Grandstreet Theatre

2016-2017 Season

2017-2018 Season

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

October 13 - October 29

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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.

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Auditions: August 14, 15

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Elf Jr.

December 1 - December 17

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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.

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The Santaland Diaries

December 8 - December 22

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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

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Sense and Sensibility

January 26 - February 11

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 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.”

—TheaterScene.net

Auditions: November 6, 7

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The Full Monty

April 27 - May 13

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 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

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Madagascar Jr.

June 1 - June 3

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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

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Falsettos

June 14 - June 24

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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

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