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2016-2017 Plays and Events

Each year our Artistic Team strives to create an engaging mix of classics, world premiere plays, and recent Broadway hits.

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SIGNATURE SERIES
Show Dates

West Side Story
Book by Arthur Laurents | Music by Leonard Bernstein | Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Based on Concept of Jerome Robbins

Idealistic young lovers Maria and Tony find themselves caught between rival street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence, and prejudice is one of the most beautiful, heart-wrenching, and relevant musical dramas of our time. West Side Story's legendary jazz, Latin, and classical-inspired score features the treasured songs "Maria," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty,” and "America."

September 7 - October 9, 2016
Margeson Theater

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the novella “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson

Dr. Henry Jekyll is a brilliant scientist frustrated by dull "respectable" life in 1888 Victorian London. He creates a potion to unleash his inner bestial nature, transforming him into the brutish but eerily endearing Edward Hyde. Hyde lives the high life while Jekyll's mundane doctoral career continues -- until Hyde's passions begin to turn up a body count. Equal parts thrilling and deviant, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde will captivate those brave enough to step into Dr. Jekyll’s laboratory.

October 12 - November 13, 2016
Goldman Theater

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
By Michael Carlton, James Fitzgerald and John K. Alvarez | Original music by Will Knapp

What begins as an annual production of A Christmas Carol, soon devolves into an irreverent look at all of our favorite “Beloved Holiday Classics” including It’s a Wonderful LifeFrostyRudolphCharlie Brown, and more! Three actors (with the help of Santa) send up everything from Dickens to Dr. Seuss in 90 minutes of high octane jollity and frivolity.

November 30, 2016 - December 30, 2017
Margeson Theater

Blackberry Winter
By Steve Yockey

Years of success, meticulous planning, and an eye for detail have in no way prepared Vivienne Avery for her mother's slide into the grip of dementia. Vivienne recounts memories of her aging mother and the difficult decisions regarding her care. Interwoven with these stories is an evolving, wondrous 21st century Alzheimer's creation myth -- an origin story about a White Egret who tries to protect forest animals as they lose their memories to a blind, oblivious Mole. Blackberry Winter is a moving, occasionally humorous, and deeply human new work.

January 4 - February 5, 2017
Goldman Theater

The Great Gatsby
By F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy

When Young Nick Carraway is befriended by his mysterious neighbor Jay Gatsby, he is drawn into his glitzy world of lavish parties and secret speakeasies. But as Gatsby’s elusive past is uncovered and his intentions revealed, Nick finds himself a pawn in a love triangle so scandalous, it threatens to destroy all those around him. This American classic is a poignant examination of prohibition America, exploring the notions of love, morality, identity, and the corruption of the American Dream.

February 8 - March 26, 2017
Margeson Theater

Love's Labour's Lost
By William Shakespeare

Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where a young King and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favor of serious study. But the Princess of France and her all-too-lovely entourage have other ideas. The men soon find that love’s labor complicates and conquers all things in Shakespeare's boisterous romantic comedy about love and marriage.

February 22 - March 24, 2017
Margeson Theater

Antony and Cleopatra
By William Shakespeare

The victors of Rome’s civil war have divided the Empire amongst themselves and Marc Antony has traveled to exotic Egypt to take up rule over his corner of the globe. There he encounters Egypt’s mysterious monarch, the irresistibly entrancing Cleopatra. Their impassioned affair ultimately pits their two countries against each other and will change the face of the ancient world forever. 

March 29 - April 30, 2017
Goldman Theater
Also, PLAYFEST! November 3 - 6, 2016

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES
Show Dates

Beauty and the Beast
By Brandon Roberts | Based on the traditional fairy tale by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve

Set in an enchanted castle in a far away land, Beauty and the Beast spins a magical tale where a young beauty has been locked away by a terrible Beast. The young woman’s honest and enduring love for the unsightly Beast ultimately becomes a gift of kindness that brings magical results. From the team that created Orlando Shakes’ The Frog and the Princess comes a bold new telling of the classic French fairy tale.

June 16 - July 24, 2016
Goldman Theater

Stuart Little
Based on the book by E.B. White | Adapted by Joseph Robinette

Stuart Little is an extraordinary mouse born into an ordinary New York City human family. Through a series of adventures - a boat race in Central Park, a drive in a gasoline-powered model car, and a chase to find his best friend, Stuart expertly navigates the challenges of being a small mouse in a big world.

October 27 - November 18, 2016
Margeson Theater

Pinkalicious, The Musical
Book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann | Music by John Gregor | Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann | Based on the book "Pinkalicious" by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann

Based on the wildly popular children’s book, Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe—a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. Now celebrating ten pinkamazing years!

April 6 - May 7, 2017
Margeson Theater
 

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