2011 - 2012 Theatre Season
All My Sons (Arthur Miller)
The main character in this hard-hitting story set shortly after World War II is Joe Keller, a manufacturer of war materials who became rich as a result of a conflict that took one of his sons and imprisoned a colleague. Winner of the Drama Critic's Award for Best New Play in 1947, All My Sons established Arthur Miller as a leading voice in the American theatre. In this play Miller introduced themes that thread through his body of work: the relationships between fathers and sons and the conflict between business and personal ethics.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Conceived by Rebecca Feldman)
A delightful musical that centers around a fictional spelling bee where six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups. It forces the overachieving “outsiders” to examine themselves, their families, and each other. Infused with empathy and heart, Spelling Bee is downright hilarious. The only word for it is “W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L”.
Curtains (Book by Rupert Holmes, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, and Music by John Kander, with additional lyrics by Kander and Holmes)
A send-up of backstage murder mystery plots set in 1959, which follows the fallout when the supremely untalented star of Robbin' Hood of the Old West is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to a police detective, who moonlights as a musical theatre fan to save the show, solve the case, and maybe even find love before the show reopens, without getting killed himself.
Bonus Production: Lifting the Veil
Performed by Jared Cole and guest