Get Your Kicks from Season 56!
We proudly announce our 56th Season! We encourage you to join us for one of our five main stage productions! You can save time and money with SEASON TICKETS — on sale now!
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
SEPTEMBER 14 - 30 / Directed by Andrew Cassel / Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard. Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. Music by Paddy Cunneen.
Penniless and struggling, young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer's block, until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant. She has a fiery passion for poetry and drama which leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Viola quickly becomes the playwright muse, while she disguises herself as a man to become a player. He father has promised her to another in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola's passionate love affair becomes the basis of the play he is writing — Romeo and Juliet. Writer's block is conquered, but will love conquer in the end?
THE THREE MUSKETEERS
OCTOBER 26-NOVEMBER 11 / By Ken Ludwig based on Alexander Dumas' novel. Directed by Frank Yaska
The timeless swashbuckler is a tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes and above all, honor. The story, set in 1625, begins with d'Artagnan who sets off for Paris in search of adventure. His sister, Sabine — the quintessential tomboy, goes with him and quickly becomes entangled in her brother's adventures. In Paris, d'Artagnan encounters the greatest heroes of the day, Athos, Porthos and Armis, the famous Musketeers, and he joins forces with them to defend the honor of the Queen of France. In doing so, he finds himself in opposition to the most dangerous man in Europe, Cardinal Richelieu, and the deadly and infamous Countess de Winter, who will stop at nothing short of bloody revenge.
THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE
NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 16 / Adapted from the C.S. Lewis story by Joseph Robinette. Directed by Valinda Taylor.
The wonderful world of C.S. Lewis' Narnia is recreated! It is the heroic tale of love, faith, courage and giving,, It is the life and death struggle for control of Narnia and the grandeur of the triumph of good over evil which enthralls audiences of all ages.
The beautiful characters include Aslan the Great Lion, the White Witch, Tumnus the Fawn, Fenris Ulf the Wolf, Father Christmas, the White Stag and the children who undertake this adventure: Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter. The story also includes Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, the Unicorn, the Elf, the Witch's Army, Aslan's followers and the Wood Nymphs. A courageous classic!
FEBRUARY 1-17 / By Arthur Miller. Directed by Paul Adasiak.
This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the file to court to admit the lie and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and is ultimately condemned with a host of others. A powerful American story.
NUNSENSE - THE MUSICAL
MARCH 22-APRIL 17 / By Dan Goggin. Directed by Peggy Ferguson.
Best described as "wacky and outrageous with a hysterical anything does sense of fun!" The show is a fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken, to raise money to bury sisters accidently poisened by the convent cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. Nunsense is referred to as the zaniest musical of all time. It is a hailstorm of fun and frolic. You don't have to be a Catholic to love Nunsense — it is inspired madness featuring a cast of singing, dancing Nuns. It is guaranteed to lift your spirits in song and story.
Don't Miss this Annual Event: MYSTERY DINNER THEATER
The annual Mystery Dinner Theater event is a must, held under the big top on the lawn of the Riverfront Theater.
Mark your calendar now — in 2019 the event will be held on July 13.
Check back in June 2019 for tickets and more information.