2016-2017 Season: MASQUERADE!

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PSYCHObeachCURTAIN RAISER ADD ON SHOW
PSYCHO BEACH PARTY
A hilarious camp comedy by Charles Busch
JUNE 23 – JULY 10, 2016
Gidget goes berserk in this hilarious and outrageous mash-up of Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello and the Three Faces of Eve! Busch knows how to stuff a wild bikini with psychotic glee! This bawdy romp will feature legendary Dallas illusionist Coy Covington at his Joan Crawford best! Join us for this super-hot, super fun, twist-and-shout in the summer sun!

 

 

NOVELIST7-SHOW SEASON PACKAGE
THE NOVELIST
A comedy/drama by award winning playwright Theresa Rebeck.
AUGUST 4-28, 2016
THE NOVELIST finds Paul, a Nobel-winning novelist suffering from writer’s block, his elegant but feisty wife, two sons (an actor and an antique dealer) and the actor’s girlfriend all together for the first time in ages. Enter Paul’s new assistant, a talented and passionate writing student. What could possibly go wrong? Bitter and funny chaos ensues.

 

 

WEDDING-SINGERTHE WEDDING SINGER
A musical by Matt Sklar, Tim Herlihy and Chad Beguelin
SEPTEMBER 22 – OCTOBER 16, 2016
Let’s go back to the 1980s, a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were popped, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, THE WEDDING SINGER’S score is one of the best in the last ten years! It’s energetic. It’s rowdy. It’s romantically sweet. Altogether, it is hilarious good fun!

 

 

DAYlightDAY LIGHT | World Premiere
A new play by Bruce R. Coleman
NOVEMBER 17 – DECEMBER 11, 2016
DAY LIGHT takes us to Junction Pass, a small ranching town in the Texas panhandle, 1867. As the Poteet family braces itself against a massive blizzard, dark secrets, hidden desires and unbridled emotion boil to the surface, threatening to tear the family apart. DAY LIGHT challenges our ideas of how we get to happiness and how we become the people we are meant to be.

 

 

LAUGHLAUGH | Southwest Regional Premiere
A new comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner and Theatre Three alumna Beth Henley
JANUARY 5-29, 2017
LAUGH focuses on two innocents, Mabel and Roscoe, as they set off for Hollywood circa 1920 seeking fame and fortune. The kaleidoscopic array of characters they meet along the way threaten their quest for happiness on the silver screen. Ms. Henley has created a modern day Odyssey where nothing and no one is exactly as they seem. Written with a glorious ear for dialogue and style to burn, LAUGH is a truly compelling and fascinating fable.

 

 

PASSINGstrangePASSING STRANGE
Book by Stew with music and lyrics by Stew and Heidi Rodewald
MARCH 2-26, 2017
A fresh and exciting Tony Award winner from singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew! PASSING STRANGE takes us on a journey across boundaries of place, identity and theatrical convention. Stew brings us the story of a young bohemian who charts a course for “the real” through sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Infectious, exhilarating, deeply spiritual and emotional, you will never forget PASSING STRANGE!

 

 

SUSANgodSUSAN AND GOD
A classic 1940s comedy/drama by Rachel Crothers
APRIL 20 – MAY 14, 2017
Susan, a young wealthy New York socialite, lives only for Susan. When she discovers a new religious cult, she dives head first into her latest fad. Eager to spread the word of her transformation, Susan goes straight to her closest friends, who are, as usual, less than enthusiastic about her newest pastime. It’s a sparkling and sophisticated comedy that you’re sure to love.

 

 

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler
JUNE 8 – JULY 2, 2017
Anne is married to Fredrik. Fredrik loves Desiree. Desiree is sleeping with Carl-Magnus. Carl- Magnus is wed to Charlotte. And Charlotte cannot be bothered with any of it. Couples intertwine, intersect and swap spouses in this sumptuous turn-of-the-century fairy tale for adults! It is mischief set to three-quarter time! Lush, luxurious and hopelessly romantic, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is the perfect coda to a fabulous season.