OUR FORTY-THIRD / 2012-2013 SEASON
of Plays and Musicals!
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
September 21 – October 7, 2012
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! The sleeper hit of last season. All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was London’s longest-running comedy! Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.
A SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EVENT
(The following production is a special event and not included in our season ticket package.)
RICHARD O’BRIEN’S THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
October 26 – November 11, 2012
The musical that became a movie and started a 35-year nonstop cultural phenomenon is back where it is meant to be seen—live on stage! A sexy, wild, funny, tongue-in-cheek interactive time warp through a kaleidoscope of camp with a musical score that has become iconic—one show-stopper after another! Strange things happen when Brad and Janet, a clean-cut young couple from the suburbs, get caught with a flat in the middle of nowhere. After an incredible night at the Frankenstein place they learn a little bit about themselves and the world. For Mature Audiences
December 7 – 23, 2012
The first and most famous story of The Chronicles of Narnia has become a musical presentation of this unique, enchanted world filled with creatures and spirits of myth and fable, both good and evil, demonic and transcendent. The principal inhabitants, however, are the intelligent talking animals ruled by the majestic King Aslan, the great lion of Narnia. Though Aslan is often absent from the land (so that his very existence is doubted by some), he returns when the need for him is greatest. And entering Narnia at a moment of high adventure are some children – plucked from our world in unexpected ways to help Narnia and to learn from their Narnia odyssey lessons of courage, unselfishness and wisdom that will help them grow. Your spirits will soar with all those in Narnia. Songs include: Narnia (You Can’t Imagine), Wot a Bit a Spring Can Do, Turkish Delight and Deep Magic.
DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.
January 18 – 27, 2013
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the hit songs Part of Your World, She’s in Love, and the Oscar-winning Under the Sea.
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
February 22 – March 10, 2013
Facing a lengthy stretch at the work farm penitentiary, boisterous, brawling Randall P. McMurphy feigns mental illness and is transferred to a psychiatric hospital. There he finds a motley group of misanthropes, kept drugged, broken and subservient under the merciless regime of Nurse Ratched. McMurphy rallies the other patients and challenges Ratched’s authority, opening their minds to the power of revolution. This uprising soon develops into an all-out war between staff and patients, in a struggle for the freedom of the ordinary man. Funny, shocking and profoundly moving, this play is one of the classics of American drama, and an enduring story of one individual’s struggle against the system.
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
April 5 – 21, 2013
Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Songs include: My Friend – the Dictionary, I’m Not That Smart, Magic Foot and I Speak Six Languages.
THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB
May 31 – June 16, 2013
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. An hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.
Evening Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8 P.M.
Sunday Afternoon Matinees at 2:30 P.M.
The box office phone number is 503-359-5349.