A musical by Mark Hardwick and Mike CRAver
Directed by Suzie Hansen
Oct. 11-13 and 18-20 at 7 p.m. Oct. 21, 2018 at 2 p.m.
In the twenties when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, music teacher Hazel C. Hunt received a transmitter as a retirement gift and station WGAL was born in Cedar Rapids, Arkansas. Twenty one original songs performed with thematic props produce the zany hilarity you expect from the creators of Pump Boys and Dinettes and Smoke on the Mountain.
“Keeps the music, country humor, conflict and romance coming fast enough to charm the ear and occupy the eye.” --NEW YORK TIMES
A musical by Willy Russell
Directed by Kathy Keech
Jan. 17-19 and 24-26 at 7 pm and Jan. 27, 2019 at 2 p.m.
"Tell me it's not true. Say it's just a story..."
Blood Brothers, by the author of Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine, is a haunting rags to riches tragedy of our times. A woman with numerous children to support surrenders one of her newborn twins to the childless woman. The boys grow up streets apart, never learning the truth but becoming firm friends and falling in love with the same girl. One prospers while the other falls on hard times. Superstition says there is price to to be paid for secretly separating twins: blood brothers die on the day they find out they are related.
"A genuine crowd pleaser...Blood Brothers remains a one-of-a-kind show...and no musical theater fan should fail to experience it." - Theater Week
A Doll’s House,
“A smart, funny and utterly engrossing play” by Lucas Hnath
Directed by James Douglass
March 7-9 and 14-16 at 7 pm and March 17, 2019 at 2 pm
In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event—when Nora slams the door on everything in her life—instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?
“…lucid and absorbing…Modern in its language, mordant in its humor and suspenseful in its plotting…the play judiciously balances conflicting ideas about freedom, love and responsibility.” —Time Out NY.
“[A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2] delivers explosive laughs while also posing thoughtful questions about marriage, gender inequality and human rights…as much an ingenious elaboration and deconstruction of A Doll’s House as a sequel, and it stands perfectly well on its own…” --Hollywood Reporter
Love, Loss and What I Wore
By Nora and Delia Ephron
Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman.
April 25-27 and May 2-4 at 7 pm and May 5, 2019 at 2 pm
Love, Loss and What I Wore is a play about women, and the unique memory of what clothing they wore during life's most memorable moments—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman.
"Funny, compelling…Brought down the house…but [the play] is not a comedy: A story about black cowboy boots becomes a sad tale of being underappreciated in a relationship; a tale of two women shopping for their wedding outfits ends bittersweetly; and the recollection of a new bra is a quiet testament to a women's search for dignity while undergoing treatment for breast cancer." —NY Times.
"So funny and so powerful; so dear and sweet; so remindful of our female wiles, our worries, our insecurities, our remembrances of mother, father, sisters, brothers, lovers—I think it can't miss." —WowOwow.com.