By George Bernard Shaw
The charming tale of Cockney-speaking flower peddler, Eliza Doolittle and Professor Henry Higgins, and his attempts to transform her to a refined lady of London society. The play that My Fair Lady is based on.
Director – Dennis Welch
The Elephant Man
By Bernard Pomerance
The true story of John Merrick, a repulsively deformed man in the late 1800’s and his
experiences from carnival freak and later as a “pet project” of a young London doctor.
Director – Sean Frith
It’s A Wonderful Life
By James W. Rodgers
Based on the film by Frank Capra
and the story by Philip Van Doren Stern – Dec. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
The holiday classic about George Bailey, an angel named Clarence, and what would
happen to a lovely small town called Bedford Falls if George hadn’t been around to make
the sacrifices and extend a helping hand to its residents.
Director – W. John Evarts
Cheaper by the Dozen
By Christopher Sergel from Frank Gilbreth and Ernestine
When a pioneer of industrial efficiency applies his unorthodox methods to running his
large family, the results are embarrassing, often uproariously funny, but effective.
Unaware of a serious reason for Dad’s behavior, his mortified teenage daughter rebels,
but in the end, Dad becomes aware of how much his little girl has grown.
Director – Julie Crawford
The King and I
By Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
This favorite musical is based on the real adventures of an English widow and her young son when they travel to Siam to live and teach the children of the royal family. Hit numbers include “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Getting to Know You,” and “Shall We Dance.”
Director – Pete Kelly
By Larry Gelbart
Foxwell J. Sly, a scheming miser bent on extracting fortunes from three wealthy
opportunists, pretends to be on his death bed and tells each of the trio that they will be his
sole heir. The extent that they will go to claim the fortune knows no bounds. “Pure
comedy based on pure greed. It is full of pure laughs.” NBC
Director – Bill Kirkley
The Color Purple
From the novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg,.
Adapted for the stage by Marsha Norman. Music and Lyrics by Brenda
Russell, Alice Willis,, Stephen Bray August 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19
This tells the poignant story of Celie, who finds the strength to triumph over an
oppressive and abusive background and discover her own gifts to the world. Set in a time
when women had little power in society and black women had even less of voice than
their white counterparts – Celie’s success in overcoming her circumstances is truly
inspirational. The production features a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel and
blues music. It is a celebration of the healing power of love and hope.
Director – Therese Buntain
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