THEATRE 29's 2020 SEASON

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JANUARY 10—19, 2020

An Original Musical revue by BEN COSTELLO 
Directed by BEN COSTELLO

Ben Costello's COMPANY B made its stage debut in 1988 and proved so successful that it spawned five sequels, with COMPANY B: ON THE AIR! number six. A tribute to the golden age of radio and USO newsreel shoots, the show will offer tributes to the classic swing tunes of the 40's and 50's and comedy hi-jinx from the era as well. Big Band era musical numbers, comedic sketches that were made famous by Abbott & Costello, Bob Hope, Dean Martin and many more. A fun-filled, fast paced patriotic event not to be missed!

FEBRUARY 7— MARCH 1, 202

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane

Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard.

 Artistic & Musical Direction by SCOTT CLINKSCALES'

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and  an uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless.

MARCH 20—APRIL 5, 2020 

Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis.
Directed by CHAR CHILDS

This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic, set in the land of  Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the  adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the    memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan's resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowing of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun.  It is a true celebration of life.

MAY 8 — 31, 2020

Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Artistic Direction by CHARLES HARVEY
Musical Direction by KATHRYN FERGUSON

Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for the past 50 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the power structure itself.  The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.” A true global phenomenon!

AUGUST 14—30, 2020

by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
Directed by LISA GOLDBERG

At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. While the stodgy Kirbys are aghast, convincing Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question, the Sycamores find it hard to realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, Throw in a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, now earning her living as a waitress,  an in-house manufacturer of fireworks, a printing aficionado, Rheba the maid and her “friend” Donald; a not-so-prima ballerina, and a Grandpa who doesn't believe in the income tax, and you have a hilarious screwball comedy!

OCTOBER 9 - NOVEMBER 1, 2020

Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Based on the novel, Israel Rank by Roy Horniman

Artistically Directed by GARY DAIGNEAULT
Musically Directed by SCOTT CLINKSCALES

The 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical and Best Book of a   Musical, “A Gentleman’s Guide” tells the story of low-born Monty Navarro, who finds out that he's eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family. He figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn't the only thing on Monty's mind. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is a murderous romp filled with unforgettable music, non-stop laughs and a scene-stealing role for one actor playing all eight of the doomed heirs who meet their ends in the most creative & side-splitting ways. 

NOVEMBER 20—DECEMBER 13, 2020

Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Based on the book, Matilda by Roald Dahl
Artistically and Musically Directed by KATHRYN FERGUSON

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood.  Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and some new powers at her disposal. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's evil headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

                        

Theatre 29’s resident improvisation troupe, “THE BAKER’S DOZEN” is back for its fourth season. If you have been to our previous shows, get set for a whole new experience!  Each show will be completely unique.  Rotating cast members from prior seasons and new players will bring on new games, new characters and new silly goodness!  You never know what will happen!  Season ticket holders get one show included in their ticket purchase!

 

 

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