2019 Season


 

 

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Created by Roger Bean

January 25 – February 10

This musical hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.”  In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noises Off

By Michael Frayn

March 22 – April 7

Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



The Premature Corpse

By Mike Johnson

May 17 - June 2nd

This masterfully plotted show has so many twists and turns which on the surface, is a ”love triangle" tale: State's witness Evan Jorris, is under a government protection program after testifying against the mob. His wife, Francine, who, along with her lover, lawyer Larry Craig, contrives to do away with her husband.  The are confident that Evan's protector, federal agent Bert Marshak, will logically assume that the mob did the deed and never suspect them. This deceptively simple setup, however, is not at all what it seems. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disney's Alice in Wonderland, JR.

Adapted by David Simpatico

June 28th - July 7t

Presented by EPT K.I.D.S. (Kids In Dramatic Studies)

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures.  Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exit the Body

By Fred Carmichael

August 9th - 25th

A mystery writer rents a New England house that is the rendezvous point for some jewel thieves. A body found in the closet promptly disappears only to be succeeded by another. The hunt for the jewels reaches a climax at two A.M. when four couples unknown to each other turn up to search. This comedic mystery is sure to please!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young Frankenstein

The New Musical by Mel Brookes

October 4th - 20th

The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!  With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.

*Recommended for mature audiences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Visit from St. Nicholas or The Night Before Christmas

By Lowell Swortzell

December 5th - 15th

On Christmas Eve, 1822, Clement Clarke Moore's house is not as quiet as a mouse—in fact, everyone is stirring. The three children await the arrival of St. Nicholas while their parents arise thinking they hear intruders. Cousin Harriet enlists the children to copy the poem their father has just written for them. How they convince their father that his verses should be shared with children everywhere brings about a hilarious, happy ending.