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Based on the smash hit film, the award-winning musical will star Grammy Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox!
Former Secret Service agent-turned-bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don't expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics, including "Queen of the Night," "So Emotional," "One Moment in Time," "Saving All My Love for You," "Run to You," "I Have Nothing," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," and one of the biggest-selling songs of all time, "I Will Always Love You."
Everyone's favorite holiday classic comes to life with A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage is a present the whole family can enjoy!
Adapted from Charles M. Schulz's timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage features the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols performed by the Peanuts characters. There's no better way to discover the magic of the season!
SPECIAL NOTE: The Sunday, December 3, 10am show will be specially adapted to serve the needs of audience members on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities.
From the songwriting team behind the smash hit Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Academy Award-winning film La La Land, A Christmas Story – The Musical brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage! Set in 1940s Indiana, a young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.
The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival! With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don't miss this stunning reimagining of an epic story about a young woman's journey to love and triumph in the American South.
Forget the princesses you think you know — the original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight. After multiple sold‐out runs nationwide, these royal renegades tossed off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not‐for the-kiddies musical to you — and what you thought about princesses will never be the same!
The "storybook" journey for Disenchanted! began with a sold‐out, award‐winning run at Orlando's International Fringe Festival in 2011. Disenchanted! was nominated for a 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off‐Broadway Musical and a 2015 Off‐Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical. In addition to the sold‐out New York engagement, this fairy tale has gone international.
Get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems's beloved award-winning, best-selling children's books: Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" Professional actors bring this delightful story to life at Playhouse on Park from December 9-17.
In Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" (lyrics by Mo Willems, music by Deborah Wicks La Puma), Gerald and Piggie take to the stage in a rollicking adventure that is perfect for young audiences. An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, "bestus" friends, but Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship. Piggie is not worried at all. She's even happier and more excited than usual. That's because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time.
Direct from Broadway, the world's best-selling magic show is coming to the Bushnell.
This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth. The Illusionists – Live From Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This nonstop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
Come join the Vagabonds for this completely out-of-character production as we celebrate our return to Bridgeport's Hidden Gem with a very healthy dose of holiday cheer.
Adapted from the classic film by Joe Landry, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play premiered in 1996 at Stamford Center for the Arts, and has since been produced around the country.
This unique take on the beloved, heartwarming story of George Bailey and the granting of his bleak and desperate Christmas wish by his guardian angel, Clarence Oddbody, shifts the story of George Bailey's glimpse into the "what if" from the silver screen to a 1946 radio studio. Where five actors are at their mics, broadcasting in front of a studio audience, performing as dozens of characters, all while accompanied on stage by live sound effects.
Following the 5pm show on December 17, VTC will welcome the playwright for a postshow talkback with the audience.
The ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Ten years after disappearing from the Paris Opera House, the Phantom has a new life in New York where he lives amongst the joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. Christine Daaé, now one of the world's finest sopranos, is coming to perform in New York. In a final bid to win back Christine's love, the Phantom lures her, Raoul, and their young son to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island, not knowing what is in store for them…
Mama D is back by popular demand, and this time with more twists than a peppermint stick! Come in from the cold as we heat things up at the Playhouse and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Mama D's Christmas Stocking: Where's Santa?! This show promises to be a celebration of all things sexy in an evening of music, dance, and comedy.
Director and choreographer Darlene Zoller is the cofounder of Playhouse on Park. Musical director: Colin Britt.
Experience a night filled with laughter as the crew of sultry performers give the gift of laughter, entertainment and merriment. It'll be nuttier than your weird Aunt Sophie's fruitcake! And feel free to bring some spiked eggnog as this event is BYOB. Mama D warns: This show is not for everyone. We're rude, we're crude, and we're partially nude!
From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything.
On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.
Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), On Your Feet! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century — and one of the most inspiring stories in music history.
Set in the '90s — the 1590s — this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony nominee Rob McClure and Broadway's Josh Grisetti), two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare (Tony nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first musical.
Stomp is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique — an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments — matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps — to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show.
There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful Wizard of Oz, twists its way into Hartford, Connecticut! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto, and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography, and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don't miss the chance to travel over the rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage.