Show Dates: January 12th-29th, 2023
Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An 8-year run on Broadway, two subsequent revivals, and innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals.
la cage aux folles
Show Dates: March 9th-26th, 2023
In this beloved 1983 Broadway hit which won the Tony Award for Best Musical, the sparkling “Cagelles” (men in drag) perform lively musical numbers to Jerry Herman’s Tony-winning score with a book by Harvey Fierstein that’s as hilarious as ever. But the heart of the show is its touching portrayal of Georges and Albin’s enduring love for each other and the family they have created. The story was later adapted into the film The Birdcage starring Robin Williams. The music and lyrics are by the composer of Hello, Dolly! and Mame and as the song says, “The Best of Times” is always now to see La Cage aux Folles.
SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
Show Dates: May 11th-,28th 2023
The show lies between musical and song cycle, but it is neither; it is an abstract musical, a series of songs all connected by a theme: "the moment of decision." The show has four performers who do not literally play the same characters throughout the show but have consistently developed character arcs nonetheless. Composer Brown has said "It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back."
The Wedding singer
Show Dates: July 13th-30th, 2023
The Wedding Singer, based on Adam Sandler's movie, takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. It's 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.