Our 27TH SEASON

2019-2020

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The Explorers Club

By Nell Benjamin
Sep 28, 29 and Oct 5, 6, 12 & 13

London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible. True, this female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire. Grab your safety goggles for some very mad science involving deadly cobras, irate Irishmen and the occasional airship.

Goldilocks in Bobby Socks!

Book & Lyrics by Kandace Cleland
Music by Jodine Pilmer
Nov 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 

Goldi is tired of her “totally boring, completely sorry, and utterly un-BEAR-able life!” Her kooky mother and brother Ralphie drive her crazy. Goldi’s VERY BAD hair day turns to worse with a run in with Corn High ‘s evil math teacher.  In a desperate longing for adventure,  Goldi ditches her friends at the soda shop for Howie, leader of the Hornet Gang and finds herself beginning a life of crime- breaking and entering the home of the Grizzlies!

Grades K-8 MUSICAL

It's Christmas, Carol!

Book & Lyrics by Kandace Cleland
Music arr. by Jodine Pilmer
Dec 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15

When greedy publisher, Carol Dickens twists and exploits her great-great-great uncle’s classic tale, her sales records soar as she predicted.
 

But Carol reaps more than she bargained for as Uncle Charles and his maligned characters pay her a Christmas Eve visit she (and WE) will never forget.

Legally Blonde, Jr

Music & Lyrics by
Laurence O'Keefe & Nell Benjamin
January 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19

Elle Woods  tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she's not "serious" enough, Elle  crafts a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charms her way into law school.  Elle discovers that books and looks aren't mutually exclusive.  As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.

Grades 7-12 JR/SR High MUSICAL

Sherwood,

The Adventures of Robin Hood

By Ken Ludwig
April 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26

Packed with thrills, romance, laughter, and immortal characters like Little John, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian, Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood tells the enduring story of a hero of the people who takes on the ruthless powers that be. So get ready to duck a quarterstaff or two – you won’t want to miss a moment of the swashbuckling fun!

Hey, Li'l Red!

Book & Lyrics by Kandace Cleland
Music by Jodine Pilmer
May 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17

Li’l Red is takin’ bubble baths and avoidin’ her ranch chores as she dreams of life beyond cleanin’ the old barn stalls. When she and her pet sheep, Bitsy, take to the dusty trail, El Lobo, the hungry coyote, follows with his own dreams of a tasty lamb chop dinner. Red’s Mama, Miz O corrals her ranch hands and ranch gals  to form a rescue posse, but will they be too late?

Freaky Friday

 Book by Bridget Carpenter, Music by Tom Kitt and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
June 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another's struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.

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