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An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.
Based on the beloved classic by Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland is a reimagining of Wonderland, with an unexpected twist ending. When Alice tumbles down a rabbit hole, she is immersed into a fantastical, wacky land. Filled with zany characters, Alice in Wonderland is the perfect play for young and old audiences alike. Get lost in Wonderland with Pizzarello’s adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. You’ll never want to leave the tea party!
Grandpa Vanderhof and his wacky family, the Sycamores, have been happily living their zany lives in his house by Columbia University in New York for many years. This family (and their friends) are a madcap group of eccentrics, marching to the beat of their own drum, with pride and joy. Their hobbies include collecting snakes, building fireworks in the basement, writing a myriad of plays that never get published, and taking ballet lessons. Things like stress, jobs, and paying taxes to the government are for other people, not for them! But when practical young Alice Sycamore becomes engaged to her company’s Vice President Tony Kirby, the Vanderhof/Sycamore clan must straighten up to meet the new in-laws. Disaster ensues when the Kirbys arrive at the wrong time and, despite the best laid plans, see Alice’s family in all of its crazy glory. The evening ends with everyone in the house getting arrested, and Alice ending the engagement. It isn’t until Grandpa’s wise speech to Mr. Kirby about the importance of living life to the fullest that the two families find a way to accept each other, and love conquers all. You Can’t Take It With You is a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy.
Based on the 1991 Disney animated feature and dating back to a late 18th-century classic French fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress. The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. There is a time limit, too: once a magical rose loses all of its petals, all hope will be lost and he will stay a Beast forever. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall off the enchanted rose--will they confess their love for one another before it is too late?
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In Boston, a man named Jack Palmer is taking care of four men with various mental disabilities who live in a group home. But taking care of them has taken a toll on Jack's health. As time goes on jack continues to change his mind about working with the boys but they don't change at all. At least that's what jack thinks.
The Addams is a wacky and odd family that lives in the middle of a national park. Everything is comfortably terrible in the house until Wednesday the eldest daughter falls in love and is soon to be married. Breaking the news to her dad is the easy part but to her mother over dinner will be a challenge.
Peter is a miserable orphan who hates grown-ups. He and his friends are put on a ship and sent off. What they thought was death became a grand adventure with their new friend molly a star catcher. She helps him find his true name and grows him to be the boy we all love today.
A young woman soon to be married searches for her birth father in a Greek island paradise. From her searches, she finds three men from the past that last visited 20 years ago. They explore their love and feelings through this fun and sunny musical that is sure to warm hearts
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A Gathering for the tenth anniversary of a host and his wife turns into a disaster after their lawyer ken and his wife Chris find the host bleeding and his wife nowhere to be seen. The two of them must find a quick excuse to keep the other guests busy but it instead turns into a celebrated number of rumors that cannot be unraveled
When a cranky old lady named Abby is forced to share her room with Marilyn a new resident in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility she does everything from haunted houses to skydiving to get her out. But Marilyn won't give in so easily and is as sweet as a peach making the conflict all the tenser.
Matilda is a little girl with high intelligence and quick wit. But she soon finds herself with psychokinetic powers. She is hated by her family but soon finds love with her new teacher Miss Honey. But despite this school is becomes a difficult task with her powers and shining personality against a world full of ignorance and hate.
Percy Talbot has just been released from a five-year prison sentence for manslaughter. She is trying to find a place for a fresh start, and based on a page from an old travel book, travels to the small town of Gilead, Wisconsin. The local sheriff, Joe Sutter, who is also Percy’s parole officer, finds her a job at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill – the only eatery in this struggling town. The Spitfire Grill is for sale. But with no interested buyers, Hannah decides to raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely getting hot at the Spitfire Grill.
Euripides’ famous tragedy, The Trojan Women follows the fate of the women of Troy following the war between the invading Greek armies and the people of the city. Led by Hecuba, Andromache, and Cassandra, the band of women faces a bleak future. Their city has been sacked, their husbands killed, and many of the women have been raped and captured as slaves for the Greek warriors. The war began after Helen eloped to Troy with Paris, a Trojan prince. Her husband, Menelaus, started the war in a bid to get his wife back and the other women blame the beautiful Helen for her selfish act. Using a traditional Greek chorus, the women lament their losses and wonder what will become of them under this new, tyrannical rule.
Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene -- his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure -- but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan. (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé -- all while trying to keep his own sanity.
The Elephant Man is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A horribly deformed young man – victim of rare skin and bone diseases – he becomes the star freak attraction in traveling sideshows. He is admitted to London’s Whitechapel Hospital. Under the care of Frederick Treves, Merrick slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati, only to be denied his ultimate dream – to become a man like any other.
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
The set of events portrayed in metamorphoses are described as being of a well-made play and follow a linear set of actions. First one event, then the next and the following one after that and so on and so forth. Metamorphoses does not follow a laid out set of steps and no single analysis can make it follow a formula. However each of the separate stories embedded within the play is in itself a "well-made play" within a play. Each story can be easily followed and analyzed.
Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager, Frank Abignale, Jr., runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure. 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. When Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent, Carl Hanratty, though, Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes.
The play takes place in a house in Hoboken, New Jersey, and concerns itself with the life of Nick Cristano, a young marketing executive who routinely visits his four grandparents every Sunday for dinner. One Sunday he has an exciting announcement for his grandparents: He is being promoted to a new position in far away Seattle. Since Nick is their only relative left in the area, the thought of losing him calls for drastic action on the part of the grandparents.
In an adapted version of the classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, when the Ghost of Christmas Present has Scrooge view Cratchit's family and reveals that Tiny Tim will die unless the course of the future is altered, the story is more powerful than ever. The spirit shows him a ghostly boy and girl, called Ignorance and Want. Dickens writes, "Beware of them both ... but most of all this boy (Ignorance), for on his brow I see written that which is Doom unless the writing be erased."
Big Fish revolves around the relationship between Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman, and his adult son Will, who looks for what is behind his father’s tall stories. In the present-day real world, sixty-year-old Edward Bloom faces his mortality while Will prepares to become a father himself. In the storybook past, Edward ages from a teenager, encountering a Witch, a Giant, a Mermaid, and the love of his life, Sandra. The stories meet as Will discovers the secret his father never revealed.
The ensemble cast tells the story of Pippin, a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. To prove his loyalty to his distracted father, King Charles, Pippin goes to war. But when the Leading Player convinces the prince to fight tyranny, Pippin kills Charles and takes over the throne.
M'Lynn is the mother of bride-to-be Shelby Eatenton and as friend Truvy Jones fixes the women's hair, they welcome a helping hand from aspiring beautician Annelle Dupuy. Diabetic Shelby has a health scare, which doesn't bode well for her hopes of having children. Time passes, and the women and their friends encounter tragedy and good fortune, growing stronger and closer in the process.
Anything Goes is set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to London. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.
Wit is a one-act play written by American playwright Margaret Edson, which won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Edson used her work experience in a hospital as part of the inspiration for her play.
The story of Cinderella concerns a young woman forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother and self-centered stepsisters, who dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella is transformed into a Princess and finds her Prince.
The play is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racial inequality. The narrator's father, Atticus Finch, has served as a moral hero for many readers and as a model of integrity for lawyers. One critic explains, "In the twentieth century, To Kill a Mockingbird is probably the most widely read book dealing with race in America, and its protagonist, Atticus Finch, the most enduring fictional image of racial heroism."
Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down.
THE KING AND I
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
THE WEDDING SINGER
CRIMES OF THE HEART
ARSENIC & OLD LACE
THE WIZARD OF OZ
THE COURSE ACTING SHOW