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.
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.
By Joe Dipietro
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.
By Larry Shue
Directed by MICHAEL ROTHHAAR
Produced by WILLIAM WILDAY & ANYA IVANOVA
The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia where “Froggy” LeSeuer, a British demolition expert, has brought along a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is consumed with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So “Froggy” tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. The fun begins as Charlie overhears more than he should—everyone has a guilty secret or a secret agenda to which Charlie is an unwilling witness. One humorous and unexpected plot twist follows another until Charlie, totally changed by his new “foreign” persona, confronts a truly evil conspiracy and saves the resort, its owner, and all its zany inhabitants.
Talkbacks are scheduled to take place after performances on both Sunday, May 15th and Friday, May 20th.
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
June 25 – July 31, 2016
During the Independence Day weekend we will only have ONE performance, on Friday, July 1st.
Directed by ANNE GESLING
Choreographed by LAUREN BLAIR
Music Directed by DANIEL KOH
Produced by MEREDITH WRIGHT
The Addams Family features an original story which is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family, a man her parents have never met. Wednesday confides only in her father, Gomez, and he must do something he’s never done before ~ keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia! However, everything will change on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa; based on characters created by Charles Addams.
Audience Talk-Backs for this show will take place on July 8, Friday, and July 17, Sunday. Each will begin immediately after that evening’s performance. Both will be moderated by Michael Heimos.