Directed by Pat Macloud
August 17 – September 9, 2012
The timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find
an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka
and the Chocolate Factory. A scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight
everyone’s sweet tooth. Let Willy Wonka take you and your family on a fantasy
ride into the land of pure imagination!
“Willy Wonka” is presented through special arrangement with MTI.
Directed by Renee Saussaye
October 12 - 28, 2012
A young prince and heir to the throne of Charlemagne, we follow Pippin as he searches for happiness in beauty, glory and fame. On his journey he has to come
to grips with lust, sex, war and politics. A hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale that captivated Broadway audiences and continues to appeal to the
young at heart everywhere. The energetic pop-influenced score by three-time Oscar®-
winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz bursts with one show-stopping number after another, from soaring ballads to infectious dance numbers.
“Pippin” is presented through special arrangement with MTI.
A Christmas Story
Directed by Joel Rainey
November 23 – December 9, 2012
The only thing little Ralphie Parker hopes to find under
the tree is a Daisy Brand Red Ryder BB rifle. He
doesn’t simply want it—he’s consumed with an aching
desire for it. Looming in the way, however, are
alleyway bullies, major awards, freezing flagpoles,
unsympathetic authorities and a certain horrifying
Macy’s Santa. Based upon the classic motion picture, this play is a holiday treat everyone can enjoy—that is, until someone shoots their eye out.
“A Christmas Story” is presented through special
arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.
Into the Woods
Directed by Larry Johnson Jr.
January 18 – February 3, 2013
An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red
Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye?
A Witch...who raps? They’re all among the cockeyed
characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fractured
fairy tale. What begins a lively irreverent fantasy becomes
a moving lesson about community responsibility and
the stories we tell our children. One of Sondheim’s most popular works, “Into the Woods” is a timeless yet relevant piece and a rare modern classic.
Presented through special arrangement with MTI.
A STREET CAR NAMED
Directed by Ronald Brister
March 1 - 17, 2013
Tennessee Williams’ heartbreaking tale of a lost
soul, one of the most popular and acclaimed works in
American stage history. Blanche DuBois, an aging
Southern belle, sets out on a collision course with reality as
she travels to New Orleans to live with her sister Stella and
her brutish husband Stanley which leads to a revelation
of her tragic self-delusion and, in the end, to madness.
Presented through special
arrangement with Dramatists Play Services, Inc.
Directed by Allen L. Little
April 19 – May 12, 2013
Spanning the years from 1880 to 1927, this lyrical
masterpiece concerns the lives, loves and heartbreaks
of three generations of show folk on the Mississippi, in
Chicago and on Broadway. The arrival of “Show Boat”
was a watershed moment in the history of American
musicals, being the first Broadway score ever to
have a coherent plot and integrated songs. The musical contributed such classic
songs as “Ol’ Man River,” “Make Believe,” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.”
Presented through special
arrangement with R&H.