2018 SUMMER SUBSCRIPTION SERIES

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton
Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth; Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
June 7 – 17, 2018; VIP Preview June 6

Born Yesterday
By Garson Kanin

Before Elle Woods was Legally Blonde, Billie Dawn was Born Yesterday. This famous comedy enjoyed one of the longest Broadway runs in history for a play. A vulgar, egotistic junkman named Harry Brock has come to a swanky hotel in Washington to make some deals with government big-wigs. He has brought with him the very charming and very dumb ex-chorus girl, Billie, whose lack of social graces embarrasses even Harry. Billie must be taught some Washington manners–and many other basic bits of information. A young, idealistic magazine reporter, Paul Verrall, who is covering Brock’s activities, agrees to come on board to educate Billie. Paul finds Billie has a frankness and natural honesty in her that no one expected. And as she begins to learn about history, society and politics, she also begins to understand Harry’s crooked schemes. The hilarious fallout precipitates a political (and personal) crisis, as Billie decides to take matters into her own hands.
June 21 – 30, 2018

The Full Monty
The Broadway Musical
Book by Terrence McNally, Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Based on the Motion Picture released by Fox Searchlight Pictures
And written by Simon Beaufoy, produced by Uberto Pasolini
And directed by Peter Cattaneo

Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show. The powerhouse team of Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) cooks up an aggressive crowd-pleaser that both entertains and grabs your heart. While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically but emotionally. The Full Monty is a story full of heart. Right to the end, audiences will be wondering if these lovable misfits will really pull it off. With a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and Broadway pizzazz, this heartwarming, upbeat comedy is a must!
July 5 -15 2018

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
By Ken Ludwig

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.
July 19 – 28, 2018

Fiddler on the Roof
Book by Joseph Stein, Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Produced on the New York Stage by Harold Prince
Original New York Stage Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins

Touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty, this universal show is a staple of the musical theatre canon. Winning nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends, Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince; songwriters, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick; and bookwriter, Joseph Stein. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical detail, Fiddler on the Roof’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.
With iconic and beloved songs such as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” Fiddler on the Roof is the perfect mix of audience-pleasing humor and heart.
August 2 – 12, 2018

Forever Plaid
By Stuart Ross

Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols – The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company, they became “Forever Plaid”. On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins….
Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with overzealous precision, the “Plaids” are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they’re not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s.
August 16 – 26, 2018

SHOWTIMES FOR ALL SUMMER SUBSCRIPTION SERIES PRODUCTIONS
Evening Performances are at 7:30 (no evening performance on Sundays; no performances on Mondays)
Matinee Performances are at 2:00 (first Saturday, Sundays and Wednesday)