Photo Gallery: 2017/2018 Season

  • 2017/2018 Season

Click your heels together and join us over the rainbow in “the merry old land of Oz!” Aided by a talking Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion, young Dorothy and her little dog Toto battle the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys in order to get home. Rediscover L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale in this fantastic musical treat for the entire family, featuring such favorites as “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road)” and more!

“Ah, what fools these mortals be!” Whimsically adapted from Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy by Wade Bradford and Rachel Greenlee, this musical features the usual magical forest and spellbound lovers, but also an upstart Puck who decides to liven things up by modernizing the dialogue and adding song and dance numbers. It’s all fun and games until William Shakespeare, fresh from spinning in his grave, leaps onto the stage, demanding to know what on earth is going on! Although this musical version may be a bit more madcap than what the Bard had intended, this show still captures the wonder and the romance of the original play.

Adapted from the classic animated television special, this holiday musical follows Charlie Brown as he complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season. Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark drama follows three generations of the Younger family, each yearning for a better life far from their crowded, dilapidated apartment on Chicago’s south side. An unexpected financial windfall offers them the opportunity to rise from poverty and better their lives, but the family struggles with conflicting ideas about how to use the money. Unflinching in its vision of what happens to people whose dreams are constantly deferred, this enduring portrait of the African-American experience still resonates today with its themes of identity, justice and moral responsibility.

Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book about a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit is now a musical for the whole family to enjoy! When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach … and launches a journey of enormous proportions!

Named “the most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation” by The Vietnam Vets Association, this powerful drama follows the true stories of six courageous women sent to Vietnam — five nurses and a country western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops — and their struggles to make sense of a war that irrevocably changed them and a nation that shunned them. Enhanced with video projections and other multimedia, the play explores the often overlooked contributions of women in service.

Join everyone’s favorite little orphan in her very first adventure! Little orphan Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, the irrepressible comic strip heroine will charm your heart and have you singing along to such memorable tunes as “Tomorrow,” “NYC,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” and more!

New York salutes Hollywood in this affectionate spoof of the Busby Berkeley-Harry Warren and Al Dubin-Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler-style film musical of the ’30s. It’s big-time New York into which sweet little Ruby from faraway Hometown, USA, has come to make it big on Broadway. Who should she chance to meet but another boy from Hometown, USA: Dick, a sailor, who also has ambitions as a songwriter. Ruby begins in the chorus and, by the end of the day, in true Hollywood fashion, Dick saves her doomed Broadway show with a smash tune, as Ruby becomes a star on the deck of a battleship which just happens to be passing by. A pastiche of 1930s musicals, the show’s atmosphere and songs reflect a good-natured send-up of the real thing.

The high-spirited rivalry between cowboys and farmers in Western Indian territory, just after the turn of the century, provides the colorful background for love between handsome cowboy Curly and winsome farm girl Laurey. Although the road to true love never runs smoothly, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. Blending song, ballet and “hoe-down” stepping, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s initial collaboration features among its musical highlights “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” “Many a New Day,” “Kansas City” and the triumphant song of the brand new state, “Oklahoma!”