2023-24 SEASON

SEPTEMBER 12 – NOVEMBER 12, 2023

FRANK FERRANTE IN AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO

With Musical accompanist Mark Rabe

Nothing short of masterful” ~The Chicago Tribune

Artful…Mr. Ferrante’s timing is digital sharp.” ~The New York Times

See this man. He is comic genius.” ~The Seattle Weekly

Award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante ignites his PBS, New York and London acclaimed
portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The two-act
comedy consists of the funniest Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including “Hooray for Captain
Spalding,” and “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.” The audience literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante
ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Mark Rabe,
Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film and reacquaints us with the likes of brothers
Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields and Marx foil Margaret Dumont.

A show perfect for comedy fans of all ages!

*Shows are subject to change at any time.

NOVEMBER 17, 2023 – FEBRUARY 4, 2024

STEP by STEP

EVOLUTION OF THE GREATEST BOY BANDS

Written By Howard Pechet & Liz Gilroy

Musical Arrangements By Konrad Pluta

In 1960, the Beatles burst onto the scene. They left women screaming and music executives with dollar signs in their eyes. The birth of the boy bands was here and there was no turning back.

The creation of a Boy band is pretty easy. You take a heartthrob, a cutie, a bad boy, and a guy that may be a little too old to be in a boy band and throw them into some matching outfits, and synchronized dance moves and all of a sudden, you’ll make the music world swoon.

Please join us as we recreate music history from the Beatles to The Bee Gees to the New Kids on the Block and finally on to *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys.

Boy bands have all the perfect melodies; upbeat, slow, pop, hip hop and then there is that ‘ultimate jam’ that everybody knows. While we bring you all the frenzied hits such as “Hard Day’s Night”, “Daydream Believer”, “Night Fever”, “Step by Step”, “Bye, Bye, Bye”, and “I Want It That Way”. We hope to have you screaming and chair dancing to all the hits from the most talented boy bands in music history.

*Shows are subject to change at any time.

Chapter Two by Neil Simon

FEBRUARY 9 – APRIL 14, 2024

CHAPTER TWO

by NEIL SIMON

“Lovely whimsical and touching and always funny […] most of the time downright hilarious.” – New York Post

Set late in the 1970’s Chapter Two is a semi-autobiographical play about Neil Simons’ relationship with his 2nd wife. Recent widower, writer George Schneider, is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again. This sends George into even more depression after a series of bad matches. Then Leo comes up with Jennie Malone, and she’s a keeper. Still, it’s a bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland for these not-so-young lovers. George and Jennie stumble on, overcoming both their hesitation on the rebound and emotional neediness. In a hilarious, farcical subplot, Leo has a fling with Faye, Jennie’s neurotic married friend.

“Chapter Two” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
www.concordtheatricals.com

*Shows are subject to change at any time.

Beautiful The Carole King Musical

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APRIL 19 – JUNE 23, 2024

BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

Words & Music by: Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann, Cynthia Well              Book by: Douglas McGrath

The inspiring true story of Carole King’s journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Before she was hit-maker Carole King — she was Carole Klein, a spunky, young songwriter from Brooklyn with a unique voice.

From the chart-topping hits she wrote for the biggest acts in music to her own life-changing, trailblazing success with TapestryBeautiful: The Carole King Musical takes you back to where it all began — and takes you on the ride of a lifetime.

Beautiful is the inspiring tale about a girl who became King with a stirring book by the late Oscar and Tony-nominated Douglas McGrath and the music and lyrics of icons Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Featuring such unforgettable classics as “You’ve Got a Friend“, “One Fine Day“, “So Far Away“, “Take Good Care of My Baby“, “Up on the Roof“, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling“, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow“, and “Natural Woman“, this Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning musical phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember and a story you’ll never forget.

“BEAUTIFUL” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Production is licensed by Music Theatre International.

*Shows are subject to change at any time.

A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline by Dean Regan

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JUNE 28 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2024

A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE

by DEAN REGAN

FOLLOW HER CLIMB TO STARDOM FROM HER HOMETOWN IN VIRGINIA TO THE GRAND OLE OPRY, LAS VEGAS, AND CARNEGIE HALL!

 One of the all-time legends of country music, Patsy Cline was always spunky and truly devoted to music.

Patsy was never shy about self-promotion and impressed everyone the moment they heard her. Featuring all her biggest hits from Walkin’ After Midnight, I Fall to Pieces, Crazy (written by Willie Nelson), She’s Got You, Leavin’ on Your MindSweet DreamsFaded Love, and all the way to her last single release of A Closer Walk with Thee. Patsy’s enduring musical legacy is witnessed by the fact that her music can cross generations and has inspired millions of musicians and fans alike with her charm, humour, and unmistakable voice. Patsy realized her lifetime ambition of joining the Grand Ole Opry in 1960, won ten awards at the WSM Country Music Festival, was memorialized with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award, and she was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Although she will never be replaced, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline is a tribute to her spirit and a celebration of the music in her life.

A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE is sanctioned by the Patsy Cline Estate. All United States and International Production rights of A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE are wholly owned by Lutvick Productions International, Ltd. and licensed exclusively through Marquis Entertainment Inc., www.walkwithpatsycline.com

*Shows are subject to change at any time.

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