In this young performer version of The Princess and the Pea, Princess Winnifred is an ungainly, brash girl competing for the hand of Prince Dauntless, whose domineering mother Queen Aggravain has declared he must marry a “true” princess before anyone else in the kingdom can marry. This rollicking spin on the classic tale of royal courtship and comeuppance will delight audiences of all ages!
Auditions: April 3-4
Alex More has a story to tell, and he’s taking the audience along for the ride. A struggling actor in L.A. takes a job working in the Malibu basement of beloved megastar Barbra Streisand. One day, the lady of the house comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous comedy with one actor playing all the roles, including Barbra herself! This crowd-pleasing fantasy is so delightfully absurd, you’ll wish it were true!
Auditions: March 6
Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts. Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes , Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. With Academy Award winning hits like “You’ll Be In My Heart”, “Son of Man” and “Two Worlds”, Tarzan promises to be an unforgettable, high-flying theatrical experience.
It’s 1954—everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism and Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He’s a bad boy with a good cause—truth, justice and the pursuit of rock and roll. Cry-Baby and the square rich girl, Allison, are star-crossed lovers at the center of this world. At the other end of the topsy-turvy moral spectrum of 1954 America, Baldwin is the king of the squares and leads his close-harmony pals against the juvenile delinquents. You’ll have a blast watching the conservative squares face off against the leather-clad delinquents in this rockabilly musical based on John Waters’ cult film.
Fun Home, the musical that took Broadway by storm in 2015, is a refreshingly honest musical about the graphic novelist Alison Bechdel, and the story of her father; the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. The beautiful and compelling score made history when Tesori and Kron became the first female writing team to win the Tony Award for Best Original Score. This brave new musical explores Alison’s growing understanding of her own sexuality as well as looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is an enthralling story about seeing your parents through grown up eyes.
Auditions: July 10, 11
Put on your deerstalker cap, the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor , Moon Over Buffalo ) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic, The Hound of the Baskervilles , into a murderously funny theatrical adventure . The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one, but Sherlock Holmes is on the case! A dizzying web of clues unravels as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can Holmes and Watson discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.
Auditions: August 14, 15
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually a human, Buddy is raised as an elf until his enormous size and poor toy making abilities cause him to face the truth. Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Based on the New Line Cinema film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.
An out of work, middle-aged writer in need of holiday cash decides to trade his dignity for a pair of jingling shoes and takes a job as an elf at Macy’s Department Store. Besieged by bratty kids with overzealous parents and donning a humiliating costume, he finds that his cynical self and his elfin alter ego are not exactly compatible. His remedy is to tell all—giving us a backstage pass to the secret lives of Santa’s elves. Based on the true chronicles of David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elf, this cult classic riffs on a few of Sedaris’ truly odd and hilarious encounters with his fellow man at the height of the holiday crunch. Though definitely not your traditional stocking stuffer, this unexpected Christmas present is a laughter-spiked antidote to the holiday blues.
Auditions: October 30
A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters; sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne, after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th century England and told with a fresh female voice, Sense and Sensibility is full of humor, emotional depth and bold theatricality. “Inventive, faithful, clever and hilarious, Kate Hamill’s marvelous adaptation is one of the finest stage adaptations of a literary classic. Our Jane would have expressed her approval.”
Auditions: November 6, 7
Based on the cult hit film of the same name, this ten time Tony Award nominee is an engaging crowd-pleaser that will make you laugh and grab your heart. While spying on their wives at a “girls’ night out” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo hatch a bold and unclothed plan to make some quick cash. As they conquer their fears, self consciousness and prejudices, the lovable misfits come to discover that they’re stronger as a group, and the friendship they find in each other gives them the courage to “let it go.” With a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toetapping pizzazz, this heartwarming musical comedy is filled with engaging melodies, hilarious characters, and the most highly anticipated closing number of any musical!
Auditions: February 12, 13
Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar, A Musical Adventure Jr. follows Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Come along on this hilarious ride as Alex and his friends explore the world and sing their way into your heart.
Auditions: March 19, 20
This groundbreaking musical from the creative team of William Finn (Spelling Bee ) and James Lapine (Into the Woods ) tells the story of Marvin, a neurotic New Yorker who leaves his wife and son to be with another man. When his son’s Bar-Mitzvah looms on the horizon and his ex-wife marries his psychiatrist, it’s anything but smooth sailing for this untraditional family. Hilarious one moment and heartwarming the next, Falsettos is a brave and poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family. Throw in the lesbians from next door and a Tony Award winning score and this game-changing musical is sure to wind it’s way into your heart.
“Brave and hilarious. A charming and deeply moving treasure.” —Newsday
Auditions: March 5