The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell. It is structured into five acts, each of which is a short musical parodying (and paying homage to) the style of a related group of American or British musical theatre composers, all dealing with roughly the same classic melodrama plot: "I can't pay the rent!"
It's remarkable! Fantastic! Entertaining! Yes, Charles M. Schulz has done it again. SNOOPY!!! the musical sequel to YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN deserves each of its three exclamation points. Based on the world renowned "Peanuts" comic strip, it delights every audience with the quiet knowledge and wit of its characters. Musical numbers include The Big Bow-Wow, Don't Be Anything Less (Than Everything You Can Be), Where Did That Little Dog Go and Daisy Hill.
Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination.Featuring the songs Over The Rainbow, Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead), If I Only Had A Brain, If I Only Had A Heart, If I Only Had The Nerve , We're Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road), The Jitterbug, The Merry Old Land of Oz Poppies (Optimistic Voices) and If I Were King Of The Forest.
In The Fantasticks, two fathers put up a wall between their houses to bring their children together, because the fathers know that children will always do the opposite of what their parents want. However, after the children fall in love, they grow dissatisfied and turn from each other to a quest for romance and adventure. Unexpected hardship and disappointment along the way show them that reality is not a child's imagination, and what is truly valuable is what they left behind.
Join Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Roles are plentiful, including three Cheshire Cats and dozens of other wonderfully wacky characters. This fast-paced stage adaptation of Alice in Wonderland features updated dialogue and new arrangements of such classic Disney songs as "I'm Late," "The Un-birthday Song" and "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah."
This heart-warming comedy centers on six out of work and out of shape steel workers. Jerry, Dave and their buddies all desperately need money. So they hatch a scheme to put on a show when they see the enthusiasm the local gals have for the male strippers who have come to town. As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness, feelings of worthlessness and anxieties, they come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but that the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to face their demons and overcome them.
Arnold Lobel's well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in Robert and Willie Reale's family friendly musical. A Year With Frog And Toad remains true to the spirit of the original stories as it follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the spring, they proceed to plant gardens, swim, rake leaves and go sledding, learning life lessons along the way, including a most important one about friendship and rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us different and special.
Gypsy tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry, powerhouse of a woman to get her two daughters into show business.
In the bleachers at Chicago's Wrigley Field, die hard Cub fans root for their team. The group includes a rabid cheerleader, a blind man who follows the game by transistor radio and does his own play by play, a bathing beauty, a nerd and various other bleacher denizens. As the game proceeds, they bet among themselves on every conceivable event, go out for frosty malts or beers, try to pick up the bathing beauty and, occasionally, watch the game. The Cubs inevitably blow it in the ninth and the villainous Marvin, who always bets against the Cubs figuring he can't lose, cleans up. The bleacher bums remain undaunted they will be back tomorrow to root for the home team.
Tom, a schoolteacher nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV. Suddenly, the Schoolhouse Rock bunch appear in his rec room and proceed to show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through beloved Schoolhouse Rock songs that cover a variety of subjects: math, science, history, and grammar. Like the classic television series, Schoolhouse Rock Live! is a hip, entertaining and educational treat that shows young people that learning can be as fun as you choose to make it.
Thoroughly Modern Millie is a high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston. It's the zany new 1920's musical that has taken Broadway by storm! Taking place in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It's a New York full of intrigue and jazz - a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based on the popular movie, the stage version of Thoroughly Modern Millie includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment.
Based on Charles Schulz's Charlie Brown comic strip "Peanuts," this show is bright, fun, and adorable. You are shown glimpses of each of the characters--the old favorites: Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Sally, Linus, and Schroeder.
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Based on the Academy Award winning animated feature, the stage version of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST includes all of the wonderful songs from the film, written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, (the team responsible for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS), plus new songs written especially for the Broadway version by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice (ALADDIN, AIDA).
This witty, tongue-in-cheek retelling of a perennial favorite gives us a possessive mother who happens to be a witch, a tentative young man who happens to be a prince and a strong-willed but naive young girl with the longest hair you're ever likely to come across - not to mention a contemporary moral about parent-child relationships which will have young audiences rejoicing. With a book and lyrics by two creators of the hit television show "Friends," rest assured this fairy tale isn't going to be business as usual!
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams, and his father's favorite son. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged.
Though the most modest toy in the nursery, the Velveteen Rabbit earns the love of a young boy and learns about the joys and pain of becoming "Real." Margery Williams' classic book springs to magical life in this enchanting musical about love, loss and self-esteem, with music by the composer of the smash Off-Broadway revue "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change."
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory now bursts onto the live stage. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local laws, including a ban on dancing. The ban is the brainchild of a preacher determined to exercise the control over the town youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her cap for Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid.
Charlotte's Web--the best-selling children's paperback of all time--was described by its author as "a story of friendship and salvation on a farm." It has been love for generations! This is the tale of Charlotte, a spider, and her efforts to save the life of her friend, Wilbur, a pig. It is beautifully written with messages of care and compassion.
This is the traditional children's fairy tale of a boy named Jack who trades his beloved cow for a handful of "magic" beans. The planted beans grow into a huge beanstalk reaching far into the clouds and into the realm of a giant who had kidnapped Jack's father. Despite his mother's pleadings, Jack climbs up the beanstalk and helps his father to escape from the giant, who ends up not being as mean as everyone thought.
The 1987 hit movie bursts onstage in this vibrant, funny and touching musical. When frustrated adolescent Josh Baskin wishes he were "big" and wakes up the next morning a 30-year-old man, he discovers there's much more to being an adult than he's bargained for - and learns we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time.