Rodgers & Hammerstein's
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s enchanting adaptation of the timeless fairytale, Cinderella, was their only musical originally composed for television. When the television program, starring Julie Andrews as Cinderella, first aired in 1957, it was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium at that time. Since then, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella has continued to charm audiences in productions on stage and on television. Based upon the classic fairy tale, and particularly the French version Cendrillon ou la Petite Pantoufle de Verre, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s adaptation brings new life to the story of a young woman forced into servitude who dreams of – and achieves – a better life. Cinderella features some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago.”
May 27th - July 1st
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.
June 11th - August 18th
In the wild-west outpost of Deadwood City, 1876, we find the sharpshooting tomboy, Calamity Jane, surrounded by cowboys, townsfolk, the famous Wild Bill Hickok, and her crush, Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin. After a mix-up in the talent pool at Deadwood's saloon-theater, Calamity goes to Chicago to bring back the glamorous actress, Adelaide Adams, but returns by mistake with her maid, Katie Brown instead. Katie's inability to perform is quickly overcome and she wins the attention of both Bill and Danny. In an effort to win Danny’s heart, Calamity sheds her tomboy persona. But is Danny who she really loves?
The stage adaptation of the beloved Doris Day movie features memorable songs such as “I Can Do Without You”, “Higher Than a Hawk”, and “Secret Love”.
June 25th - August 20th
Pirates of Penzance
Based on the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, The Pirates of Penzance Goes West tells the story of a young pirate apprentice named Frederic who has come to the end of his indentured period to the Pirate King. Since Frederic was indentured to the pirates by his nurse, Ruth, by mistake, Frederic has decided to leave the pirate life forever and devote his life to their extermination. However before he is officially released from his indenture, he feels obliged to point out the pirates' weakness--they are all too tender-hearted. A weakness which has forced the pirates to sail west to San Francisco.
Once upon the shore, Frederic stumbles upon a bevy of beautiful maidens, nieces of a Five-Star General. He and the eldest, Maybell, predictably fall in love at first sight. Suddenly his old comrades are upon them! The lonely pirates are consumed by the beauty of their captives and are about to carry them off when the girls' uncle arrives. General Stanley preys upon the pirates’ tender hearts, and he and his nieces end up under the protection of the Pirates of Penzance.
Just as Frederic and Maybell are about to live “happily ever after”, the pirates return to San Francisco. Remembering his duty to exterminate the pirates, Frederic joins forces with the only available lawmen, the bumbling sheriff and his inept deputies in training. After Ruth and the Pirate King make Frederic aware of a startling discovery about the terms of his indenture, Frederic must return to a life of piracy; leaving the sheriff and his men to fight the pirates alone.
This parody features well-known songs from the Operetta such as “Pirate King”, “Poor Wandering One”, and “Modern Major General” as well as popular hits like “Material Girl”, “Bad”, and “I’d Love to be a Cowboy”.
July 2nd - August 19th
The Play that Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong follows the antics of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, who are trying their very best to stage a production of a 1920s murder mystery. As the show’s title might suggest, this is not as easy as it sounds with everything that can go wrong doing just that. Despite the setbacks, the actors of CPDS struggle bravely to reach the final curtain.