2011 Season

 

Brundage Park Playhouse
 2011 Mainstage Season

 

OLIVER!
February 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 8:00 PM
February 6 13, 20 at 2:00 PM
Book, Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart
Directed by Mark Carovale
Oliver! is one of the most beloved British musicals. It vividly brings to life Dickens’ timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who escapes from a workhouse and heads to London. Along the way, Oliver meets The Artful Dodger, is taken under the wing of Fagin, the leader of a gang of thieves, is befriended by the tragic Nancy before finally living happily ever after. The sensational score is full of Lionel Bart’s irresistible songs including Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I’d Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah, As Long As He Needs Me and many more. Join us for the famous tale of the boy who asked for more. Perfect for the whole family!
THE MOUSETRAP
May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 at 8:00 PM
May 8 and 15 at 2:00 PM
By Agatha Christie
Directed by Neil Fitzpatrick
Written by the undisputed mistress of the thriller genre. The Mousetrap follows a group of strangers – one of whom is a murderer – trapped in a boarding house during a snowstorm. Is it the newlyweds whose rampant suspicions nearly wreck their marriage, or the spinster with the curious background? Perhaps it is the architect, the retired Army major, or the odd man who claims his car overturned in a snowdrift? The Mousetrap opened in the West End London in 1952, and has been running continuously ever since. Here’s your opportunity to enjoy every suspenseful moment and unexpected revelation in the longest-running show in theater history.
 
DISNEY’S ALADDIN, JR.
July 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 8:00 PM
July 10, 17 and 23 at 2:00 PM
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Directed by Mark Carovale
Our For Kid’s By Kid’s production this year, Disney’s Aladdin, Jr., brings the famous movie to life again on stage! In Agrabah, City of Enchantment, every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! Aladdin, a kind but wily street urchin, falls in love with beautiful Princess Jasmine. It just so happens that the Sultan has declared that Princess Jasmine must choose a husband within the next day. After Jasmine turns down the offers from various wealthy suitors, Aladdin and the evil Jafar duke it out for Jasmine’s love. Including all the great songs like Arabian Nights, Friend Like Me, and A Whole New World, this production is for all those young at heart and will feature an all youth cast!
KIDS CABARET
August 17, 18, 19, 20 at 8:00 PM
August 21 at 2:00 PM
Directed by Nicole Cupo and Kristen Tynan
Brundage Park Playhouse’s annual KID’S CABARET is always a winner with performers and audiences alike! A wonderful chance for our youth to take center stage and shine in delightful musical numbers.
 
THE LITTLEST ANGEL
December 9, 10, 16, 17 at 8:00 PM
December 11 and 18 at 2:00 PM
Adapted by Patricia Gray
Directed by Marielaine Mammon
Based on Charles Tazewell’s famous children’s book, this classic Christmas story tells the tale of a little angel who is transformed from a celestial pest who sang off-key and had a tarnished halo to the toast of the Heavenly Host. The story follows the adventures (and misadventures) of the Littlest Angel, from his reluctant entry through the Pearly Gates, meetings with the Understanding Angel and the Heavenly Messenger to the triumphant conclusion when his gift to the newborn Christ Child is miraculously transformed into the shining Star of Bethlehem. The timeless tale is brought magically to life in this humorous, touching, and, above all, inspirational production. A holiday gift for all!
 
The Shakespeare Initiative
Presents~
 
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
March 25, 26, April 1, 2 at 8:00 PM
March 27 and April 3 at 2:00 PM
Directed by Richard Norman

And thereby hangs a tale.”With The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare gives us the improbable courtship of the fiery-tongued Katherine by the arrogant Petruchio. But unlike Shakespeare’s other romantic comedies, the play does not stop with the wedding. Shakespeare considers the institution of marriage, the rifts between men and women, and the rough journey toward love. One of Shakespeare’s earliest and most popular comedies, The Taming of the Shrew bursts with disguise, deception and devilment. Make sure you join us for this quintessential battle-of-the-sexes comedy!

THE WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI, PART I
September 30, October 1, 7, 8 at 8:00 PM
October 2 and 9 at 2:00 PM
Directed by Richard Norman
Search out thy wit for secret policies.”Henry VI, Part I (which combines Shakespeare’s Part I with half of Part II) charts the origins of the Wars of the Roses, and features the young Shakespeare’s unforgettable portrayal of Joan of Arc. Engaging battles, political intrigue and betrayal ensue as Henry the Sixth fights to keep the control his father obtained over France by marrying Margaret of Anjou. Populated with dozens of complex characters, this early Shakespeare play features greed, conspiracy, lust, murder, witchcraft and clashes between armies and bitter rivals! Don’t miss this seldom staged event. 

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