WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR 46th SEASON OF PLAYS AND MUSICALS!
Theatre in the Grove’s board of directors recently approved its 46th season of plays and musicals.
The lineup includes contemporary hits as well as much-loved classics.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Book by Joseph Stein • Music by Jerry Bock • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
October 9-25, 2015
Winner of Nine TONY Awards, Fiddler On The Roof has been touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty; this timeless show is a classic of American musical theatre. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. With iconic and beloved songs such as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.”
October 30 – November 1
It’s back! Theatre in the Grove’s highly anticipated scarefest, known as Haunted Theatre. This year promises to deliver even more thrills and chills than previously. Think you’re brave enough to enter…WE DARE YOU!
THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
By Barbara Robinson
December 4-20, 2015
In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple.
THE WIZARD OF OZ: YOUNG PERFORMERS’ EDITION
By L. Frank Baum • Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg
January 15-24, 2016
Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination. Based on the classic 1939 motion picture, The Wizard of Oz: Young Performers’ Edition includes the movie’s songs, including “Ding-Dong, the Witch is Dead,” “If I Only Had a Brain,” “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” and, the Oscar-winning “Over the Rainbow.”
Book, Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
February 26 – March 13, 2016
Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Rent has become a cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provide the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical. Songs include “Tango: Maureen,” “La Vie Bohème,” and “Seasons of Love.”
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
By Christopher Durang
April 15 – May 1, 2016
Master of comedy, Christopher Durang, takes characters and themes from Chekhov, pours them into a blender and mixes them up. The utterly hilarious and occasionally touching result is his latest play set in present day, where middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.
ON GOLDEN POND
By Ernest Thompson
June 3-19, 2016
Retired couple, Ethel and Norman Thayer, spend every summer at their home on Golden Pond. This year, their adult daughter visits, bringing along her 13-year-old son. The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old, and the difficulties facing a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, all combine in a play that gives us unique insight into the modern family life. This classic American comedy/drama is every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as when it debuted on Broadway in 1979.
Curtain time for evening performances is 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Matinee performances are 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.
Tickets may be purchased online August 1 and after by visiting www.theatreinthegrove.org
or at the box office, open one hour before each performance.
Theatre in the Grove is located at 2028 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove • 503-359-5349.