Sep 12 – Oct 1, 2017
BOOK BY KAREY KIRKPATRICK AND JOHN O’FARRELL
MUSIC & LYRICS BY WAYNE KIRKPATRICK & KAREY KIRKPATRICK
DIRECTED & CHOREOGRAPHED BY CASEY NICHOLAW
With 10 Tony® nominations including Best Musical, Something Rotten! is a “big, fat hit!” (New York Post) Set in the ‘90s–the 1590s–this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony® nominee Rob McClure and Broadway’s Josh Grisetti), two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare (Tony® nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!
Oct 13 – Nov 5, 2017
BOOK BY TERRENCE MCNALLY
MUSIC BY STEPHEN FLAHERTY
LYRICS BY LYNN AHRENS
BASED ON THE NOVEL RAGTIME BY E. L. DOCTOROW
DIRECTED BY PETER ROTHSTEIN
PRODUCED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE
With scintillating music and an intensely compelling story of love at its core, Ragtime is a musical theater masterpiece that will inspire and touch your soul. It’s the turn of the century; everything is changing. Set in the volatile melting pot of New York City, three distinct American stories are woven together: an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician, all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Featuring the richest and most glorious Tony Award®-winning score.
Nov 24 – Dec 31, 2017
MUSIC & LYRICS BY IRVING BERLIN
BOOK BY GORDON GREENBURG & CHAD HODGE
DIRECTED BY DAVID ARMSTRONG
CHOREOGRAPHED BY TBD
The West Coast Premiere of this recent Broadway hit! Holiday Inn is a wonderful new musical inspired by the Oscar-winning film featuring lavish sets and costumes, spectacular choreography and 20 Irving Berlin songs. Jim leaves the bright lights of show business to settle down on a farm in Connecticut—but he finds the simple life is not as simple as he thought. This is a heartwarming treat, sure to put your whole family in the best of holiday spirits.
Feb 9 – Mar 4, 2018
BOOK BY JERRY ZUCKER
MUSIC & LYRICS BY ALAN ZACHARY AND MICHAEL WEINER
DIRECTED BY JERRY ZUCKER
CHOREOGRAPHY & STAGING BY ANTHONY VAN LAAST
A world premiere musical from the master of wacky comedies including cinematic sensations Airplane! and The Naked Gun. INTERMISSION! THE MUSICAL! is the story of two dim-witted brothers who come to Potku-Potku (a tiny monarchy located… somewhere…) after receiving an email from someone they have never heard of, claiming that money has been left to them by a relative they never knew they had. They each fall in love, get caught up in a military coup, join a band of revolutionaries and have to save the country—of course. Don’t try to make sense of it. Just tuck your brains under your seat and enjoy the show!
From the creator of Airplane! and The Naked Gun movies!
BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS BY BROOKE MAXWELL & JACOB RICHMOND
DIRECTED & CHOREOGRAPHED BY RACHEL ROCKWELL
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH AND PRESENTED AT ACT - A CONTEMPORARY THEATRE
At 8:17 PM, the Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir will board the Cyclone roller coaster. At 8:19, the front axle will break, sending them to their tragic demise. Trapped in fantastical carnival-like purgatory, the recently deceased teens discover a mechanical fortune teller, who invites them to tell their stories of life interrupted, with the promise of a prize like no other. Welcome to the West Coast premiere of Ride the Cyclone, a wildly original new musical. Part comedy, part tragedy and completely unexpected, this wonderfully weird story is at every turn satirical, macabre, creepy, campy and hilarious.
Apr 6 – Apr 29, 2018
MUSIC & LYRICS BY COLE PORTER
BOOK BY SAMUEL & BELLA SPEWACK
DIRECTED BY ALAN PAUL
Celebrating its 70th Anniversary! Kiss Me, Kate is the multi-Tony Award®-winning Cole Porter masterpiece that set the standard for great musicals and then broke the mold. A play-within-a-play inspired by William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, this sparkly sensation is, at its core, a true battle of the sexes. A charming leading man and his superstar ex-wife are starring in a production of the Bard’s famous play. Both on stage and off, they revel in combat and romance. Who comes out on top? We’re thinking you’d better “brush up your Shakespeare…”
Jun 1 – Jun 24, 2018
MUSIC BY ALAN MENKEN
LYRICS BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
BOOK BY PETER PARNELL
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY VICTOR HUGO
DIRECTED BY GLENN CASAL
A glorious retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic masterpiece, this powerful tale of love, faith and prejudice will leave you utterly spellbound. Its lush, beautiful score is unlike anything in musical theater today, featuring songs from the Disney animated feature and new music from legendary composers Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Newsies) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell and Pippin). Immerse yourself in the power and glory of rapturous music; melt with the passion of a magnificent story.