2017 Season

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

by Edward Albee

July 7 to 29

Winner of both the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play and the 1962–63 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play. Albee’s masterwork is a towering classic of American theater that was stunningly denied the Pulitzer Prize for Drama due to the committee’s objection to its mature themes. Join us for an evening of “fun and games” with George and Martha.

Directed by Ed Schoaps.

Spamalot

Aug. 18 to Sept. 9

Music by John Du Prez, Eric Idle and Neil Innes, lyrics and book by Eric Idle. The 2005 winner of three Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical. A new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin.

Directed by Robert Salberg.

Erik & Laura Davis

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Almost, Maine

by John Cariani                                                                           

Sept. 29 to Oct. 21

“Thornton Wilder crossed with The Twilight Zone. When the northern lights appear in the sky and the characters shine with the joyfulness of love, it’s hard not to believe that the wintry air of northern Maine isn’t the cure for heartache,” said The New York Post. A valentine to would-be lovers.

Directed by Katie Lindbeck.

A Christmas Carol

Nov. 10 to Dec. 2

By Charles Dickens; adapted by John Mortimer

Dramatized with flair and wit in a version first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this adaptation of the ageless story captures Dickens’ ironic point of view while it creates a panoramic picture of Victorian London. With period music.

Directed by Jeff Sanders.

2018 Season

We have a terrific line up planned for next season. Get season tickets early, so you don’t miss a thing and have better seat selection. Season tickets go on sale in August. Single ticket and flex pass sales begin Dec. 1.

Annual Fundraiser
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast                                                                                    Jan. 5-7

By Menken, Ashman, Rice and Woolverton. Pentacle Theatre brings this “tale as old as time” to the Elsinore Theatre’s beautiful castle-like venue.  Directed by Jo Dodge. Music direction by Kent Wilson.

Regular Season
Dancing at Lughnasa                                                                                   Jan. 19 to Feb. 10

By Brian Friel. Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. “Comparisons are often made between this play and Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie. But Friel’s play is larger, involves more destinies, and deals, without strain, in greater issues of spirituality and religion.” – The Independent.  Directed by Loriann Schmidt.

Calendar Girls                                                                                                      March 2 to 24

By Tim Firth. “Funny, sincere and just a wee bit naughty” – The Detroit Free Press. Based on the true story of a group of Yorkshire women who became famous after they posed nude for a calendar created to raise money for the local hospital. Directed by Jill Sorensen.

The Elephant Man                                                                                         April 13 to May 5

By Bernard Pomerance. Winner of three Tony Awards, including best play, and four Drama Desk Awards, The Elephant Man recounts John Merrick’s journey from side-show freak to celebrated member of London’s high society. Directed by Jo Dodge.

Cabaret                                                                                                          May 25 to June 16

By John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff. Based on the book by Christopher Isherwood. Join the Kit Kat Klub’s Emcee and Sally Bowles in this relevant and biting look at life in a Berlin night club that is slowly giving way to the Third Reich. Willkommen to Cabaret! Directed by Ed and Susan Schoaps.

George Orwell’s 1984                                                                                              July 7 to 29

Adapted by Owens, Hall and Miles. A powerful and provocative look at a dystopian future where “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” Directed by Jenni Bertels.

The Savannah Sipping Society                                                                   Aug. 17 to Sept. 8

By Jones, Hope and Wooten. A light-hearted comedy about four Southern women who meet by accident and become friends on purpose. Directed by Jeff Witt and Dani Potter.

Dracula                                                                                                         Sept. 28 to Oct. 20

By Steve Dietz. A seductive and suspenseful adaptation of the Bram Stoker classic. Playwright Steven Dietz thrills with a Dracula who is “a brilliant, seductive, fanged beast waiting to suck the blood from your throat.” – Playbill. Directed by David Ballantyne.

Little Shop of Horrors                                                                                     Nov. 9 to Dec. 1

By Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. A horror comedy rock musical about a very hungry plant and the flower shop worker who raises it. Winner of the Drama Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award for best musical. Directed by Robert Salberg.