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Dig this. One of the most highly anticipated new musicals from one of the hottest writing teams on the planet, Beatsville has its world premiere at Asolo Rep next spring. It's Greenwich Village, 1959 – the world of underground coffee shops, goateed artists, turtle-necked poets, and bongo-playing jazzbos. Tragically square busboy Walter Paisley wants nothing more than to be one of the beatniks, but he has no artistic talent whatsoever. When he accidentally kills a cat and hides it in a lump of clay, "Dead Cat" is declared a masterpiece, and Walter a genius. More "sculptures" bring more acclaim – but will the world discover Walter's secret? Hip, rollicking, and bona fide hilarious, hang onto your berets – we're headed to Beatsville!
Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life…and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn't dare. Becky's New Car is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken.
Bodytraffic is helping establish Los Angeles as a major center for contemporary dance. Founded in 2007 by Lillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, Bodytraffic has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world. Named "the company of the future" by The Joyce Theater Foundation.
A Broadway triumph and 1950 Academy Award-nominated film, this deliciously witty comedy is also a biting commentary on politics and the power of female persuasion. With his ex-showgirl girlfriend Billie Dawn in tow, junkyard magnate Harry Brock moves to Washington D.C. where he hopes to break into some "special interest" business with an ethically-challenged senator. When Billie's lack of social graces embarrasses even him, Harry hires a young reporter to give her the polish she needs to get ahead in D.C. society. But Harry gets more than he bargained for when, in a deliriously funny turn of events, he discovers a little bit of learning can be a dangerous thing.
Pastor Paul has worked for 20 years to build a church from the ground up. What was once a modest storefront is now a congregation of thousands with all the amenities he could ever have imagined and more. And finally, after many years, the church has managed to pay off its debt. A day of celebration turns into so much more as Pastor Paul delivers a sermon that will shake the foundations the church is built upon. Step right into the pulpit for The Christians, an intimate play asking epic questions about faith and its power to unite or divide us.
Follow one woman's journey through marriage, motherhood and a maze of obstacles as she navigates an unexpected life-changing experience. Written by the bestselling author of The Autism Sourcebook, Do This is a solo tour-de-force that celebrates the trials and triumphs of the human spirit and the resilience of the human soul. Filled with humor and heartbreak, Do This is the universal story of a woman who finds hope in the face of hopelessness and faith where she least expects it.
One of the great new playwrights in this country telling the story of three twenty-something brides-to-be who set out on a celebratory evening, only to have one of them question her future after a chance meeting with a recently jilted handsome stranger. A wildly theatrical play that captures the ever-shifting nature of love and identity in a very surprising way!
Winner of the Obie for Best New American Play, this Pulitzer Prize finalist is as hilarious as it is relevant. Macedonio "Mace" Guerra is a really good professional wrestler, but he's not the champion – that's the impossibly charismatic Chad Deity. When Mace discovers an Indian-American Brooklyn kid whose charisma rivals that of the champ, he decides to recruit him as the perfect foil. But when their rivalry is used to exploit racial stereotypes to raise ratings, all three men find themselves fighting for more than the title belt. This no-holds-barred comedy transforms the Cook Theatre into a wrestling arena where you'll have a ringside seat for this invigorating tale that masks a sly allegory about race, class and power.
An historical musical adventure taking you through the history of the best Jewish composers who contributed to the excellence in America's music. Performed by top Broadway and Theatrical talent from New York City and Los Angeles/
On the heels of Asolo Rep's wildly successful All The Way, The Great Society continues Robert Schenkkan's profound exploration of Lyndon Johnson's turbulent years in the White House. In his second term as president, besieged by political opponents, Johnson summons all his political wiles to try to push through Congress some of the most important social programs in U.S. history through Congress. His vision of a Great Society became the most ambitious effort ever to test what American government is capable of achieving. And in doing so, to discover what it is not. Actor Nick Wyman returns to the Asolo Rep stage to reprise his role as L.B.J. in this unflinching examination of the morality of power.
The Jackie Mason Musical begins at a deli in Miami in 1977, where Jackie – a renown 46 year old Comedian spots twenty-something Ginger (played by Jackie's own daughter – comedian Sheba Mason). Along for the ride is her overbearing mom, Mrs. Olivier and a hilarious cast of six. Soon Jackie is wooing her each winter whenever he's in South Florida churning up laughs with the South Beach set. The trouble is, Jackie is also wooing Trixie - a ravishing young Latina waitress, and Rosa - a senior Rascal House server with attitude - a fact that sends Ginger into romantic distress. After 10 years, she becomes pregnant, Jackie denies his paternity, while still yearning to be with her, and a complicated relationship begins, including Sheba's own love for the man she knows is her father and whom she wishes she knew. The Original Score includes "Ode to the Early Bird Special" and "I Never Met This Yenta"
In 1988 in Florida's Dade County, Ginger Reiter sued comedian Jackie Mason for paternity, claiming he was the father of her daughter Sheba. She won. Reiter went on become a high school English teacher in South Florida, and raised her daughter on her own (Mason did pay child support until Sheba turned 18). But she also had a story to tell, and a unique one at that. Both Sides of a Famous Love Affair - The Jackie Mason Musical is Reiter's light-hearted, laughter-filled musical recounting of her relationship with Mason, starring the result of that much contested union - her daughter Sheba Mason.
Relevant, ruthless, and gripping, Lillian Hellman's chronicle of the dark side of the American Dream is a masterpiece of 20th century drama. Set in 1900 in the deep South, Regina Hubbard Giddens and her two brothers are nouveau-riche cotton growers who have a chance to become mega-rich by investing in a new mill. But the siblings still need $75,000 to seal the deal, which they attempt to swindle from Regina's ailing husband. And so the sinister games begin with each of these "little foxes" nibbling at the other's tender grapes (the title comes from the Song of Solomon) as each will let nothing stand in the way of financial gain.
Based in Havana, Cuba, Malpaso Dance Company is committed to bringing Cuban contemporary dance into the 21st Century by collaborating with top international choreographers and nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. The company's core artistic vision is led by resident repertory choreographer Osnel Delgado. The company was founded in 2012 by Delgado, Dailedys Carrazana and Fernando Saéz, and consists of 10 dancers, including former members of Danza Contemporanea de Cuba. Currently on tour in the United States in partnership with New York's Joyce Theater.
Mel Schwartz Sleeps With Mae West is a madcap musical comedy in which love, lust, ex-wives, and transgender role confusion collide in the story of Mel Schwartz. Mel is a homophobic middle-aged man living in Miami Beach in 1986. He's stunned to discover that his beautiful mistress of the past five years used to be a man! As if that weren't enough, it turns out his transgender mistress is actually the long-lost child of his lifelong friend, Milty. When Milty finds out that his son is now a daughter and that Mel's been shtupping her, chaos ensues.
Note: This show includes free wine!
Love, intolerance, humor, and mercy are brilliantly woven together in one of Shakespeare's most exciting and divisive plays. Kristen Coury will direct this intimate and dramatic piece which is the first production of a full-length Shakespeare in Naples. Shakespearean Scholar Gail Paster will consult on this theatrical tour-de-force that includes 10 actors and a treasure chest full of imagination.
The entire company of second year graduate students at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory in Shakespeare's hilarious comedy about four young lovers, five rude mechanicals, and an army of fairies and spirits who all cross paths one magical night in a forest outside of Athens. The most beloved of Shakespeare's plays, capturing the essence of young, and not-so-young love, performed by the future of the American theatre.
My Son Pinocchio Jr. is the wonderful story of the wooden puppet that turns into a "real boy." This new and enchanting musical, which retells the classic Disney story of Pinocchio from Geppetto's perspective, features the beloved songs "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "I've Got No Strings," alongside a host of new songs by Oscar and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, who also composed music for Godspell and Wicked. Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli, and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the toy shop to discover the true meaning of family. When the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto's wish to bring his beloved puppet to life, the new father quickly learns that being a parent is full of challenges.
The Boys are Back! The numbers don't lie, Naked Boys Singing is one of the most successful show in Parliament House history. So we're bringing them back!
This hilarious revue features 16 original songs, 6 gorgeous guys and no clothes– a winning combination if ever there was one! From the sassy opening number "Gratuitous Nudity," to the screamingly funny "Bliss of a Bris," audiences and critics alike have hailed "Naked Boys Singing!" as a sure-fire crowd-pleaser.
Jessica Kirson's unique style and captivating stage presence captures the attention of audiences everywhere she performs. Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine and it is easy to understand why she was selected to perform at the Hamptons, Toyota, Marshall's Women in Comedy, Comedy Central's South Beach, Montreal, and HBO's Las Vegas comedy festivals. She was awarded, "Best Female Comic" by the MAC association in New York City and the Nightlife Award for, "Best Stand up Comedian" in NYC. This fall, she will be in Robert De Niro's new movie, The Comedian. She is also a consultant, producer, and co-writer on the film.
Justice Antonin Scalia's unexpected death at age 79 has thrown a wrench into the political arena, but has brought intense interest in this daring new stage play that had its world premiere at Arena Stage last spring. When a bright, liberal law school graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and unexpected mentor. Written by Charles MacArthur Award-winning playwright John Strand and starring four-time Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero (who bears an uncanny resemblance to Scalia), this powerful work depicts passionate people risking heart and soul to defend their interpretation of the truth.
This funny and charming play by Josefina Lopez, based on her personal experiences, deals with the immigration experience in East Los Angeles in 1987. It takes place in a tiny sewing factory during the summer and centers on five Mexican-American women who are just barely getting by, each haunted by her immigrant status. The youngest of the full-figured women is Ana, who has big dreams of going to college to become a writer. She writes in her journal while working at the factory, documenting the ups and downs of each character and revealing some painful truths. When the play opens, the women are working against a deadline as they get dresses ready to be sold. This situation puts pressure on Ana's older sister, who owns the shop.
Real Women Have Curves celebrates women's bodies, their individual and collective power, and the bonding that takes place when they are challenged to succeed.
This unique series returns this winter to with three new concert dates for the 2016-17 season.
December 30 - Gaving Creel
February 17 - Matthew Morrison
April 1 - Andrea Martin
Sarah Ruhl's Stage Kiss is the story of She and He, two mid-forty year olds who were romantically involved when in their twenties and pursuing careers as actors. The relationship ended and She quit show business to get married and have a child who is now a teenager. He stayed the course and his acting career has been a constant struggle for survival. Now that She's daughter is a bit older, She decides to get back in the game by auditioning for a new play about romance in the 1930s.
She gets the part of the leading lady while, unbeknownst to her, He has already been cast as the leading man.
Experience the heart-pounding thrill of Step Afrika!, the first professional dance company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. With intricate kicks, stomps, and rhythms mixed with spoken-word poetry, Step Afrika! enthralls audiences of all ages. Don't miss this electrifying and one-of-a-kind performance. From Montreal and Madagascar to Alaska and Alabama, Step Afrika! seeks to build connections between people and highlight similarities among dance forms, lives, and communities.