The Who’s Tommy
Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff | Music & Lyrics by Pete Townshend
September 24 – October 11, 2020
Based on the classic rock n’ roll concept album by the British rock band, The Who, Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit. It’s the story of a pinball-playing, deaf and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities that has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. With a classic rock score featuring the songs “I’m Free”, “Sensation” and “Pinball Wizard”, Tommy embarks on a journey that takes him from being a traumatized and abused young boy to an international pinball superstar.
Big: The Musical
Book by John Weidman | Music by David Shire | Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr.
December 3-20, 2020
The 1987 motion picture fantasy starring Tom Hanks comes to life onstage in this comedic musical adaptation. It’s the story of a young awkward suburban boy, who wants nothing more than to be “big”. After making his wish to a Zoltar machine at a local carnival, he wakes up the next morning a grown man. After the initial shock of being a grown up and with the help of his best friend, he ends up getting a job and a girlfriend. In the end, he discovers there’s much more to being an adult than what he bargained for, and learns that we all must grow up at our own pace, in our own time.
By Katori Hall
February 25 – March 7, 2021
Katori Hall’s play reimagines the events on the night before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination in Memphis, following the delivery of his memorable “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. It’s April 3, 1968, and after delivering one his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Martin Luther King, Jr. retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis while a storm rages outside. That night he is visited by a mysterious stranger who brings him some surprising, sobering and tragic news; and he is forced in that short time to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.
A Doll’s House, Part 2
By Lucas Hnath
April 8-18, 2021
In the final scene of Isben’s 1879 groundbreaking masterpiece, A Doll’s House, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children to begin a life on her own. This climactic event – when Nora slams the door on everything in her life – instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. Many years have passed since Nora made that fateful decision, and now she has returned to face all that she left behind. A smart, funny, and utterly engrossing play, A Doll’s House, Part 2 poses thoughtful questions about marriage, gender inequality and human rights. The play asks, even a century later, how much life has changed for Nora and women like her in a world that often still has firm ideas about where they belong.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare
May 6-16, 2021
One of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comic fantasy about 4 lovers who find themselves bewitched by fairies who inhabit the forest. It is a play ripe with magic, enchantment and, of course romance. A versatile play that can be adapted in many different ways, this production will be no different, using music, dance and immersive story-telling.