July 9, 2015 - August 9, 2015
GODSPELL was the first major musical theater offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden) and it took the world by storm. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus’s life dances across the stage. Led by the international hit, “Day By Day,” GODSPELL features a parade of beloved songs including “Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All For The Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Tower of Babble” and “Beautiful City.”
Based on "The Gospel According to St. Matthew," the musical, uses contemporary themes, improvisation, a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and a hefty dose of comic timing to illustrate the parables. The message of kindness, tolerance and love comes vibrantly to life.
April 9th - July 5th
Possibly the greatest musical ever created. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the musical is set in the turbulent fifties, on the mean streets of Manhattan's upper west side. West Side Story tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers Caught between two warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, Tony and Maria attempt to create a life together.This brilliant collaboration by Broadway greats Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim combines music, lyrics and dance into a timeless tribute to young love. "Something's Coming", "Maria", "America", "Somewhere", "Tonight", "I Feel Pretty".
January 29th – April 5th, 2015
Book and Lyrics By Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on "The Once And Future King" by T.H. White, Directed and Choreographed by Richard Sabellico, Musical Direction by Ryan Wise
Lerner and Loewe’s timeless masterpiece, Camelot was inspired by T. H. White's chivalric tale, "The Once and Future King”. It is considered one of history’s greatest love stories. King Arthur and his new queen, Guinevere, rule their kingdom with ideals of chivalry and peace, but the arrival of Sir Lancelot threatens the foundation of the realm in one of the most fabled love triangles of all time. Revel in the glorious music including, “Camelot”, "If Ever I Would Leave You", "The Lusty Month of May", "I Loved You Once in Silence", "What Do the Simple Folk Do?"
Directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran, Richard Sabellico, this exciting new, intimate, production focuses on the dynamic and rich, intense characters in this most regal of American musicals. The Musical Director is Ryan Edward Wise who recently worked with Richard on mounting this new version at The Mt. Gretna Playhouse in Pennsylvania.
Photos by John Vecchiolla
December 4th - December 28th, 2014
It Happened One Christmas Eve is the heart-warming story, about an infant left on the doorstep of an old brownstone rooming-house in Brooklyn on Christmas Eve, and the magic she brings to the lives of those who find her.
The show features a book by Bob Fitzsimmons, original music & lyrics by Steven Silverstein & Barbara Campbell, and musical arrangements by Steven Silverstein. The story of “It Happened One Christmas Eve” unfolds over several Christmas Eves. Told in flashback, it spans plenty of time periods: 1989 to 1919 to 1929 to 1938, 1941, 1944 and 1952. Then back to 1989.
Photos by John Vecchiolla
September 25th – November 30th and December 31st – January 25th, 2015
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan.
Directed by Charles Repole , Choreographed by Michael Lichtefeld, Musical Direction by Leo Carusone
Starring George Dvorsky and Haley Swindal
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s award-winning South Pacific is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener. The musical is set on an island paradise during World War II and tells two parallel love stories against the dangers of prejudice and war and the importance of valuing diversity. Its portrayal of Americans stationed in an alien culture in wartime is as relevant today as in 1949.
Our Cast features Haley Swindal as Nellie Forbush, George Dvorsky as Emile de Becque, Zach Trimmer as Lt. Joseph Cable, Bill E. Dietrich as Luther Billis, Joanne Javien as Bloody Mary, Alison T. Chi as Liat, Brian Michael Henry as Stewpot, David Cantor as Commander Harbison, William Richardson as Professor and James Van Treuren as Brackett. The deBecque children will feature local children; Kyle Arzaga and Daniel Ward will alternate in the role of Jerome and Kaeleigh Picco and Isabella D’Erasmo will alternate in the role of Ngana.
Photos by John Vecchiolla
Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this musical contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score;“Over The Rainbow”, “Ding, Dong, The Witch Is Dead”, “If I Only Had A Brain”, “We’re Off To See The Wizard”, “The Merry Old Land Of Oz.”. Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. A fantastic musical treat for the whole family.
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a hit musical! Mary Poppins is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household in Edwardian London to care for Jane and Michael Banks. Adventure abounds as she then whisks them away to meet chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and more. It features beloved songs such as "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "A Spoonful of Sugar" and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious". Believe in the magic of Mary Poppins and discover a world where anything can happen if you let it!
The multi-talented cast features: Lauren Blackman as Mary Poppins, Leo Ash Evans as Bert, Joe Dellger as Mr. Banks, Leisa Mathers as Mrs. Banks, Karen Murphy as Mrs. Brill, Peter Cormican as Admiral Bloom, Jan Neuberger as Miss Andrews, Mark Blowers, Sara Brophy, Laura Cable, Mark Donaldson, Maria Logan, Evan Mayer, Maggie McGrath, Kristyn Pope, Matthew Ranaudo, Roger Preston Smith, Matias Stegmann, Karen Webb and Eric Whitehead. Jane Shearin, Brandon Singel, Gabriel Reis and Michelle Moughan will alternate performances as Jane & Michael Banks.
The production is Directed and Choreographed by WBT favorite, Richard Stafford. Associate Director and Choreographer is Jonathan Stahl. The Musical Director is Leo Carusone.