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Souvenir

Souvenir, A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins – September 11, 2015 – by Stephen Temperley

Souvenir is a comedy based on the real life story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy society eccentric who suffered under the delusion that she was a great operatic soprano when, in fact, she could not sing two consecutive notes in tune. Nonetheless, in 1944 she sold out Carnegie Hall in two hours. The story, by turns hilarious and poignant, is told through the eyes of Cosme McMoon, Florence’s accompanist, a talented musician who at first sees Florence only as a meal ticket. More than a biography, this story is one of real friendship and affection. You won’t want to miss this laugh-out-loud funny show.

Directed by M.A. Smith


Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins – Music & Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman ✦ Book by Julian FellowesNew Songs/Additional Music & Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe ✦ Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh • November 6, 2015

SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS! may be the only way to describe this uplifting musical based on the 1964 Walt Disney film of the same name (Mary Poppins) and the books by P.L. Travers.  Join supernanny Mary, jack-of-all-trades Bert and the precocious Banks children on real and imaginary adventures all across London.  The production includes many of the songs you grew up with (Jolly Holiday, A Spoon Full of Sugar, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Feed the Birds) as well as others composed specifically for the stage.  Don’t miss your chance to see this iconic bit of childhood come to life.

Directed by Dr. Tom Chamberlain


Last Lifeboat

The Last Lifeboat – by Luke Yankee • January 15, 2016

This drama is the untold tale of the man who built the Titanic. J. Bruce Ismay, head of the White Star Line, was aboard the doomed ocean liner when it struck the iceberg. As the mighty ship began to sink, Ismay tried to save as many passengers as possible. At the last moment, he stepped into the last lifeboat – a decision that would haunt him for the rest of his life. The Last Lifeboat is a fast-paced, intense story about a good man forced to carry the guilt for the greatest tragedy of the century. This January, experience what history can’t forget from a perspective it never considered.

Directed by Ginny Spaven


Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole – by David Lindsay-Abaire • March 11, 2016

In this Pulitzer Prize (2007) winning drama a young couple suffers a loss that sends them down the rabbit hole of grief and leaves them drifting apart. Touted as the premier work of Mr. Lindsay-Abaire’s incredible career, Rabbit Hole chronicles the bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places.  Laced with wit, compassion and honesty the story comes to life with a rare sensitivity and humanity. This entertaining and satisfying production will lead you to the realization that sometimes the only way out, is through and somewhere between grief and peace must lie forgiveness.

Directed by Dr. Dave Olsen


Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – by Rachel Sheinkin • May 12, 2016

A hilarious take on middle school-aged overachievers (portrayed by adults) as they compete for a slot in the National Spelling Bee. This Tony Award winning (Best Book 2005) and interactive musical puts their hopes, their dreams, and their angst under a musical microscope.  Overseen by adults still stuck in adolescence themselves, the spellers sing their stories, exercise unique spelling techniques and learn that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.  You will fall in love, both with the show and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” sp

ellers!

Directed by Sandy Lundberg

 

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