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*2015 Circle Audience Musical Choice
MUSIC BY: ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
LYRICS BY: TIM RICE
MAY 7-9, 13-16, 20-23 @ 7:30PM
MAY 17 @ 5:00pm
Argentina's controversial First Lady is the subject of this dynamic musical masterpiece. As an illegitimate fifteen year old, Eva escaped her dirt-poor existence for the bright lights of Buenos Aires. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, she was a starlet at twenty-two, the president's mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and dead at thirty-three. Eva Peron "saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military" was destined to leave a fascinating political legacy unique in the 20th century. Told through a compelling score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, Evita creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself.
*2015 Circle Audience Play Choice
JUNE 4-6, 10-13, 17-20 @ 7:30PM
JUNE 14 @ 5:00pm
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony(R) and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old fashioned romance!
In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale!
BY: STEVEN DIETZ
JULY 9-11, 15-18, 22-25 @ 7:30PM
JULY 19 @ 5:00pm
Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage-with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life...and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn't dare. Becky's New Car is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken.
"Perhaps the highest praise that can be given to Steven Dietz's praiseworthy new comedy is that it's funny. Not ironic. Not hysterical in a slapsticky kind of way. Just gently and consistently funny-right up to the point that it's touching, and then even a little bit after that. Becky's New Car takes the audience on a smart, comic cruise through the perils of middle-aged longing and regret." - Variety.
AUGUST 6-8, 12-15, 19-22 @ 7:30PM
AUGUST 16 @ 5:00pm
From musical theatre's most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.
On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his friends -- "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" -- explain the pro's and con's of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious, yet accurate, array of interactions.
Based on the hit DreamWorks film, this splashy spectacle follows the high-flying adventures of a globe-trotting con artist.
SEPTEMBER 3-5, 9-12, 16-19 @ 7:30PM
SEPTEMBER 13 @ 5:00pm
From the TONY-winning team that brought you Hairspray comes a new musical comedy about chasing your dreams...and not getting caught! Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying new musical comedy based on the hit film and the incredible true story that inspired it! Nominated for 4 TONY Awards including Best Musical, this delightfully entertaining musical has been created by a TONY Award-winning "dream team" with a book by Terrence McNally (The Fully Monty, Ragtime) and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray).
The teenager, Frank W. Abagnale Jr., runs away from home in search of a glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl pursues Frank across the country. Along the way, though, both Frank and Carl forge an unlikely friendship and discover a way to ultimately work together.
JUNE 24 @ 7:00PM
JUNE 25 & 26 @ 10:00AM & 1:00PM
JUNE 27 & 28 @ 3:00PM
ADAPTED BY: MONICA FLORY
Based on the stories by Rudyard Kipling
In this action-packed adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic adventure story, precocious Mowgli is raised by caring wolves, befriended by Bagheera, the panther and Baloo, the bear, and threatened by Shere Khan, the evil tiger. When Mowgli learns he is actually a human, he must decide whether to remain with the pack, or return to the human world from which he was born. What will he choose? And will he be trained in the Law of the Jungle in time to defeat Shere Khan, the most feared animal of all?
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