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2015 Season

Ordinary People
Ordinary People

By Nancy Pahl Gilsenan
Adapted from the novel by Judith Guest

February 26-March 15
Armour Street Theatre


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Conrad Jarrett had an older brother named Buck, and now Buck is gone. What’s left of young Conrad’s family, with his successful, well-intentioned father and his beautiful, organized and remote mother, is in terrible jeopardy, as is Conrad himself. They are all “ordinary people” and each is fighting a hard battle.

 “The anxiety, despair and joy that is common to every human experience “ -The New York Times

Winner! Academy Award® Best Picture


Chicago
Chicago

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins

June 18-27
Duke Family Performance Hall


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In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess" Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune and acquittal.

"Wildly entertaining...[with a] dazzling score." - New York Daily News

Winner! 6 Tony® Awards including Best Revival of a Musical
Winner! 6 Drama Desk Awards, Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Winner! 4 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture


Don't Dress for Dinner
Don't Dress for Dinner

by Marc Camoletti
Adapted by Robin Hawdon

July 16-26
Duke Family Performance Hall


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With his wife out of town, an alibi from his best friend, and a gourmet chef to add culinary spice, Bernard has the prefect evening planned for his French mistress…or so he thinks. A romantic weekend in the French countryside sounds great, except when your mistress, the cook, the best friend and wife will not cooperate! An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as the guests improvise at breakneck speed. This show is a frenetic case of mistaken identity with more twists than a corkscrew.

 “This breathtaking farce is a near faultless piece of theatrical invention."  - The Guardian(UK)


Don't Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell
Don't Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell

by Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate

October 1-18
Armour Street Theatre


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A hilarious, fast paced comedy by Charlotte-based playwrights. Set in 1939, this is the (almost) true story of how three sleep-deprived men--a legendary Hollywood producer, a new director, a famed scriptwriter, and a loyal secretary-- had just seven days to re-write script for the American classic, Gone With The Wind. To make matters worse, the screenwriter has never read the book, the director was busy with Dorothy and a host of munchkins and the producer is losing money. As the public eagerly anticipates the release of the movie, these Hollywood insiders lock themselves in their office, ordering cases of bananas and peanuts for “brain food” until they have a new script for one of the greatest movies of all time!

 “The dialogue is fast, snappy and non-stop”  - A!Magazine for the Arts



A Christmas Story
A Christmas Story

by Philip Grecian. Based on the motion picture written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark;

December 3-20
Armour Street Theatre


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Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!" All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here on stage for you to enjoy! A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.

"I thoroughly fell in love with the show." - Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera