Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
JANUARY 23 – FEBRUARY 28, 2016
Monty Python’s SPAMALOT,“lovingly ripped off” from the acclaimed 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, is the highly irreverent parody of the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. With book and lyrics by Eric Idle and score created by Eric Idle and John DuPrez, Spamalot was the winner of 3 Tony Awards (2005), including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical, and the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
THE SECRET GARDEN
MARCH 12 – APRIL 24, 2016
THE SECRET GARDEN, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved Victorian classic, blossoms anew in this enchanting musical by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox is sent to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle and his invalid son. She discovers renewed purpose for herself, bringing her sickly cousin, her uncle, and a long- forgotten secret garden back to life. Winner of 3 Tony awards including Best Musical (1991), The Secret Garden will inspire and delight theater-goers of all ages.
ARSENIC and OLD LACE
MAY 7 – JUNE 19, 2016
ARSENIC and OLD LACE, by Joseph Kesselring. This wildly popular comedic farce revolves around two elderly sisters who are famous in their Brooklyn neighborhood for their numerous acts of charity but are crazy as loons. Mix in a dollop of Teddy Roosevelt, a dash of Albert Einstein, and stir with an assortment of quirky characters and you get a lethal cocktail of murder, mayhem, and laughter. Come see what the N.Y. Times called “a play so funny you will never forget it.”
THE MUSIC MAN
JULY 16 – AUGUST 28, 2016
THE MUSIC MAN. There’s trouble in River City when fast-talking con man Harold Hill arrives in a small, tight-knit Iowa town and cons them into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. With book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, the score includes the favorites – “Seventy Six Trombones,” “‘Til There Was You,” “Gary Indiana,” and “Lida Rose.” Winner of 5 Tony Awards in 1957, including Best Show.
SEPTEMBER 17 – OCTOBER 30, 2016
HAIRSPRAY tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a large girl with big hair and a bigger heart, who has only one passion–to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show.” In her quest to vanquish the program’s reigning princess, win the heart of the super handsome Link Larkin, and racially integrate the television show, she shows us that our similarities far outshine our differences. Based on the John Waters film, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman, book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, Hairspray is a winner of 8 Tony Awards (2003).
CHRISTMAS by CANDLELIGHT
NOVEMBER 19 – DECEMBER 23, 2016
CHRISTMAS by CANDLELIGHT, our heartwarming celebration of the yuletide season, is back by popular demand. Featuring your favorite holiday tunes, as well as some new surprises, performed by some of your favorite ‘Candlelighters,’ Christmas by Candlelight is not to be missed this holiday season. Voted by our season subscribers as the Best Musical of 2012 & 2013.