Announcing our 2021 - 2022 Season, celebrating the passion of being alive! On behalf of the theatre and its artists, we extend an enthusiastic invitation to all those searching for connection and spirited entertainment.
Music by Robert Reale/Book & Lyrics by Willie Reale
Based on the “Frog and Toad” children's stories written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel
This beloved Broadway hit and Tony-nominated musical lifts every heart—amphibious, mammalian, avian, and even reptilian—with its jazzy upbeat score played out by marvelous vaudeville-styled forest creatures. For any kid or grownup who wants to celebrate the joy of friendship.
by Marco Ramirez
This six-round play—inspired by legendary boxer Jack Johnson and the “fight of the century”—brings to life an explosive encounter in segregated America while it examines the hefty price paid for victory.
Book and Music by Alan Jay Lerner/Lyrics by Frederick Loewe
Based on The Once and Future King by T.H. White
Book Adapted by David Lee
This classic musical celebrates the hope and vision of King Arthur’s Camelot, but does it in an intimate and emotional fashion—as if told around a campfire with primitive drums and ritual dance—featuring a scaled-down cast of eight actors playing multiple roles. Knights joust, lovers woo, villains plot, and still there’s “simply not a more congenial spot for happily-ever-aftering than here in Camelot.”
by Arlene Hutton
Newlyweds May and Raleigh come home in part two of Hutton’s beloved Nibroc Trilogy. As World War II rages at a distance, the young couple navigate a new life under the watchful eyes of their mothers, retreating to the porch to share moments of intimacy and anxiety. This charming and nuanced view of young married life revels in storytelling and learning to face sacrifice in the name of enduring love.
by José Cruz González
Female mariachi? In the buoyant, funny, and touching American Mariachi, Lucha digs into personal history, tradition, and community to excavate her inner mariachi and her mother’s fading memory. What emerges is a high-energy celebration of female empowerment and glorious live music.
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx Robert Lopez/Book by Jeff Whitty
Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Lost your sense of purpose? Embrace joy, inclusion, and—most of all—NAUGHTY PUPPETS as Mad Cow revives one of its biggest and most beloved hits. At Avenue Q, everybody learns to face the challenges of life after college—when money is tight and romance elusive—a time to learn that “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist,” “It Sucks to Be Me,” and “The Internet Is for Porn.” Part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart, Avenue Q is a laugh-out-loud winner.
by Paula Vogel
Inspired by true events, Vogel uses theatricality and music to bring to life the controversial production of a nearly forgotten Yiddish play of the 1920s. Indecent reveals a determined group of artists who face anti-Semitism, censorship, and homophobia to create a passionate and sincere vision on stage.
by Madeline George
In Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeline George’s hilarious of-the-moment comedy, Greek God Dionysus recognizes that the demise of mankind is bad for business, so he assumes the identity of irresistibly charming, butch gardener Diane and gets to work reversing the impact. First step to restore earthly order: blow into the leafy suburbs of the Garden State to seduce four housewives into handmaidens—modern Bacchae. Batten down the hatches!