MAINSTAGE SEASON – Reserved Seating $28 Adults, $22 Students/Seniors

SHREK – July 7-22, 2017

A FAIRY TALE ADVENTURE THAT PROVES BEAUTY IS TRULY IN THE EYE OF THE OGRE!
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, SHREK THE MUSICAL is the Tony Award®-winner which brings all the beloved characters you know to life on stage and shows there’s more to the story than meets the ears. Featuring instant classics: “Big, Bright, Beautiful World,” “I’m a Believer” and more, it’s sure to delight audiences of all ages!

 

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER – September 8-16, 2017

The 5-time Tony-award winning play PETER AND THE STARCATCHER will take you on a magical journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?  This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world!  PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is a hilarious flight of fancy that brings the magic of theatre to life, and this swashbuckling grownup prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight!

 

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER THE MUSICAL – December 1-17, 2017

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be biting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon everyone from the terrified pint-sized shepherds to the furious church ladies are calling for reluctant director Grace Bradley to cancel the whole thing. It’s up to Bradley and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic. Silent night? Not a chance. But sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas.

 

SEUSSICAL – February 16-March 3, 2018

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza that brings to life all of your favorite Dr. Seuss friends. Bursting with frivolity and imagination, the colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. The musical score is top notch and reinforces the show themes of kindness, acceptance and self-esteem includes “Oh, the Things You Can Think”, “It’s Possible,” “How Lucky You Are,” and “All For You”.

 

STEEL MAGNOLIAS – April 6-14, 2018

Honey. It’s the 1980s. In Louisiana. At Truvy’s beauty shop — motto: “There is no such thing as natural beauty” — the women are all sass and brass. Through clouds of hairspray and over the buzz of blow dryers, six southern spitfires gather each week to gossip and support each other through thick and thin. But those bonds are about to be tested when M’Lynn and her daughter Shelby face a life-changing event. Infused with heart and humor, Steel Magnolias is a hilarious story of love, loss, and enduring friendship.

 

GYPSY – May 11-26, 2018

Indomitable stage mother Rose chases vicarious success and stardom as she pushes her daughters through the vaudeville circuit. When Dainty June flees the act to elope, Rose vows to make introverted Louise into a star. Boasting one show-stopping song after another – like “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and “Let Me Entertain You” – this classic musical was inspired by memoirs of the legendary burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee. 

 

FAMILY SERIES – General Admission $10

 

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD – July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.

Arnold Lobel’s treasured book characters hop from page to stage in a story of friendship and adventure. This whimsical show follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — through four, fun-filled seasons.  Waking from  hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special.  A Year With Frog And Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

 

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE – October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.

Shiver me timbers!  Jeremy Jacobs’ talent for building sand castles and digging moats has earned him an invitation to join the crew of Braid Beard’s ship.  Living the high life at sea, Jeremy trades manners for mayhem as he rolls in stolen treasure, sings sea chanteys, and practices his pirate talk with all his new pirate friends.  How I Became a Pirate is a musical based on the best-selling children’s book written by Melinda Long and illustrated by David Shannon.

 

CURIOUS GEORGE AND THE GOLDEN MEATBALL – March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.

Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies, and the award-winning PBS television show, in this delightful new musical. George helps his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious meatballs for the annual All–You-Can-Eat Meatball Day. As they get ready to serve, they notice the crowd has vanished! It seems everyone is more interested in a fancy Meatballs O’Matic machine, so a despairing Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more. Determined to help his friend, George goes on a mission to enter the Chef’s meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest… in Rome! Join George for every swing and flip in this fun-filled adventure!

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers Present “Everybody Loves Pirates”
Sunday, November 5 – 2:00 PM
Cost – $10 General Admission
 

Eight-year-old Lucy and her goofy pal Little Chucky are searching for buried treasure, but a gang of bumbling pirates keeps getting in the way! The kids get some help from their new ocean-dwelling friends, including enthusiastic superhero Lobster Boy, his reluctant sidekick Crabby, and an overgrown sea monkey. “Everybody Loves Pirates” features 15 hand-crafted mouth and rod puppets and an 8 foot paper-mache pirate ship.

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers is a puppetry troupe based in Bar Harbor, Maine, and comprised of three siblings – brothers Erik and Brian Torbeck and sister Robin (Torbeck) Erlandsen. Founded in 2000, Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers has performed at festivals, schools, libraries and theatres in the United States and Canada. They write and create all the shows they perform and have received three Citations of Excellence from UNIMA-USA, the highest national award in puppetry.