2012 - 2013 Theatre Season

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You Can't Take it With You

You Can't Take it With You – At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before you realize that if they are mad, then the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. Tony, the attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore house on the wrong evening. The shock sustained shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The concluding act reveals some surprising "conversions" and delightful characters. Originally produced by the Hilltop Players in 2002.

The Spitfire Grill

The Spitfire Grill is an American musical, based on the 1996 film of the same name by Lee David Zlotoff. The musical depicts the journey of a young woman just released from prison who decides to start her life anew in a rural Wisconsin town. She precipitates a journey within the town itself toward its own tenuous reawakening. Originally produced by the Hilltop Players in 2008.

In New York Magazine, John Simon wrote, "It is not often that material moves me to tears, but this was one of those occasions. The Spitfire Grill has the heart and soul ... what  even in normal times would be a joy is, in these troubled ones, sheer nourishment."  Reviewer Matthey Murray wrote that "The Spitfire Grill is one of the most heartfelt musicals of recent years, its homespun charms as inviting as a warm winter blanket."  Elysa Gardner wrote in USA Today, "Open your heart and visit the Spitfire Grill."


Hilltop Players presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella – originally written for television, Cinderella, is based upon the French version. The story concerns a young woman, forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother and self-centered step-sisters, who dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella is transformed into a Princess and finds her Prince. Originally produced by the Hilltop Players in 1999.


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