- The Pajama Game
New London Barn PlayhouseWednesday, June 12, 2019 to Sunday, June 23, 2019
Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross Book by George Abbot & Richard Bissell Based on the Novel 7 1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell Sparks are flying at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, where new superintendent Sid Sorokin and union head Babe Williams are at loggerheads over a 7 ½ cents pay increase. Everything changes, though, when their fiery disdain grows into passionate love. This Tony Award-winning (1955, Best Musical; 2006, Best Musical Revival) gem is full of classic songs like “Steam Heat” and ...
- Peter and the Starcatcher
New London Barn PlayhouseWednesday, June 26, 2019 to Sunday, July 07, 2019
A Play by Rick Elice Music by Wayne Barker Based on the Novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson You know Peter Pan, but you’ve never seen him like this. The orphaned Peter is shipped off to a distant island ruled by a wicked king, but on the journey discovers a powerful secret hidden on the ship. Peter is joined by Starcatcher-in-training Molly and a cast of over 100 characters as he fights to protect their precious cargo and defeat the fearsome pirate Black ...
- Damn Yankees
The BarnstormersThursday, June 27, 2019 to Saturday, July 06, 2019
Book by George Abbott & Douglass Wallop | Lyrics & Music by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross The classic musical tale of what happens when you sell your soul to the devil—all for the love of the game—(and the gal)…
- Funny Girl
Interlakes Summer TheatreWednesday, July 03, 2019 to Sunday, July 14, 2019
Composer: Jule Styne Playwright: Isobel Lennart Lyricist: Bob Merrill Funny Girl is the story of beloved comedienne Fanny Brice, following her from her youth in New York’s Lower East Side, to burlesque and vaudeville, her big break with the Ziegfeld Follies and her relationship with Nick Arnstein. A triumphant story of starry success and a bittersweet story of love, Jule Styne and Bob Merrill’s Funny Girl is a musical theatre classic which celebrates the exuberant and elegant flavor of Broadway in the 1910s and 20s and the comic genius of Fanny Brice. Featuring ...
- Life on a Plate
Patchwork PlayersWednesday, July 03, 2019 to Friday, July 12, 2019
Written and Conceived by Miles Burns and Hannah Morrisse. Original music by Miles Burns and Scottie Hermenau. Life on a Plate is the heroic tale of an underdog, or in this case “the last pea on the plate,” passed over time and time again. Join Pea, Carrot, and all the other inhabitants of the fridge on an egg-i-stential journey to food paradise. DATESJuly 3 – Colonial TheatreJuly 5 and 12 – Weathervane TheatreJuly 10 – TBA
- Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS
Weathervane TheatreTuesday, July 09, 2019 to Wednesday, August 07, 2019
(performs in alternating rep)Music and Lyrics by Irving BerlinBased Upon the Paramount Pictures Film Written for the Screen by Norman Krasnodar, Norman Panama, and Melvin FrankBook by David Ives and Paul BlakeWorld War II vets have become partners in a song-and-dance act after the war. Looking for love, they follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. Based on the beloved film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features well known standards including “Blue ...
- Titanic the Musical
Jean's PlayhouseThursday, July 11, 2019 to Saturday, July 27, 2019
Story and Book by Peter Stone;Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston “The sinking of the Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912, remains the quintessential disaster of the twentieth century. A total of 1,517 souls—men, women and children—lost their lives (only 711 survived). The fact that the finest, largest, strongest ship in the world—called, in fact, the “unsinkable” ship—should have been lost during its maiden voyage is so incredible that, had it not actually happened, no author would have dared to contrive it. “But the catastrophe had social ramifications that ...
- Avenue Q
Winnipesaukee PlayhouseThursday, July 11, 2019 to Saturday, July 20, 2019
Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Book by Jeff Whitty Not your mother’s Sesame Street: In style…or in content. In this multiple Tony-winning musical, new and surprising friends take recent college grad, Princeton, under their wing and give him a slice-of-life experience like nothing he – or we – might imagine. No sweet and goofy childhood rhymes here: these character puppets swear, have noisy sex, and still endear themselves to audiences despite foul language and adult situations. Extraordinarily funny, but also frank, the lessons in store for Princeton and ...
- Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Weathervane TheatreSaturday, July 13, 2019 to Thursday, August 15, 2019
by Lanie Robertson (performs in alternating rep) The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music four months before her death. Featuring more than a dozen songs, including several Holiday’s best-known tunes “God Bless the Child” and “What a Little Moonlight Can Do.”
New London Barn PlayhouseWednesday, July 17, 2019 to Sunday, August 04, 2019
Music, Lyrics and Book byJim Jacobs and Warren Casey Are you a T-Bird? Did you sit with the Pink Ladies? Or maybe you were a cheerleader with Patty Simcox? Welcome to Rydell High, where greasers and cool chicks rule the school, and the star-crossed Danny and Sandy try to find a place for their forbidden love. Featuring the hits “Greased Lightnin’”, “Summer Nights”, “You’re The One That I Want”, and more, Grease will have you hand jivin’ and bee-boppin’ all the way down the aisles!
Interlakes Summer TheatreWednesday, July 17, 2019 to Sunday, July 28, 2019
Playwright: Terrence McNally Composer: Stephen Flaherty Lyricist: Lynn Ahrens Ragtime is a compelling epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in the volatile “melting pot” of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime confronts experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair. Featuring many of the historical figures that built and shaped turn-of-the-century America, including J.P. Morgan, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit and Henry Ford, this musical sweeps across the diversity of the American experience to create ...
- Spring Awakening in Concert
Weathervane TheatreMonday, July 22, 2019 to Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Book and Lyrics: Steven Sater Music: Duncan Sheik Based on the play by Frank Wedekind (performs in alternating rep)New for 2019: Interns InConcert Based on Frank Wedekind’s play of the same name, S pring Awakening depicts a dozen young people in 1891 Germany exploring their journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. This landmark Tony Award-winning musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the national like no other musical in years. Handpicked from thousands ...
- The Drowsy Chaperone
Weathervane TheatreTuesday, July 23, 2019 to Monday, August 26, 2019
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert, Greg MorrisonBook by Bob Martin, Don McKellar (performs in alternating rep) In a loving send-up of the frivolously inconsequential stage musicals of the Jazz Age, a fan known only as Man in Chair gives a spin to the original cast recording of one such musical, providing the audience with amusing minutiae about the play and the players. Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.
Winnipesaukee PlayhouseThursday, July 25, 2019 to Saturday, August 10, 2019
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins Pop! Squish! Seduction! Murder! And of course, music, as the Second City takes center stage in this bold and brassy Broadway hit. When two murderesses grab for the headlines they reframe fame and fortune into a sensational version of the American dream. No matter who gets in their way. Get out of your cellblock and shimmy to one of these premium performances this summer.
- Mama Mia
Interlakes Summer TheatreWednesday, July 31, 2019 to Sunday, August 11, 2019
On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! Her mother Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her ...
- Billy Goats Gruff
Patchwork PlayersWednesday, July 31, 2019 to Wednesday, August 07, 2019
By Miles BurnsThe classic folktale with a modern twist. A story about cleverness and courageousness, this original musical adaptation is one that can not be missed. DATES July 31 – Colonial Theatre August 2 and 9 – Weathervane Theatre August 7 – TBA
Jean's PlayhouseThursday, August 01, 2019 to Saturday, August 17, 2019
Music by Rodgers, RichardBook by Oscar Hammerstein IILyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred ...
- Bright Star
Weathervane TheatreThursday, August 01, 2019 to Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Music, Book & Story: Steve Martin Music, Lyrics & Story: Edie Brickell (performs in alternating rep) Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell, B right Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When successful literary editor Alice Murphy meets an ambitious young soldier just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to confront her past. Together they discover a stunning secret with the power to transform ...
- Catch Me If You Can
New London Barn PlayhouseWednesday, August 07, 2019 to Sunday, August 18, 2019
The Musical Based on the DreamWorks Motion Picture Book by Terrance McNally Music by Marc Shaiman Lyrics by Scott Whittman & Marc Shaiman From the team that brought you Hairspray comes the hit Broadway musical based on the movie starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio. Catch Me If You Can tells the real life story of Frank Abagnale Jr., who conned millions of dollars and posed as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor and a legal prosecutor, all before the age of 19! Nominated for four Tony Awards, this high-flying, stylish musical features a score from Marc Shaiman and ...
- Saturday Night Fever
Interlakes Summer TheatreWednesday, August 14, 2019 to Sunday, August 18, 2019
Playwright: Nan Knighton Characters: Tony Manero, Stephanie, Bobby C., Flo, Frank Manero, MORE Composers: Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb Lyricists: Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb Based on Nik Cohn’s 1975 New York Magazine article “Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night” and Norman Wexler’s 1977 screenplay it inspired, Saturday Night Fever focuses on Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local discotheque. There he luxuriates in the admiration of the crowd and a growing relationship with Stephanie Mangano, and can temporarily forget the realities of his life, including a dead-end job in ...
- The Marvelous Wonderettes
New London Barn PlayhouseWednesday, August 21, 2019 to Sunday, September 01, 2019
Written and Created by Roger Bean Who has big hair, big voices, and bigger personalities: the Marvelous Wonderettes! It’s Prom Night 1958 at Springfield High, and the Wonderettes fight for the Prom Queen crown and perform the day’s biggest hits. Ten years later, as they gather for their high school year reunion, this zany girl group comes together for one last concert and to settle old scores. With voices as big as their bouffants, and harmonies tighter than The Plaids from Forever Plaid, the Wonderettes wow with hits like “It’s My Party”, ...
- Sister Act
Weathervane TheatreWednesday, August 21, 2019 to Friday, August 30, 2019
Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Glenn Slater Book by Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane ( performs in alternating rep) When disco singer Deloris Van Cartier is placed in protective custody in a dying convent, her unique brand of funk comes face-to-face with the traditions of the church. Someone’s habits are about to change. Based on the hit 1992 film S ister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash that has audiences jumping to their feet!
- The Fantasticks
Jean's PlayhouseThursday, August 22, 2019 to Saturday, August 31, 2019
Book & Lyrics by Tom JonesMusic by Harvey Schmidt “There’s always time to remember this romantic fable about a boy, a girl, their two fathers and a love that grows with each season. “Try To Remember” a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to ...
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