Monty Python's Spamalot From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by Eric Idle and John Du Prez
May 20, 21 & 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm May 27, 28 & 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm June 3, 4 & 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail this musical features the Knights Who Say Ni, killer rabbits, accused witches and other Python touches. Spamalot adds swipes at Vegas glitz and Broadway conventions to the film's anarchic spirit.
From Stage to Screen Original Concept by Louis Palena and Jordan Brennan
June 10, 11 & 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm
A Broadway concert featuring popular songs from both stage and movie musicals. A fun filled musical review, Act One will feature songs that appeared onstage and then made it to the big screen while Act Two will include songs that started on screen and traveled to the stage.
Little Women Music by Jason Howland
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein Book by Allan Knee
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
June 17, 18 & 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm June 24, 25 & 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women, follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested. Her friend Professor Bhaer tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking his advice, Jo weaves in the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.
Stars 'n Stripes Original Concept by Louis Palena and Jordan Brennan
July 1, 2 and 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm
It wouldn't be the Fourth of July without this Open Air Theatre favorite! A salute to America's greatest composers, with songs that reflect the American experience. Included are songs from Rodgers and Hart, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein and more! Come and celebrate the Fourth of July weekend at the Park with this very special show!
Disney's The Little Mermaid Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker & Ron Clements. Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions
July 8, 9 & 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm July 15, 16 & 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm July 22, 23 & 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. She bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.
Heathers the Musicalpresented by the Alumni of the Downtown Performing Arts Center Music, book and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy
July 29, 30 & 31, 2016 at 7:30 pm
The darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss up to Heather...but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
August 5, 6 & 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm
August 12, 13 & 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm
August 19, 20 & 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm
The story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt where he endures a series of adventures. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble gum pop and rock n' roll, this musical promises to entertain audiences of all ages.
Cabaret Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
August 26, 27 & 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm
September 2, 3 & 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm
The Open Air Theatre is proud to present the Tony-Award winning musical full of some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including "Cabaret," "Wilkommen" and "Maybe This Time."
AFTER LABOR DAY, SHOWTIMES BEGIN AT 7 PM
Oliver! Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart
September 9, 10 & 11, 2016 at 7 pm
September 16, 17 & 18, 2016 at 7 pm
September 23, 24 & 25, 2016 at 7 pm
Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates London's underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and - most importantly - for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin.
Jekyll & Hyde Conceived for the Stage by Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden
Book and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Music by Frank Wildhorn
Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson
September 30, October 1 & 2, 2016 at 7 pm October 7, 8 & 9, 2016 at 7 pm October 14, 15 & 16, 2016 at 7 pm
The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind's most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.