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2017-2018 Season

 

STUDIO
THE RAT PACK LOUNGE (Musical: Written by James Hindman & Ray Roderick. Musical Arrangements by John Glaudini.)
August 10-12 & 16-19, 2018
Supported by: DR. JOANNE TRAPENI AND DR. HOWARD GOLDBERG
Supporting Sponsor: VICTORY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, JACK M. HARTMAN AND DR. JULIE DROLET

Frank, Dean and Sammy are up in heaven, but God tells them they left some unfinished business back on earth. It seems Frank made an unfulfilled promise to Vic, the owner of the Rat Pack Lounge. Now he and the boys have one night to make things right.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” meets “Ocean’s Eleven!” With over 30 hit songs, including hits like “My Way,” “What Kind of Fool Am I?” and “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime.”

2018-2019 Season

Tickets will be available starting July 1st, 2018!

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WEST SIDE STORY (Musical)
Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Based on Conception of Jerome Robbins, Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet
September 14-16 & 20-23, 2018

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

 

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VERONICA'S ROOM (Thriller)
October 19-21 & 25-28, 2018

This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary's Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by it's dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys.Struck by Susan's strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, long- dead daughter of the family for whom they work, the older couple gradually induce her to impersonate Veronica briefly to solace the only living Brabissant, her addled sister who believes Veronica alive. Once dressed in Veronica's clothes, Susan finds herself locked in the role and locked in Veronica's room. Or is she Veronica, in 1935, pretending to be an imaginary Susan?

 

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ANNIE (Musical)
Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin 
Based on Little Orphan Annie by permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc.
November 16-18 & 23-25, 2018

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.

 

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BIG BAND CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR (Concert)
December 7 & 8, 2018

The Unforgettable Big Band returns to the Belmont for the 4th year, bringing a new program of Holiday favorites from the Great American Songbook, and around the world. The band will present classics as performed by Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, along with contemporary selections from artists such as Diana Krall and Michael Buble.


STUDIO
LOVE, SEX, AND THE IRS (Comedy)
January 11-13 & 17-20, 2019

Jon Trachtman and Leslie Arthur are out of work musicians who room together in New York City. To save money, Jon has been filing tax returns listing the pair as married. The day of reckoning comes when the Internal Revenue Service informs the “couple” they’re going to be investigated. Leslie masquerades as a housewife, aided by Jon’s fiancée, Kate. Complicating matters further, Leslie and Kate are having an affair behind Jon’s back, Jon’s mother drops in unexpectedly to meet her son’s fiancée, and Leslie’s ex-girlfriend shows up demanding to know why Leslie has changed and won’t see her anymore. Comedy ids like a cross between I Love Lucy and Some Like it Hot!

 

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Musical Comedy)
Book by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith
February 15-17 & 21-24, 2019

Join us for this hilarious comedy in the style of those 1950s  B-movies with 1950s toe-tappin’ style of music! The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

 

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MOON OVER BUFFALO (Comedy) 
March 29-31 & & April 4-7, 2019

In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body.

 

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THE BAR STOOLS (Musical)
May 9, 10 & 11, 2019
All Performances 7:30pm

 

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MY FAIR LADY (Musical)
Book & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Play and Gabriel Pascal’s Motion Picture “PYGMALION”, 
Original Production Directed and Staged by Moss Hart
June 14-16 & 21-24, 2019

When Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady opened on Broadway, it collected six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, while the film version took home eight Oscars, including Best Picture. The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores, including: “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.” Eliza Doolittle is a young flower seller with an unmistakable Cockney accent which keeps her in the lower rungs of Edwardian society. When Professor Henry Higgins tries to teach her how to speak like a proper lady, an unlikely friendship begins to flourish. 

 

STUDIO
THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY (Musical)
Book by Alan Janes with Laurie Mansfield & Rob Bettinson
August 9-11 & 15-18, 2019

Musical biography of early rock 'n roller Buddy Holly, charting his rise to fame and his tragic early death. The story is used as a framework for performances of his songs, including "Peggy Sue" and "That'll Be the Day" plus "Chantilly Lace," and "La Bamba."