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*PERFORMED IN THE ROUND
MUSIC BY: ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
LYRICS BY: TIM RICE
MAY 8-10, 14-17, 21-24 @ 7:30PM
MAY 18 @ 5:00pm
It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent '60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.
JUNE 5-7, 11-14, 18-21 @ 7:30PM
JUNE 15 @ 5:00pm
Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well...suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress in unable to cook. Suppose everyone's alibi gets confused with everyone else's. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.
*PERFORMED IN THE ROUND
BY: RICHARD BEAN
JULY 10-12, 16-19, 23-26 @ 7:30PM
JULY 20 @ 5:00pm
Brighton, England. 1963. Change is in the air, and Francis Henshall is looking to make his mark. Fired from a skiffle band and in search of work, he finds himself employed by small-time gangster Roscoe Crabbe, in town to collect a fee from his fiancee's gangster father. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother, herself in love with Stanley Stubbers (her brother's killer) who, in turn, becomes our hero's other 'guvnor'. Fighting a mounting sense of confusion, Francis goes out of his way to serve both bosses. But with the distractions of a pneumatic book keeper, a self-important actor and select members of the criminal fraternity (not to mention his own mammoth appetite) to contend with, how long can he keep them apart? Richard Bean's hilarious comedy received 5-star reviews from every London newspaper and was the hit of the 2012 Broadway season.
MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
BOOK & LYRICS BY: ERIC IDLE
MUSIC BY: JOHN DU PREZ & ERIC IDLE
A musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin.
AUGUST 7-9, 13-16, 20-23 @ 7:30PM
AUGUST 17 @ 5:00pm
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls?
The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including "Best Musical," and received 14 Tony Award nominations.
*PERFORMED IN THE ROUND
Based on the novel by STEPHEN KING
SEPTEMBER 4-6, 10-13, 17-20 @ 7:30PM
SEPTEMBER 14 @ 5:00pm *SEPTEMBER 19 @ 11:59pm
Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it...
Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose).
WRITTEN BY: RANDY WYATT
JUNE 25 @ 7:00PM
JUNE 26 & 27 @ 10:00AM & 1:00PM
JUNE 28 & 29 @ 3:00PM
A furious uninvited faerie crashes the royal christening of a baby princess to make a terrible prophecy: that the princess is doomed on her 16th birthday. Despite the spells and fevered plans of all the kingdom's magical creatures, the princess does indeed prick her finger on a cursed rose thorn, and the creatures must sacrifice their magic and memories to preserve her and hurtle her prince far into the future. But can true love conquer time? Drawing from Norwegian folklore, this new incarnation on a classic tale will mesmerize your entire family.
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Rock of Ages was outrageous!!! The characters! The costumes! The band! The talent is fabulous, we love Circle Theatre! The Lobby Bar night is great too.