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New Stage Theatre

2014-2015 49th Season

 

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MRS. MANNERLY                                
Comedy

By Jeffrey Hatcher

September 9-21, 2014

It is 1967...the Summer of Love. But for five children on the second floor of the YMCA in Steubenville, Ohio it is the Summer of Etiquette as taught by formidable Helen Anderson Kirk, better known as "Mrs. Mannerly". Ten year-old Jeffrey is not good at anything but being polite. Obsessed with good manners, he is determined to be the first student ever to achieve a perfect score on the challenging final exam. Mrs. Mannerly has never had a student in her 36 years of etiquette classes achieve that feat. Jeffrey faces off with his classmates (all played by one actor) as he maneuvers his way toward the top to try to take the grand prize! This witty comedy of manners shows the difference between how we present ourselves and who we really are.

∗∗Featuring Shirley Simpson & Ray McFarland∗∗

 

ALL THE WAY                                                               
Classic American

By Robert Schenkkan

October 21-November 2, 2014

This gripping and suspenseful new play from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan features a company of 20 stage actors playing some of history's most dynamic figures: J. Edgar Hoover; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Governor George Wallace; Senator Hubert Humphrey; Secretary of Defense Robert J. McNamara and LBJ himself. 1964: A pivotal year in American history - a landmark civil rights bill was passed, America began its involvement in Vietnam...and one man sat at the center of it all, determined to lift the country out of the ashes and rebuild it into The Great Society - by any means necessary. Hero. Bully. President. He played whatever part it took to win the day. It's not personal, it's just politics.

Contains strong language

∗∗Mississippi Premiere; 2014 Best Play: Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards, & The Drama League Awards∗∗

 

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS                                                                
Farce

by By Richard Bean

February 17-March 1, 2015

This smash-hit comedy was nominated for seven 2012 Tony Awards. Based on Carlo Goldoni's classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters, this new English version puts sex, food and money high on the agenda. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother - who's been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers - but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple...Or not.

∗∗Regional Premiere∗∗

 

33 VARIATIONS                                             
Play with Music

By Moises Kaufman                                                       

April 14-26, 2015

A Beethoven scholar is driven to solve the genius' greatest mystery while her own life rumbles around her: all gracefully underscored by a live pianist sharing the stage. A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer coming to terms with his genius. And, even though they're separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still. Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to nineteenth-century Austria in this extraordinary American play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life..

∗∗Beethoven At His Best∗∗

 

IT AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES                                                              
Musical

By Charles Bevel, Lita Gaithers, Randal Myler, Ron Taylor and Dan Wheetman
Based on an original idea by Ron Taylor                                                       

May 26 - June 7, 2015

From African chants and Delta spirituals to the urban electricity of a Chicago nightclub, from dusty back roads bluegrass to the twang of a country juke joint, It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues is a stirring retrospective of blues classics that summons the soul of American music. Over two dozen musical numbers are included, among them I'm Your Hoochie-Coochie Man, Goodnight, Irene, Fever, Walkin' After Midnight, The Thrill Is Gone and Let the Good Times Roll.

∗∗Mississippi Blues Trail Stops Here!∗∗

EXTRA SEASONAL SHOWS

PETER PAN                                
Musical

Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh; Music by Morris "Moose" Charlap; Additional Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Additional Music by Jule Styne
Based on the play by Sir James M. Barrie                                                       

December 4 - 21, 2014
January 6-17, 2015

Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale, Peter Pan whisks you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up! Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinker Bell visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and with a sprinkle of pixie dust begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates, and of course the villainous Captain Hook. Featuring the iconic songs I'm Flying, I've Gotta Crow, I Won't Grow Up, and Never Never Land, Peter Pan is the perfect show for the child in all of us who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up.

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