WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR 45th SEASON OF PLAYS AND MUSICALS!
Theatre in the Grove’s board of directors recently approved its 45th season of plays and musicals.
The lineup includes contemporary hits as well as much-loved classics.
Before our regular season begins, we are proud to bring you a special event:
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
September 5-14, 2014
As a special event, this production is not included in season flex pass.
Drama Desk winner THE LAST FIVE YEARS has been translated into a handful of languages and was named one of Time Magazine’s 10 best shows of 2001. THE LAST FIVE YEARS is a contemporary song-cycle musical that ingeniously chronicles the five year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up… or from break-up to meeting, depending on how you look at it. The show is an intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and an actress told from both points of view – his going forwards and hers going backwards. Songs include: Moving Too Fast, A Miracle Would Happen/When You Come Home to Me, and If I Didn’t Believe in You.
AS YOU LIKE IT
October 10-26, 2014
Orlando loves Rosalind (and isn’t afraid to say so with public displays of really bad poetry.) Rosalind loves Orlando, but she’s dressed as a boy, so Phebe thinks she loves her/him(?). Silvius loves Phoebe (but no one’s really sure why) and Touchstone loves Audrey, who also loves him, but where does that leave William who loves her? Did we mention Celia ends up in love with Oliver (who’s sort of the bad guy) while Duke Senior loves the woods, and Jaques just loves to be melancholy. Confused? You won’t be! This fun, fast paced, family friendly comedy will have audiences of all ages relishing the adventure, laughing hysterically and reveling in Shakespeare’s language.
SHREK THE MUSICAL
December 5-21, 2014
based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek. Full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for the whole family! Songs include: The Story of My Life, Welcome to Duloc, Donkey Pot Pie, Freak Flag, and I’m a Believer.
DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.
January 16-25, 2015
“Be our guest” and step into the enchanted world of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. Featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. Audiences will be transported to the heart of a quaint French town, where Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman, yearns for something more than her provincial life. When her father Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to present his latest invention at a local fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle but is soon taken captive by the master of the house, a horrible Beast. Belle surrenders her freedom to save his life and, by taming the Beast, teaches him the meaning of love. Songs include: Belle, Be Our Guest, Gaston and Beauty and the Beast.
THE SPITFIRE GRILL
February 27-March 15, 2015
This critically acclaimed contemporary musical follows a feisty parolee following her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.
THE FULL MONTY
April 17-May 3, 2015
Based on the hit film of the same name, THE FULL MONTY is a sublime send up of gender expectations and stereotypes in this raucous pop-rock musical that pushes the musical theatre envelope. While spying on their wives at a ‘Girls’ Night Out,’ a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo see how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work, and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically but emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness, and prejudices, the men come to discover they’re stronger as a group, and the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to “let it go.” THE FULL MONTY is a story full of heart. Masterfully balancing raunchy hilarity and emotional turmoil, the musical is both engaging and entertaining. Songs include: Scrap, It’s a Woman’s World, Big Black Man and Let It Go. This production contains mature themes and language and is not recommended for children.
MAMA WON’T FLY
May 29-June 14, 2015
By the same authors of “The Dixie Swim Club.” An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding. Savannah’s problem: Mama won’t fly. With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to drive cross-country with her equally willful mother, Norleen, in Mama’s vintage sedan. As Savannah steels herself for this hastily conceived road trip, another outrageous complication arises: the bubbly, over-eager bride-to-be arrives unannounced. Hayley, delighted to finally meet her future in-laws, is convinced that travelling together to her wedding is the perfect way to bond. The folly of her decision quickly becomes apparent when the journey begins and comedic chaos ensues. Every conceivable—and inconceivable—mishap that can occur does, including the theft of their car and all their clothes, a near-fatal encounter at an underwear museum, the accidental homicide of an ancient Texas relative, a mad dash across the desert in a hijacked eighteen-wheeler and a riotous detour to Vegas that ends in a brawl with an ordained showgirl/minister. As the misadventures multiply, the beleaguered trio rapidly develops the urge to ditch each other anywhere along the way. Eventually the race to get to the church on time takes its toll and the overwhelmed bride calls off the wedding. Rising above their age-old mother-daughter issues, Norleen and Savannah work together to get the nuptials back on track. This ferociously funny, family-friendly comedy will have you laughing your way across the country and all the way down the aisle!
The curtain time for evening performances is 7:30 on Fridays and Saturdays.
Matinee performances are at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoons.
Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors (60 and over) and youths (17 and under).
Tickets may be purchased online anytime by visiting www.theatreinthegrove.org
or at the box office, open one hour before each performance.
Beginning July 15, TITG is again offering a six-performance season ticket flex pass,
which can be used for multiple seats at one production, or used to attend productions throughout the season.
Decide the date and number of seats, then contact the box office to reserve your seats.
Flex pass ticket prices are $59.50 for adults and $49.50 for seniors and youths.
Theatre in the Grove is located at 2028 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove • 503-359-5349.