DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 25, 2018
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS is an uproarious farce about 2 con men who discover the meaning of the phrase “what goes around comes around” while plying their trade on the French Riviera. Based on the 1988 film starring Steve Martin, it is a fast-paced, energetic free-for-all with music and lyrics by David Yazbec and book by Jeffrey Lane. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels premiered on Broadway in 2005 and was nominated for 11 Tony Awards and 10 Drama Desk Awards. A perfect way to shed the winter blues, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will leave a smile on your face and, perhaps, a bit of larceny in your heart. Caution: You may wish to check your wallet and purse before leaving the theatre.
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
MARCH 17 – APRIL 22, 2018
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, a musical within a comedy, featuring one show-stopping number after another. A man in a chair puts on his favorite record which comes to life and an evening of madcap delight begins featuring two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone. With book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music/lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, Drowsy took Broadway by storm in 2006 winning 5 Tony Awards and 7 Drama Desk Awards including Best Show. Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical.”
MAY 12 – JUNE 24, 2018
BOEING BOEING follows the self-inflicted travails of a playboy who finds himself juggling relationships with 3 very sexy stewardesses. When changed schedules have them arriving at his door on the same day it’s time to fasten your seatbelts and get ready for the ride of your life. A rip-roaring comedy written by Marc Camoletti, Boeing Boeing debuted on Broadway in 1965 and holds the Guinness Book of Records as the most produced play ever to come out of France. It premiered in London in 1962 and ran for an astounding 7 years.
DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP?
JULY 14 – AUGUST 26, 2018
DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP? Premiering in 1982 this original coming-of-age musical revolves around the Catholic education of 8 children growing up in Chicago. An affectionate, hilarious look at First Confessions, puppy love, patron saints, sex education and the importance of not wearing shiny shoes. Based on the 1975 novel by John Powers with music and lyrics by James Quinn and Alaric Jans, …Patent Leather… has become an endearing icon in musical theatre. The longest-running show in Chicago’s history (4.5 years), …Patent Leather… also broke box office records in BOTH of its runs in Philadelphia.
September 15 – October 28, 2018
BRIGADOON, the classic beloved musical, is set in the Scottish highlands in a village that awakens once every hundred years. Premiering on Broadway in 1947 it was immortalized on film in 1954 starring Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. With book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe (My Fair Lady, Camelot), Brigadoon enchants with a beautiful score featuring “Almost Like Being in Love,” and enthralls with its combination of mystery, delightful characters and a love story that transcends time. You are sure to be captivated by your visit to Brigadoon.
SHE LOVES ME
NOVEMBER 17 – DECEMBER 23, 2018
SHE LOVES ME, set in a shop in 1930s Budapest, is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence. Two shop clerks constantly at odds with each other are unaware that each is the other’s romantic pen pal from a lonely hearts ad. She Loves Me is an adaption of a play by Miklós László. Others include the Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullivan film, The Shop Around the Corner; the Van Johnson and Judy Garland film, In the Good Old Summertime; and the popular 1998 film starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan – You’ve Got Mail. With book by Joe Masteroff and music by the Fiddler on the Roof team of Harnick and Bock, this gem has garnered a total of 21 Tony nominations – 5 in 1964, 9 in 1993, and 8 in 2016. Considered by many to be “the most charming musical ever written,” She Loves Me is the perfect way to re-discover your Christmas spirit.