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.
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.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
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.
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