocket watch disappear down a hole. Without a moment’s hesitation she follows this unlikely guide into a bewildering but fascinating Wonderland of strange creatures, perilous adventures, and fascinating characters.  Meet the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Queen of Hearts and all the other creatures that have delighted readers of all ages for more than a century.  This classic tale is retold in a contemporary setting with a modern spin that will delight the entire family.

 

May 18 – June 2, 2013

Book by Julianne Moore  –  Adapted by Gary Kupper and Rose Caiola
Music and Lyrics by  Gary Kupper

Directed by Anne Gesling

Produced by Christine Brewer & Teri Senior

FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY was just like every other girl – except she had bright red hair and something worse… freckles!  This upbeat children’s musical based on the beloved New York Times Best Selling book by actress Julianne Moore teaches a wonderful lesson about loving the skin you are in.

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March 23 – April 7, 2013

Based upon the book by Ludwig Bemelmans

Adapted by Barry Kornhauser

Music by  Michael Koerner

Directed by Anne Gesling
Produced by Christine Brewer and Kimberly Venable
Choreographed by Mary McGowan

In this delightful stage adaptation of Ludwig Bemelmans classic children’s story, the irrepressible Madeline and her friend Pepito get lost during a visit to the carnival. The two are adopted by the mysterious Gypsy Mama, and their rousing adventures with a traveling circus begin! But poor Miss Clavel and the girls won’t rest until Madeline and Pepito are brought safely home. This new musical bursts with daring circus acts, song and sweet silliness.

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

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February 2 – 17, 2013

Based upon the play by William Shakespeare

Adapted by Nancy Linehan Charles

Directed by Nancy Linehan Charles
Produced by Anne Gesling and Teri Senior
 

Throw away everything you think you know about Shakespeare, and for that matter, about theatre. We’re in study hall where just about everyone is doing everything except studying for tomorrow’s test on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. That is, until Zoe gets an idea. In this rollicking adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, teenagers, fairies, workers and royalty collide in a forest on a summer night and are bedazzled by a couple of “Pucks”. The fairy queen falls in love with an ass, the teens fall in and out (and in) love with each other, six well-meaning goofs stumble into their 15 minutes of fame, and three streetwise storytellers pull the audience at breakneck speed toward the moon-drenched conclusion.  Once again, Nancy Linehan Charles of Salty Shakespeare works her magic on Shakespeare’s classic story.

 

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November 10th – December 15th

Based on the fairy tale “The Princess & the Pea”

Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller

Directed / Musical Direction by ANNE GESLING
Choreographed by JONATHON SAIA
Produced by MARY BETH SCIARABBA & TRACY SALTZMAN

November 10 – December 15
Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM

Reserved Seats: $15
Tickets: 310-828-7519 or BUY NOW 

 

If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic,  this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com

The Cast

Alexys Ahn
Ciara Brewer
Zoe D’Andrea
Serena Darvish
Chandler David
Sara Freedland
Jolie Glasser
Trevor Hart
Ben Helscher
Jessica Kim
Rebecca Kim
Joey Maya
Mary McGowan
Milla Moretti
Gigi Nibbelink
Donya Noubahar
Yassi Noubahar
Cashel O’Malley
Chanelle O’Neill
Delaney Packer
Fiona Porter
Andrew Rudy
Sadie Saltzman
Zelda Saltzman
Alexandra Senior
Scott Senior
Christian Soto
Eliana Stuart
Alexis Turner
Faye Turner
Charlotte Weinman
Daria Yaari
Daniella Zappacosta