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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.

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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.

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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

Running time is approx 1hr.

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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.

4000 Days

By Peter Quilter

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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.

Disgraced

By Ayad Akhtar

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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.

Veronica’s Room

By Ira Levin

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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!

Disney’s Newsies

Music by Alan Menken
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Lyrics by Jack Feldman

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

In The Heights is the first hit creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton! A universal story of dreaming big, loving large, and finding a place to call home, In The Heights’ heart is located in a small corner of New York’s Washington Heights. In the extreme heat of mid-summer, the close-knit community prepares to celebrate the 4th of July, dreaming of a better place and “getting out.” Usnavi’s bodega, Daniela’s hair salon, and the Rosario family’s taxi service are at the center of bringing the neighborhood together and forming a family, and they are now on the brink of being closed for good, changing their lives forever. An unexpected chain of events, including a blackout, a winning lottery ticket, with romantic tension, leads the group to discoveries about each other, about themselves, and about the place they call home. With a Tony Award for “Best Score,” and “Best Musical,” and a Grammy Award for “Best Cast Album,” In The Heights will find a comfortable home in Lancaster.

In the Heights

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda