The Story is Us because…
universal themes of life will be front and center - love, loss, individual struggle towards a personal goal, a person's struggle with humanity, falling in love, life cycles, karma, coping with tragedy, adolescence and discovering the world around us. Like a colorful fabric with individual colorful threads woven together to make a beautiful piece of cloth. - you will see the colorful fabric of us on stage - authentic examples of the people who make our community their home. People who look like us and have had where our diverse experiences.
We will educate and enrich with opportunities to engage beyond the stage - before, during, and after our shows and events.
we will strengthen our empathy since stories are one of the most powerful ways to connect with people who are different from us who we might not have a chance to meet otherwise.
The story is Us….
THE 2021-22 SEASON
Conceived and Originally Directed by
JOHN MICHEL TEBELAK
MUSIC AND NEW LYRICS BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
Originally Produced on the New Your Stage by
EDGAR LANSBURY / STUART DUNCAN / JOSEPH BERUH
Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love! Godspell, featuring songs by Stephen Schwartz, (known for the Broadway hits Wicked and Pippin), uses song, dance and storytelling to retell the passion story and parables of the gospels. Filled with high spirited musical styles ranging from pop to vaudeville, this theatrical celebration is a reminder that kindness, tolerance and love we really need these days.
by Prince Gomolvilas
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois
It is a Ghost Story and so much more! Full of mystery, frights, and theatrical magic. Two Thai-American brothers launch a ghost-hunting business in order to capitalize on the nationwide increase in sightings of “Asian-looking ghosts.” When the siblings investigate the home of an African-American couple who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina and who are antagonized by one very terrifying spirit, everyone’s notions of reality, fantasy and sanity clash against the shocking truth. It is a Merced first as we explore Southeast Asian and African American intersection, spiritual displacement, and taboos around mental health in Asian and Black communities.
Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film
Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY IRVING BERLIN
BOOK BY DAVID IVES and PAUL BLAKE
Original stage production directed by WALTER BOBBIE
ORCHESTRATIONS Larry Blank
Vocal and Dance Arrangements Bruce Pmahad
Presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals
Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting musical.
There will be an adult cast version and a youth cast version. And Snow! Why not see both?
By Katori Hall
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York
A gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.
“Even before the first flash of lightning—and there will be plenty of that before evening’s end—an ominous electricity crackles through the opening moments of THE MOUNTAINTOP.” —NY Times. “[THE MOUNTAINTOP] crackles with theatricality and a humanity more moving than sainthood.” —NY Newsday. “…as audacious as it is inventive…[a] thrilling, wild, provocative flight of magical realism…Hall keeps her audience guessing…This is playwriting without a net, a defiant poke in the eye of all historical conventions and political correctness…The King that is left after Hall’s humanization project is somehow more real and urgent and whole.” —Associated Press.
Book & Lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Music & Lyrics by Erin McKeown
Presented through special arrangement with an all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide
1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036 www.theatricalrights.com
When a whip-smart, deeply imaginative teenager agrees to take a road trip with her free-spirited Latina mother, neither can imagine where it will take them. Chance encounters with a medley of characters along the way brings them closer to understanding what sets them apart—and what connects them forever. At the heart of the story is a mother-daughter relationship complicated and threatened by immigration policies. MISS YOU LIKE HELL reminds us that musicals have the power to explore the exposed territory where political becomes personal. Featuring compelling original songs that are every bit as diverse and eclectic as America, and a book written by the Pulitzer Prize inning playwright of "In The Heights", MISS YOU LIKE HELL is a new musical that exudes the joy, love and frustration of being a family in a changing country.
THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL
Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg
Book by Kyle Jarrow
Original Songs by
Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At The Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might be Giants, T.I.
And Songs by
David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Palent
Additional Lyrics by Jonathan Coulton
Additional Music by Tom Kitt
Musical Production Conceived by Tina Landau
Nickelodeon, SpongBob SquarePants, and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Viacom International, Inc.
Presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals
Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series! SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation—until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage. The bold, original musical celebrates friendship, cooperation, and the power of unity and inclusion. The power of optimism really can save the world. This is a show for the entire family!
Book by Jeremy Desmon
Arrangement and Orchestrations by Jesse Vargas
“Developed at the University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Department of Musical Theatre”
“Originally developed by the Araca Group”
Rick is a rock and roll God! …at least, in his dreams. In reality, he’s a dive bar singer who just got canned from his latest gig. His lone badge of honor: a Battle of the Bands victory fifteen years ago when Rick and his high school girlfriend, Ashley, debuted their original duet, “One Hit Wonder”, and caused a sensation for one magical night. Of course, that’s all a distant memory, since the couple — and the band — broke up. Ashley’s now a high-powered executive in the big city, while Rick still clings to dreams of making it big in music.
When an old video of Rick and Ashley’s Battle of the Bands performance unexpectedly goes viral, pop mega-songstress Mercy Faith invites them to open her world tour. Personalities clash and jealousies rage, as Rick and Ashley are forced to deal with the realities of fame. With their reunited band and rekindled relationship both on the line, will their spark reignite, or will they forever remain a “One Hit Wonder”?
Described as “Rock of Ages for all ages,” this wildly fun new pop/rock jukebox musical includes the greatest one-hit wonders like “Walking on Sunshine”, “Livin La Vida Loca”, and “Tainted Love”. One Hit Wonder is all about music, love, and second chances… and it is all set to a soundtrack of the greatest one-hit wonders of all time.
ALL 7 SHOWS
$175.00 ($210.00 value)
1 ticket for each show.
5 SHOW FLEX
$125.00 ($150.00 value)
Pick any five shows. Must use 1 ticket per show.