The Santaland Diaries is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker’s Christmas must feel like. Out of work, our slacker decides to become a Macy’s elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa’s workshop, he becomes battle weary and bitter. Taking consolation in the fact that some of the other elves were television extras on One Life to Live, he grins and bears it, occasionally taking out his frustrations on the children and parents alike. The piece ends with yet another Santa being ushered into the workshop, but this one is different from the lecherous or drunken ones with whom he has had to work. This Santa actually seems to care about and love the children who come to see him, startling our hero into an uncharacteristic moment of goodwill just before his employment runs out.
Starring Fulton’s Executive Artistic Producer, Marc Robin!
A carnival wish granted, young Josh Baskin’s dream to become “big” comes true at the hands of the Zoltar machine, and he is immediately thrusted into adulthood. Josh discovers being an adult is not all fun and games when he is forced to find a job and a girlfriend. In the end he learns we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time.
Big, The Musical
Book by John Weidman
Music by David Shire / Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Running time approx 1hr.
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion which results in a tremendous peach – and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after falling from the tree and rolling into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.
James and the Giant Peach
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Running time approx 1hr.
This big, vibrant production is based on the classic Lewis Carroll fantasy novel, which follows Alice on a fanciful adventure as she tumbles down the rabbit hole to discover a host of extraordinary characters and magical new worlds. All the unforgettable characters are there – the Cheshire Cat, the March Hare, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Jabberwocky – but this time, grooving to a fun pop score. At the play’s end, Alice’s trial becomes a country-western hoedown where she learns very important life lessons.
Alice In Wonderland
Book, Lyrics & Music by Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark
A new and exciting holiday adventure story, based on the Christmas classic, with festive song and dance! A fantastic treat you can enjoy with your entire family and all of your favorite holiday friends – Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Santa, Frosty the Snowman, and more. Through the magical land of Toyland, Charlotte discovers the true meaning of family and the holidays.
‘Twas The Night Before Christmas
Book and Lyrics by Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark
Music by Marc Robin
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The play begins with Michael in a coma after a blood clot unexpectedly formed in his brain three weeks prior. By his hospital bed is his mother, Carol and his dull but well-meaning partner, Paul. They are united in their grief over Michael and in their intense dislike of each other. When Michael wakes, 11 years of his memory has been completely erased. He remembers nothing of the last 4000 days. He remembers nothing of Paul. It is as though the relationship never existed. Paul struggles to bring Michael’s memory back. Carol fights to remove him from Michael’s life. And, the ever charming and witty Michael concentrates on creating a giant mural on the back wall of his hospital room, an expression of his loss, his hopes, and his desire to live his life as the man he was 11 years ago, not the man he has become.
A gripping 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama revolves around a dinner party with the most unlikely guests and taboo topics of conversation. Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, and her work is influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging.
This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary’s Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests lured to the crumbling Brabissant mansion by its dissolute caretakers. Struck by Susan’s strong resemblance to the owner’s long-deceased daughter Veronica, the older couple slowly persuades her to impersonate Veronica to comfort the confused sister, who believes she is still alive. Once dressed in Veronica’s clothes, the line between what’s real and what’s not begins to blur.
The toast of Broadway for over two years, Newsies is based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899. Day in and day out a young group of scrappy and spirited newsboys carry the banner, hoping for a major headline so they can sell enough “papes” to survive the harrowing streets of New York City… until they become the headline! Publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst have unfairly raised the distribution prices of the newspapers and rabble-rouser Jack Kelly isn’t going to take it! He pulls together, and fearlessly leads, an ardent band of newsies to strike, taking on some of the most powerful names in New York, and standing up against corporate power and greed. Written by the same musical team that created the popular movie musical, this Broadway hit leaped into the hearts of millions with a rousing score, high-energy dance numbers, and ultimately an inspiring story about Seizing the Day!
Music by Alan Menken
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
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A music legend and pioneer in Country music, Patsy Cline’s unique stylings remain as relevant and popular today as they were over five decades ago. The original cross-over sensation, topping the Country and Pop Charts, Cline paved the way for artists such as, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain, and Carrie Underwood. Always… Patsy Cline is based on a touching true story affectionately told through letters written between Patsy and her biggest fan turned confidant, Louise Segar. A genuine bond of friendship, which began over a cup of coffee, lasted until Cline’s untimely death in 1963. Told through downhome country humor, heartache and celebration, Always… Patsy Cline takes audiences through the ups and downs, from her breakthrough on live radio, to her rise to fame at the Grand Ole Opry. Featuring 27 unforgettable hits, including “Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Sweet Dreams,” this musical memory book is a glorious tribute to the one-of-a-kind sound of Patsy Cline!
Always… Patsy Cline
Written and Originally Directed by Ted Swindley
Based on a True Story