TLP’s 2020 Season!!
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed by Paul Stancato
JCS tells the last seven days of Jesus as told by apostles, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Told through the eyes of Judas, this completely-sung-through score originally began as a concept album by Webber and Rice that changed the face of musical theatre when it was released in 1970. It made its Broadway debut in 1971 and was recently made for Live TV last Easter, 2019) starring John Legend as Jesus. Artistic Director, Paul Stancato, brings a brand new, never-before-seen- concept to this powerful musical.
June 4th- June 14th 2020 (June 3rd VIP Night)
Rated- PG-13 (Not suitable for people under 13 unless with parental consent)
LEND ME A TENOR
written by Ken Ludwig
Winner of 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards, Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world-famous singer Tito Merelli, known as Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as the star of the opera. Tito arrives late, and through a hilarious series of mishaps, he is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead – and in a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Merelli’s costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds and lives up to his idol, but Merelli regains consciousness and gets into the identical costume, ready to perform. Now two opera singers are running around in the same costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.
June 18th-June 28th 2020
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (World Premier)
Book by Jeremy Desmon
Music & Lyrics by Various Artists
Music Supervisor Jesse Vargas
Directed by Paul Stancato
What a Wonderful World is the magical tale of how Santa and Mrs. Clause met and fell in love. In their 20’s. In the 1950’s. In this never-before-seen jukebox musical, this new take on an old classic will be both hilarious and heartwarming, as we witness two beloved characters meet and fall in love. With an original story by Jeremy Desmon and directed by TLP’s Paul Stancato, this will be the first time Timber Lake Playhouse world premiers a new musical!! This is a must-see-event of the summer!
July 2nd- July 12th 2020
Music & Lyrics by- Laurence O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin
Book by- Heather Hach
Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
July 16th-August 2nd 2020
Music by- Charles Strouse
Lyrics by- Martin Charnin
Book by- Thomas Meehan
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
August 6th- August 16th
Music by- Fats Waller
Lyrics by- Various Artists
Conceived by- Richard Maltby Jr. & Murray Horwitz
The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin’ new beat, swing music. Although not quite a biography, Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs that he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
August 20th- August 30th 2020
Rated- PG 13
The Buddy Holly Story
Written by Alan Janes
The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when ‘that’ll be the day’ hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on “the day the music died”. The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits including That’ll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday, Oh Boy, Not Fade Away, Rave On and Raining In My Heart, plus Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba and The Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace.
The incredible legacy of the young man with glasses, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock & roll, continues to live on in Buddy.
September 10th – 27th 2020