2016 - 2017 Season

When selecting this season,we chose shows that work especialy well in our unique, intimate space. They span a wide range of genres, making the season appealing to both actors who will audition for our shows and patrons who make up our audiences.

The Fantasticks August 12-27

Written by Book by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones
*Based on Les Romanesques by Edmond Rostand
Directed by Zip Rampy

Industry Preview Thursday August 11 at 8pm

August 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 8pm
August 14, 21 at 3pm

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow." Holding the record of the longest-running musical in the world, "The Fantasticks" is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.

The Women September 16-October 1

Written by Clare Boothe Luce
Directed by Johnna Mitchell

Industry Preview Thursday September 15 at 8pm

September 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 at 8pm
September 18, 25 at 3pm
October 1 at 8pm

Contented, kindly Mary Haines, a well-off woman living in New York City, is the envy of her friends, boasting a wholesome, happy marriage, adorable children, and a comfortable home. Unfortunately, she is living in a fool’s paradise… which her tactless friend, the gossip-hungry Sylvia Fowler, discovers, when a favored manicurist spills the beans on a juicy secret. Boasting an all female cast of strong, colorful, comedic characters, a snappy supporting cast of many dozens, and an abundance of witty dialogue, "The Women" is juicy, wicked, and full of guilty fun. Both a scathing commentary on the life of the superficial, selfish socialite and a knowing, heart-felt depiction of romantic rivalry, toxic friendships, and the thousands of supporting roles women play in offices, salons, and their own lives.

Violet November 4-19

Book by Brian Crawley
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics by Brian Crawley
*Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts
 

Industry Preview Thursday November 3 at 8pm

November 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 8pm
November 6, 13 at 3pm

As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough money finally saved she's traveling across the 1964 Deep South towards a miracle - the healing touch of a TV evangelist that will make her beautiful. Though she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those that are lying deeper than her skin; and on the way she meets a young, African-American Soldier whose love for her reaches far past her physical "imperfections". Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered off-Broadway in 1997, and then on to a Tony nominated Broadway debut in 2014 with a revised version, Violet is a moving musical featuring show-stopping anthems ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel. 

And Then There Were None February 10-25

Written by Agatha Christie

Industry Preview Thursday February 9 at 8pm

February 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 8pm
February 12, 19 at 3pm

Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead - poisoned. One down and nine to go! As those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger, a nursery rhyme tells how each will meet their death until there are none.

Urinetown April 14-30

Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by Mark Hollman, Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis
Directed by Liane LeMaster

Industry Preview Thursday April 13

April 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 8pm
April 23, 30 at 3pm

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic's Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself!