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Moonlight & Magnolias – by Ron Hutchinson • September 9, 2016
In 1939, after a two year search for a leading lady, the movie of Margaret Mitchell’s bestselling epic novel, Gone with the Wind, is finally inproduction. Three weeks later, David O. Selznick has fied the director and shut down the set. He hires one of Hollywood’s most respected writers, Ben Hecht and takes director Victor Fleming off the set of The Wizad of Oz. With his reputation and fortune tipping towards ruin, Selznick locks Hecht and Fleming into his officand won’t let them leave until he has a screenplay for the best movie of all time. The only hitch is that Hecht can only give him one week, and he hasn’t read the novel.
Directed by Tony
Annie – Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin, Book by Thomas Meehan • November 4, 2016
Leapin’ Lizards! Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie is the winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. Equal parts pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone, especially billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Follow Annie as she escapes a depression-era New York City orphanage and the clutches of the evil Miss Hannigan. Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.”
Directed by Kathy Murdoch
Never Too Late – by Sumner Arthur Long • January 13, 2017
This 1962 Broadway hit is about a married man in his fifties whosuddenly learns he is going to become a father again! His last child, a girl, was born 24 years ago and still lives at home. She is married and his son-in-law is not high on his list. The impending birth is a concern but his previously darling, meek, little wife begins to lay down the law! There’s to be a nursery, a new bathroom and she’s to have her OWN checking account. Come prepared for surprises, fun and laughter!
The Importance of Being Earnest – by Oscar Wilde • March 10, 2017
This classic comedy set in Victorian times is a delight from the firstcucumber sandwich on, as two friends, Jack and Algernon, each leading double lives assume the name “Ernest”. Country gentleman, Jack, routinely escapes to the city to romance the lovely Gwendolyn; his alibi, a fictitious, scandalous bother in need of rescue. London man-about-town and rogue, Algie, suspecting his friend of leading a double life, travels to the county to discover for himself “little Cecily”, Jack’s ward. Things start to go awry when, ending up together in the country, their deceptions are discovered leading to quite an unexpected outcome.
Directed by Jane Pierpont
Guys and Dolls – Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser, Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows • May 12, 2017
Guys and Dolls tells the story of a high-rolling gambler, a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but. Nathan Detroit is need of dough and dupes high-rolling gambler, Sky Masterson into an impossible bet: convince uptight Sarah Brown, head of Broadway’s Save-a-Soul Mission to go on a date to Havana, Cuba. Guys and Dolls takes us from bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana to the sewers of New York City as it demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a “doll.”
Directed by Dave Frank
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