Animals rule the world in this magical modern-language retelling of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. A young lioness named Violet is shipwrecked on the weird and wonderful shores of Illyria, where she quickly finds herself entangled in the wild (and wooly) drama of its residents. This high energy comedy is the perfect way to introduce Shakespeare to an elementary school audience!
This holiday season, “just think of lovely things, and your heart will fly on wings” as Peter Pan returns to Quincy Community Theatre. The mysterious and ageless Peter Pan arrives in the Darling nursery, where he whisks Wendy, Michael, and John to the island of their dreams where no one gets old: Neverland. There, they encounter the island’s fascinating inhabitants, including a ticking crocodile and bungling pirates led by the dastardly, devious Captain Hook. Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score, Peter Pan is the evergreen celebration of childhood’s joy and the sweet sadness of growing up.
Before The Lord of the Rings, there was The Hobbit. Join Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and Thorin Oakenshield on their legendary quest to reclaim the dwarves’ ancestral home from the sinister dragon Smaug. From the Shire, to the Battle of the Five Armies, to deep underground, Bilbo’s journey through Middle-earth abounds with peril, unparalleled adventure, and a healthy helping of Hobbit humor.
Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out… WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!
The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.
“The course of true love never did run smooth” in Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, when a group of hopelessly lovestruck (and lost) teenagers stumble into an ancient enchanted forest. Here, the fairies love to wreak havoc on unsuspecting humans almost as much as they love playing tricks on one another. Add an eccentric rogue spirit and a bumbling troupe of wannabe actors into the mix—and what could possibly go wrong?
Jonathan Larson’s Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.
Disney’s modern classic follows the strong-willed Moana as she and the demigod Maui set sail across the Pacific on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie. With colorful characters drawn from the rich mythology of Oceania, an unforgettable score, and empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana Jr. asks how far each of us will go to unlock the hero within.