As we look ahead to our 88th season I am proud and delighted to announce the shows we have scheduled.
August 20th-24th we will present a bonus play, The Savannah Sipping Society by the same playwrights who brought us Greater Tuna, Red Velvet Cake War and Rex’s Exes. In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, Randa, Dot, Marlafaye, and Jinx are drawn together by fate (and happy hour) only to realize it’s never too late to make new friends.
Our first regular show of the season will be Newsies, rescheduled from last season. We have a wonderful cast already in place that has been practicing not only social distancing but an inspiring score that brings to life the stirring story of the New York Newspaper Boy Strike of 1899. We are thrilled to be able to bring you this wonderful show. Show dates October 1st-6th, 2020.
In December we will produce the Sound of Music a beloved classic of the American stage, a musical that is recognized as one of Rogers and Hammerstein’s best. In Austria, 1938, an exuberant young governess brings music and joy back to a broken family, only to face danger and intrigue as the Nazis gain power. Show dates December 10th – 15th, 2020
February’s Stepping Out brings a rollicking comedy about the attempts of some working class amateurs to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a low-rent dance studio. Mavis, a former professional chorus girl tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs but she must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but loveable crew on their way to triumph at their recital. Show dates are February 18th – 23rd, 2021.
The brand new musical, Waitress, will be the fourth and final show of our 88th season. It features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles and was nominated for four Tony Awards. It is the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s handsome new doctor offer her a tempting recipe for happiness. Show dates May 6th – 11th, 2021.