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2014 Season

 

Flyin’ West
by Pearl Cleage
Feb. 20- March 9

Facing problems ranging from long, cold winters, to domestic violence, to racial conflict, the women of FLYIN' WEST include Miss Leah, the old woman whose memories of slavery and its aftermath comprise a living oral history; Sophie Washington, who is determined to protect her land and those she loves; Fannie Mae Dove, the gentle sister, trying to civilize the frontier with fine china and roses. This is a remarkable glimpse into American history told through the lives of powerful characters and a moving story told with pathos and humor. It serves as a reminder of the diversity of Western pioneers.

 

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42nd Street
Music by HARRY WARREN
Lyrics by AL DUBIN
Book by MICHAEL STEWART & MARK BRAMBLE
June 19-28

This is the story of hard work, being in the right place at the right time, talent and love. 42nd Street is a celebration of Broadway and the people involved in shows. It focuses on aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer, her tap-dancing friends and rivals, and her journey to stardom. One of the longest running shows on Broadway and a multiple Tony Award winner. Musical hits include You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me, Dames, We're In the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off to Buffalo and 42nd Street. Every audience enjoys watching the underdog succeed!

“A Musical Made In Heaven!”---Time Magazine

 

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Unnecessary Farce
by Paul Slade Smith
July 17-27    

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Ready, set, go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two earnest but bumbling undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps disrobing. In the tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, this new play will keep you laughing from the opening curtain.  A bona fide gut-busting laugh-a-thon.”  Chicago Daily Herald

 

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Dixie Swim Club
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten
October 2-19

Five Southern women, whose friendships began on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every summer to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on the Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The play takes place over four weekends spanning three decades. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on each other to get through the challenges that life flings at them. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB is a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. “A delicious mix of eccentric characters and sweet Southern charm.” Tampa Bay Weekly

 

 

It’s a Wonderful Life
adapted by Joe Landry (radio version)
December 4-21

Step back in time and experience a live radio broadcast as this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life. With the help of a small ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve and realizes the wide impact of his life. This story reminds us that “no man is a failure who has friends” and offers a little divine intervention from Angel-in-training Clarence. An uplifting holiday show which is perfect for the whole family.

 

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