SEASON 2023-2024: 101 YEARS!
September 22 - October 8, 2023
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Roger O. Hirson
Stage Direction by Alison Walters-Short
Music Direction by Div Slomin
Choreography by Jill Tokac
Production Manager Sandy Armstrong
With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.
One Slight Hitch
December 1-10, 2023 (including Thursday, December 7)
by Lewis Black
Directed by David Dooks
Production Manager Ginger Webb
It's Courtney's wedding day, and her mom, Delia, is making sure that everything is perfect. The groom is perfect, the dress is perfect, and the decorations (assuming they arrive) will be perfect. Then, like in any good farce the doorbell rings. And all hell breaks loose. So much for perfect.
Court Martial at Fort Devens
March 1-17, 2024
by Jeffrey Sweet
Directed by Lisa Miller-Gillespie
Production Manager Susan Harrington
When a group of young black women join the Women's Army Corps during WWII, they're promised training as medical technicians. But a racist Colonel at Fort Devens has other ideas, and demotes them to cleaning duty. The battle of wills leads to a confrontation in which the colonel makes comments so offensive that the WACs pull an immediate strike. Though a visiting general is able to compel most of the women to go back to work, two refuse and are held for trial. Defended by a civilian lawyer who's never tried a court-martial, they embark on an uphill fight to change the status quo. Based on a true story, this gripping and inspiring drama explores the complexities of standing up for one's rights.
Twelfth Night (Musical)
May 3-19, 2024
Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah & Shaina Taub; Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub
Stage Direction by Maddie Roth
Music Direction by Samantha Prindiville
Choreography by Rebecca Graber
Production Manager Sara DeLong
Named one of the best theatrical productions of 2018 by Time, The Hollywood Reporter and The Washington Post, Twelfth Night is a rousing contemporary musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy about mistaken identity and self-discovery. Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess and falls hard for a Duke. As she navigates this strange and wonderful new land, she finds her true self and true love in the process.