Seussical - Theatre Young Audiences August 2-12
Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS
Book by LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Co-Conceived by LYNN AHRENS, STEPHEN FLAHERTY, and ERIC IDLE
August 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 at 8pm
August 5, 12 at 3pm
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.
Godspell - 2012 Revised Version September 7-23
Conceived and Originally Directed by John-Michael Tebelak
Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Originally Produced on the New York Stage by Edgar Lansbury / Stuart Duncan / Joseph Beruh
Preview Thursday September 6 at 8pm
September 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 8pm
September 9, 16, 23 at 3pm
A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
The first major musical theatre offering from threetime Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including Day by Day, Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord, Learn Your Lessons Well, All for the Best, All Good Gifts, Turn Back, O Man and By My Side. This 2012 revival is a masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements.
The Graduate October 12-28
A Play adapted by Terry Johnson
Based on the novel by Charles Webb And the motion picture screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry
THIS PRODUCTION CONTAINS ADULT THEMES
Preview Thursday October 11 at 8pm
October 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 8pm
October 14, 21, 28 at 3pm
Terry Johnson's comedy is based on the classic film which follows recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock's journey toward finding himself — with detours including an affair with older family friend Mrs. Robinson and a budding romance with her daughter, Elaine.This is the first ￼￼￼play adaptation of the classic novel and cult film. It premiered in April 2000 at the Gielgud ￼Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, starring Kathleen Turner as Mrs Robinson.
A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol November 30 - December 16
by Walton Jones, David Wohl, and Faye Greenberg
Preview Thursday November 29 at 8pm
November 30, December 1, 6, 7, 8, 4, 9, 13, 14, 15 at 8pm
December 2, 9, 16 at 3pm
It's Christmas Eve, 1943, and the Feddington Players are now broadcasting from a holeinthewall studio in Newark, NJ, and set to present their contemporary "take" on Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Whether it's the noisy plumbing, missed cues, electrical blackouts, or the overthetop theatrics of veteran actor, but radio novice, William St. Claire, this radio show is an entertaining excursion into the mayhem and madness of a live radio show. St. Claire's escalating foibles and acting missteps propel the show to a simultaneously comedic and heartwrenching dramatic climax: St. Claire has an onair breakdown, and begins to connect his own life with that of the classic Dickens tale. In order to "save the show," the company improvises an ending to Charles Dickens' classic as a film noir mystery, featuring a hardboiled detective, a femme fatale, and an absurd rescue of Tiny Tim (and the Lindbergh baby) from the clutches of a Hitleresque villain named Rudolf!
Peter and the Starcatcher February 8-24
A Play By Rick Elice
Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Music By Wayne Barker
Originally produced on Broadway by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes, and Disney Theatrical Productions.
Preview Thursday February 7 at 8pm
February 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 8pm
February 10, 17, 24 at 3pm
Tonywinning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the centuryold story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which ￼contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcherintraining who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.
Big Fish April 12-28
Book by JOHN AUGUST
Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia
Motion Picture written by John August
Originally produced on Broadway by Dan Jinks, Bruce Cohen and Stage Entertainment with Roy Furman, Broadway Across America/Rich Entertainment Group, John Domo, The Nederlander Organization and Edward Walson in association with CJE&M, Dancing Elephant Productions, Parrothead Productions, Harvey Weinstein/Carole L. Haber, Peter May/Jim Fantaci, TedLiebowitz/Joe Piacentile and Columbia Pictures.
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest... and then some! Edward’s incredible, largerthanlife stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.
Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, Big Fish is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.