January 31 - February 24, 2019. Winner of the 1978 Tony Award for Best Musical. Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin’ new beat, swing music. The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s comes to life in the three-time Tony Award-winning musical revue, Ain’t Misbehavin’. This musical revue is like one big rent party or club show on stage. Enjoy the great stride music of Fats Waller with performers singing and dancing his musical tales of love, longing, and the zest for life.
Conceived by Richard Maltby, JR. and Murray Horwitz. Musical Adaptations, Orchestrations & Arrangements by Luther Henderson. Directed by Richard Maltby Jr. Music Direction by William Foster McDaniel.. Starring: Martine Allard, Ron Lucas, Tony Perry, Amy Jo Phillips and Anita Welch. With: Derrick Baker and Bambi Jones. Set Design by Steve Loftus, Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design by Mark Zuckerman. The Costume Designer is Keith Nielsen, the Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, and Properties are by Grumpy’s Props.
NOVEMBER 29th – DECEMBER 23rd, 2018
A musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic. Book by John Fanelli and Original Music and Lyrics by George Puello. A wonderful Holiday treat to delight all ages! This new musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens Classic features an original score as well as many of the traditional carols we love to sing! See Scrooge and Tiny Tim and all of the timeless characters we’ve all grown to know & love. And this version includes a surprising new twist! With a large cast, look for colorful production numbers and lots of dancing! An uplifting evening of holiday cheer!
Starring David Edwards as Mr. Scrooge! The cast features Emma Barishman, Sarah Colt, Joseph Cullinane, Courtney Lynn Curry, Jackson Fanelli, Rachel Gifford, Alex John Johnson, Alexandra Milbrath, Joey Sanzaro, Brandon Shockey, Edward Simon, Daniel Directed by John Fanelli, Musical Direction by Julianne Merrill, Musical Staging by Joseph Cullinane.
From the Tony Award-winning team of Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit comes the exquisite masterpiece, Phantom, an epic and passionate tale of murder, intrigue, and romance! Based on Gaston Leroux’s timeless love story, Phantom tells the rich and beautiful story of how the Erik became the tortured figure underneath the Paris Opera House. Told with passion, emotion, and luxurious music, PHANTOM reveals the heart of this disfigured musical genius and his love for Christine, the Opera’s beautiful ingénue. Their musical affair unfolds deep in the catacombs of the opera house, where Erik finds salvation in Christine’s breathtaking voice.” It is, quite simply, an unforgettable theatrical experience!.
September 13 - November 25, 2018 and returns December 27, 2018 - January 27, 2019. Photos By John Vecchiolla.
July 5 - September 8, 2018. Anything Goes is the winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and considered one of the greatest Tap Dancing musicals of all time. A brassy nightclub singer, a starry-eyed stowaway and Public Enemy No. 13 are booked on a transatlantic luxury liner bound for romance and laughter. Cole Porter’s delightful, delicious, “De-Lovely” first-class score includes some of the musical theatre’s most memorable standards, including "I Get a Kick Out of You," "You're the Top," "It's De-Lovely," "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" “Friendship,” “All Through The Night,” and many more! Directed and Choreographed by Richard Stafford. Musical Direction by Patrick Hoagland Associate Choreographer is Joseph Cullinane. . Photos By John Vecchiolla.
April 5 - July 1, 2018
The hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder.
Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a Convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood, and music.
Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner ALAN MENKEN, dazzling dance routines and songs inspired by Motown, soul, and disco, SISTER ACT is the funniest and funkiest musical around. Photos By John Vecchiolla.
January 11th - April 1, 2018 One of the longest-running Broadway musicals ever, A Chorus Line is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and nine Tony Awards including Best Musical.
This beloved and iconic musical by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante with a brilliant and show-stopping score by Marvin Hamlisch & Lyrics by Edward Kleban, is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the Musical Theatre, the chorus dancers, valiant, over- dedicated, underpaid and highly trained troopers who back up the star and often make them look more talented. The characters portrayed in A Chorus Line are based on the real-life experiences of Broadway dancers.
Its powerful stories are touching, funny, inspiring and relatable to anyone with a passion for performing. The show is a brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song and compellingly authentic drama.
November 22 – December 23, 2017
A Holiday Musical Adventure by Bob Fitzsimmons
Direction and Choreography by Richard Stafford
Musical Direction by Shane Parus
This Delightful Holiday Musical is a true celebration of the Season. All the splendor of Christmas is brought to life in a magical journey through Yuletides past. Lost in a future time and desperate to return to his home galaxy, our Starman journeys back through time searching for that magical December 24th evening when three brilliant stars came together and changed the course of history. Knowing that these same stars will set him on the right course toward home, Noel journeys around the world and touches down in a small town in America, The North Pole, Dickens' England and many other places on his quest. ,
The Book of The Christmas Voyager was written By Robert Fitzsimmons and Kathy Wheeler and Musical arrangements are by Steven Silverstein. Our terrific cast includes Zach Trimmer as Noel, the Starman, Katie Scarlett Brunson, Joseph Cullinane, Jayson Elliott, Bonnie Fraser, Lily Lewis, Gary Lynch, Tony Triano, Allyson Tucker, and Daniel Scott Walton. With Haylie Shea Cristiano and Molly Lyons alternating in the child roles.
Directed & Choreographed by Richard Stafford who has directed many shows at WBT including the recent hits, Annie Get Your Gun and Saturday Night Fever. He also directed Robert Fitzsimmons' delightful musical, Christmas Inn, presented at WBT in 2016,
Shane Parus returns as Musical Director after his recent success with Annie Get Your Gun.