Book by Anthony Drewe, Music by George Stiles, Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling
July 21, 22, 23, 24, 2016
This light-hearted musical take on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling is a story of acceptance. There’s a brood of newly hatched ducklings on the farm, but one – “Ugly” – is an odd-looking duck. Failing to fit in, he leaves home and along the way Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters. Through humor, charm and a series of colorful adventures, Honk! reminds us that being different is good!
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, Book by Doug Wright. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker & Ron Clements. Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.
September 9-11, 15-18, 22-25, 30 - October 2, 2016
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, beautiful mermaid Ariel dreams about living in the world above. She makes a costly deal with the evil sea witch to leave her fins behind so she may join her true love, human Prince Eric. This hauntingly beautiful love story will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Kiss the Girl,” “Part of Your World” and the Calypso-infused “Under the Sea.”
By Nick Jones
October 14-16, 20-23, 2016
Trevor is a retired trained chimpanzee with a star-studded past. Dressed in overalls and surrounded by toys, he seems almost human. Loving owner Sandra thinks she understands him, but tension mounts as the audience, privy to Trevor’s thoughts and motives, learns otherwise. Writer Nick Jones’ (Orange is the New Black) painfully funny satire raises the question of how fully we can ever know ourselves or others. A Michigan premiere.
By Gore Vidal
November 4-6, 10-13, 17-19, 2016
Set in a Philadelphia hotel during the 1960 Democratic national convention, two front runners are vying for their party’s nomination. Mudslinging, backstabbing and subterfuge all take center stage in this thrilling race to the Oval Office. Filled with entertaining twists and turns, sharp wit and relevance, judge for yourself how much or how little has changed. The question remains: does the best person always get to the White House?
By Roald Dahl. Adapted for the stage by David Wood
December 8, 9, 10, 11, 2016
Roald Dahl’s much-loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms. Mr. Fox will do anything to keep his family fed and safe. With the help of his woodland friends, he devises a plan to outsmart the farmers. This rip-roaring fable shows the importance of tolerance, perseverance and community.
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Conceived By Lin-Manuel Miranda
January 20-22, 26-29, February 2-5, 10-12, 2017
New York City’s Washington Heights is a vibrant neighborhood on the brink of change where dreams are big, ambition is strong, and money is hard to come by. A winning lottery ticket could potentially change the livelihood of the community forever. This exhilarating bi-lingual sensation pulsates with Latin rhythms and hip-hop, and electrifies with exuberant street-dance thus deserving of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical.
By Lanie Robertson
Feb 24-26, Mar 2-5, 10-12, 2017
Spend an evening with legendary jazz singer Billie Holliday, onstage in a Philadelphia nightclub in 1959, for one of the last performances of her life. Billie’s indomitable spirit and sass shine through her torrid stories of addiction, abuse and racism. Featuring more than a dozen of her most popular songs in a hauntingly beautiful and intimate musical theatre experience that captures the essence of ‘Lady Day’ and her music.
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten
Mar 24-26, 30 – Apr 2, 6-9, 2017
It’s the hottest day of July and smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season as the formidable women of the Verdeen clan meet up for a family reunion. Quirky characters and outlandish situations aside, things get really crazy when a high stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. Full of slapstick and brilliant one-liners, this zany southern-fried comedy is a “white trash jamboree!”
Ladies Night Out! Thursday, March 23, 2016
By Edward Albee
Apr 21-23, 27-30, 2017
Charlie and Nancy are at a crossroads. Having raised a family and now facing retirement, they each want different things in life. During a holiday at the ocean, issues come to a head, further complicated by the appearance of another couple, two giant lizards who are also at odds with each other. Edward Albee’s fantasy-tinged exploration of relationships in transition is engaging and intriguing, and no ordinary day at the beach.
Lyrics by Tim Rice | Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
May 19-21, 25-28, June 1-4, 9-11, 2017
Reimagined with a contemporary slant, Stagecrafters’ production of Jesus Christ Superstar sets this classic rock musical in present day. A band of road-worn actors invade an abandoned theatre – their intent – to relive the last seven days of Jesus’ life. The emotional and energetic score includes legendary songs such as “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Everything’s Alright” and, of course, “Superstar.”