James and the Giant Peach
May 10 @ 7:30pm
May 11 @ 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Book by: Timothy Allen McDonald Directed by: Gus Danko
Music & Lyrics by: Ben Pasek & Justin Paul
Tickets: $10 all seats
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach... and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.
** This show is not included in the Season Ticket package **
I Hate Hamlet
May 31, June 1, 6 - 8,13 - 15
Written by: Paul Rudnick
Directed by: Nancy Batko & Jane Lyons
A discontented TV actor, Andrew Rally, has recently received the role of Hamlet in a performance to be performed in Central Park. His life is less than perfect, and he is not at all interested in playing Hamlet. When his agent, Lillian Troy, reminisces about her romance with John Barrymore, the famous actor who once played Hamlet, they decide to have a seance to bring him back. Andrew proclaims his hatred of Hamlet and later on gets acting help from Barrymore's ghost.
The Drowsy Chaperone
July 5-6, 11-13, 18– 20
Book by: Bob Martin & Don McKellar
Music & Lyrics by: Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison
Directed by: Jessica Patterson-Galayda & J. Daniel Craig
The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
Here Lies Jeremy Troy
August 9-10, 15-17, 22-24
Written by: Jack Sharkey Directed by: Mary Jane Tillia
Jeremy Troy, a lawyer who is up for a partnership, is visited by old friend Charlie Bickle, an artist who sponges off classmates when his paintings aren’t selling. After Charlie discovers the lawyer’s “degree” is fraudulent, Jeremy lets him “move in” on the same day that the boss is coming for dinner. Jeremy’s wife Kathryn leaves in a fit of pique. Tina, a young model and aspiring actress hired by the painter, arrives to pose but is offered double her usual fee to pretend to be the wife Kathryn for the evening. Mischief & misunderstandings are on the menu!
The Sunshine Boys
Sept. 13-14, 19 –21, 26 -28
Written by: Neil Simon Directed by: Paul Angelucci
Al and Willie as “Lewis and Clark” were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries, and laughs. The story follows the attempt to re-unite the 2 for a TV reunion. Despite their celebrated reputation, the two old men have not spoken in twelve years.