84th Season | 2017 - 2018

  • Sweeny Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    Summer Musical - Directed by Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss
    July 14 – 23, 2017

    Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony Awards for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.

    An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!
  • And Then There Were None
    Murder Mystery - Directed by John Freeman
    August 25 – September 3, 2017

    Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery comedy statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead - poisoned. One down and nine to go! The excitement never lets up in this classic mystery.

  • A Trip to Bountiful
    Drama - Directed by Bryson Holloway
    October 13 – 22, 2017

    Horton Foote’s moving play tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman, who longs to escape the cramped Houston apartment where she lives with her protective son, Ludie, and her authoritarian daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae.Carrie wants to return to her beloved hometown of Bountiful, Texas, one final time before she dies. While Ludie is at work and Jessie Mae is at the drugstore, Carrie escapes to the bus station and befriends a young woman named Thelma. The new friends travel toward Bountiful together, but when Carrie arrives in nearby Harrison, Texas, she begins to learn that her beloved town isn’t the same as she remembered it.

  • Annie
    Holiday Musical - Directed by Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss
    December 8 – December 17, 2017

    Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

  • Beau Jest
    Romantic Comedy - Directed by John Freeman
    February 2 – 11, 2018

    Sarah is a nice Jewish girl with a problem: her parents want her married to a nice Jewish boy. They have never met her boyfriend, a WASP executive named Chris Kringle. She tells them she is dating a Jewish doctor and they insist on meeting him. She plans a dinner party and, over the heated protests of Chris, employs an escort service to send her a Jewish date to be Dr. Steinberg. Instead, they send Bob Schroeder, an aspiring actor who agrees to perform the impersonation. Happily, he is extremely convincing in the role and Sarah's parents are enraptured. Soon, even Sarah falls for Bob.

  • You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
    Directed by Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss
    March 23 – April 1, 2018

    Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. In this revised version, with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and dialogue by Michael Mayer, the sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang is maintained, but a fresh insouciance and playfulness is revealed. The new script features two new songs, particularly funny dialogue, and new, catchy orchestrations. Whether you’re keen to fly with the Red Baron, moon over the Moonlight Sonata, or just do your best to find “Happiness,” You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a crowd-pleasing classic.
  • The Scarlett Girls
    Directed by John Freeman
    May 11 – 20, 2018

    It was one part talent search, one part publicity stunt, and one part logistical nightmare. In 1936, David O. Selznick sent his troops throughout the South to search for a fresh-faced new talent to play Scarlett O'Hara in his upcoming blockbuster, “Gone With The Wind”. The team traveled to colleges, small town little theatres, and debutant societies. They were counting on some good press, they were counting on winning southern support for their film adaption of the revered Margaret Mitchell novel, but they weren't counting on the girls of Gideon, Georgia. When these Scarlett wannabes figure out that it's all just a publicity stunt, they take the Selznick team hostage. As the girls fight for the chance at a Hollywood screen test, they unveil some dark secrets. When it comes to back-stabbing, conniving and winning at all costs, these girls give Hollywood a run for its money.