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2012–2013 SEASON

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Baby with the Bathwater

bathwater

September 28 - October 21, 2012
8:00 p.m.: September 28, 29 October 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
2:00 p.m.: September 30, October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21

Hallberg Theatre

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The playwright’s target is parenthood and Durang skewers Mom and Dad with a savagely gleeful wit and wacky black humor. First produced for enthusiastic audiences at New York’s Playwrights Horizons, the play has now delighted theatergoers worldwide.

By Christopher Durang • Directed by Kari Hayter

For Mature Audiences

“One of the funniest dramatists alive, and one of the most sharply satiric.” - The New Yorker

“He conquers bitterness and finds a way to turn rage into comedy that is redemptive as well as funny.” - The New York Times

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Metamorphoses

metamorphoses

October 12 - 28, 2012
8 p.m.: October 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
2 p.m.: October 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

Young Theatre

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Blending stirring imagery, passionate storytelling and stunning visuals, award-winning playwright Mary Zimmerman brings Ovid’s tales of Midas, Narcissus, Eros, Psyche, Orpheus, Eurydice and others to life in remarkable ways. This exciting play captured the imagination of audiences throughout America before moving Off Broadway and eventually to Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre in 2002.

“Metamorphoses became a sold-out hit… the place in which dreams and reality, the primal and the particular melt and merge, devastate and console.” (The New York Times)

By Mary Zimmerman • Directed by Maria Cominis

Mature Subject Matter and Nudity

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Fall Dance Theatre

fall dance theatre

October 25 - November 4, 2012
8:00 p.m.:
October 25, 26, 27, November 1, 2, 3
2:00 p.m.: October 28, November 4

Little Theatre

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“To learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same.” Martha Graham

Coordinated by Gladys Kares

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Moonchildren

moonchildren

November 9 - December 9, 2012
8 p.m.: November 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30, December 1, 6, 7, 8
2 p.m.: November 11, 17, 18, December 1, 2, 8, 9

Hallberg Theatre

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It’s 1965—free love, civil unrest, marijuana, the military draft, Vietnam war and college kids trying to find their way to adulthood. Michael Weller’s comedy has a deep conscience as the struggling collection
of young men and women cope with the loss of a parent, changing
feminist expectations, shallow sex and a changing America.

“A phenomenal, virtuoso display of wit and verbal imagination.”
The New York Times

By Michael Weller • Directed by Travis Donnelly

Mature Subject Matter & Crude Language

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Carousel

carosel

November 30 - December 16, 2012
8:00 p.m.: November 30, December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
2:00 p.m.: December 2, 8, 9, 15, 16

Little Theatre

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Passionate, earthy and poignant, it’s easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, Carousel was Rodgers & Hammerstein’s
personal favorite. In a Maine coastal village, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker Billy Bigelow captivates and marries Julie Jordan, who is soon with child. Billy is far from perfect, but how he eventually instills a sense of family hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. The classic songs You’ll Never Walk Alone, If I Loved You and June is Bustin’ Out All Over are just a few of the hits that have kept audiences humming and singing as they exit the theatre for over six decades!

Music by Richard Rodgers • Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by Eve Himmelheber • Musical Direction by Mitchell Hanlon • Choreography by William F. Lett

Stage Fog is used in this production.

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SPRING 2013 PRODUCTIONS

Five Flights

five flights

February 22 - March 17, 2013
8:00 p.m.: February 22, 23, 28, March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
2:00 p.m.: February 24, March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17

Hallberg Theatre

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Siblings Ed and Adele inherit an enormous aviary that their late father built for his deceased wife, whose soul, he believed, had transformed into the body of a wren. The grown children are faced with the dilemma of what to do with the crumbling structure and folded into this debate are issues of religious conviction and fears of commitments and relationships.

“A rare discovery in a new play--an intricately constructed comedy about love and grief that is incredibly funny, surprisingly touching and soaring with joyful humanity...a not-to-be-missed theatrical triumph...” Back Stage

by Adam Bock • Directed by James R. Taulli

5 Flights contains gay themes and male frontal nudity. Strobe light used in production.

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Blithe Spirit

blithe spirit

March 8 - 24, 2013
8:00 p.m.: March 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
2:00 p.m.: March 10, 16, 17, 23, 24

Young Theatre

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This longtime comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages spotlights the cantankerous novelist, Charles Condomine, remarried but literally haunted by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira. A medium, Madame Arcati, makes contact with the late wife and as the worldly and ghostly personalities clash, hilarity ensues in ways that only the wickedly sophisticated Noel Coward could devise. The New York Times’ Ben Brantley writes that “Blithe Spirit considers a theme close to its writer’s heart: the disruptive force of sexual passion, as it brings out the beast in the seemingly genteel.”

by Noel Coward • Directed by Mark Ramont

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All Shook Up

all shook up

April 12 - 28, 2013
8 p.m.: April 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
2 p.m.: April 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

Little Theatre

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Tap those blue suede shoes to the rock and roll music of Elvis Presley in the musical comedy, All Shook Up! You’ll flip over familiar tunes such as Heartbreak Hotel, Can’t Help Falling in Love and Jailhouse Rock as this hip, energetic musical shows how a leather jacket wearin’ guitar-playin’ rebel can bring out the craziness of love in a small mid-West town of the 1950s! “You could feel the audience perking up for the jailhouse musical sequence... “ Ben Brantley, New York Times

Directed by Patrick Pearson • Musical Direction by Diane King-Vann • Choreograpy by William Lett.

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Rough Magic

rough magic

April 26 - May 12, 2013
8 p.m.: April 26, 27, May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
2 p.m.: April 28, May 4, 5, 11, 12

Young Theatre

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This campy, romantic, darkly funny takeoff on Shakespeare’s The Tempest is a grand theatrical journey with heroes and horrors to rival the best of Hollywood! “Aguirre-Sacasa has written a play that is really more about the power and quite literally about the magic of theater…featuring a monstrous villain, his nasty henchmen, and a team of motley misfits scrambling to save the world.” Washington City Paper

by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa • Directed by Travis Donnelly

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Spring Dance Theatre

spring dance

May 9 - 19, 2013
8:00 p.m.: May 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
2:00 p.m.: May 12,19

Little Theatre

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“Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It’s the rhythm of your life. It’s the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy.” Jaques D’Amboise

Coordinated by Gladys Kares

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