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Book by Arthur Kopit Music
Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Based on Gaston Leroux’s novel, The Phantom of The Opera

Thurs., Fri., Sat., @ 7:30pm, Sun. Mat., @ 2:00pm

September 15 – October 8, 2023

The musical is about the frightening caped and masked ˜phantom” living in the depths of the Paris Opera. The Phantom (Eric) lives for beautiful music and is mesmerized by a young and beautiful soprano, Christine. He offers to train the girl and make her into a great singer. Trouble ensues when Gerard Carrier is fired as the Opera House Manager and replaced by the revolting diva, Carlotta, and her husband Cholet.

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Upcoming Performances:

Bell, Book, And Candle

By John Van Druten

October 27 to November 19, 2023

Gillian Holroyd is a modern-day witch living in New York City’s Greenwich Village. When she encounters charming publisher Shepherd Henderson, she decides to make him hers by casting a love spell. Gillian takes added pleasure in doing so because Henderson is engaged to her old college rival. However, Gillian finds herself falling for Shepherd, which poses a problem: She will lose her powers if she falls in love.

The 39 Steps

Adapted by Patrick Barlow

From the novel by John Buchan

March 1 to 24, 2024

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!

Calendar Girls

by Tim Firth

June 7 to 30, 2024

When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she, and her long-standing best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. With varying levels of encouragement, they persuade four friends and fellow members of the Women’s Institute to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar. They are assisted by hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence, who looked after John in his final days. The success of the calendar goes beyond their wildest dreams and they have soon raised the money needed and much more.

A Comedy of Tenors

By Ken Ludwig

January 19 to February 11, 2024

One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong?
It is 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century—if producer Henry Saunders can keep the amorous Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife Maria from causing runaway chaos.
This addition to the Ludwig canon is an uproarious ride full of mistaken identities, blissful romance, and madcap delight.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler

April 19 to May 12, 2024

Sweeney Todd, whose real name is Benjamin Barker, uses his new alias to resume work in his barber shop above Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop after being wrongfully sentenced to life imprisonment by the corrupt Judge Turpin. After swearing vengeance against the judge that tore his family apart, Todd and Lovett plot a unique plan that helps them both and leads them down a dangerous, thrilling path with deadly consequences.


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