Season 16: Mainstage Plays & Musicals

March 12 - 30, 2025


By Frank McCourt

What’s so great about being Irish? Find out in this moving, uplifting, eye-opening musical history lesson full of charm and a bit of blarney. THE IRISH… AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY is an irreverent history of the Irish through the tumultuous 20th and 21st centuries through the eyes of Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes, ‘Tis, Teacher Man). McCourt’s razor sharp wit, coupled with his trademark bitter irony, and his boundless love for the Irish people are all underscored by glorious music extending all the way from the auld Irish folk ballads, through George M. Cohan’s patriotic love songs to America, World War II standards sung in movies, USOs and foxholes all over the world, and including the latest from contemporary Ireland’s U2.

"The show displays a sturdiness that transcends passing vogue. The buoyant blend of traditional songs, show tunes and pop is delightful.” - New York Times

"… frequently irreverent, impudent, sassy, audacious, downright funny, and richly musical in ways that extend beyond the show’s melodic bounty."
-The Berkshire Eagle


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Performance Schedule

Previews (March 12 & 13, 2025)
Wednesday at 7:30pm
Thursday at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Regular Performances (March 14 - 30, 2025)
Friday at 8:00pm
Saturday at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm Talk Back with the cast following matinee performances
Tuesday at 2:00pm
Wednesday at 7:30pm
Thursday at 7:30pm


Recommended age: All ages


Production Photos


Photos: Meredith Longo



*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity, the professional union for actors and stage managers.