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2015-2016 Season Overview


A New Mel Brooks Musical


Music and Lyrics by MEL BROOKS

Directed by Paul Brown

October 29 - November 1, 2015

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks’s musical The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001 debut. Fading Broadway producer Max Bialystock is desperate to get to the top of his profession again, and he finds an unlikely ally in mousy accountant Leo Bloom, who hypothesizes that one could make far more money with a flop of a show than with a hit.

Together, the two set out to produce the worst musical ever to hit Broadway, with the worst script, the worst director, and the worst cast they can find; the catch is that they will raise two million dollars to finance the show, and they plan to take the money and head to Rio when the show inevitably closes after just one performance. Too bad for Bialystock & Bloom that, against all odds, the show is a total hit! With dozens of big and bit parts alike, no shortage of showstopping musical numbers, and Brooks’ signature humor keeping audiences in stitches, The Producers is definitely far from a flop.

The Producers is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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By Neil Simon | Directed by Sandi Wheatley

Production Dates: February 18-21, 2016

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

The Good Doctor is an early 70s Broadway comedy written by Neil Simon. It is totally different from many of his wisecracking modern plays, written in the manner of Anton Chekhov, and threaded with period music. Though themes concern social and class conflict, the variety of humor in the 10 sketches comprising the play makes for a fascinating study of Simon in a thoughtful mood. They include an over-apologetic government clerk ruining his career with a single sneeze, a zealous dentist frightening his patient, and a renowned seducer of women brought to his just desserts by an innocent young wife.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


By Ernest Thompson | Directed by Forrest Hodge

Production Dates: April 21-24, 2016

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together.

They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the “grandchild” the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness—and slang—in return.

On Golden Pond is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.


By Helene Hanff | Directed by Alicia Dallas

Production Dates: June 16-19, 2016

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

This wonderful show is a dramatization of business letters between a young struggling writer in New York and an antiquarian book store in London. In a sense, these are also love letters. They are about the love of good literature. The play takes place over a twenty year period, beginning in 1949 when Helene Hanff (played on Broadway by Ellen Burstyn) first writes Marks & Co. and ends in 1969 with the death of Frank Doel, the delightfully dusty supplier of so many old volumes to Helene.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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