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Current Season, 2017-2018

Avenue "Q" ~ A Puppet-Filled Musical Comedy 
Original Broadway Version (2003)
Book by Jeff Whitty, Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned. (Music Theatre International).
 
October 20, 21, 27, 28, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.  
October 22, 29, 2017 ~ Matinees @ 2:00 p.m.
JVD Theatre

DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD ~ Dark Comedy
by Burt V. Royal

When CB's dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group's bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that's both haunting and hopeful. (Dramatists Play Service, Inc.)
   
December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.  
December 10, 2017 ~ Matinee @ 2:00 p.m.
Gist Theatre
 

CHARLOTTE'S WEB ~ Children's Drama
Book by E.B. White, Adapted by Joseph Robinette

The Children's Literature Association named this "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years," and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation.

All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. (Dramatic Publishing).

March 2, 3, 8, 9, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.    
March 4, 2018 ~ Matinee @ 2:00 p.m.
March 3, 10, 2018 ~ Matinee @ 10:00 a.m.
JVD Theatre

HAY FEVER ~ Screwball Comedy
by Noel Coward

Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with some guests, David Bliss, a novelist and his wife Judith, a retired actress, find that an impossible dream when their high-spirited children Simon and Sorel appear with guests of their own. A house full of drama waits to be ignited as misunderstandings and tempers flare. With Judith's new flame and David's newest literary 'inspiration' keeping company as the children follow suit, the Bliss family lives up to its name as the 'quiet weekend' comes to an exhausting and hilarious finale worthy of his master's voice. (Samuel French).

April 27, 28, 2018 & May 4,5, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
April 29, 2018 & May 6, 2018 ~ Matinee @ 2:00 p.m.

Gist Theatre