Summer 2014



Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin'”, “It’s Raining on Prom Night”, “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An 8-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world’s most popular musicals.

“A lively and funny musical-as well as the dancing-est one in town. It’s a winner…the songs are dandies [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][that portray] the early rockers with zip and charm. The sheer energy of Grease carries all before it.” – New York Daily News



Friday, June 20, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 8 pm
Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 2 pm

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 8 pm
June 26, 2014 at 8 pm
Friday, June 27, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 4 pm
Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 8 pm
Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 2 pm

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 8 pm
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 8 pm
Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 8 pm
Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 2 pm


Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Original French Lyrics by Alain Boublil
Additional Material by Richard Maltby, Jr.

A classic love story is brought up-to-date in one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. In MISS SAIGON, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg (the creators of LES MISÉRABLES), along with Richard Maltby, Jr., bring Puccini’s Madame Butterfly to the modern world in a moving testament to the human spirit and a scathing indictment of the tragedies of war.

In the turmoil of the Vietnam War, an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years ends in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had.

An international sensation, MISS SAIGON is an epic, daring pop opera that is universal in its emotional power even as it deals with controversial, contemporary issues. Its sung-through pop-inflected score gives a multi-ethnic cast of strong pop singers an opportunity to shine, in showstopping numbers like “I Still Believe,” “Why God Why?” and “The American Dream.”

Raw and uncompromising, MISS SAIGON is an intensely personal story of the losses we suffer and the sacrifices we make in a world gone mad.



Friday, July 18, 2014 at 8 pm
Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 2 pm

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 8 pm
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 8 pm
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 8 pm
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 8 pm
Sunday, July 27, 2013 at 2 pm

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8 pm
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 8 pm
Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8 pm
Friday, August 1, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 8 pm
Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 2 pm


JOHN & JEN (A Staged Concert)

Lyrics by Tom Greenwald
Music by Andrew Lippa
Book by Andrew Lippa

A truly original musical that takes a look at the complexities of relationships between brothers and sisters and parents and children, set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990, JOHN & JEN is a gem of a show brimming with intelligence, wit and beautiful melodies.

This is the story of Jen and her relationships with the two Johns of her life: her younger brother, who was killed in Vietnam, and his namesake, her son who is trying to find his way in a confusing world. With a cast of only two people, JOHN & JEN is a tour-de-force for two actors who take them from childhood, through adolescence and beyond.



Friday, August 8, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 8 pm


MEDEA (A Staged Reading)

by Euripides

One of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies, Medea centers on the myth of Jason, leader of the Argonauts, who has won the dragon-guarded treasure of the Golden Fleece with the help of the sorceress Medea. Having married Medea and fathered her two children, Jason abandons her for a more favorable match, never suspecting the terrible revenge she will take. Euripides’ masterly portrayal of the motives fiercely driving Medea’s pursuit of vengeance for her husband’s insult and betrayal has held theater audiences spellbound for more than twenty centuries.



Friday, August 15, 2014 at 8 pm