2017 – 18


 Our 59th season featured two musicals, a classic Christmas favorite, a thriller, and a farce.  

Gypsy LogoSEPT 21, 22, 23, 24*, 28, 29, 30, OCT 1*, 2017   

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Directed by Jerry Zimmerman

Gypsy is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success…while secretly yearning for her own.  Set all across America in the 1920’s when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, this landmark show explores the world of two-bit show business with brass, humor, heart, and sophistication.

Book by Arthur Laurents; Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim     Produced by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK

it's a wonderfulNOV 30, DEC 1, 2, 3*, 7, 8, 9, 10*, 2017

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Directed by Danielle Slagle

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

Adapted by Joe Landry     Produced by arrangement with Playscripts

DEATH TRAP JAN 18, 19, 20, 21*, 25, 26, 27, 28*, 2018

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Directed by Matt Krol

Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a strong of failures and a shortage of funds.  A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college–a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a Broadway hit.  Sidney’s plan, which he devises with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts.

Book by Ira Levin      Produced with permission by Dramatists Play Service

TrailerLogoCOLOR3 (1)MARCH 8, 9, 10, 11*, 15, 16, 17, 18*, 2018

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Directed by Jerry Zimmerman 

There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres–and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park.  When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil-loving agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband, the storms begin to brew.

Music & Lyrics by David Nehls; Book by Betsy Kelso    Produced with permission by Dramatist Play Service

LOVE AND IRSMAY 3, 4, 5, 6*, 10, 11, 12, 13*, 2018

Directed by Randy Wieging

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Jon Trachtman and Leslie Arthur are out of work musicians who room together in New York City.  To save money, Jon has been filing tax returns listing the pair as married.  The day of reckoning comes when the Internal Revenue Service informs the “couple” they’re going to be investigated.  Leslie masquerades as a housewife, aided by Jon’s fiancée Kate.  Complicating matters further Leslie and Kate are having an affair behind Jon’s back; Jon’s mother drops in unexpectedly to meet her son’s fiancée; and Leslie’s ex-girlfriend shows up demanding to know why Leslie has changed and won’t see her anymore.  It’s like a cross between I Love Lucy and Some Like It Hot!

By Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore      Produced with permission by Samuel French