GUYS AND DOLLS
JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 24, 2019
GUYS AND DOLLS, one of the beloved musicals of the 20th century, transports us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana with a side trip to the NYC sewer system in this rollicking tale of small-time hoods and scantily clad showgirls. Based on the tales of Damon Runyon, with book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls is the perfect antidote to the winter blues. The memorable score by Frank Loesser includes “Luck Be a Lady,” “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” and the irrepressible anthem “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.” Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama as well as eight Tony Awards.
MARCH 16 – APRIL 20, 2019
CURTAINS, a delightful blend of murder mystery and musical comedy, will leave you howling with laughter while trying to solve the crime. It’s opening night of a potential Broadway smash. The talent-free leading lady mysteriously dies during her curtain call and Lieutenant Frank Cioffi arrives on the scene to conduct an investigation. After an unexpected romance blooms for the stage-struck detective, he finds himself just as drawn toward making the show a hit as he is in solving the murder. Curtains features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb (Cabaret and Chicago) and a book is by Rupert Holmes based on the original book and concept by Peter Stone.
LEND ME A TENOR
MAY 11 – JUNE 23, 2019
LEND ME A TENOR. Panic arises when legendary opera sensation Tito Merelli, “Il Stupendo,” accidentally takes a double dose of tranquillizers and passes out before opening curtain. Mayhem ensues when the General Manager forces his hapless assistant, Max, into Tito’s costume as Max tries to avoid an ambitious female co-star, the amorous opera guild chair and even his own girlfriend! You won’t want to miss this hilarious, door-slamming, dress-dropping farce by Ken Ludwig. Winner of two Tony Awards, three Drama Desk Awards and the Olivier Award for Best Comedy of the Year.
JULY 13 – AUGUST 25, 2019
SOUTH PACIFIC. This classic Rogers and Hammerstein musical,nset on an island during the 2nd World War, combines multiple story lines with one of the most beloved scores in Broadway history. This enduring tale of an American nurse forced to choose between her own prejudice and her love of a French plantation owner is balanced by the antics of a group of seabees who will stop at nothing to make a buck. A perfect blend of romance and humor with such classic songs as “Some Enchanted Evening,” Younger Than Springtime,” and “There Is Nothing Like a Dame.” South Pacific was the recipient of 10 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
September 14 – October 20, 2019
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught, is based on the film of the same name that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Follow the incredible true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a brilliant conman, as he reinvents himself in ever more outlandish personas while trying to stay one step ahead of FBI agent Carl Hanratty. Set in the Mad Men era with a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray) and a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime), Catch Me If You Can was nominated for four Tony Awards and six Drama Desk Awards.
CHRISTMAS by CANDLELIGHT
NOVEMBER 16 – DECEMBER 22, 2019
CHRISTMAS by CANDLELIGHT, our heartwarming celebration of the yuletide season is back by popular demand featuring your favorite holiday tunes, as well as some new surprises, performed by some of your favorite ‘Candlelighters.’ Consistently voted Best Musical by our season subscribers Christmas by Candlelight is not to be missed this holiday season!