Big Fish

Sept. 27 – Oct. 7, 2018 • Corbett Theatre

Book by John August

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Directed by Jamey Strawn

 

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the larger-than-life tale of Edward Bloom, a man who leads a full and fantastical life – according to the stories he tells his family. His adult son, Will, who is getting married and expecting a child of his own, is no longer amused by his father’s extravagant tales and is determined to find his father’s “true” life story, once and for all. Overflowing with heart, humor and beautiful music, BIG FISH is a powerful and magical musical about fathers, sons, and the stories that we use to define our identities.

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Marisol

Oct. 23–28, 2018 • Stauss Theatre

By José Rivera

Directed by Daryl Harris

 

Winner of the 1993 Obie Playwriting Award, MARISOL follows a young, book-smart woman named Marisol Perez, who works in Manhattan as a copy editor. After narrowly escaping a vicious attack, she is visited by her guardian angel who informs her that she can no longer serve as Marisol’s protector. The angel has been called to lead an angelic campaign – a struggle which throws the human world into complete chaos. MARISOL is a poetry-infused dark fantasia that grapples with a combination of surreal situations, spiritual and social issues, and political consciousness – a fascinating mix of the gritty and the sublime.

CONTENT ADVISORY: MARISOL contains mature language and subject matter.
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Pride and Prejudice

Nov. 29–Dec. 9, 2018 • Corbett Theatre

Adapted by Jon Jory

Directed by Corrie Danieley

 

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is a refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel involving manners, courtship and relationships. When the independent-minded Elizabeth Bennet meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, all feelings of attraction are muted by his pride and her prejudice. As their worlds keep colliding, their attraction increases and the sparks begin to fly in directions no one could have predicted. Arguably the most beloved of Austen’s works, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE comes to life with all the wit and romance from the classic novel.

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)
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Cabaret

Feb. 14–24, 2019 • Corbett Theatre

Book by Joe Masteroff

Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Directed by Brian Robertson

 

CABARET turns pre-war Berlin of 1931 into a sexually charged haven of decadence. At the seedy Kit Kat Klub, a young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, wanders into the club overseen by a garish and flamboyant Master of Ceremonies. He meets Sally Bowles, a talented cabaret performer who holds her admirers at a distance, unwilling to develop genuinely deep emotions. Living in a morally ambiguous void of desperate anxiety, they are determined to keep up appearances as the real world prepares for war. CABARET is a finely-tuned combination of drama and entertainment, resulting in one of the most substantial musicals ever made.

CONTENT ADVISORY: CABARET contains mature language and subject matter.
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YES Festival

The YES Festival of New Plays

April 4–14, 2019 • Corbett & Stauss Theatres

Shows to be Directed by Michael Hatton & Mike King


Be the first to see world-premiere plays in our 19th Biennial YEAR END SERIES (YES) FESTIVAL. Titles will be announced in January 2019.

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Dance '19

April 26–28, 2019 • Corbett Theatre

Not to be missed, DANCE ‘19 features a company of our best young dance artists. Full of new, original works created by faculty, guest artists, and nationally renowned choreographers in creative expressions including theatre dance, contemporary and classical ballet, tap, modern, jazz, and world dance, DANCE ‘19 features something for everyone!