Next to Normal is the story of Diana Goodman and her family. Diana has lived with bipolar depressive disorder and delusional episodes for the past seventeen years. The illness has affected everyone in her life, and has nearly torn her family apart on several occasions.
(Ages 13 - Adult)
Book by Thomas Meehan & Mark O'Donnell
Music & Lyrics by Adam Schlesinger & David Javerbaum
Performances: June 23 - July 2
It's 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism and Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He's a bad boy with a good cause – truth, justice and the pursuit of rock and roll. Cry-Baby and the square rich girl, Allison, are star-crossed lovers at the center of this world. Fueled by hormones and the new rhythms of rock and roll, she turns her back on her squeaky clean boyfriend, Baldwin, to become a "drape" (a Baltimore juvenile delinquent) and Cry-Baby's moll. At the other end of the topsy-turvy moral meritocracy of 1954 America, Baldwin is the king of the squares and leads his close-harmony pals against the juvenile delinquents, who are ultimately arrested for arson, sending the drapes all off to prison. Based on the 1990 John Waters Cult Classic.
Book, Music & Lyrics by Kevin Murphy & Laurence O'Keefe
Based on the film written by Daniel Waters
Tuition for Students: $365
Performances: July 7 - 30
Directed by Jill Blalock Lord
Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass...but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.
(Ages 7 - Adult)
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Tuition for Students: $365
Performances: Aug. 4 - 13
An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up...
MORNING SHOWS - FAMILY SERIES
MAGIC TREE HOUSE: PIRATES PAST NOON
(Ages 8 - 13)
Book by Jenny Laird & Will Osborne
Lyrics by Randy Courts & Will Osborne
Music by Randy Courts
Directed by: Taylor Wallis
Performances: June 26 - July 1 (Mornings)
Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS is an adaptation of the fourth of Mary Pope Osborne's award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series. Two siblings, Jack and Annie, return to visit the magic tree house on a dreary, rainy day. They find a book where the sun is shining and the waves are crashing, and wish to travel to this tropical place. They realize they are in the 18th Century Caribbean, the time of pirates! The siblings meet Captain Bones, a mean old pirate who captures the two and forces them to help him find buried treasure. It's up to Jack and Annie to find their way back to the Tree House and make their way home.
The princesses are throwing a party and you're invited! Join some of your favorite princesses as they dance, tell stories, sing songs and the morning ends with an official Princess Tea Party! So get your ballgown out of the closet, dust off your tiara and join us for a party you will never forget!
JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK
(Ages 7 - 15)
A Play by Allison Gregory
Performances: Saturday Mornings in August
Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There's a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is both Grace and Lucille want him to be their boyfriend.Maybe he will love Junie B. when he sees her wonderful pen! It isokay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook . . . or is she? A hilarious and heartfelt tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.