Season 69

MoonOverBuffaloMoon Over Buffalo

by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Patrice Whitson

In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body.

Auditions: Sunday, July 21 and Monday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Performances: September 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21  at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: September 15, 22 at 2:30 p.m.


AssassinsAssassins

by John Weidman and Stephen Sondheim

A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America’s four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written.

Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.

Auditions: Sunday, August 25, and Monday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Performances: October 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31, November 1, 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: October 27 , November 3 at 2:30 p.m.


TinyTimCCTiny Tim’s Christmas Carol

by Ken Ludwig and Jack Ludwig

Tiny Tim hatches a plan to get his father home for Christmas day. With the help of some kindly sellers at the market and his friend Charlotte, Tiny Tim stages a spectacle filled with ghosts and Christmas cheer to convince Scrooge to give his father the day off. It all seems to be going according to plan until a little bit of real Christmas magic catches everyone by surprise . . . .

Auditions: Sunday, September 29, and Monday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Performances: November 30, December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: December 1, 8, 15 at 2:30 p.m.


ThreeTallWomThree Tall Women

by Edward Albee

In Act One, a young lawyer, “C,” has been sent to the home of a client, a ninety-two-year-old woman, “A,” to sort out her finances. “A,” frail, perhaps a bit senile, resists and is of no help to “C.” Along with “B,” the old woman’s matronly paid companion/caretaker, “C” tries to convince “A” that she must concentrate on the matters at hand. In “A’s” beautifully appointed bedroom, she prods, discusses and bickers with “B” and “C,” her captives. “A’s” long life is laid out for display, no holds barred. She cascades from regal and charming to vicious and wretched as she wonders about and remembers her life: her husband and their cold, passionless marriage; her son and their estrangement. How did she become this? Who is she? Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize. This engaging examination of the life of one woman is one of the biggest hits of the season.

 Auditions: Sunday, November 10 and Monday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Performances: January 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, February 1, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: January 26, February 2, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.


CasaValentinaCasa Valentina

by Harvey Fierstein

Nestled in the Catskills—1962’s land of dirty dancing and Borscht Belt comedy—an inconspicuous bungalow colony catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men who delighted in dressing and acting as women. These white-collar professionals would discreetly escape their families to spend their weekends safely inhabiting their chosen female alter-egos. But given the opportunity to share their secret lives with the world, the members of this sorority had to decide whether the freedom gained by openness was worth the risk of personal ruin. Based on real events and infused with Fierstein’s trademark wit, this moving, insightful, and delightfully entertaining work offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of “self-made women” as they search for acceptance and happiness in their very own Garden of Eden.

Auditions: Sunday, January 5, and Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Performances: February 28, 29, March 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: March 8, 15, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.


JudasThe Last Days of Judas Iscariot

by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell, THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT reexamines the plight and fate of the New Testament’s most infamous and unexplained sinner.

Auditions: Sunday, March 1, and Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Performances: April 24, 25, 30, May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: May 3, 10, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.


MurderWestMoonMurder on West Moon Street

by Rob Urbinati

Young Lord Arthur is deliriously happy – just down from Oxford and engaged to be married – when a mysterious palm reader predicts that he will commit a murder. A proper English gentleman, Arthur believes it is his duty to get this killing business over with before he marries. But his education has not provided him with the required skills, and a hilarious series of mishaps ensues as he sets about finding a victim.

Auditions: Sunday, April 12, and Monday, April 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Performances:  June 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: June 14, 21, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.

 

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