Into The Woods Jr. | Open: 10/24/13 Close: 10/25/13
An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch ... who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects ( a cow as white as milk... a cape as red as blood... hair as yellow as corn... a slipper as pure as gold... ) required to break the spell. Swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella (with the slipper as pure as gold) Little Red Ridinghood (with a cape as red as blood) Rapunzel (with the hair as yellow as corn) and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk - with the cow white as milk), everyone's wish is granted at the end of Act One! The consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. A Giant (A female Giant, that is) steps down from the heavens and straight upon some beloved characters. It takes a few lives before the survivors realize that they have to act altogether in order to succeed. Thus, what begins a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children
The Wizard Of Oz | Open: 04/26/12 Close: 04/28/12
A young girl by the name of Dorothy lives happily with her Aunt Em on a farm in Kansas. When the nasty neighbor, Mrs.Gultch, tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy grabs her dog Toto and attempts to run away. A cyclone appears, picks her house, and carries them to the magical land of Oz. Things in Oz are strange and beautiful, but Dorothy just wants to get back home. Wishing to return, she begins to travel to the Emerald City along the yellow brick road to find the great and powerful wizard of Oz. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They are helped by the Good Witch of the North but Dorothy is in trouble with the Wicked Witch of the West who seeks revenge and blames Dorothy for the death of her sister; the Wicked Witch of the East. As they journey along the Yellow brick road, the new friends all hope the Wizard of Oz will help them, before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them.
Gilbert And Sullivan's Patience | Open: 03/14/12 Close: 03/14/12
The curtain rises on a chorus of lovesick maidens who are all infatuated with Bunthorne, a poet and artist extraordinaire. Bunthorne, however, is in love with a milkmaid named Patience who doesn’t understand love and all of the maidens lament with much melodrama. A chorus of military officers, called Dragoons appears led by Colonel Calverly,Major Murgatroyd, and the Duke of Dunstable. The Maidens led by Saphir, Angela, Ella and Jane, who were originally engaged to these Dragoons now refuse to marry because of their love for Bunthorne and his terrible poetry. Bunthorne woos Patience but she rejects him. Archibald Grosvenor, a beautiful poet, now enters and turns out to be Patience’s first love. Patience declares that she can never be with him because she believes love is defined by unselfish sacrifice. Bunthorne, reeling from Patience’s rejection, decides he will hold a raffle to determine which of his many admirers he will marry. The Dragoons try to convince the Maidens to marry them as promised, but they will not. Patience enters and announces that she will marry Bunthorne since she will be making a loving sacrifice. The Maidens once again are hopelessly smitten for a romantic poet in Grosvenor. The Duke, Colonel, and Major appear dressed as poets in hopes of regaining the Maidens’ love. The Maidens decide to reject poetry and practical young girls. The Dragoons are happily reunited with the Maidens. The Duke chooses Lady Jane as his bride. Grosvenor declares that he will now be a commonplace young man who works in business and doesn’t write poetry. Patience seeing that Grosvenor is no longer an idealized hero, decides she will marry him. Bunthorne, who once had his pick of all women, is now left alone, crushed.