ANNOUNCING SEASON 16!
September 10 –
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Originally produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince Featuring Kathy St. George as Domina MUSICAL COMEDY
Something familiar, something peculiar, a comedy tonight! Stephen Sondheim's riotously funny Broadway musical hit will have you rolling in the aisles as Pseudolus, a clever and scheming Roman slave, does just about anything to secure his freedom. Things don't exactly go as planned when he ventures to unite the girl next door with his infatuated master. When she turns out to be a virgin courtesan sold to a formidable Roman Captain, what will Pseudolus do? Find out in this sexy and hilarious slapstick musical comedy!
October 22 –
By Rebecca Gilman BOSTON AREA PREMIERE
"...one of this year's most valuable additions to American drama..." —Los Angeles Times
Six-month-old Luna is at the heart of a raging storm. This gripping new drama about a heart-wrenching custody battle between social services, a dysfunctional religious grandmother, and parents in recovery for drug addiction, illustrates how the most vulnerable in our society are affected by where we put our faith, trust, and dependency.
November 27 –
CHRISTMAS ON THE AIR
By Lucia Frangione MUSICAL HOLIDAY SHOW
It's December 1949, and Percival B. Frank, the station manager and owner of CKOS Radio, wants to invite you to join in as a "live studio audience member" for their annual Christmas Eve radio show. Miss Sylvia White will spice things up in her comical cooking segment. Garnished with Christmas carols, humor, and a touch of romance, this family-run station will host a festive program you are sure to adore. Savor the magical moments of the holidays with your family and friends at this heartwarming, nostalgic show.
*This show may be added to 4-Show and 6-Show Memberships for $40 per ticket.
February 25 – March 13, 2016
by Richard Nelson The Apple Family Plays presented in collaboration with Gloucester Stage, featuring Joel Colodner*, Laura Latreille*, Karen MacDonald*, Bill Mootos*, and Sarah Newhouse* CONTEMPORARY DRAMA/NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE
"...a beautiful, deeply cathartic play..." — Ben Brantley, The New York Times
In Sorry, the third of the Apple Family Plays, Richard Nelson takes us deeper into the self-conflict and inner struggles of the characters we've come to know in this emotional and pivotal point in the four-play series. It's Election Day 2012, and this close-knit family gathers in Rhinebeck, NY once again in an act of solidarity to face putting their degenerating elderly uncle into a nursing home. Confronted by regrets, they wrestle with making choices concerning the future of their uncle and our nation in this contemporary American drama.
*Denotes Member of Actors' Equity Association
March 13 – April 24, 2016
Book by Neil Simon Music by Cy Coleman Lyrics by Dorothy Fields Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Plaiano Produced for the Broadway Stage by Fryer, Carr and Harris Conceived, staged and choreographed by Bob Fosse TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL
A naive dance-hall hostess desperately wants to fall in love and escape her sleazy life in New York City, but she repeatedly falls for the wrong kind of man. Her endearing and unwavering hope for a better future will entertain you, as she sings and dances her way into your heart. Follow the unlucky-in-love misadventures of Charity Hope Valentine in this toe-tapping, Tony Award-winning, Broadway musical hit.
Featuring show-stoppers "Big Spender" and "If My Friends Could See Me Now."
May 5 – 22, 2016
By George Sklar and Vera Caspary MURDER MYSTERY CLASSIC
Men pined over her, women wanted to be her — but who wanted to kill her? Everyone is a suspect in the murder of Laura Hunt, an irresistibly attractive business woman trying to make her way in the world of advertising. A hardboiled detective on the case becomes infatuated with her portrait after reading her memoirs and her closest friends don't trust him. The stylish and sexy murder mystery is an unforgettable 1944 movie starring Gene Tierney and Vincent Price. The twists and turns of this film noir classic, adapted for the stage, will have you guessing whodunit.
June 9 – 26, 2016
Book by Weylin Symes Music and lyrics by Steven Barkhimer WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL WITH LOCAL FLAIR
When Hank invites his girlfriend's 14-year-old daughter, Cora, out for the day on his lobster boat, things go swimmingly until his assistant lets it slip that wedding bells will soon chime. That's when the seas start to get a bit choppy. This heartwarming and silly new show set off the shores of Cape Ann is the best lobstering musical you've ever seen. It's a keepa, we guarantee it.