Reserved Seating $28 Adults, $22 Seniors (60+)/Students (with valid ID)
June 22-July 8, 2018
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
Licensed by Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
Anything Goes is a Tony-Award winning, tap-dancing musical that will take you on a captivating voyage that you’ll not soon forget! In this “De-lovely” musical, the S.S. American sets out on the high seas, and two unlikely pairs set sail on a course for true love. But true love isn’t always as easy to come by, and soon hilarity and hijinks ensue on the high seas, complete with mistaken identities, love triangles, scandal, and blackmail! Complete with classic songs by Cole Porter including, “You’re the Top,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” “It’s De-Lovely,” and, of course, “Anything Goes,” you’re sure to enjoy this memorable classic!
DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID
July 20-August 5, 2018
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
Licensed by Music Theatre International
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it’s a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Come fall in love with the magic for the first time—or all over again with classics such as “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” “Part of Your World” and more!
THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940
September 7-16, 2018
A Play Written by John Bishop
Licensed by Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Midnight, 1940. A snowstorm encroaches upon the estate of a wealthy philanthropist, a patron of the arts, who has called together a famous songwriting team, an iconic director, a Broadway producer, and a pair of theater wannabes. They think that they are pitching the next musical extravaganza when, in fact, they have been summoned in order to discover the “Stagedoor Slasher,” a madman (or madwoman) who killed three chorus girl dancers, and just might kill again. Throw in some Nazi spies, cross-dressing psychopaths, and a bumbling police detective, and you have a murder-mystery-comedy with a vintage flair to boot. An ingenious and wildly comic romp which enjoyed a long and critically hailed run both on and Off-Broadway. Poking antic fun at the more ridiculous aspects of “show biz” and the corny thrillers of Hollywood’s heyday, the play is a non-stop barrage of laughter as those assembled (or at least those who aren’t killed off) untangle the mystery.
THE MAN WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS
November 23-December 16, 2018
Music and Lyrics by Ron Lytle
This very merry new holiday musical is based on the true story of A.C. Gilbert, inventor of the Erector Set. Set in 1917, when America was embroiled in the first World War, this “New Old-Fashioned” crowd-pleaser focuses on Gilbert’s battle with the U.S. government as it attempts to ban toy sales during the holiday season. The toe-tapping melodies of the musical numbers accurately and charmingly echo the World War I era, and dancing factory workers, singing soldiers, chorus lines of happy kids, and know-it-all politicians make Mr. Gilbert’s story sting!
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
February 15-March 3, 2019
Book and Lyrics by Brian Hargrove
Music by Barbara Anselmi
Licensed by Music Theatre International
In the hilarious and heartwarming new musical It Shoulda Been You, it’s a culture clash for the ages when two families from wildly different backgrounds come together to celebrate a wedding. As if the union wasn’t complicated enough, the bride’s ex-boyfriend arrives, bringing the wedding to a screeching halt and throwing both families into hysterical chaos. Plots are hatched, promises broken, secrets exposed – and the bride’s resourceful sister is left to turn an unmitigated disaster into happily ever after. A hilarious new musical complete with blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing moms, unexpected guests and enough twists and turns to make even the most experienced wedding planner throw up his hands and say “Holy Matrimony!”
THE ODD COUPLE (MALE & FEMALE VERSIONS)
April 5-14, 2019
A Play Written by Neil Simon
Licensed by Samuel French
This classic comedy discovers what happens when persons of opposite personalities and lifestyles become unlikely roommates. Prolific American playwright Neil Simon brought slovenly Oscar Madison and fastidious Felix Ungar to the stage in 1965, and won the Tony for Best Author of a Play. The Odd Couple went on to become a film and a successful television series. In 1985, Simon revised the play for a female cast in a contemporary setting, in which Olive Madison and Florence Ungar become the mismatched roommates after a marital separation. From a male or female perspective, hilarity results when the worlds of these endearing characters collide! The show will be performed in rep with both male and female versions in the run.
MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT
May 11-26, 2019
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez
Licensed by Theatrical Rights Worldwide
Monty Python’s Spamalot, written by Monty Python alum Eric Idle, is a hilarious extravaganza that borrows lovingly (and unapologetically) from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. In telling the tale of King Arthur and his epic quest with the Knights of the Round Table, this absurd musical — which won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, during its original Broadway run — features beautiful show girls and outlandish oddities such as flatulent Frenchmen, flying cows, killer rabbits, and The Knights Who Say Ni. If you’re in need of an irreverent reminder to “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” look no further than Monty Python’s Spamalot at The Playhouse at Allenberry!