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Calendar for Season 2017-2018

Performances Friday & Saturday at 8pm / Sunday at 4pm

Opening night champagne reception / First Sunday talkback

The Light in the Piazza – October 13-29, 2017

Book by Craig Lucas, Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Stage Director, Ryan Began   |    Music Director, John Eldridge

Based on a novella by Elizabeth Spencer, the story is set in the 1950s and revolves around a wealthy Southern woman and her daughter, Clara, who spend a summer together in Italy. When Clara falls in love with a young Italian man, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara’s future, but her own deep seated hopes and regrets as well. Winner of five Tony Awards.

The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays – December 8-17, 2017

By Ken Ludwig   |  Stage Director, J. Deschene

 It’s December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his role as Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. The danger and hilarity are nonstop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

9 to 5: The Musical – March 9-25, 2018

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, Book by Patricia Resnick
Stage Director, Allison Mosier Sheff   |    Musical Director, Anthony Sacco   |    Choreographer, Bradford Robinson

 A hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Three unlikely friends conspire to take control of their company and learn that there’s nothing they can’t do—even in a “man’s world.” Outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic.

Unnecessary Farce – May 11-20, 2018

By Paul Slade Smith   |   Director, Stephen Rourke

In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant–while in the room next door two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes. Dazzlingly funny!


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