Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien
September 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 @ 8:00PM
September 17 & 24 @ 2:00 pm & September 29 @ 12:00am (Midnight)
Rocky Horror Show is a risqué, interactive musical comedy with a twist of horror and plenty of surprises. Newly engaged, Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad scientist transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”
Small Mouth Sounds
By Bess Wohl
Oct 13,14,19,20,21 8:00PM
In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As the strangers confront internal demons, both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward humor, this unique, odd and compassionate play asks how we address life‘s biggest questions when words fail us.
Galaxy Radio Theatre
Saturday, Oct 28 8:00pm
This debut of our radio players will bring you a Halloween themed offering.
Look for additional radio style plays throughout the year. Stay Tuned.
By Ken Ludwig
Nov 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18 at 8pm
November 5 & 12 at 2pm
Winner of 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards, Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world-famous singer Tito Merelli, known as Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as the star of the opera. Tito arrives late, and through a hilarious series of mishaps, he is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead - and in a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Merelli's costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds and lives up to his idol, but Merelli regains consciousness and gets into the identical costume, ready to perform.
Book and score by Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin
December 8th -10th
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. 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 eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
The Producers: A Mel Brooks Musical
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
January 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, February 1, 2, & 3 at 8pm
January 21 & 28 at 2pm
Fading Broadway producer Max Bialystock is desperate to get to the top of his profession again, and he finds an unlikely ally in mousy accountant Leo Bloom, who hypothesizes that one could make far more money with a flop of a show than with a hit. Together, the two set out to produce the worst musical ever to hit Broadway, with the worst script, the worst director, and the worst cast they can find; the catch is that they will raise two million dollars to finance the show, and they plan to take the money and head to Rio when the show inevitably closes after just one performance. Too bad for Bialystock & Bloom that, against all odds, the show is a total hit!
Our 62nd Annual 24hr Play Festival
Having randomly selected various themes, tasks, props and characters our
participants must incorporate those selections into original plays. All plays are written, cast,
and rehearsed in the previous 24 hrs and presented for you on this fun filled evening.
Participants Meet on Friday Feb 16 at 8:00pm
Performances on Saturday Feb 17 at 8:00pm. ONLY $10.
Mar 1st & 2nd
Following last season’s great success, the 2nd annual show will be a thought-provoking program of fully staged reading of short plays that explore a timely, important topic. The goals of the event are to showcase talented playwrights, actors, and directors in the hope of creating connections for further exploration.
Into the Woods Jr.
Music by Stephen Sondheim’s & Book by James Lapine
March 8th -17th
Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.
The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse, and wind up changed forever.
One Actor Plays 40 parts in this devastatingly funny one act that follows a day in the life of
Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number-one restaurant. Coercion, threats, bribes, histrionics—a cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation, or the right table. Amid the barrage, Sam’s got his own needs to contend with—his recently widowed dad wants him home for Christmas, and he’s up for a choice part at Lincoln Center. While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities, and egomaniacal bosses, can he manage to look out for himself?
By Becky Mode
Mar 21,22,23 at 8:00pm
Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind
By Greg Allen
Apr 12,13,18,19,20 at 8:00pm
aving opened in 1988 and still playing today as the longest-running show in Chicago history,
Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind is an ensemble experiment in presenting "30 Plays in 60 Minutes." Each two-minute play is performed in random order with an interactive audience.
May 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18 at 8pm
May 5 & 12 at 2pm
Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is love that brings them all together.