OUR 90TH SEASON
March 24,25,26,30,31 & April 1,2, 2023
A Drama in the Grumbacher Studio
by ARTHUR MILLER
During the war Joe Keller and Steve Deever ran a machine shop which made airplane parts. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men. Keller went free and made a lot of money. The twin shadows of this catastrophe and the fact that the young Keller son was reported missing during the war dominate the action. The love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Deever, the bitterness of George Deever returned from the war to find his father in prison and his father’s partner free, are all set in a structure of almost unbearable power. The climax showing the reaction of a son to his guilty father is fitting conclusion to a play electrifying in its intensity.
April 21-23 & 27-30, 2023
A Comedy on The Main Stage
by KEN LUDWIG
A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, A Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp, which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with…golf.
MAY 12-14 & 18-21, 2023
Based on the Newbery-winning Young Adult Novel by Louis Sachar, this stage-adaptation tells the story of Stanley Yelnats. Cursed by perpetual bad luck, Stanley finds himself wrongly accused of a crime and is sent to Camp Green Lake, a youth detention camp, where each “camper” must dig a hole in the desert every day. As Stanley’s sentence unfolds, we begin to meet the other campers, former residents of Green Lake, and Stanley’s ancestors whose “luck” led to the Yelnats family curse…but wait, the digging may end up being the luck that Stanley needs.
June 16-18 & 22-25, 2023
A Musical on the Main Stage
Music by ALAN MENKEN
Lyrics by STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
Book by PETER PARNELL
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film
Originally developed by Disney Theatrical Productions
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful Romani woman, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy Esmeralda – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.
August 4-6 & 10-13, 2023
A Musical in the Grumbacher Studio
Based on the Comic Strip Peanuts by CHARLES M. SHULZ
Book, Music and Lyrics by CLARK GESNER
Additional Dialogue by MICHAEL MAYER
Additional Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life’s great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.