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SUMMER FESTIVAL 2014

Join us as the magic of our Summer Festival 2014 transforms Stoneham's stage from an undersea kingdom to a sailing ship, a roller disco to the mysterious Australian outback, and the Garden of Eden to King Arthur's Round Table. The Festival's six productions—Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr., Children of Eden, Xanadu, Monty Python's Spamalot, Picnic at Hanging Rock and Mary Zimmerman's Argonautika—star young actors in grades 4 through 12.

ADULTS: $15; STUDENTS: $10
Adults $10 before August 7th.
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Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.
Fri August 8, 12pm | Sat August 9, 12pm | Sun August 10, 12pm

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film
Music adapted and arranged by director David Weinstein

In a magical underwater kingdom, a young mermaid longs to leave her ocean home—and her fins—behind. But to live in the world above, she and her underwater pals will have to defy her kingly father, make a deal with the evil sea witch, and convince the handsome human prince she's the girl he's been seeking. Join us for this journey "Under the Sea," with all your favorite songs and beloved characters!

DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 | Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397- 4684 www.mtishows.com | The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.


CHILDREN OF EDEN
Fri August 8, 7pm | Sat August 9, 3pm | Sun August 10, 3pm

Book by John Caird
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby
Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin & Martin Erskine

Inspired by the Genesis stories, this joyful musical explores the fraught and funny relationships between parents and children and the patterns passed—intentionally or not—between "Generations." Children of Eden features fabulous Stephen Schwartz songs like "Spark of Creation," "Stranger to the Rain" and "Lost in the Wilderness."

CHILDREN OF EDEN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 | Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.mtishows.com | The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.


XANADU
Thurs August 7, 7pm | Sat August 9, 7pm | Sun August 10, 7pm

Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
Based on the Universal Pictures film
Screenplay by Richard Danus & Marc Rubel
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery, Tara Smith/B. Swibel, Sara Murchison/Dale Smith & Cari Smulyan

A magical Greek muse descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to 1980s Venice Beach, California on a quest to inspire a struggling artist. But when they fall in love, her jealous sisters wreak havoc on the pair's roller-disco dreams. This hilarious, free-wheeling musical adventure encourages us to listen to our hearts despite what others say.

XANADU is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 | Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.mtishows.com | The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.


PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK
Fri August 15, 8pm | Sat August 16, 5pm | Sun August 17, 8pm

Book, music, and lyrics by Daniel Zaitchik
Based on the novel Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Weigall Lindsay

Appleyard School for Girls. Australia. 1900. St. Valentine's Day. When a group of school girls picnic at a mysterious geological formation known as Hanging Rock, three of them never return. Did they run away, were they kidnapped, or was something more supernatural at play? This haunting new musical weaves an intricate web of longing, loss and mystery.


Monty Python's SPAMALOT
Fri August 15, 5pm | Sat August 16, 8pm | Sun August 17, 2pm

Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle
A new musical lovingly ripped off from the classic film MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL
From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table with show girls, cows, killer rabbits, and Frenchies tossed in. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and garnered 14 Tony Award nominations.

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 570 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10018. (866) 378-9758 www.theatricalrights.com


ARGONAUTIKA
Thurs August 14, 8pm | Sat August 16, 2pm | Sun August 17, 5pm

by Mary Zimmerman
adapted from The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts
Gaius Vlerius Flaccus Translated by David R. Slavitt
Apollonius Rhodius Translated by Peter Green

"Argonautika is a Masterpiece." —Chicago Tribune
"Argonautika shimmers with humor and sheer genius" —San Francisco Chronicle

Heroes and monsters battle on a green sea. Mary Zimmerman (Metamorphoses, The Jungle Book) reimagines the journey of Jason and his heroic crew as they cross oceans in search of the Golden Fleece, before returning home to find the most dangerous enemy is sometimes the one you hold most close.

World Premiere by the Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago. ARGONAUTIKA is produced by special arrangement with BRET ADAMS, LTD., 448 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. www.bretadamsltd.net



Questions about the young co?  Email education@stonehamtheatre.org
or call 781-587-7907.