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Don Whisted, Artistic Director
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Based on the 1968 Film
When Broadway producer Max Bialystock’s latest effort flops and his books are audited, meek accountant Leo Bloom discovers that; "under the right circumstances, a producer could actually make more money with a flop than he can with a hit. ... You could've raised a million dollars, put on your $100,000 flop, and kept the rest!"
Max proposes the ultimate scheme:
Step 1: We find the worst play ever written.
Step 2: We hire the worst director in town.
Step 3: We raise two million dollars. ... one for me, one for you.
Step 4: We hire the worst actors in New York and open on Broadway and before you can say
Step 5: We close on Broadway, take our two million, and go to Rio.
Adapted from the Mel Brooks film, the humor of the show draws on ridiculous accents, characters, Nazi's and wonderfully vulgar/show business in-jokes.
Musical Comedy - Adult language and situations. Broad/vulgar comedy.
The Dixie Swim Club
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to reunite. Away from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at a beach cottage to catch up, laugh and interfere with each other's lives. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends over the course of thirty-three years.
A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.
Comedy - Adult language and situations in the style of ‘The Golden Girls’
Witness for the Prosecution
By Agatha Christie
Leonard Vole stands in the dock, accused of murder. His wife can prove his innocence but when she takes the stand she denies his alibi. Can he escape the hangman’s noose? A courtroom drama with wild twists and turns.
"A walloping success." - Herald Tribune
"Packs plenty of surprise in its cargo of suspense." - Daily Mirror
Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is the author of The Mousetrap, the longest running stage production in history as well as her greatest stage successes "Witness For The Prosecution", and "And Then There Were None" (Ten Little Indians) to name but a few. Her novels have sold more than 2 billion copies around the world, and she is only outsold by the Bible and Shakespeare.
Thiller/Suspense - Suitable for all audiences.
By Neil Simon
Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before and was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today? This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to coax their panic-stricken, about to be married daughter out of the bathroom she has locked herself into, and down to the ballroom where guests await.
"Wonderfully funny...The blockbuster is the wildest and most uproarious farce I have seen on a stage." - New York Daily News
"Set the town laughing."-The New York Times
"A wonderfully happy and gratifying evening of sheer entertainment...Richly funny." - New York Post
Comedy- mildly adult.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.
Musical Comedy – Rated R (Adult language & some themes)