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A true story based on the writings and letters of Reginald "Regy" Brett and Charles "Chat" Williamson, along with their classmates Elliot and Beak, during their final year at Eton College in 1870s England. Under the controversially progressive guidance of their tutor, esteemed scholar William Johnson Cory, the four students discover their relationships and sexual identity. As the year continues, they are faced with the brutal realities of life beyond the isolated walls of school while embarking on a journey of self-discovery to find the bravery to love in a world that is often unloving.
This musical journey takes audiences back in time — specifically, to when "soul" emerged as a style of music. Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers helped popularize soul music, as did Stax Records' Booker T. & the MG's. Before long, James Brown became the "Godfather of Soul" and Aretha Franklin its queen.
Now vocalists Prentiss McNeil (of the Drifters) and Bruce Wayne (of the Midnight Movers, Wilson Pickett's backing band) lead this classic soul revue. Their energy is unmatched; their showmanship, breathtaking. A Decade of Soul is a passion-driven tribute; the passion may even drive audience members out of their seats and onto their feet.
Duo: A Musical is a coming of age tale. Aaron Thompson is the star of the football team, gets good grades, and should be content — so why does he wake up with questions every morning? And that new kid, James...why does he create such a spark inside Aaron? Duo: A Musical combines pop and rock music to create an electrifying score, filled with musical numbers that both soar above the skies and stay grounded.
What can we do when it's too late to fix the mistakes of the past? Letters, written and composed by Daniel Schwartzman, is a musical about Frida, a middle-aged writer of children's books long estranged from her parents. The reasons come into focus as the action progresses, moving back and forth through time. With her parents recently deceased and no longer a threat to her stability, Frida decides to finally read the letters they had sent her over the years, all unanswered. She is joined by visions of her mother and father as she reads the letters, often leading into highly charged scenes. As Frida grows from age 5 to 16, we watch a creeping toxicity take over their household, eventually destroying the family. In the final third of the musical, we discover where this began. Frida's beloved younger brother, Mikey, drowned in the sea at age six while the parents had one of their nasty arguments nearby. Frida was present at the scene and it left her changed forever.
Loosely modeled on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, LoveCourt is an irreverent look at what happens when the Book of Love collides with the Book of Rules. It's been a few years and the champagne in Justin and Marianne's marriage has grown a little flat. He is a dedicated Human Resources professional in a large corporation. She is a professor of medieval studies at the local college. While investigating a charge brought against a mid-level manager, Nick, by his secretary, Nadine, Justin becomes infatuated with Nick's sister, Gianella, while meantime, Marianne is falling for one of her students, Danny. Company policy and school policy are banished to the sidelines as the wayward couples succumb to Cupid's merry dance. But what happens when the music stops? The modern "rule of rules" is ironically juxtaposed against the legendary Courts of Love of the medieval queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, courts in which "romance was law."
Parental Guidance Suggested (An Unfortunate True Musical Dramedy) takes a close look at the sacrifices we all make to get by, and the individuals we tolerate along the way. Can you ever achieve your dream if you have to spend time fighting to survive? What is the most we are willing to put up with in exchange for the humiliation of a terrible minimum wage job? This no-holds-barred show challenges our assumptions about professional childcare and the people we trust with our children. It smashes the perception that these are easy, or pleasant jobs, and instead serves us the cold, hard reality.
Every week the cast takes a suggestion from the audience and turns it into a fully crafted musical. Each character is made up on the spot, as are the song-and-dance numbers! Led by Magnet Theater musical director Frank Spitznagel, Premiere: The Improvised Musical features a cast whose professional credits include Comedy Central, HBO, and Second City.
While many children's theater troupes tell stories to kids, The Story Pirates believe that every kid has a story to tell. Made up of professional actors, improv comedians, and teaching artists, this troupe uses stories written by elementary school students as source material for over-the-top, sidesplitting musical plays. With songs, props, music videos, and puppets, the Story Pirates bring to life onstage what children have put down on paper (and computer).
At a typical show, there is no typical. Topics range from kung fu ninja babies fighting crime to the eternal love between the devil and a guy she meets at Starbucks. It's a world where cats can fly and Tickle Monsters have been known to take over the world. If the show sells out, the audience is treated to ice cream and cookies at the end!
A Kreutzer Sonata Written by Larry Rinkel. Drama. 65 minutes. A talented young Jewish music student faces life challenges. 7:30pm: August 9, 19, 24, and 29. 8pm: August 13.
PANIC! Written by Jason Jung. Drama. 110 minutes. A full-length historical drama centering on the events surrounding the Earl of Essex rebellion. 7:30pm: August 10, 15, 25, and 30. 3pm: August 20.
New Dawn Written by Aaron Michael Krueger. Musical. 135 minutes. The story of a high school football captain who turns to self-destructive methods of coping. 7:30pm: August 11, 16, 26, and 31. 8pm: August 20.
Afterlife Written by Coni Koepfinger. Drama. 45 minutes. In a society where men and women are taught to despise each other, the truth can be buried only for so long. 7:30pm: August 12, 17, 22, and September 1. 3pm: August 27.
More Written by Sarah Elizabeth Grace. Drama. 85 minutes. No intermission. A grounded, witty psychodrama about addiction. 7:30pm: August 18, 23, ad September 2. 3pm: August 13. 8pm: August 27.