Peter & the Starcatcher • August 25-27, 2016
By Rick Elice based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
Get “hooked” with this wildly theatrical prequel to the story of Peter Pan. Winner of five Tony Awards,
Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy
Who Would Not Grow Up. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and
unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.
The Gift of the Magi • December 8-10. 2016
Based on the short story by O.Henry
O. Henry’s holiday favorite is recreated in this touching stage adaptation. Jim and Della are newlyweds with their whole lives before them. Both have vivid imaginations and tell fantastic stories, creating a storybook world for themselves. When hard times come and Christmas approaches with little money at hand, Jim and Della each end up selling their most valuable possessions in order to buy the other’s Christmas present.
Cicada • January 26-28, 2017 • By Jerre Dye
Written by Amory native Jerre Dye, this highly acclaimed drama set in rural Mississippi is a coming-ofage ghost story deeply rooted in the life of a small southern family on the verge of transformation. The unrelenting July heat presses in on seventeen-year-old Ace and his mother Lily as they dig their way out the past. It’s a story about letting go and shedding what is no longer necessary in a world full of secrets, ghosts, and memories that hold on tight.
Noises Off • March 9-11, 2017 • By Michael Frayn
Often called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. Winner of multiple awards, the New York Times praised it, saying it is “the most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce, this dizzy, well-known romp is a festival of delirium.”
Hairspray • April 27-28, 2017 • By Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan
Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do!