Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine

All is not quite what it seems in this remote, mythical town. The residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. Dates: Fridays and Saturdays, March 21, 22, 28, […]

Ernie

Ernie, a play by Mitch Albom

ERNIE is the story of Ernie Harwell’s last night at Comerica, when the Hall of Fame (Detroit Tigers) broadcaster is about to give a moving thank you to a grateful city. Just before he walks onto the grassy field, he encounters an unusual boy who is eager to know all about him, coaxing Harwell into […]

Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

A tender, poignant and consistently funny look at the adventures, or misadventures, in the ways of love encountered by the gullible Charity Valentine—the “lady of the evening” who always gives her heart, and her earnings, to the wrong man. The tuneful score includes “Hey, Big Spender”, “Rhythm of Life” and “If My Friends Could See […]

Grease

A 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School. The musical follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of love, and explores issues such as teenage pregnancy and gang violence. Dates: February 28 & March 1 at 7:30pm; March 2 at 2pm.

Church Basement Ladies

The Church Basement Ladies in “A Mighty Fortress” is our Basement.  Performances at 2pm and 7pm.

Les Misérables

The world’s longest-running musical seen by over 60 million people in 42 countries.  Injustice, heroism, love and eventually salvation follow the fortunes of Jean Valjean, a former convict who broke parole but determined to put his criminal past behind him.  His attempts to become a respected member of the community are constantly put under threat […]

South Pacific

Opens on Valentine’s Day, February 14 for a three week run.  Spend one enchanted evening enjoying this masterpiece of the musical theatre about war, love and prejudice. This immortal classic, Pulitzer Prize winning, and 10 time Tony Award winner will stir your heart and soul. Dates: February 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & March 1 […]

Brighton Beach Memoirs

Brighton Beach Memoirs

Part one of Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a Brooklyn teenager in 1937 living with his family in crowded, lower middle class circumstances. The play captures a few days in the life of a struggling Jewish household with drama and comedy.  A Polk State Theatre Arts production in the Winter […]

South Pacific

Opens on Valentine’s Day, February 14 for a three week run.  Spend one enchanted evening enjoying this masterpiece of the musical theatre about war, love and prejudice. This immortal classic, Pulitzer Prize winning, and 10 time Tony Award winner will stir your heart and soul. Dates: February 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & March 1 […]

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