The lineup includes musical dramas, children's musicals, non-musical dramas and more. The rock opera "Rent" kicks off the season in January, an R-rated production based on the book, music and lyrics of
It is slated
Civic provided this overview: "This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. The story centers on Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS and modern day life in one truly powerful story."
"Simply Simone -- The Music of
It was created by
Civic provided this overview: "Child prodigy. Jazz superstar. Civil rights activist. Political exile.
In March, youth are served with "Shrek TYA," a children's musical.
The music is by
Civic provided this overview: "'Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...' And thus begins the fairy tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Make room for ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in this breathtaking
The month of May brings "Into the Woods," an award-winning show that may not be suitable for young children.
Show dates are
It is based on the book by
Civic provided this overview: "The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairy tale about wishes, family and the choices we make. The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results when they learn the hard way that 'happily ever after' isn't always so happy after all."
In June, the
The two-week theater workshop is for youth ages 9 to 13.
"The Outsiders," produced by NBCT's Saax Bradbury, is set in July.
The intense drama is adapted by
The Outsiders opens with an orphaned 14-year-old boy named Ponyboy Curtis, who is a member of the "greasers."
Their rivals are the upper-class socials, or "Socs," who enjoy drinking, driving nice cars and beating up greasers. Tensions mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events and results in the death of three teens.
"In the Heights" is a Latin musical scheduled for six shows in August. The show dates are
Civic provided this overview: '"In
Courtroom drama comes to the Civic state on
It is rated R, due to language.
It comes from a book by
Civic offered this overview: "This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at
The mood shifts to musical drama with "Evita"
The music is by
Civic offered this overview: " The film adaptation of the hit
Evita's legendary life is displayed before your eyes as the most hated and most beloved woman in
The season caps off with a holiday musical Christmas Concert
Call 634-9057 for information and tickets about the upcoming season.
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