2020 Season – Finding Common Ground
2020 Audition and Performance Dates
(Shaded shows will be on the Studio, all others in the Main Stage.)
ON THE MAIN STAGE
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
by Joseph Robinette, based on the book C.S. Lewis
Set in the land of Narnia, this story faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into this exciting, never-to-be-forgotten world.
By Thomas W. Olson, based on the books by Astrid Lindgren. Music by Roberta Carlson
On the outskirts of town stands a ramshackle house. It may not seem like much ’til you peek through the railings…then, there’s a horse on the porch, a monkey in the kitchen and a freckle faced, red-pigtailed, whirlwind of a girl in mismatched stockings presiding over all! Pippi simply doesn’t fit in until you meet her, and then you can’t imagine life without her. Against all odds, Pippi finds a place where she belongs.
West Side Story: School Edition
Music by Leonard Bernstein, Book by Arthur Laurents, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and powerful, poignant, and timely love stories in American musical theatre. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to 1950s New York City as two young, idealistic lovers, Tony and Maria, find themselves caught between warring street gangs. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
Shrek The Musical
Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure. Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue.
A Christmas Carol
By Barbara Field, Based on the book by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol is the tale of our favorite holiday miser, Scrooge, who is visited by four spirits, including his old business partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Through a series of visits to Scrooge’s youth, to the Fezziwig’s office party, and finally to a future vision of his lonesome dark grave if Scrooge continues his ways, the ghosts show Scrooge the way to embrace the holidays and generosity.
IN THE STUDIO
By David Lindsay-Abaire
Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. RABBIT HOLE charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.
Songs for a New World
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.
By Scott McPherson
Beloved for its mordant humor and unflinching wisdom, Scott McPherson’s dark comedy allows us a moving view of one woman’s commitment to family and response to despair. Bessie lives in Florida where she cares for her pain-ridden aunt and ailing father, Marvin, who is confined to his bed and unable to speak. When Bessie is diagnosed with leukemia, her only hope is to contact her long-estranged sister, Lee, to see if their bone marrow is compatible for a transplant. Winner of the 1991–1992 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, the 1991–1992 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play, the John Gassner Award for Best New American Play, and the 1991 Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award.
A Lie of the Mind
By Sam Shepherd
This award-winning play explores family dysfunction and the nature of love as a husband searches for meaning and his wife’s family struggles with the damage of spousal abuse. Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Drama Desk Award.
The Last Night at Ballyhoo
By Alfred Uhry
This winner of a 1997 Tony Award takes place in Georgia in 1939 as a family gets pulled apart and put back together in the midst of comedy and romance. The Freitag family is more concerned about the social event of the season – Ballyhoo – as the search for love and social acceptance.