Season 3

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Sweeney Todd
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Barry Fuller

This Tony Award-winning musical thriller was hailed as a “towering creation of the imagination.”  First introduced to British readers in 1846, the saga of Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett is the inspiration for what one critic calls “Sondheim’s grandest and most beautiful and ingeniously crafted score.”  Come discover the secret ingredient in Mrs. Lovett’s famous meat pies and how the barber “shaved the faces of gentlemen who never thereafter were heard from again.”

The Chalk Garden
By Enid Bagnold
Directed by Julia “Cookie” Ewing

Critics called it “a tantalizing, fascinating and stimulating piece of theatre.”  Today, The Chalk Garden continues to captivate audiences with its brittle, witty dialogue.  The play centers around recently-released prisoner Miss Madrigal who is hired—mostly out of curiosity—to serve as governess for a 16-year-old girl.  The home environment is as unsuitable for raising a young girl as a chalk garden is for growing roses.  You’ll find mystery and dramatic intensity beautifully entwined with wit and high comedy as you enter The Chalk Garden.

The Taming of the Shrew
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Julia “Cookie” Ewing

The bard is at his wittiest in this hilarious classic!  Written in 1594, The Taming of the Shrew utilizes a cast of 21 and focuses on Petruchio’s energetic wooing of the tempestuous Kate, an intolerable shrew.  With kindness that could kill, Petruchio sets out to tame his shrew in this boisterous romp.  The important question is, of course, does he, or doesn’t he?

You Can’t Take it With You
By George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Directed by Betty Ruffin

Meet the wacky but lovable Sycamore family in the comedy that cured a depression and won a Pulitzer Prize.  In a cast of 19, you’ll meet a Grand Duchess from Imperial Russia, an inebriated actress, a raid squad from the FBI and an eccentric grandfather who doesn’t believe in paying taxes.  And you’ll discover why “You Can’t Take It With You” is one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times.

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