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2015-2016 Plays and Events

Each year our Artistic Team strives to create an engaging mix of classics, world premiere plays, and recent Broadway hits.

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Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
Book and lyrics by Eric Idle | Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film Monty Python and The Holy Grail, this saucy musical parody tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. On a quest for the Holy Grail, the Knights encounter flying cows, killer rabbits, and taunting Frenchmen while performing heart-stopping musical numbers. Winner of three Tony Awards including “Best Musical”, SPAMALOT elevates silliness to an art form.

September 9 - October 11, 2015
Margeson Theater

Bakersfield Mist
By Stephen Sachs

Fifty-something and in between jobs, Maude spends her last few dollars on a thrift store painting which she’s convinced is a Jackson Pollock worth millions. When renowned art expert Lionel Percy arrives at her trailer park home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, cultures and class attitudes collide. Stephen Sachs’ colorful new comic drama asks what makes art---and the people who create it---truly authentic.

October 14 - November 15, 2015
Goldman Theater

Peter and the Starcatcher
A Play by Rick Elice | Music by Wayne Barker | Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Young starcatcher apprentice Molly Aster enlists the help of three orphan boys to return a trunk of precious “starstuff” to her father. Pursued by a mustached pirate captain, a giant crocodile, and angry mollusks, the children must come face to face with the scariest enemy of all---their looming adulthood. A wildly theatrical, hilarious, and innovative retelling of how a nameless orphan came to be The Boy Who Never Grew Up.

December 2, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Margeson Theater

Dancing Lessons
By Mark St. Germain

When socially awkward professor Ever Montgomery is forced to attend an event with dancing, he seeks out an injured Broadway performer for help. As their relationship blossoms, both loners are caught off guard by the hilarious and heart-warming discoveries they make about one another. Mark St. Germain’s modern odd couple tell a sweet love story while exploring the reality of disability and Asperger’s syndrome.

January 6 - February 7, 2016
Goldman Theater

The Tempest
By William Shakespeare

Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, finds himself stranded on a remote and mystical island with only his daughter Miranda for company. Seeking revenge against those who conspired against him, Prospero conjures a powerful storm to shipwreck them. Just as retribution is finally within reach, Miranda falls in love with Ferdinand, son of one of the conspirators, putting her relationship with her father to the ultimate test.

February 10 - March 27, 2016
Margeson Theater

Pericles
By William Shakespeare

In Shakespeare's most fantastical tale, Prince Pericles of Tyre finds his life is in danger after solving the puzzle of a murderous king. Forced to flee across the seas, he embarks on an odyssey in search of adventure, riches, and a lost princess. As he travels to parts unknown, the prince discovers the ultimate satisfaction is simply coming home.

February 24 - March 26, 2016
Margeson Theater

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
By Christopher Durang

Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse, while their movie star sister Masha travels the world. When Masha appears for an unannounced visit with her 20-something boy toy in tow, the weekend builds to a fever pitch of rivalry, regret, and racket. Mixing Chekhov sensibilities with modern cringe-worthy flair, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a delightfully off-kilter romp.

March 30 - May 1, 2016
Goldman Theater
Also, PLAYFEST! November 5 - 8, 2015

 

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Show Dates

The Frog and the Princess
By Brandon Roberts | Based on the story by the Brothers Grimm

Prince Gerwyn wants to marry the beautiful princess---but he’ll have to get through her evil stepmother first. With her magical golden ball, the Step Queen casts a spell that turns Gerwyn into a slimy frog forever. Will Gerwyn and his Princess live hoppily ever after? Find out in this quirky and interactive fairy tale adaptation, with our signature Orlando Shakes twist!

June 18 - July 26, 2015
Goldman Theater

Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens
Lyrics by Will Osborne | Music and Lyrics by Randy Courts | Book by Jenny Laird and Will Osborne | Based on the book A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time by Mary Pope Osborne

Magic Tree House characters Jack and Annie are sent to Victorian England, where Charles Dickens is suffering from a severe case of writer's block. Posing as chimney sweeps, the time traveling siblings must conjure up the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to inspire Mr. Dickens to write A Christmas Carol.

October 22 - November 20, 2015
Margeson Theater

Elephant and Piggie's "We are in a Play!"
Script and lyrics by Mo Willems | Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma | Based on the books by Mo Willems

In this toe-tapping new musical, best friends Elephant Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through pachydermal peril and swiney suspense--facing fundamental questions like, what do you wear to a fancy pool party? Should you share your ice cream? And how can two friends play with one toy? Get ready for an interactive experience ripped from the pages of your child’s favorite books!

April 7 - May 7, 2016
Margeson Theater
 

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