investigates the crime, the other plays all of the suspects. And they both play the PIANO! A zany blend of classic
musical comedy and madcap mystery, this 90-minute whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.
“Ingenious...a snazzy vaudevillian double-act. With just two actors, a piano and a prop or two, the show spins out a curlicued comic mystery story animated by funny, deftly turned songs.” New York Times
“One has to be swept away by the zany delirium of it all!” LA Times
February 20th - March 10th, 2019
by Lauren Gunderson
Four badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.
“Always pertinent, but especially timely at this moment…” Boston Globe
“The rapid-fire barbs, quick-witted retorts, and fantastic dialogue makes the show a truly riotous success.” DC
STOP/TIME DANCE THEATER
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Darlene Zoller
March 27th - April 7th, 2019
stop/time dance theater returns with another original show filled with great dancing, singing and music. In their 16th season, stop/time will be sharing their take on classic and current movies which is sure to be an audience pleaser.
MY NAME IS ASHER LEV
April 24th - mAY 12th, 2019
by Aaron Posner
Based on the book by Chaim Potok
This award-winning play by Aaron Posner, based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok (the same writers of
Playhouse on Park’s sold-out hit, THE CHOSEN) tells the story of Asher Lev, a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents and community, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith. This stirring adaptation of a modern classic presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of what it means to be an artist.
"A profound declaration of the power of storytelling on a stage." Philadelphia Inquirer.
THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
June 26th - August 4th, 2019
by John Kander, Fred Ebb & David Thompson
The thrilling, final collaboration by musical theatre greats, John Kander and Fred Ebb (CHICAGO, CABARET), The Scottsboro Boys has been hailed as one of the most visionary pieces ever to grace the Broadway stage. Nominated for a staggering twelve Tony Awards, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will have you tapping your toes and hollering for justice as the tables are turned on one of the most infamous events in American history: nine African-American men accused of a crime they did not commit. With its brilliant stew of performance styles and piercing new songs, it is truly a triumph of the American Musical Theatre.
“Genuinely radical musical, full of stinging indignation and plaintive power.” The Guardian
“A sophisticated knockout, a musical for those who like their razzle-dazzle with a radical, unsentimental edge.” LA
Theatre For Young Audiences
CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL
December 8th - 16th
Music by John Kavanaugh
Book & Lyrics by Jeremy Desmon
Based on the books by Margaret and H.A. Rey and the Play, Owned by Universal Stage Production
Everyone’s favorite mischievous money and his friend in the yellow hat sing and dance up a storm in this
adventure-filled musical. All You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend, Chef Pisghetti, cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away... something pretty big. And that something was Phinneas T. Lightspeed and his speedy Meatballs-o-Matic machine. In despair, Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more. Determined to help his
friend, George goes on a mission to enter the Chef's meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest in
THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY
June 1st - 9th, 2019
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Lyrics by Timothy Allen McDonald, Jonathan K. Waller
Music by Timothy Allen McDonald, Jonathan K. Waller, David Weinstein, Stephen Gabriel
Based on the book, “Flat Stanley” by Jeff Brown
Based on the best-selling book series, Stanley folds his way around the world with his flat-tastic hijinks.
Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill, ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little
brother, normal life. That's just the problem... for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do
something amazing, something no one's ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley! One night, the
bulletin board on the wall above Stanley's bed comes loose and falls – right on top of Stanley! The next
morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat. Not just a little flat... really, REALLY flat! In a whirlwind musical
travelogue, Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem.
He's stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood and France to Honolulu and beyond. And, whether he's
thwarting a robbery at the Louvre Museum in Paris, or "hanging ten" off the coast of Hawaii, Stanley is closing
in on his goal of being a three-dimensional boy once more.
Watch for details about these additional performances:
2017-18 Comedy Series
2017-18 Improv Series
2017-18 Playwrights on Park Series