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2017-2018 Season 

Mainstage Series


The Last Night of Ballyhoo

By Alfred Uhry

September 29 and 30 @ 7:30pm

October 1 @ 2:00pm

October 5, 6, 7 @ 7:30pm

An award winning comedy/drama set in Atlanta, Georgia, in December 1939. (It also premiered in Atlanta in 1996.) Nominated for 4 Tony Awards, and winner of Best Play, Ballyhoo looks at anti-Semitism in the South, centering on the planning of the Atlanta Jewish community's annual Ballyhoo ball during the excitement surrounding the premiere of Gone with the Wind. By the author of Driving Miss Daisy.

Love‘s Labour‘s Lost

by William Shakespeare

November 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 @ 7:30pm

November 5 @ 2:00pm

Shakespeare’s early comedy transports us to the kingdom of Navarre.  In the pursuit of greater study, the young King convinces his classmates to join him in a three-year fast from rich food, fine wine and any woman’s company.  This oath for higher learning is challenged almost immediately by the sudden arrival of the beautiful Princess of France and her lovely attendants.  Can the young men keep their nose in their books or will they get schooled by their own desires?  Full of high wit, warm heart and slapstick comedy, Love’s Labour’s Lost is rollicking good time with some fun, surprise twists.

Intimate Apparel

by Lynn Nottage

March 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 @ 7:30pm

March 4 @ 2:00pm

THE STORY: The time is 1905, the place New York City, where Esther, a black seamstress, lives in a boarding house for women and sews intimate apparel for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. Winner of the 2004 New York Drama Critics Circle and the Outer Critics Circle Awards. "…a deeply moving portrait of Esther, a middle-aged African-American woman…Nottage's play has a delicacy and eloquence that seem absolutely right for the time she is depicting…New York has no richer play…" —NY Daily News. "Ms. Nottage has done so much good historical research…I want Ms. Nottage to keep working with this form; we see it so little, and we need it so much." —NY Times.

Spring Awakening

by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik

April 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 7:30pm

April 15 at 2:00pm

Winner of 8 Tony Awards in 2007, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score. In their dynamic re-imagining of Spring Awakening, Sater and Sheik have created a groundbreaking rock musical about adolescent love, the trials of puberty and the friendships that young people build in the face of an uncomprehending world. Inspired by Frank Wedekind's once-banned and still provocative German play from 1891, this Spring Awakening holds up a mirror to our own time, and has become the must-see musical of a new generation.

Family Series


A Year with Frog and Toad

Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale

Music by Robert Reale

Adapted from Arnold Lobel book

September 7 at 10:00am

September 8, 9, 10 at 10:00am and 7:30pm

September 10 at 2:00pm

A hit on Broadway, A Year with Frog and Toad is a whimsical show that follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. Part vaudeville, part make believe... all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

 

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook

Adapted by Allison Gregory from the book by Barbara Park

January 25 at 10:00am

January 26, 27 at 10:00am and 7:30pm

January 28 at 2:00pm

Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There's a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is both Grace and Lucille want him to be their boyfriend. Maybe he will love Junie B. when he sees her wonderful pen! It is okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook . . . or is she? A hilarious and heartfelt tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.

 

Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas

Book by Cara Lustik

Music by Randy Klein

Lyrics by Matthew Hardy

Based on the book by Jane O’Connor

December 1 @ 7:30pm

December 2 @ 10:00am and 7:30pm

December 3 @ 2:00pm

What could be fancier than Christmas? Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, and who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Ooh la la! This year, Nancy is especially excited about decorating the Christmas tree. She bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money and has been waiting for Christmas to come. But when things don't turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous? In this merriest of stories Nancy proves once again that a little fancying up can go a long, festive way!