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God of Carnage

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By Yazmina Reza

Translated by Christopher Hampton
 
January 17 – February 8, 2015
 
Directed by MICHAEL ROTHHAAR
Produced by WILLIAM WILDAY & ANYA IVANOVA
 

A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

Talkbacks are scheduled for Friday, January 23rd, and Sunday, February 1st. Hosted by Michael Heimos.

Featuring
Randy Brown as Alan Raleigh
Dalia Vosylius as Annette Raleigh
Matt Howell as Michael Novak
AnnaLisa Erickson as Veronica Novak

Next to Normal

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Book by Brian Yorkey
Music by Tom Kitt
 
 

March 7 – April 4, 2015

Directed by NICOLE DOMINGUEZ
Produced by JOSEPH ANDERSON & LARRY GESLING
Music Directed by ANNE GESLING

 

 NEXT TO NORMAL tells the story of a mother, Diane Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact.
Audience Talk-Backs immediately following the performances on TBD.

 

Featuring
Matt Artson as Dr. Fine / Madden
Amy Coles as Diana
Zoe D’Andrea as Natalie
Billy Hicks as Gabe
Terrance Jegaraj as Henry
David Meinke as Dan
Bridget Winder as Understudy for Diana & Natalie
 

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May 2 – May 24, 2015

 

Directed by PAUL GUAY
Produced by MEREDITH WRIGHT

 

THE STILL ALARM

The hotel bedroom is on fire.  In the face of crackling flames, deadly heat, and imminent catastrophe, the guests, the bellboy, and the firemen remain resolutely British.

 

BLACK COMEDY

When light illuminates the stage for the audience, the characters can’t see — they plunge into a world of darkness.  Unfortunately, this happens to be the night when desperate sculptor Brindsley Miller has “borrowed” furniture and art from the absent collector next door to impress his fiancée’s intimidating father and a wealthy art dealer.

When the collector unexpectedly returns, only to be joined by a tipsy tee-totaling spinster, a horny ex-girlfriend, and a German electrician, Brindsley frantically tries to keep everyone in the dark long enough to return the stolen items before light is restored, illusions are shattered, and his lies are revealed.

When the lights go out, the laughter begins.

BLACK COMEDY.  The most fun you’ll ever have in the dark.

Audience Talk-Backs will immediately follow the performances on May 8th and May 17th.

Featuring

 THE STILL ALARM

Ed – Steve Weber

Bob – Scott Gerard

The Bellboy – Rick Galiher

 First Fireman – Josh Fingerhut

 Second Fireman – Daniel Koh

 

 BLACK COMEDY

Brindsley Miller – Tristan Wright

Carol Melkett – Angela Bray

Miss Furnival – Susan Hardie

Colonel Melkett – Josh Fingerhut

Harold Gorringe – Michael Silva

Clea – Samantha Barrios

Franz Schuppanzigh – David Narloch

George Bamberger – Rick Galiher

Legally Blonde

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Book by Adapted by Heather Hach
Music & Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
 
 

June 27 – August 1, 2015

Directed by ANNE GESLING
Choreographed by LAUREN BLAIR
Produced by MEREDITH WRIGHT
 

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

Audience Talk-Backs will immediately follow the performances on July 10th and 19th.

 

Featuring

Elle Woods                                                                Katie McConaughy

Emmett Forest                                                         Brandon Stanford

Warner Huntington III                                             Christopher Tiernan

Vivienne                                                                     Alicia Reynolds

Brooke Wyndham                                                    Lauren Blair

Professor Callahan                                                   Michael Heimos

Paulette                                                                     Angelica Roqué

Kyle/Ensemble                                                         Steven Weber

Pilar                                                                            Amy Coles

Serena                                                                        Brittany Sindicich

Margot                                                                        Nicole Stier

Kate/Judge/Greek Chorus/Ensemble                    Eileen O’Donnell

Enid Hoopes/Ensemble                                            Annie Claire Hudson

Aaron Cohen/Ensemble                                           Scott Senior

Sandeep/Carlos/Ensemble                                      Frankie Rodriguez

Grandmaster Chad/Nikos/Ensemble                    Steven Flowers

Greek Chorus/Ensemble                                          Holly Childers

Greek Chorus/Ensemble                                          Cece McLennan

Dad/Winthrop/Dewey  Ensemble                          Spencer Johnson

Mom/Leilani/District Attorney /Ensemble           Traci Lazarowitz

Chutney/Whitney/Ensemble                                  Jennifer Nibbelink

Lowell/Ensemble                                                       Marc Ostroff

Pforzheimer/Ensemble                                             Daniel Koh

Kiki/Ensemble                                                            Alex Pierdant

Ensemble                                                                    James Olivas

Ensemble                                                                    Christian Soto

Ensemble                                                                    Robin Twitty

 

Paulette Understudy                                               Shaina Zalma Ostroff

(6/26, 7/17, 7/18, 7/24)

Pilar Understudy                                                     Elizabeth Eden

(6/26-29)

Understudy for Daniel Koh                                     Chandler David

(7/17-19)

The Producers

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Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks

June 28 – August 2, 2014

Directed and Music Directed by Anne Gesling
Choreographed by Lauren Blair
Produced by Meredith Wright & W. Joseph Anderson
Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, THE PRODUCERS once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. It is a truly “boffo” hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night.
 The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive “Springtime For Hitler”), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.
 
With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (ANNIE) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks , THE PRODUCERS skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!” 
 
Talkbacks are scheduled for Friday, July 11th, and Sunday, July 20th.
 
Featuring

Silas Benjamin as Max Bialystock
Jack Riordan as Leo Bloom
Lauren Blair as Ulla
Aric Martin as Roger De Bris 
Robert Francis as Carmen Ghia
Matt Harrison as Franz Liebkind

Ensemble

Holly Childers
Steven Flowers
Annie Claire Hudson
Andrew Mackin
Joy Martin
Dana Mazarin 
Danielle Miller
Kelsey Nisbett
James Olivas
Eileen O’Donnell
Marc Ostroff
Shaina Ostroff
Scott Senior
Christian Soto
Robin Twitty
Steve Weber
Grace Yoo
Justin Yu

The Underpants

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 Adapted by Steve Martin
From the original by Carl Sternheim
 
May 3 – May 25, 2014
 
Directed by William Wilday
Produced by Anya Ivanova, Tom Laskey & Brain Raine
 
The renowned comic actor and author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Maske, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s panties fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise’s momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Maske home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac.
 
Audience Talk-Backs immediately following the performances on Friday, May 9th and Sunday, May 18th.
 
 
Featuring