Lady Windermere’s Fan
January 15 & 16
BOOK BY JAN GOMPPER AND DR. DAVID EGGEBRECHT • MUSIC AND LYRICS BY JAN GOMPPER • ADAPTED FROM THE PLAY BY OSCAR WILDE
Rediscover the comedy that secured Oscar Wilde’s place in literary history in this brand new musical adaptation. Lord Windermere has a secret—and Lady Windermere thinks she knows what it may be: adultery. Although he fervently denies any wrongdoing, Lord
Windermere invites his supposed lover to Lady Windermere’s birthday ball. But when Lady Windermere concocts an equally scandalous plan to leave the marriage, she unintentionally spurs a series of events that could leave them all in ruin. Overflowing with beautiful new melodies and Wilde’s signature wit, LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN is a must-see for those who wish to experience theatre history in the making.
Shrek the Musical (TYA)
Sponsored by Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, State Street Bank, Trinity Containers
MUSIC BY JEANINE TESORI • BOOK AND LYRICS BY DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE • BASED ON THE DREAMWORKS ANIMATION MOTION PICTURE AND THE BOOK BY WILLIAM STEIG
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek.
March 10-13 & 18-20
Sponsored by WGEM, Herald-Whig, Quincy Mall
BOOK AND LYRICS BY ALAN JAY LERNER • MUSIC BY FREDERICK LOEWE • ORIGINAL PRODUCTION DIRECTED AND STAGED BY MOSS HART • BASED ON “THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING” BY T.H. WHITE
SEASON TICKET MUSICAL
Experience the most legendary musical of our time—Lerner & Loewe’s CAMELOT. This famous fable of love, chivalry, and betrayal paints the scintillating portrait of King Arthur, his captivating wife Guenevere, and their mythical kingdom as it existed for “one brief shining moment.” But when Arthur’s revolutionary round table attracts the notice of the indomitable Sir Lancelot, their fates take an unexpected turn that threatens to tear them—and their kingdom—apart. Featuring a richly romantic score, this four-time Tony Award winner is a musical experience destined for the ages.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
May 12-15 & 20-22
Sponsored by Quincy Medical Group, Golden Bridges
BY CHRISTOPHER DURANG
SEASON TICKET PLAY
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia have spent their lives devoted to the care of their parents. Never having left their childhood home, they now bicker and complain about the circumstances of their wasted lives. That is, until their glamourous movie-star sister, Masha, suddenly hits the scene with her new boy toy Spike in tow. Mix in a soothsaying cleaning woman, someone named Hootie Pie, a sweet young aspiring actress, and plans that could devastate the family, and you have the laugh-out-loud ruckus and Tony Award-winning play that will be a sure-fire audience favorite.
The Halloween Trilogy
Sponsored by Quincy Mall, WGEM, Herald-Whig
ADAPTED BY CECILIA FANNON AND JOHN DE LANCIE • BASED ON “THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO” BY EDGAR ALLAN POE, “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” BY RUDYARD KIPLING, AND “THE CANTERVILLE GHOST” BY OSCAR WILDE
Gather ‘round the stage for the most hair-raising event of the summer ‒ THE HALLOWEEN TRILOGY. In one chilling evening, three classic, spine-tingling stories of the supernatural will unfold right before your very eyes: Rudyard Kipling’s “The Mark of the Beast,” Oscar Wilde’s “The Canterville Ghost,” and Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado.” Recalling elements of an old-time radio show, brave audience members will scream with delight as actors both perform and create the sound effects for each terrifying tale. We dare you to join us for this ghoulishly good time!
July 21-24 & 28-31
Sponsored by Knapheide, Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, WGEM, Herald-Whig, Blessing Health System
MUSIC BY ALAN MENKEN • LYRICS BY GLENN SLATER • BOOK BY CHERI STEINKELLNER AND BILL STEINKELLNER • ADDITIONAL BOOK MATERIAL BY DOUGLAS CARTER BEANE • BASED ON THE TOUCHSTONE PICTURES MOTION PICTURE SISTER ACT WRITTEN BY JOSEPH HOWARD
SEASON TICKET MUSICAL
Raise your voice for the joyful musical comedy inspired by the sensational 1992 hit movie—SISTER ACT! When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is taken into protective custody and put in the one place no one would ever think to look: a convent. At odds with her new lifestyle and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris uses her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire her fellow sisters to find their voices. But Deloris blows her cover when the nuns become the most glorious act in town!
Triple Threat Boot Camp Showcase
Saturday, August 13
The Triple Threat Boot Camp, returning for its ninth year, is intended for the serious performer. This intense workshop focuses on instruction in the musical theatre disciplines: singing, dancing, and acting. For the six-day camp, the students are divided into age-appropriate levels. The morning consists of specific training in the various disciplines; in the afternoon, students implement the skills learned during the day in a rehearsal setting for the end-of-camp presentation to be attended by the public. This showcase is a Broadway-style revue, consisting of musical numbers and scenes. Even the most experienced performer will find this camp to be invaluable!
September 8-11 & 16-18
Sponsored by Bank of Springfield
BY JOHN CARIANI
SEASON TICKET PLAY
A funny thing is happening in the town of Almost, Maine—a tiny little place so far north it’s almost in Canada and so informally organized it almost doesn’t even exist. On a cold, clear night in the middle of winter, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. With the northern lights dancing overhead, love is lost, found, and confounded in this whimsically endearing dream of love that the New York Post described as “Thornton Wilder crossed with The Twilight Zone.” Life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same. It’s love. But not quite. We can’t quite make up our minds.
A Wrinkle In Time
Sponsored by Refreshment Services Pepsi
ADAPTED BY JOHN GLORE • BASED ON THE NOVEL BY MADELEINE L’ENGLE
SEASON TICKET BONUS
It was a dark and stormy night when adventure crept into Meg Murry’s life. Her father, a government scientist, disappeared after working on a project shrouded in mystery. Armed with only the cryptic term “tesseract,” Meg embarks on a voyage to worlds unknown with her brother, Charles Wallace, and classmate, Calvin, to battle the mysterious Black Thing—an evil force which threatens to destroy everything she holds dear. Based on the Newbery Award-winning sci-fi novel by Madeleine L’Engle, A WRINKLE IN TIME is an exhilarating journey through time and space that proves that, with a little mettle and determination, anything is possible.
Peter and the Starcatcher
December 8-11 & 16-18
Sponsored by Kohl Cash & Carry Showroom, First Bankers Trust Company
A PLAY BY RICK ELICE • MUSIC BY WAYNE BARKER • BASED ON THE NOVEL BY DAVE BARRY AND RIDLEY PEARSON
SEASON TICKET PLAY
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, a grownup’s prequel to Peter Pan, is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors plays more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.