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Our 2019 Season
October 25th - November 3rd - Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR
- directed by Stacy Dumont and Christopher Gladysz
Based on Neil Simon’s experiences as a junior writer for “Your Show of Shows,” and set in 1953, the play follows the star/ host of a weekly comedy variety show Max Prince along with his staff of writers. Despite the shows ratings slightly slipping across the country, the Max Prince show remains a massive hit on the East Coast. Despite this, network executive Cal Weebs insists that the show is too sophisticated for people in the middle part of the country and has begun to urge Prince to make his act simpler for all audiences to understand. Or simply put, Prince needs to dumb down his act. Along with heckling from a local newspaper columnist, Prince’s life has begun to unravel. Follow Max and his staff as they take us on a trip inside the writer’s room and all the wacky antics and crazy arguments that happen on the 23rdfloor.
March 1st - 9th - Neil Simon's RUMORS
- directed by Dan Friedman, produced by Jenna Isabella and Brandy Mae Hughes
Rumors is a madcap, slamming door farce set in a large home located just outside of New York in the year 1988. The characters are arriving as guests at a 10th Anniversary Dinner. The ﬁrst couple to arrive discovers that one of their hosts (Charley) has apparently attempted suicide...unsuccessfully. Charley’s wife, Myra, is nowhere to be found and neither are the servants. Through the course of the show, the audience never meets Charley or Myra. As more guests arrive, there are cover-ups, deceptions, mistaken identities, and a lot of huge laughs.
May 3rd - 11th - AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG
- directed by Christopher Gladysz, produced by Joe Manuele
A family try their best to get on with their lives as the bombs fall around them in Taylor’s warm and sincere play, which follows their loves, fears and joys through World War Two. And A Nightingale Sang opens just before the beginning of the war on a house in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne filled with well-meant and bustling domestic chaos. But for all the family, nothing can be the same after the war. Filled with humour, And a Nightingale Sang explores the family's personal relationships, preoccupations, troubles and joys, and is a rich, warm picture of home life in wartime.
August 1st - 10th - YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
- directed by Judy Brewster, musical direction by Melissa Jones, choreography by Brandy Mae Hughes, produced by Gina Stanton
From the creators of the Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes Mel Brooks’ monster musical comedy, Young Frankenstein. This adaptation of his legendarily funny film is now an electrifying stage musical. See Frederick Frankenstein inherit the family estate; hear the hilarious hunchbacked Igor sling asides; feel the electric sparks between leggy lab assistant, Inga, and Frederick as he tries to fill the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. Young Frankenstein sews together the wit and humor of the screen sensation with the flair of live theater to create a living, breathing monstrously funny musical that’s scientifically proven to leave you screaming and gasping for more.