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WICKED

DESCRIPTION

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.
WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of WICKED, Broadway really would be a magical place.”
The Century II Concert Hall is that magical place. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget.

STORY

A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, WICKED spotlights the untold stories of Oz’s most famous (or infamous) characters, namely the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good. The show follows green-skinned star Elphaba from birth to college and through the life-changing events which eventually label her “wicked,” introducing spoiled rich girl Glinda, local prince and heartthrob Fiyero and even the Wizard of Oz himself, a troubled man very unlike the one you may remember. As Elphaba, a passionate political activist if there ever was one, fights injustice and seeks to undo the mistakes of the past, dark secrets and personal tragedies shape the history of Oz, paying homage to the classic Wizard of Oz story while simultaneously changing fans’ understanding of it forever. A cautionary tale about love, friendship and trust, Wicked effortlessly reveals that there are indeed two sides to every story.

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT

Visually stunning, WICKED boasts a soaring score from Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin), Tony® Award-winning sets and costumes and some of the most gravity-defying moments on the Great White Way.

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES?

Like The Wizard of Oz, WICKED is the definition of family-friendly. But like the classic 1939 movie, younger children may find it too long or be frightened by the show’s flying monkeys, allusions to offstage violence and death of a character. Most children over eight, however, will be delighted by the world of WICKED.

RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • INTERMISSION | 15 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 45

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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  • KINKY BOOTS
  • KINKY BOOTS
  • KINKY BOOTS
  • KINKY BOOTS
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KINKY BOOTS

DESCRIPTION

Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

STORY

Based on a true story and the indie film of the same name, KINKY BOOTS follows young Brit Charlie Price, who abandons his family’s shoe factory to live with his demanding girlfriend in London. After the unexpected death of his father, Charlie returns to the struggling factory and finds it’s up to him to figure out a way to keep the business alive. Enter Lola, a fabulous drag queen, who gives Charlie the idea to create ladies’ shoes for men. Soon, the factory is turning out “kinky boots” under the supervision of Charlie and Lola, but can this harebrained scheme actually work? And can these two extremely different men find a common ground and become real friends?

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT

Winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, KINKY BOOTS features the first-ever Broadway score by Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper (who became the first female solo songwriter to win a Tony®) and a hilarious yet moving book by four-time Tony® winner Harvey Fierstein. The new musical packs a punch and provides everything audiences look for in a night at the theater: catchy songs, top-notch performances, colorful costumes, big sets, dazzling dance sequences and even a few scenes that could make you cry. Despite numbers set at a drag club, KINKY BOOTS is much more than a drag queen musical; it touches on the universal themes of father/son relationships and accepting others for who they really are. Directed and choreographed by Tony® winner Jerry Mitchell, KINKY BOOTS is the epitome of a feel-good musical that inspires audiences to dance in the aisles.

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES?

Recommended age of 10+. At the end of the day, Kinky Boots is about acceptance – accepting yourself and accepting other people for who they are: the importance of kindness, understanding, and friendship. There is some talk about sex (“Sex Is in the Heel”), death, cross-dressing and other adult themes. For more information, read this article about KINKY BOOTS!

RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • INTERMISSION | 15 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 45

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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  • LES MISERABLES
  • LES MISERABLES
  • LES MISERABLES
  • LES MISERABLES

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LES MISERABLES

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The world’s most popular musical has audiences leaping to their feet in an acclaimed new production.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables is an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit, that has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Featuring a timeless score and the beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Bring Him Home,” and “One Day More,” this breathtaking new Broadway production has left both audiences and critics awestruck

STORY

STORY 1

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT

WYSSI 1

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES?

SIBTLI 1

RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • INTERMISSION | 15 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 45

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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  • LET IT BE
  • LET IT BE
  • LET IT BE

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LET IT BE

DESCRIPTION

International sensation LET IT BE has been seen by over 2 million people worldwide and is jam-packed with over forty of The Beatles’ greatest hits.

Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces, with live performances of early tracks including Twist and Shout, She Loves You and Drive My Car, as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be. Travel back to the magical Sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!

STORY

STORY 1

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT

WYSSI 1

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES?

SIBTLI 1

RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • INTERMISSION | 15 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 45

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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  • DISNEY'S THE LION KING
  • DISNEY'S THE LION KING
  • DISNEY'S THE LION KING
  • DISNEY'S THE LION KING

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DISNEY’S THE LION KING

DESCRIPTION

WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON
More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage.

WINNER – SIX TONY AWARDS!

Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway.

STUNNING THEATRICAL EVENT

Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. Disney’s THE LION KING also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like Disney’s THE LION KING.

RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • INTERMISSION | 15 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 45

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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  • MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
  • MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
  • MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
  • MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

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MOTOWN

DESCRIPTION


It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

STORY


What Is the Story of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL? Written by label founder Berry Gordy, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL charts the meteoric career of Gordy from his days as a wannabe boxer in Detroit to his position as the head of the Motown record label. As Gordy discovers new talents like Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and The Supremes, he also finds himself entangled in a drama-fueled romance with Diana Ross. The show stretches across decades as it tells the true story of Gordy—and Motown’s—rise to fame.

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT


What Is MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Like? Featuring an ensemble cast of more than 40 actors, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is an explosive new musical featuring almost 60 of the most beloved hits in the Motown music catalogue. Many of the songs are sung in medleys by the show’s talented cast, channeling legends like Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Mary Wells and the Jackson 5 in a dazzling non-stop display of music and dancing that will please fans both young and old.

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES?


Is MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Good for Kids? MOTOWN is an entertaining show for all ages. Theatergoers will love the show’s energetic dance numbers and nonstop music. The show contains minimal adult language and references.

RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour 20 minutes
  • INTERMISSION | 20 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 40 minutes

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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WICKED

October 12-23, 2016

PH: 316.303.8100

DESCRIPTION

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of WICKED, Broadway really would be a magical place.”

The Century II Concert Hall is that magical place. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget.

STORY

A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, WICKED spotlights the untold stories of Oz’s most famous (or infamous) characters, namely the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good. The show follows green-skinned star Elphaba from birth to college and through the life-changing events which eventually label her “wicked,” introducing spoiled rich girl Glinda, local prince and heartthrob Fiyero and even the Wizard of Oz himself, a troubled man very unlike the one you may remember. As Elphaba, a passionate political activist if there ever was one, fights injustice and seeks to undo the mistakes of the past, dark secrets and personal tragedies shape the history of Oz, paying homage to the classic Wizard of Oz story while simultaneously changing fans’ understanding of it forever. A cautionary tale about love, friendship and trust, Wicked effortlessly reveals that there are indeed two sides to every story.

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT

Visually stunning, WICKED boasts a soaring score from Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin), Tony® Award-winning sets and costumes and some of the most gravity-defying moments on the Great White Way.

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES

Like The Wizard of Oz, WICKED is the definition of family-friendly. But like the classic 1939 movie, younger children may find it too long or be frightened by the show’s flying monkeys, allusions to offstage violence and death of a character. Most children over eight, however, will be delighted by the world of WICKED.

RUNNING TIME

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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WICKED

October 12-23, 2016

PH: 316.303.8100

DESCRIPTION

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of WICKED, Broadway really would be a magical place.”

The Century II Concert Hall is that magical place. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget.

STORY

A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, WICKED spotlights the untold stories of Oz’s most famous (or infamous) characters, namely the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good. The show follows green-skinned star Elphaba from birth to college and through the life-changing events which eventually label her “wicked,” introducing spoiled rich girl Glinda, local prince and heartthrob Fiyero and even the Wizard of Oz himself, a troubled man very unlike the one you may remember. As Elphaba, a passionate political activist if there ever was one, fights injustice and seeks to undo the mistakes of the past, dark secrets and personal tragedies shape the history of Oz, paying homage to the classic Wizard of Oz story while simultaneously changing fans’ understanding of it forever. A cautionary tale about love, friendship and trust, Wicked effortlessly reveals that there are indeed two sides to every story.

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT

Visually stunning, WICKED boasts a soaring score from Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin), Tony® Award-winning sets and costumes and some of the most gravity-defying moments on the Great White Way.

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES

Like The Wizard of Oz, WICKED is the definition of family-friendly. But like the classic 1939 movie, younger children may find it too long or be frightened by the show’s flying monkeys, allusions to offstage violence and death of a character. Most children over eight, however, will be delighted by the world of WICKED.

RUNNING TIME

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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VIDEO

WICKED

October 12-23, 2016

PH: 316.303.8100

DESCRIPTION

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of WICKED, Broadway really would be a magical place.”

The Century II Concert Hall is that magical place. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget.

STORY

A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, WICKED spotlights the untold stories of Oz’s most famous (or infamous) characters, namely the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good. The show follows green-skinned star Elphaba from birth to college and through the life-changing events which eventually label her “wicked,” introducing spoiled rich girl Glinda, local prince and heartthrob Fiyero and even the Wizard of Oz himself, a troubled man very unlike the one you may remember. As Elphaba, a passionate political activist if there ever was one, fights injustice and seeks to undo the mistakes of the past, dark secrets and personal tragedies shape the history of Oz, paying homage to the classic Wizard of Oz story while simultaneously changing fans’ understanding of it forever. A cautionary tale about love, friendship and trust, Wicked effortlessly reveals that there are indeed two sides to every story.

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT

Visually stunning, WICKED boasts a soaring score from Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin), Tony® Award-winning sets and costumes and some of the most gravity-defying moments on the Great White Way.

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES

Like The Wizard of Oz, WICKED is the definition of family-friendly. But like the classic 1939 movie, younger children may find it too long or be frightened by the show’s flying monkeys, allusions to offstage violence and death of a character. Most children over eight, however, will be delighted by the world of WICKED.

RUNNING TIME

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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WICKED

October 12-23, 2016

PH: 316.303.8100

DESCRIPTION

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of WICKED, Broadway really would be a magical place.”

The Century II Concert Hall is that magical place. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget.

STORY

A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, WICKED spotlights the untold stories of Oz’s most famous (or infamous) characters, namely the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good. The show follows green-skinned star Elphaba from birth to college and through the life-changing events which eventually label her “wicked,” introducing spoiled rich girl Glinda, local prince and heartthrob Fiyero and even the Wizard of Oz himself, a troubled man very unlike the one you may remember. As Elphaba, a passionate political activist if there ever was one, fights injustice and seeks to undo the mistakes of the past, dark secrets and personal tragedies shape the history of Oz, paying homage to the classic Wizard of Oz story while simultaneously changing fans’ understanding of it forever. A cautionary tale about love, friendship and trust, Wicked effortlessly reveals that there are indeed two sides to every story.

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT

Visually stunning, WICKED boasts a soaring score from Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin), Tony® Award-winning sets and costumes and some of the most gravity-defying moments on the Great White Way.

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES

Like The Wizard of Oz, WICKED is the definition of family-friendly. But like the classic 1939 movie, younger children may find it too long or be frightened by the show’s flying monkeys, allusions to offstage violence and death of a character. Most children over eight, however, will be delighted by the world of WICKED.

RUNNING TIME

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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  • STOMP
  • STOMP
  • STOMP
  • STOMP
  • STOMP

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STOMP

DESCRIPTION

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments–matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps–to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. As USA Todaysays, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

STORY

STOMP is like a party hosted by eight different and compelling personalities ranging from intense and ferocious to deadpan and sarcastic. There is some audience participation, though no one is singled out. A few parts of the show get loud, but the majority of it is comfortable for most audiences.

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT

Visually stunning, WICKED boasts a soaring score from Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin), Tony® Award-winning sets and costumes and some of the most gravity-defying moments on the Great White Way.

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES?

Like The Wizard of Oz, WICKED is the definition of family-friendly. But like the classic 1939 movie, younger children may find it too long or be frightened by the show’s flying monkeys, allusions to offstage violence and death of a character. Most children over eight, however, will be delighted by the world of WICKED.

RUNNING TIME

STOMP runs 100 minutes with no Intermission
The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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  • WAITRESS THE MUSICAL
  • WAITRESS THE MUSICAL

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WAITRESS THE MUSICAL

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION HEADING 1
DESCRIPTION 1
DESCRIPTION 2
DESCRIPTION 3

STORY

STORY 1

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT

WYSSI 1

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES?

SIBTLI 1

RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • INTERMISSION | 15 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 45

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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  • BEAUTIFUL
  • BEAUTIFUL
  • BEAUTIFUL
  • BEAUTIFUL
  • BEAUTIFUL
  • BEAUTIFUL
  • BEAUTIFUL

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BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

DESCRIPTION

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.

STORY

BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than BEAUTIFUL music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT

Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and the 2015 Grammy® for Best Musical Theater Album. BEAUTIFUL is currently playing to sold out crowds at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway.

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES?

SIBTLI 1

RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • INTERMISSION | 15 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 45

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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  • THE BOOK OF MORMON
  • THE BOOK OF MORMON
  • THE BOOK OF MORMON
  • THE BOOK OF MORMON
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THE BOOK OF MORMON

DESCRIPTION


The New York Times calls it “the best musical of the century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical.

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

BOOK OF MORMON FAQ

Q: How did you come up with the idea for The Book of Mormon?

Trey Parker: Matt and I went to see Avenue Q when it opened in 2003, and we were like, “Wow, this is actually really good.” When it was over I was thinking, “This is exactly the kind of thing I’ve always dreamed about doing.”

Matt Stone: During intermission, we saw that we were thanked in the Playbill. “Well,” we thought, “that’s weird.”

Bobby Lopez: That’s because I saw the South Park movie when it open in 1999, and I just thought, “Oh my God, this is exactly what I want to be doing.” A week after that, the idea came to me for Avenue Q.

Trey Parker: It happened purely by coincidence that Bobby showed up that night, he introduced himself and we went across the street for a drink.

Matt Stone: Bobby is younger than Trey and me, so he looked at us like elder statesman and asked what he should do next. We asked, “What did he want to do?” And he said, “I want to write something about Joseph Smith and the Mormons.”

Bobby Lopez: When I said Joseph Smith, they were like, “We’ve wanted to do that, too!” They had it in their heads to do some kind of Joseph Smith musical, but never did. I said, “If you guys want to do that, that’s fine, because I’d really love to see what you do, more than what I would do.”

Trey Parker: It just became ridiculously obvious that we should team up and do something about Mormons. So we said, “No, let’s do it together.”

Q: What came first, the story or the score? Can you tell us about some of the songs?

Trey Parker: “Hello” was literally the first thing we wrote. As soon as we figured out the show was going to be about missionaries, we realized that it would be a great introduction to just ring a massive amount of doorbells and somehow work them into a musical number. This symphony of doorbells and white boys with good haircuts and white shirts and black ties ‐‐ saying “hello” and offering you a free book ‐‐ seemed very much an opening number to us. It is totally Disney in sensibility, and totally
Mormon in attack.

Bobby Lopez: There’s this idea that Mormons are these very naïve, hopeful, smiling, trusting people from the Midwest. In “Hello” and “Two by Two,” we used the energy and optimism, and the relentlessly hopeful and sunny feeling. It’s a great way to start because we go to the opposite in a few scenes.

Q: Did you have any musical theater influences in writing the show?

Trey Parker: There’s a lot of Rodgers and Hammerstein references in the show, because that’s what it feels like to me. When you’re doing this sort of happy‐go‐lucky, optimistic Mormon, it just plays right into it. For the second act pageant, “Joseph Smith American Moses,” we always thought it would be so awesome to do our own version of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” from The King and I. We did this improve where we put on African drum loops and started singing African melodies. We had such a great time doing it, it was ridiculous. But then we realized we should make it a bigger number. We went back and actually watched the “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” sequence. It was really long but it told such a huge story,
and our number didn’t. So we were like, “Let’s follow The King and I, and really make it clear that the story has a much deeper and profound meaning to the Africans.”

Bobby Lopez: When we were writing “Making Things Up Again,” the first number in the second act, we had just seen Sunday in the Park with George. I think Trey was sort of influenced by it, which is weird because I consider myself the Sondheim freak out of everyone. Trey just sat down and started plunking out this Georges Seurat‐like rhythm, which became the whole motif for “You’re making things up again, Arnold.”

Trey Parker: There’s just nothing more perfect in the universe to me than a good musical. And a bad musical makes you want to kill yourself. A good musical is to me so much more moving and powerful than a great movie or a great book, or anything.

Q: The Book of Mormon is provocative, in the same way that South Park is provocative. Are there boundaries?

Matt Stone: There’s a catharsis in being able to really laugh at some of the goofier ideas of religion without necessarily laughing at the people practicing them. We never like to make a “point,” per se. We want to give you room to feel what the show is saying to you. We don’t want to tell anybody what the point is, or what the politics are. It’s up to you to figure out what it meant.

Q: Are there boundaries in what you can do or say on stage?

Trey Parker: There is a line that you can cross all you want as long as you have a reason for doing it. If it has a point and it has a story and it has genuine, real character and emotion, then you can pretty much do whatever you want as long as you’re being truthful.

Q: How would you describe the show to someone who is a traditional musical theater fan?

Bobby Lopez: The musical is a machine that’s designed to bring you down and raise you up, and to give you a positive, uplifting experience. I want the musical to show people the nadir of human experience. For this musical, it’s about faith. It’s about religious feeling. And I think we show a character that loses
his faith, and we give his faith back to him in a better way at the end. And I hope that the experience of the audience mirrors that, whether it’s a religious experience or just feeling entertained.

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES?

Book of Mormon is intended for Mature Audiences.

Parental advisory: Contains explicit language.

RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • INTERMISSION | 15 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 45

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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  • BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
  • BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
  • BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
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BUDDY
THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY

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BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY charts the meteoric climb and legendary adventures of a star that set the music world on fire and forever changed the face and sound of rock ‘n’ roll. BUDDY explodes onto the stage in this jukebox musical fully loaded with classics “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Not Fade Away” and many more with an encore that will have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles.

STORY

RENT- the original rock musical forever changed the landscape of American theatre.
Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, one of the first jukebox musicals, BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY has been seen by millions of fans in fifteen countries around the world, including the United States. Armed with a Fender Stratocaster guitar, his signature specs and a charismatic blend of rockabilly swagger, Buddy explodes onto the stage in this jukebox musical.

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT


This show includes 20 of rock and roll’s greatest hits by Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and more.

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES?

BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY is suitable for all ages.

RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour
  • INTERMISSION | 15 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour 15 minutes
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 30 minutes

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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  • A CHORUS LINE
  • A CHORUS LINE
  • A CHORUS LINE

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A CHORUS LINE

DESCRIPTION

A Chorus Line is a musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante. Centred on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, the musical is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.

STORY

The show opens in the middle of an audition for an upcoming Broadway production. The formidable director Zach and his assistant choreographer Larry put the dancers through their paces. Every dancer is desperate for work (“I Hope I Get It”). After the next round of cuts, 17 dancers remain. Zach tells them he is looking for a strong dancing chorus of four boys and four girls. He wants to learn more about them, and asks the dancers to introduce themselves. With reluctance, the dancers reveal their pasts. The stories generally progress chronologically from early life experiences through adulthood to the end of a career.

The first candidate, Mike, explains that he is the youngest of 12 children. He recalls his first experience with dance, watching his sister’s dance class when he was a pre-schooler (“I Can Do That”). Mike took her place one day when she refused to go to class—and he stayed. Bobby tries to hide the unhappiness of his childhood by making jokes. As he speaks, the other dancers have misgivings about this strange audition process and debate what they should reveal to Zach (“And…”), but since they all need the job, the session continues.

Zach is angered when he feels that the streetwise Sheila is not taking the audition seriously. Opening up, she reveals that her mother married at a young age and her father neither loved nor cared for them. When she was six, she realized that ballet provided relief from her unhappy family life, as did Bebe and Maggie (“At the Ballet”). The scatter-brained Kristine is tone-deaf, and her lament that she could never sing is interrupted by her husband Al finishing her phrases in tune (“Sing”).

Mark, the youngest of the dancers, relates his first experiences with pictures of the female anatomy and his first wet dream, while the other dancers share memories of adolescence (“Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love”). The 4’10” Connie laments the problems of being short, and Diana Morales recollects her horrible high school acting class (“Nothing”). Don remembers his first job at a nightclub and Judy reflects on her problematic childhood while some of the auditionees talk about their opinion of their parents (“Mother”). Then, Greg speaks about his discovery of his homosexuality and Richie recounts how he nearly became a kindergarten teacher (“Gimme the Ball”). Finally, the newly buxom Val explains that talent alone doesn’t count for everything with casting directors, and silicone and plastic surgery can really help (“Dance: Ten; Looks: Three”).

The dancers go downstairs to learn a song for the next section of the audition, but Cassie stays onstage to talk to Zach. She is a veteran dancer who has had some notable successes as a soloist. They have a history together: Zach had cast her in a featured part previously, and they had lived together for several years. Zach tells Cassie that she is too good for the chorus and shouldn’t be at this audition. But she hasn’t been able to find solo work and is willing to “come home” to the chorus where she can at least express her passion for dance (“The Music and the Mirror”). Zach sends her downstairs to learn the dance combination.

Zach calls Paul on stage, and he emotionally relives his childhood and high school experience, his early career in a drag act, coming to terms with his manhood and his homosexuality, and his parents’ ultimate reaction to finding out about his lifestyle. Paul breaks down and is comforted by Zach. Cassie and Zach’s complex relationship resurfaces during a run-through of the number created to showcase an unnamed star (“One”). Zach confronts Cassie, feeling that she is “dancing down,” and they rehash what went wrong in their relationship and her career. Zach points to the machine-like dancing of the rest of the cast—the other dancers who have all blended together, and who will probably never be recognized individually—and mockingly asks if this is what she wants. Cassie defiantly defends the dancers: “I’d be proud to be one of them. They’re wonderful….They’re all special. I’d be happy to be dancing in that line. Yes, I would….”

During a tap sequence, Paul falls and injures his knee that recently underwent surgery. After Paul is carried off to the hospital, all at the audition stand in disbelief, realizing that their careers can also end in an instant. Zach asks the remaining dancers what they will do when they can no longer dance. Led by Diana, they reply that whatever happens, they will be free of regret (“What I Did For Love”). The final eight dancers are selected: Mike, Cassie, Bobby, Judy, Richie, Val, Mark, and Diana.

“One” (reprise/finale) begins with an individual bow for each of the 19 characters, their hodgepodge rehearsal clothes replaced by identical spangled gold costumes. As each dancer joins the group, it is suddenly difficult to distinguish one from the other: ironically, each character who was an individual to the audience seems now to be an anonymous member of a neverending ensemble.

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT

Following several workshops and an Off-Broadway production, A Chorus Line opened at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway July 25, 1975, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett. An unprecedented box office and critical hit, the musical received twelve Tony Award nominations and won nine, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The original Broadway production ran for 6,137 performances, becoming the longest-running production in Broadway history until surpassed by Cats in 1997, and the longest-running Broadway musical originally produced in the US, until surpassed in 2011 by Chicago. It remains the sixth longest-running Broadway show ever. A Chorus Line’s success has spawned many successful productions worldwide. It began a lengthy run in the West End in 1976 and was revived on Broadway in 2006, and in the West End in 2013.

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES?

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RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • INTERMISSION | 15 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 45

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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  • CINDERELLA
  • CINDERELLA

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CINDERELLA

DESCRIPTION

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love— the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

STORY

Once upon a time in a faraway forest, a young woman named ELLA does chores for MADAME, her stepmother, while wishing the world would be as beautiful as it appears (The Hills Are Every Shade of Yellow).

In another part of the land, PRINCE TOPHER is having a hard time finding his purpose in life, even though he is to become king soon (Me, Who Am I?). After defeating a giant in battle, Prince Topher stumbles upon Ella in front of her home. He commends Ella after he witnesses her kindness towards a homeless woman named MARIE. Prince Topher and his advisor SEBASTIAN head back to the palace, just as political radical JEAN-MICHEL arrives, sharing his ideas about the problems between the rich and the poor.
Madame and her daughters, GABRIELLE and CHARLOTTE, return from shopping. Jean-Michel offers a book to Gabrielle, whom he loves, but Madame quickly rejects it. Jean Michel instead offers Ella the book, and through the pages, Ella dreams of life beyond her rags (In My Own Little Corner).

Miles away at the palace, a ball is held to find Prince Topher a wife (An Announcement). While the upper crust of society are excited about the ball (The Prince is Giving a Ball), Jean-Michel rallies the poor to do something (Now Is the Time). Meanwhile, Marie witnesses all the frantic excitement while mumbling something nonsensical to herself (Folderol). As the Stepsisters get ready for the ball, the Lord Chancellor SEBASTIAN visits Madame’s house and discusses plans for Gabrielle and Prince Topher to marry. Jean Michel visits afterwards, this time with flowers for Gabrielle, but Madame throws him out.

After Madame and the Stepsisters leave, Marie magically reveals herself as Ella’s Fairy Godmother and sets a plan in motion for Ella to go to the ball. With beautiful glass slippers, animals magically transformed into royal attendants, and a carriage made out of a pumpkin, anything is possible (Impossible / It’s Possible)!

Ella arrives just in time, completely transformed and unidentifiable. “Ridicule” is played at the ball, a royal game where people trade insults and complaints. She plays against Madame, but instead of swapping insults, she compliments Madame. The court is surprised and confused by this concept of kindness, and the palace fills with warmth and joy.

Prince Topher becomes smitten with this beautiful stranger (Ten Minutes Ago). Just as they are going to share a kiss, the clock strikes twelve, and Ella tells Prince Topher that his people are suffering and that he must do something. Ella hurriedly leaves but drops one of her glass slippers. Will Prince Topher ever find his Cinderella?

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT

Visually stunning, WICKED boasts a soaring score from Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin), Tony® Award-winning sets and costumes and some of the most gravity-defying moments on the Great White Way.

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES?

Is It Ok To Bring The Kids?
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is recommended for ages four and up. Please be advised that children under the age of four will not be permitted into the theatre, and every person who enters the theatre will require their own ticket.

RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • INTERMISSION | 15 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 45

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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  • DISNEY'S THE LION KING
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RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • INTERMISSION | 15 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 45

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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  • DIRTY DANCING
  • DIRTY DANCING
  • DIRTY DANCING
  • DIRTY DANCING
  • DIRTY DANCING
  • DIRTY DANCING

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DIRTY DANCING

April 18-20, 2017

PH: 316.303.8100

DESCRIPTION

DIRTY DANCING—The Classic Story on Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life. ” London’s Sunday Express says “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”

Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!
STORY

It’s the summer of 1963, and 17 year-old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing.

On vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents, Baby shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters when an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle – the resort dance instructor.

Baby’s life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences.

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT

DIRTY DANCING features the hit songs including, “Hungry Eyes”, “Hey! Baby”, “Do You Love Me?” and the heart stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”.

Many favorite original masters feature within this stage sensation blending the movie soundtrack seamlessly with live performances by the cast. Some of these classic tracks include “Cry To Me,” by the larger-than-life rhythm & blues singer, Solomon Burke, the no.1 hit single “Hey! Baby,” by Bruce Channel and “These Arms of Mine,” Otis Redding’s first solo record.

Other artists featured are Gene Chandler, The Chantels, The Drifters, Marvin Gaye, Lesley Gore, Mickey & Sylvia, The Surfaris, Doris Troy and Django Reinhardt, all who contributed to the creation of everyone’s favorite 1960′s soundtrack.

RUNNING TIME

2hrs and 20 mins with a 20 minute intermission.

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  • FINDING NEVERLAND
  • FINDING NEVERLAND
  • FINDING NEVERLAND
  • FINDING NEVERLAND

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RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • INTERMISSION | 15 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 45

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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  • GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
  • GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
  • GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER

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GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE
TO LOVE AND MURDER

DESCRIPTION

Getting away with murder can be so much fun… and there’s no better proof than the knock-‘em-dead hit show that’s earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award® for BEST MUSICAL — A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER!

STORY

GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by—you guessed it—eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea.

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT

The Hollywood Reporter raves, “GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE RESTORES OUR FAITH IN MUSICAL COMEDY” and The New York Times cheers, “IT WILL LIFT THE HEARTS OF ALL THOSE WHO’VE BEEN PINING FOR WHAT SOMETIMES SEEMS A LOST ART FORM.” Kindly get your tickets now for the musical that will have you dying with laughter.

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES?

Despite its promising title, Gentleman’s Guide is not a show intended for children and includes mature themes.

RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • INTERMISSION | 15 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 45

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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  • WICKED
  • WICKED
  • WICKED
  • WICKED
  • WICKED
  • WICKED
  • WICKED

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WICKED

October 12-23, 2016

PH: 316.303.8100

DESCRIPTION

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of WICKED, Broadway really would be a magical place.”

The Century II Concert Hall is that magical place. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget.

STORY

A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, WICKED spotlights the untold stories of Oz’s most famous (or infamous) characters, namely the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good. The show follows green-skinned star Elphaba from birth to college and through the life-changing events which eventually label her “wicked,” introducing spoiled rich girl Glinda, local prince and heartthrob Fiyero and even the Wizard of Oz himself, a troubled man very unlike the one you may remember. As Elphaba, a passionate political activist if there ever was one, fights injustice and seeks to undo the mistakes of the past, dark secrets and personal tragedies shape the history of Oz, paying homage to the classic Wizard of Oz story while simultaneously changing fans’ understanding of it forever. A cautionary tale about love, friendship and trust, Wicked effortlessly reveals that there are indeed two sides to every story.

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT

Visually stunning, WICKED boasts a soaring score from Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin), Tony® Award-winning sets and costumes and some of the most gravity-defying moments on the Great White Way.

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES

Like The Wizard of Oz, WICKED is the definition of family-friendly. But like the classic 1939 movie, younger children may find it too long or be frightened by the show’s flying monkeys, allusions to offstage violence and death of a character. Most children over eight, however, will be delighted by the world of WICKED.

RUNNING TIME

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • INTERMISSION | 15 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 45

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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  • BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
  • BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
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BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND

December 20-22, 2016

PH: 316.303.8100

DESCRIPTION

Get ready to celebrate the holidays with Santa and his special elves on a Christmas cheer journey. Christmas Wonderland is by far one of the most enchanting and delightful holiday shows ever! The sounds of holiday classics like ‘White Christmas, ‘Jingle Bells’, ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘Deck the Halls’, ‘Rocking around the Christmas Tree’ and more are beautifully sung by the highest kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole has seen! The magic of the holidays is sure to unfold and paint the evening full of magical and colorful Winter Wonderland memories for the whole family.

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT

With high-kicking chorus girls and more than 1,000 glittering costumes, BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND is one of the most enchanting celebrations this holiday season!

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  • THE COLOR PURPLE
  • THE COLOR PURPLE
  • THE COLOR PURPLE
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THE COLOR PURPLE

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THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival
Best Actress Tony Award winner CYNTHIA ERIVO (“an incandescent new star” says The New York Times) leads a powerhouse cast in this epic story of a young woman’s journey to love and joy in the American South. Joining her is Tony and Grammy®-winning Broadway legend JENNIFER HOLLIDAY (Dreamgirls). Tony winner JOHN DOYLE directs.

Don’t miss two of Broadway’s most powerful performers together on one stage in this Tony-winning triumph that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.”

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RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • INTERMISSION | 15 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 45

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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Showtimes for:
Gentleman’s Guide
To Love And Murder

Thursday
November 16, 2017 @ 7:30p
Friday
November 17, 2017 @ 8:00p
Saturday
November 18, 2017 @ 2:00p
Saturday
November 18, 2017 @ 8:00p
Sunday
November 19, 2017 @ 2:00p
Sunday
November 19, 2017 @ 7:30p


Showtimes for:
Rodgers+Hammerstein’s
Cinderella

Thursday
March 8, 2018 @ 7:30p
Friday
March 9, 2018 @ 8:00p
Saturday
March 10, 2018 @ 2:00p
Saturday
March 10, 2018 @ 8:00p
Sunday
March 11, 2018 @ 2:00p
Sunday
March 11, 2018 @ 7:30p


Showtimes for:
Beautiful
The Carole King Musical

Tuesday
February 6, 2018 @ 7:30p
Wednesday
February 7, 2018 @ 8:00p
Thursday
February 8, 2018 @ 2:00p
Friday
February 9, 2018 @ 8:00p
Saturday
February 10, 2018 @ 2:00p
Saturday
February 10, 2018 @ 7:30p
Sunday
February 11, 2018 @ 7:30p
Sunday
February 11, 2018 @ 7:30p


Showtimes for:
Wicked

Monday
June 4, 2018 @ 7:30p
Tuesday
June 5, 2018 @ 7:30p
Wednesday
June 6, 2018 @ 7:30p
Thursday
June 7, 2018 @ 7:30p
Friday
June 8, 2018 @ 8:00p
Saturday
June 9, 2018 @ 2:00p
Saturday
June 9, 2018 @ 8:00p
Sunday
June 10, 2018 @ 2:00p
Sunday
June 10, 2018 @ 7:30p
Tuesday
June 12, 2018 @ 7:30p
Wednesday
June 13, 2018 @ 7:30p
Thursday
June 14, 2018 @ 7:30p
Friday
June 15, 2018 @ 8:00p
Saturday
June 16, 2018 @ 2:00p
Saturday
June 16, 2018 @ 8:00p
Sunday
June 17, 2018 @ 2:00p
Sunday
June 17, 2018 @ 7:30p


Showtimes for:
STOMP

Tuesday
June 5, 2018 @ 7:30p
Wednesday
June 6, 2018 @ 8:00p
Thursday
June 7, 2018 @ 2:00p
Friday
June 8, 2018 @ 8:00p
Saturday
June 9, 2018 @ 2:00p
Saturday
June 9, 2018 @ 8:00p
Sunday
June 10, 2018 @ 2:00p
Sunday
June 10, 2018 @ 7:30p


Showtimes for:
LET IT BE

Monday
June 4, 2018 @ 7:30p
Tuesday
June 5, 2018 @ 7:30p
Wednesday
June 6, 2018 @ 7:30p
Thursday
June 7, 2018 @ 7:30p
Friday
June 8, 2018 @ 8:00p
Saturday
June 9, 2018 @ 2:00p
Saturday
June 9, 2018 @ 8:00p
Sunday
June 10, 2018 @ 2:00p
Sunday
June 10, 2018 @ 7:30p
Tuesday
June 12, 2018 @ 7:30p
Wednesday
June 13, 2018 @ 7:30p
Thursday
June 14, 2018 @ 7:30p
Friday
June 15, 2018 @ 8:00p
Saturday
June 16, 2018 @ 2:00p
Saturday
June 16, 2018 @ 8:00p
Sunday
June 17, 2018 @ 2:00p
Sunday
June 17, 2018 @ 7:30p


Showtimes for:
WAITRESS

Tuesday
November 13, 2018 @ 7:30p
Wednesday
November 14, 2018 @ 7:30p
Thursday
November 15, 2018 @ 7:30p
Friday
November 16, 2018 @ 7:30p
Saturday
November 17, 2018 @ 2:00p
Saturday
November 17, 2018 @ 7:30p
Sunday
November 18, 2018 @ 1:00p
Sunday
November 18, 2018 @ 6:30p


Showtimes for:
THE COLOR PURPLE

Tuesday
January 16, 2018 @ 7:30p
Wednesday
January 17, 2018 @ 7:30p
Thursday
January 18, 2018 @ 7:30p
Friday
January 19, 2018 @ 7:30p
Saturday
January 20, 2018 @ 2:00p
Saturday
January 20, 2018 @ 7:30p
Sunday
January 21, 2018 @ 1:00p
Sunday
January 21, 2018 @ 6:30p


Showtimes for:
MOTOWN

Tuesday
December 5, 2017 @ 7:30p
Wednesday
December 6, 2017 @ 7:30p
Thursday
December 7, 2017 @ 7:30p


Showtimes for:
KINKY BOOTS

Tuesday
January 9, 2018 @ 7:30p
Wednesday
January 10, 2018 @ 7:30p
Thursday
January 11, 2018 @ 7:30p


Showtimes for:
RENT

Tuesday
March 13, 2018 @ 7:30p
Wednesday
March 14, 2018 @ 7:30p
Thursday
March 15, 2018 @ 7:30p


Showtimes for:
GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE
TO LOVE AND MURDER

Tuesday
April 17, 2018 @ 7:30p
Wednesday
April 18, 2018 @ 7:30p
Thursday
April 19, 2018 @ 7:30p


Showtimes for:
JERSEY BOYS

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RENT

AWARD-WINNING


Back for a special 20th anniversary celebration tour, Jonathan Larson’s Tony(r) Award-winning Best Musical and Pulitzer Prize winner still moves audiences with its groundbreaking music. RENT is a roller coaster ride for the heart and soul that you never want to end.

NO DAY BUT TODAY – RENT RETURNS!

RENT- the original rock musical forever changed the landscape of American theatre.
Two decades later, it continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world.

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT


The New York Times called RENT “a triumph” and praised its “extraordinary spirit of hopeful defiance and humanity.”

With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

Recommended for Mature Audiences

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES?

RENT is recommended for Mature Audiences only

RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • INTERMISSION | 15 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 45

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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JERSEY BOYS

AWARD-WINNING


Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, Jersey Boys tells the story of how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars. The show features over 30 beautifully sung tunes, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

STORY

JERSEY BOYS- the original rock musical forever changed the landscape of American theatre.
JERSEY BOYS is a musical biography of the Four Seasons—the rise, the tough times and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation. Far from a mere tribute concert (though it does include numbers from the popular Four Seasons songbook), JERSEY BOYS gets to the heart of the relationships at the center of the group—with a special focus on frontman Frankie Valli, the small kid with the big falsetto. In addition to following the quartet’s coming of age as performers, the core of the show is how an allegiance to a code of honor learned in the streets of their native New Jersey got them through a multitude of challenges: gambling debts, Mafia threats and family disasters. JERSEY BOYS is a glimpse at the people behind a sound that has managed to endure for over four decades in the hearts of the public.

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT


Upbeat, slickly produced and fast-paced, Jersey Boys appeals to diehard fans of the Four Seasons and audience members less familiar with the group’s extensive catalogue of hits. Unlike most jukebox musicals, the show boasts heavy emphasis on storytelling, which adds to its universal appeal.

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES?

JERSEY BOYS is not recommended for all ages. The show contains smoke, gun shots, strobe lights, drug references, sexual situations and profane “authentic Jersey language.”

RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • INTERMISSION | 15 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 45

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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Showtimes for:
MOTOWN

Friday
April 20, 2018 @ 8:00p
Saturday
April 21, 2018 @ 2:00p
Saturday
April 21, 2018 @ 8:00p
Sunday
April 22, 2018 @ 1:00p


Showtimes for:
BUDDY

Friday
December 8, 2017 @ 8:00p
Saturday
December 9, 2017 @ 2:00p
Saturday
December 9, 2017 @ 8:00p
Sunday
January 10, 2017 @ 1:00p


Showtimes for:
KINKY BOOTS

Friday
January 5, 2018 @ 8:00p
Saturday
January 6, 2018 @ 2:00p
Saturday
January 6, 2018 @ 8:00p
Sunday
January 7, 2018 @ 1:00p


Showtimes for:
DISNEY’S
THE LION KING

Wednesday
March 14, 2018 @ 7:30p
Thursday
March 15, 2018 @ 2:00p
Thursday
March 16, 2018 @ 7:30p
Friday
March 16, 2018 @ 8:00p
Saturday
March 17, 2018 @ 2:00p
Saturday
March 17, 2018 @ 8:00p
Sunday
March 18, 2018 @ 1:00p
Sunday
March 18, 2018 @ 6:30p

Week 2

Tuesday
March 20, 2018 @ 8:00p
Wednesday
March 21, 2018 @ 8:00p
Thursday
March 22, 2018 @ 8:00p
Friday
March 23, 2018 @ 8:00p
Saturday
March 24, 2018 @ 2:00p
Saturday
March 24, 2018 @ 8:00p
Sunday
March 25, 2018 @ 1:00p
Sunday
March 25, 2018 @ 6:30p

Week 3

Tuesday
March 27, 2018 @ 8:00p
Wednesday
March 28, 2018 @ 8:00p
Thursday
March 29, 2018 @ 8:00p
Friday
March 30, 2018 @ 8:00p
Saturday
March 31, 2018 @ 2:00p
Saturday
March 31, 2018 @ 8:00p
Sunday
April 1, 2018 @ 1:00p
Sunday
April 1, 2018 @ 6:30p


Showtimes for:
JERSEY BOYS

Friday
March , 2018 @ 8:00p
Saturday
March , 2018 @ 2:00p
Saturday
March , 2018 @ 8:00p
Sunday
March , 2018 @ 1:00p


Showtimes for:
THE BOOK OF MORMON

Monday
October 9, 2018 @ 7:30p
Tuesday
October 10, 2018 @ 7:30p
Wednesday
October 11, 2018 @ 7:30p
Thursday
October 12, 2018 @ 7:30p
Friday
October 13, 2018 @ 8:00p
Saturday
October 14, 2018 @ 2:00p
Saturday
October 14, 2018 @ 8:00p
Sunday
October 15, 2018 @ 1:00p
Sunday
October 15, 2018 @ 6:30p


Showtimes for:
THE MUSIC MAN

Friday
December 8, 2017 @ 8:00p
Saturday
December 9, 2017 @ 2:00p
Saturday
December 9, 2017 @ 8:00p
Sunday
December 10, 2017 @ 1:00p
Sunday
December 10, 2017 @ 6:00p


Showtimes for:
JERSEY BOYS

Tuesday
January 23, 2017 @ 8:00p
Wednesday
January 24, 2017 @ 8:00p
Thursday
January 25, 2017 @ 8:00p
Friday
January 26, 2017 @ 8:00p
Saturday
January 27, 2017 @ 2:00p
Saturday
January 27, 2017 @ 8:00p
Sunday
January 28, 2017 @ 1:00p
Sunday
January 28, 2017 @ 6:30p


Showtimes for:
KINKY BOOTS

Friday
February 16, 2017 @ 8:00p
Saturday
February 17, 2017 @ 2:00p
Saturday
February 17, 2017 @ 8:00p
Sunday
February 18, 2017 @ 1:00p
Sunday
February 18, 2017 @ 6:30p


Showtimes for:
A CHORUS LINE

Friday
March 16, 2017 @ 8:00p
Saturday
March 17, 2017 @ 2:00p
Saturday
March 17, 2017 @ 8:00p
Sunday
March 18, 2017 @ 1:00p
Sunday
March 18, 2017 @ 6:30p

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THE MUSIC MAN

DESCRIPTION


The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys’ band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to the naive Iowa townsfolk, promising to train the members of the new band. But Harold is no musician and plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. Prim librarian and piano teacher Marian sees through him, but when Harold helps her younger brother overcome his lisp and social awkwardness, Marian begins to fall in love. Harold risks being caught to win her.

In 1957, the show became a hit on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and running for 1,375 performances. The cast album won the first Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and spent 245 weeks on the Billboard charts. The show’s success led to revivals, including a long-running 2000 Broadway revival, a popular 1962 film adaptation and a 2003 television remake. It is frequently produced by both professional and amateur theater companies.

STORY

In the early summer of 1912, aboard a train leaving Rock Island, Illinois, Charlie Cowell and other traveling salesmen engage in a heated argument about consumer credit (“Rock Island”). They eventually turn to another topic: a con man known as “Professor” Harold Hill, whose scam is to convince parents he can teach their musically disinclined children to play musical instruments. On the premise that he will form a band, he takes orders for instruments and uniforms. But once the instruments and uniforms arrive and are paid for, he skips town without forming the band, moving on before he is exposed. Upon the train’s arrival in River City, Iowa, a stranger stands up and declares, “Gentlemen, you intrigue me. I think I shall have to give Iowa a try.” Retrieving his suitcase, clearly labeled “Professor Harold Hill,” he exits the train.

The townspeople of River City describe their reserved, “chip-on-the-shoulder attitude” (“Iowa Stubborn”). Harold stumbles across his old friend Marcellus Washburn, who has “gone legit” and now lives in town. Marcellus tells Harold that Marian Paroo, the librarian who gives piano lessons, is the only trained musician in town. He also informs Hill that a new pool table was just delivered to the town’s local billiard parlor, so to launch his scheme, Harold convinces River City parents of the “trouble” that will be caused by that pool table (“Ya Got Trouble”). Harold follows Marian home, attempting to flirt with her, but she ignores him. At home, Marian gives a piano lesson to a little girl named Amaryllis while arguing with her widowed mother about her high “standards where men are concerned”, telling Mrs. Paroo about the man who followed her home (“Piano Lesson/If You Don’t Mind My Saying So”). Marian’s self-conscious, lisping 10-year-old brother Winthrop arrives home. Amaryllis, who secretly likes Winthrop but teases him about the lisp, asks Marian whom she should say goodnight to on the evening star, since she doesn’t have a sweetheart. Marian tells her to just say goodnight to her “someone” (“Goodnight, My Someone”).

The next day is July 4, and Mayor Shinn is leading the morning festivities in the high school gym, with the help of his wife, Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn (“Columbia, Gem of the Ocean”). After Tommy Djilas, a boy from the wrong side of town, sets off a firecracker, interrupting the proceedings, Harold takes the stage and announces to the townspeople that he will prevent “sin and corruption” from the pool table by forming a boys’ band (“Ya Got Trouble [Reprise]/Seventy-Six Trombones”). Mayor Shinn, who owns the billiard parlor, tells the bickering school board to get Harold’s credentials, but Harold teaches them to sing as a Barbershop Quartet to distract them (“Ice Cream/Sincere”). Harold also sets up Zaneeta, the mayor’s eldest daughter, with Tommy, and persuades Tommy to work as his assistant. After another rejection by Marian, Harold is determined to win her, telling Marcellus that she’s the girl for him (“The Sadder But Wiser Girl”). The town ladies are very excited about the band and the ladies’ dance committee that Harold plans to form. He mentions Marian, and they intimate to him (falsely, as it turns out) that she had an inappropriate relationship with deceased old miser Madison, who gave the town the library, but left all the books to her. They also warn Harold that she advocates the “dirty books” by “Chaucer, Rabelais, and Balzac” (“Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little”). The school board arrives to collect Harold’s credentials, but he leads them in song and slips away (“Goodnight, Ladies”).

The next day, Harold walks into the library, but Marian ignores him yet again. He declares his unrequited love for her, leading the teenagers in the library in dance (“Marian the Librarian”). For a moment, Marian forgets her decorum and dances with Harold. He kisses her, and she tries to slap him. He ducks, and she hits Tommy instead. With Tommy’s help, Harold signs up all the boys in town to be in his band, including Winthrop. Mrs. Paroo likes Harold and tries to find out why Marian is not interested. Marian describes her ideal man (“My White Knight”). She tries to give Mayor Shinn evidence against Harold that she found in the Indiana State Educational Journal, but they are interrupted by the arrival of the Wells Fargo wagon, which delivers the band instruments (“The Wells Fargo Wagon”). When Winthrop forgets to be shy and self-conscious because he is so happy about his new cornet, Marian begins to see Harold in a new light. She tears the incriminating page out of the Journal before giving the book to Mayor Shinn.

The ladies rehearse their classical dance in the school gym while the school board practices their quartet (“It’s You”) for the ice cream social. Marcellus and the town’s teenagers interrupt the ladies’ practice, taking over the gym as they dance (“Shipoopi”). Harold grabs Marian to dance with her, and all the teenagers join in. Regarding Winthrop’s cornet, Marian later questions Harold about his claim that “you don’t have to bother with the notes”. He explains that this is what he calls “The Think System”, and he arranges to call on Marian to discuss it. The town ladies ask Marian to join their dance committee, since she was “so dear dancing the Shipoopi” with Professor Hill (“Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little” [Reprise]). They have reversed their opinions about her books, and they eagerly tell her that “the Professor told us to read those books, and we simply adored them all!”

That night, the school board tries to collect Harold’s credentials again, but he gets them to sing again and slips away (“Lida Rose”). Marian, meanwhile, is sitting on her front porch thinking of Harold (“Will I Ever Tell You?”). Winthrop returns home after spending time with Harold and tells Marian and Mrs. Paroo about Harold’s hometown (“Gary, Indiana”). As Marian waits alone for Harold, traveling salesman Charlie Cowell enters with evidence against Harold, hoping to tell Mayor Shinn. He only has a few minutes before his train leaves, but stops to flirt with Marian. She tries to delay him so he doesn’t have time to deliver the evidence, eventually kissing him. As the train whistle blows, she pushes him away. Charlie angrily tells Marian that Harold has a girl in “every county in Illinois, and he’s taken it from every one of them – and that’s 102 counties!”

Harold arrives, and after he reminds her of the untrue rumors he’s heard about her, she convinces herself that Charlie invented everything he told her. They agree to meet at the footbridge, where Marian tells him the difference he’s made in her life (“Till There Was You”). Marcellus interrupts and tells Harold that the uniforms have arrived. He urges Harold to take the money and run, but Harold refuses to leave, insisting, “I’ve come up through the ranks… and I’m not resigning without my commission”. He returns to Marian, who tells him that she’s known since three days after he arrived that he is a fraud. (Harold earlier claimed to have graduated from the Gary Conservatory in 1905, but Gary, Indiana, was not founded until 1906.) Because she loves him, she gives him the incriminating page out of the Indiana State Educational Journal. She leaves, promising to see him later at the Sociable. With his schemes for the boys’ band and Marian proceeding even better than planned, Harold confidently sings “Seventy-Six Trombones”. As he overhears Marian singing “Goodnight My Someone”, Harold suddenly realizes that he is in love with Marian; he and Marian sing a snatch of each other’s songs.

Meanwhile, Charlie Cowell, who has missed his train, arrives at the ice cream social and denounces Harold Hill as a fraud. The townspeople begin an agitated search for Harold. Winthrop is heartbroken and tells Harold that he wishes Harold never came to River City. But Marian tells Winthrop that she believes everything Harold ever said, for it did come true in the way every kid in town talked and acted that summer. She and Winthrop urge Harold to get away. He chooses to stay and tells Marian that he never really fell in love until he met her (“Till There Was You” [Reprise]). The constable then handcuffs Harold and leads him away.

Mayor Shinn leads a meeting in the high school gym to decide what to do with Harold, asking, “Where’s the band? Where’s the band?” Marian defends Harold. Tommy enters as a drum major, followed by the kids in uniform with their instruments. Marian urges Harold to lead the River City Boys’ Band in Beethoven’s Minuet in G. Despite the boys’ limited musical ability, the parents in the audience are nonetheless enraptured by the sight of their children playing music. Even Mayor Shinn is won over, and, as the townspeople cheer, Harold is released into Marian’s arms (“Finale”).

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT


Meredith Willson was inspired by his boyhood in Mason City, Iowa, to write and compose his first musical, The Music Man. Willson began developing this theme in his 1948 memoir, And There I Stood With My Piccolo. He first approached producers Cy Feuer and Ernest Martin for a television special, and then MGM producer Jesse L. Lasky. After these and other unsuccessful attempts, Willson invited Franklin Lacey to help him edit and simplify the libretto. At this time, Willson considered eliminating a long piece of dialogue about the serious trouble facing River City parents. Willson realized it sounded like a lyric, and transformed it into the song “Ya Got Trouble”. Willson wrote about his trials and tribulations in getting the show to Broadway in his book But He Doesn’t Know The Territory.

The character Marian Paroo was inspired by Marian Seeley of Provo, Utah, who met Willson during World War II, when Seeley was a medical records librarian. In the original production (and the film), the School Board was played by the 1950 International Quartet Champions of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA), the Buffalo Bills. Robert Preston claimed that he got the role of Harold Hill despite his limited singing range because, when he went to audition, they were having the men sing “Trouble”. The producers felt it would be the most difficult song to sing, but with his acting background, it was the easiest for Preston.

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES?

MUSIC MAN is recommended for all ages!

RUNNING TIME

  • ACT I | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • INTERMISSION | 15 minutes
  • ACT II | 1 hour
  • RUNNING TIME | 2 hours 45

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.

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