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Sixty Miles

FROM OUR BY-THE-BOOK SERIES OF STAGED READINGS:

SIXTY MILES TO SILVER LAKE

by Dan LeFranc

Winner! 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award

A moving car. A father and son. The father drives. The son’s face is pressed against the rolled up window.
A lifetime can pass in the sixty miles between a boy’s soccer practice and his father’s new apartment. In this moving play about family relationships, we see just how much time and space can exist between the pleather seats of a father’s used car.

Performance:

Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 8 pm

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CHICAGO

MUSICAL-COMEDY

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Script adaptation by David Thompson

NOMINEE! 1975 Tony Awards for including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score.

WINNER! 1997 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune and acquittal. This sharp edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.

Performances:

Friday, September 16, 2016 at 8 pm
Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 8 pm
Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 2 pm

Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 8 pm
Friday, September 23, 2016 at 8 pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8 pm
Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 2 pm

Wednesday, September 28 at 8 pm
Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 8 pm
Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8 pm
Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2 pm

Slasher

FROM OUR BY-THE-BOOK SERIES OF STAGED READINGS:

SLASHER

by Allison Moore

When she’s cast as the “last girl” in a low-budget slasher flick, Sheena thinks it’s the big break she’s been waiting for. But news of the movie unleashes her malingering mother’s thwarted feminist rage, and Mom is prepared to do anything to stop filming…even if it kills her.

“Screaming. Blood. Impalements. Meat hooks. Electric drills. Objectified sexy women. Crazy mother in wheelchair. Whaddya expect? It’s a slasher movie.” – Philadelphia Inquirer

Performance:

Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8 pm

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SILENCE! THE MUSICAL

MUSICAL SATIRE

Book by Hunter Bell
Music and Lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan

A hilarious parody based on the Academy Award winning film.

Rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter in order to catch the serial killer known as Buffalo Bill. Clarice faces her own demons while racing the clock to unlock Lecters clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill.

This laugh-out-loud naughty satire features a singing chorus of floppy eared lambs narrating the action as Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin. Even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life hed like to lead someday outside the prison walls.

Fueled by a rabid cult following since the songs debuted online in 2002, SILENCE! was expanded into a live stage show and shattered every box-office record at the 2005 FringeNYC Festival. Winner of the NYCFringe’s Best Musical Award, SILENCE! The Musical combines whip-smart dialogue and shocking songs to make a musical parody of The Silence of the Lambs that’s sure to be popular with seasoned fans of the movie and FBI rookies alike.

NOBODY UNDER 18 WILL BE ADMITTED!

Performances:

Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8 pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2 pm

Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 8 pm
Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8 pm
Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 2 pm
Monday, October 31, 2016 at 8 pm

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SUNSET BOULEVARD

MUSICAL DRAMA

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics and Book by Don Black and Christopher Hampton

This 1995 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is based on the 1950 American film noir and features the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

In Hollywood in 1949, down-on-his-luck screenwriter Joe Gillis encounters Norma Desmond, the one-time silent film star who fell out of popularity when “talkies” took over. The delusional ex-celebrity speaks of a play she’s written to be her next project, and desperate for an opportunity, Joe offers to edit it in exchange for room and board. When Norma falls in love with Joe, he becomes caught between her and the girl he loves, Betty, and an awkward situation becomes complex and dangerous.

Performances:

Friday, November 11, 2016 at 8 pm
Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 8 pm
Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 2 pm

Thursday, November 17, 2015 at 8 pm
Friday, November 18, 2015 at 8 pm
Saturday, November 19, 2015 at 8 pm
Sunday, November 20, 2015 at 2 pm

WHITE CHRISTMAS

FAMILY-FRIENDLY MUSICAL/REVIVAL

Music and lyrics by Iriving Berlin
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake

The classic-style musical based on the Paramount Pictures 1954 film of the same name returns to Theatre Alliance!

Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, two iconic song-and-dance men, follow a sister act to Vermont, only to discover that the nearly-bankrupt lodge they were to perform at is owned by their former commanding general.

Contains such hits as “Blue Skies”, “I Love A Piano” and “White Christmas”

Performances:

Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 8 pm
Friday, December 9, 2016 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 4 pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 8 pm
Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 2 pm
Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 6 pm

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 8 pm
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 8 pm
Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 8 pm
Friday, December 16, 2016 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 4 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 8 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 2 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 6 pm

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ZANNA DON’T!

MUSICAL COMEDY

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Tim Acito
Additional Book and Lyrics by Alexander Dinelaris

Welcome to Heartsville High, set in a world where everyone is gay–well, almost everyone! The big-man-on-campus is the chess champion, and the captain of the football team is made cool by being cast as the lead in the school musical. The students write a controversial show called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” about straight people in the military, which becomes the catalyst for a young man and woman to fall in love. Enter Zanna, a magical, musical fairy who, with a wave of his wand, brings true love to one and all!

Performances:

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2 pm

Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8 pm
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 8 pm

Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2 pm

ROCK OF AGES

MUSICAL COMEDY

Book by Chris D’Arienzo
Music and Lyrics by Various Artists

A jukebox rock musical featuring hits from the 1980s.

Drew Bowie, an aspiring rock star, meets Sherrie, a small-town girl, at The Bourbon Room, a bar in danger of being torn down. But, while attempting to pursue their desperate dreams and afraid to admit the truth, the two fall apart before realizing that “the dreams you come with aren’t always the dreams you leave with, but they still rock.”

Songs include “We Built This City” by Starship, “Nothing But a Good Time” by Poison, “Keep On Lovin’ You” by REO Speedwagon, “I Wanna Rock” by Twisted Sister, “Oh Sherrie” by Steve Perry, “Waiting For a Girl Like You” by Foreigner, “Shadows of the Night” by Pat Benatar, “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey, “The Final Countdown” by Europe. “I Want to Know What Love Is” by Foreigner, “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” by Poison, “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi,  “Any Way You Want It” by Journey and MANY MORE!!

Performances:

Friday, February 10, 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2 pm

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 8 pm
Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8 pm

Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2 pm

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8 pm
Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 2 pm

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HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY

MUSICAL BIOGRAPHY/REVIVAL

Book by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik
Music and Lyrics by Various Artists

HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY is the spectacular musical biography of the legendary singer-songwriter frequently mentioned alongside Louis Armstrong, Robert Johnson, Duke Ellington, Elvis and Bob Dylan as one of the great innovators of American popular music. The play follows Williams’ rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry to his eventual self-destruction at twenty-nine. Along the way, we are treated to indelible songs like “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Move It on Over” and “Hey, Good Lookin’,” which are given fresh and profound resonance set in the context of Williams’ life.

Sponsored by MIKE LEWIS & ASSOICIATES

Performances:

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2 pm

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 8 pm
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8 pm
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 2 pm

Last Supper

FROM OUR BY-THE-BOOK SERIES OF STAGED READINGS:

THE LAST SUPPER

A STAGED CONCERT

Music by Gary William Friedman
Book and Lyrics by Thomas Mitz
Based on an original play by Andy Krey

THE LAST SUPPER is the story of Leonardo da Vinci’s struggle to complete his famous mural. Actors portray Leonardo, Jesus, the twelve Apostles and two women, while singers express the meaning and emotion of the action through song.Leonardo has been commissioned to create a mural of The Last Supper, his first attempt at painting in ten years. He fears he has lost his artistic vision by squandering his gifts. An angel/muse inspires him to invoke the Apostles and ultimately the Last Supper.

As each Apostle comes to life and tells his story, the story is then reflected through music in an uplifting contemporary pop-gospel score. By discovering what each individual was thinking and feeling at the moment of crisis, Leonardo confronts his own betrayal and learns that through love and faith he can rediscover the vision of divine inspiration and the purpose of life.

Performances:

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8 pm
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 8 pm

FLAMES

MUSICAL THRILLER

Book, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff

One year ago, Edmond died in horrible fire. He took with him the dreams of his fiancée, Meredith, the trust of his best friend, Eric, and the answers to the burning questions that still linger about his death and the terrible crime he committed. But on a stormy night at the cemetery where he rests, the secrets from his past will finally refuse to stay buried; and those he left behind will finally refuse to stay silent.

In this original, suspense-filled musical thriller by the author/composer of Thrill Me, there are enough twists, turns and surprises to keep the audience guessing up until the final shocking moments.

Performances:

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2 pm

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2 pm

Flick

FROM OUR BY-THE-BOOK SERIES OF STAGED READINGS:

THE FLICK

WINNER! 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.

Performance:

Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8 pm

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RAGTIME

MUSICAL DRAMA

Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrance McNally

Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow.  The lives of a family of upper-class WASPs, an African-American couple and some Eastern-European Jewish immigrants intersect as they try to make a success in America.

Called by Time Magazine “A triumph for the stage,” and by the International Herald Tribune “the best musical in twenty years,” this acclaimed musical is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical.

Sponsored by S&L PAINTING and DECORATING AND BRENT CLEVENGER

Performances:

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2 pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 8 pm

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 8 pm
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8 pm
Friday, May 19, 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2 pm
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2 pm
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm