September 15 – November 27, 2016 and December 29, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Based on Nik Cohn's 1975 New York Magazine article "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night" and Norman Wexler's 1977 screenplay it inspired, it focuses on Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local discotheque. His very ordinary life is transformed when he steps on to the dance floor. Packed with over twenty legendary hits from The Bee Gees including the classics; Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talking, You Should Be Dancing and How Deep is Your Love.
Directed by WBT favorite, Richard Stafford and the Musical Director is Ryan Edward Wise.
July 21 to September 11, 2016
The Smash hit musicalMillion Dollar Quartet”, written by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, dramatizes the impromptu recording session which is considered a seminal moment in rock and roll history. It is Inspired by the famed recording session in Memphis in 1956 that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
It brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring an eclectic score of rock, gospel, R&B and country hits including; “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
Our Production is Directed By Broadway favorite, Hunter Foster, who appeared in the original production. Jennifer Cody is the Associate Director and Choreographer, David Sonneborn, a veteran of the national tour, is The Musical Director.
May 5th - July 17th
If you like Grease, you will love Happy Days. Grab your poodle skirt, saddle shoes, and the kids, and take a rock & roll trip down memory lane! This new Musical is based on the television series and written by its creator, Garry Marshall. A Bright and funny musical celebration of nostalgia with lots of Singing & Dancing! Featuring 21 songs by Oscar and Grammy award-winning songwriter Paul Williams, including the series’ theme song.
March 3rd to May 1st Man of La Mancha, set in 17th century Spain, is a powerful blend of tragedy, romance, comedy and adventure. The musical tells the story of Miguel de Cervantes' wrongful imprisonment during the Spanish Inquisition. In his defense, Cervantes shares the elaborate tale of Don Quixote. Backed by his faithful sidekick, Sancho Panza, Don Quixote pursues his quest for the Impossible Dream. He is a man who sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. This inspiring musical invites the audience to explore the contrast between the reality of Cervantes' prison cell and the dream of Quixote's quest for perfection.
The story is both very entertaining and very moving, and will warm the heart of everyone whose spirits were ever raised by the prospect of a victory by the underdog against all the odds. The score is a musical delight and contains one of the most poignant moments in musical theatre as Don Quixote relates his personal credo in "The Impossible Dream".
February 4 to February 28, 2016
The show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961. Through letters and visits, the two share the homespun stories of laughter and heartache that brought together a housewife and a legendary country singer. This fun-loving, crowd-pleasing musical complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, features 27 classic songs, including "Crazy," "Walkin' After Midnight," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams," "Back In Baby's Arms" and more.
The Show is Directed by Amiee Turner. Musical Direction by Ken Lundie and featuring The Bodacious Bobcat Band. Starring Erin McCracken as Patsy Cline and Susann Fletcher as Louise Seger and understudying both roles is Jeremy Parker.
A Carol For A Later Christmas
December 3 - December 27, 2015
Ever wonder what happens after "A Christmas Carol" ends?
Ten years later, Scrooge is dead and Tiny Tim is about to turn 21. Scrooge, like Marley before him, comes back to help Tim, no longer Tiny, make choices about love and career. Written in the style of Dickens with original, soaring music, by the team of Neil Berg and Nick Meglin (former editor of Mad Magazine), "Tim and Scrooge" is sure to become a new Holiday classic for young and old alike.
September 24 - November 29, 2015 and returns December 30, 2015 – January 31, 2016
Music by Jerome Kern and Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
Directed and Choreographed by Richard Stafford
Musical Direction by Ryan Wise
Show Boat, the first great serious Broadway musical, combined the talents of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. The story, which spans almost fifty years, follows the lives, loves, and losses of a troupe of riverboat performers aboard the Cotton Blossom floating theater on the mighty Mississippi. Its timeless score contains some of the most beautiful and emotionally charged songs ever written for a musical, including "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" and "Make Believe" and “Ol’ Man River".
Our production stars Sarah Hanlon as Julie Laverne, Bonnie Fraser as Magnolia Hawks, John Preator as Gaylord Ravenal, Jamie Ross as Cap’n Andy, Karen Murphy as Parthy Hawks, Amanda Pulcini as Ellie May Shipley, Michael James Leslie as Joe, Daniel Scott Walton as Frank Schultz, and Inga Ballard as Queenie.
Featuring the talents of; Malcom Armwood, Eric Briarley, Erin Chupinsky, Micharel Dauer, Jonathan Freeland, Alia Hodge, Justin R.G. Holcomb, Celeste Hudson, Paul-Jordan Jansen, Leisa Mather, Zoie Morris, Gabriella Perez, Kristyn Pope, Adam Richardson, Roger Preston Smith and Karen Webb.
Photos By John Vecchiolla