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2018-2019

Mamma Mia!

A mom. A daughter. Three possible dads…
On the eve of her wedding, Sophie’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love and friendship, creating an unforgettable show with non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers.

Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and some songs with Stig Anderson. Book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer. Mamma Mia! was originally produced in London by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Bjorn Ulvaeus for LittleStar in association with Universal. Additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.

Lyche Theatre
Musical—Theatre PG
September 7–23, 2018

Fools

Common sense becomes uncommon and reason becomes unreasonable.
Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic: he’s landed a terrific teaching job in an idyllic village. He arrives to find people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and milking cows upside down. The town has been cursed with chronic stupidity and anyone who stays longer than 24 hours becomes cursed as well. To further complicate matters, Leon has fallen in love with a girl so dumb that she just learned how to sit down! Can he break the curse in time?

By Neil Simon.

Lyche Theatre
Comedy—Theatre PG
October 11–21, 2018

Pixies, Kings and Magical Things

Hans Christian Andersen at his storytelling best.
Narrator Hans Christian Andersen steps in to perform three of his classic tales. The Swineherd tells the story of a vain princess and the lesson she learns from a clever boy. In The Pixie and the Grocer, a pixie learns the balance of art and appetite. And the classic tale of vanity, The Emperor’s New Clothes, is given a fun twist as the emperor follows the foolish counselling of his ministers.

By Hans Christian Andersen. Adapted by Ric Averill.

Veterans Studio Theatre
Youth—Theatre G
November 3-11, 2018
Theatre for Young Audiences production is available for tour November 2018 through January 2019.

The Santaland Diaries

Christmas after hours. For mature elves only.
The Santaland Diaries is a hysterical send-up of the crass commercialization of Christmas. An unemployed actor takes a job as a Macy’s elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa’s workshop, he becomes battle-weary and bitter, occasionally taking out his frustrations on children and parents alike.

By David Sedaris. Adapted by Joe Mantello. Starring LCT actor and storyteller Michael Scott.

Veterans Studio Theatre
Comedy—Theatre PG-13
December 14–22, 2018

The Game’s Afoot

A comic whodunit for the holidays!
It is Christmas in 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired for his leading role in Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities quickly turn dangerous. Gillette, assuming the persona of Holmes, must now track down the killer before the next victim appears. Danger and hilarity are non-stop in this yuletide whodunit.

By Ken Ludwig.

Lyche Theatre
Holiday—Theatre PG
December 6–16, 2018

Wait Until Dark

Never underestimate your opponent.
A sinister con man and two ex-convicts are about to meet their match. They have traced a valuable doll to the apartment of Susy, a blind woman. The men hatch a plot against Susy to retrieve the doll, but Susy uncovers their charade. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues. When darkness falls, Susy sets a trap so her assailants must maneuver in the darkness with her until the game’s shocking end.

By Frederick Knott.

Veterans Studio Theatre
Drama—Theatre PG
January 24–February 10, 2019

A Streetcar Named Desire

She’s always relied on the kindness of strangers…
Blanche du Bois is a desperate woman whose life has been undermined by romantic illusions. When she goes to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella, and her brutish brother-in-law, Stanley, she is forced to face the past that she has tried so hard to ignore. As tensions rise between Blanche and Stanley, she is led to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion, and, in the end, to madness.

By Tennessee Williams.

Lyche Theatre
Drama—Theatre PG-13
March 21–31, 2019

Newsies

Now is the time to seize the day!
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of ‘newsies’, who dreams only of a better life. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what is right.

Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Jack Feldman. Book by Harvey Fierstein. Based on the Disney Film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White. Originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions. Orchestrations by Danny Troob. Incidental music and vocal arrangements by Michael Kosarin. Dance arrangements by Mark Hummel.

Lyche Theatre
Musical—Theatre PG
May 10–26, 2019

Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens

Evil has never been so adorable.
Dr. Evil wants to destroy the world, but when a basket of kittens arrives on his doorstep, it’s his world that is turned upside down. The Council of Evil is set to arrive for the unveiling of Dr. Evil’s latest weapon. If the Council finds him with the kittens, they may never support him. There is only one solution for Dr. Evil: destroy the kittens. You’ll be rooting for the little fur balls, but being bad has never been this much fun!

By Brian D. Taylor.
Lyche Theatre
Youth—Theatre G
June 14–23, 2019

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