Our 2015-2016 Season

Peter Pan

Summer 2015

Fly with us to Neverland! The Youth CONNection kicks off our new season with the classic musical, made famous by the likes of Mary Martin, Sandy Duncan, and Cathy Rigby. Peter Pan is one of the world's most celebrated musicals! Here is all the charm of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, the children Wendy, Michael and John, Captain Hook, pirates and Indians, embellished with show-stopping songs, "Never Never Land", "I Won't Grow Up" and "I'm Flying". Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!Peter Pan is the perfect show for the child in all of us who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up.

Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., October 2nd through October 17th

Sunday Matinees at 2:00 p.m., October 4th, 11th, and 18th

Thursday at 7:00 p.m. on October 15th

 

Mother Hicks, the award winning play by Suzan Zeder, places us in the town of Ware, Illinois during the Great Depression. We meet three people living on the outskirts of society: a young deaf man, an orphan girl, and a mysterious older woman who lives all alone on a hill outside of town. In the year 1935, times are hard for everyone, but especially for the girl, who—with no family of her own—gets passed around from household to household, until, following clues and whisperings of her heart, she encounters the eccentric Mother Hicks. The townspeople are afraid for the girl: Mother Hicks is a witch - or “so people say”. But is she really? A haunting tale told through sign-language and poetry, Mother Hicks touches the heart of a lost little girl, helping her to find herself. A play for the entire family, Mother Hicks recounts the difficult journey we all make in life, the journey to discover who we really are.

 

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Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., December 4th through December 19th

Sunday Matinees at 2:00 p.m., December 6th, 13th, and 20th

Thursday at 7:00 p.m. on December 17th

Celebrate Christmas with us the Center Stage way. Fran Scarpa and our Center Stage family of child and adult performers will warm your hearts with traditional Christmas songs as well as songs from Broadway and film Christmas classics. A Center Stage Christmas is a celebration of the season, which will warm your hearts and deliver the true message of the season...along with a lot of fun! But watch out for that Christmas tree delivery guy, especially if your name is "Mrs. Jones"!

 

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Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., February 5th through February 20th

Sunday Matinees at 2:00 p.m., February 7th, 14th, and 21st

Thursday at 7:00 p.m. on February 18th

Welcome to the ‘60s! The 1950s are out and change is in the air with the Tony Award-winning fun-loving musical, Hairspray. Watch Baltimore’s new teen celebrity, Tracy Turnblad, a girl with big hair and an even bigger voice, as she wins the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and integrates a TV network - all without denting her ‘do! This colorful and energetic musical celebrates sock-hops and teen love in the early 1960s. Beneath the hoppin’ and boppin’ good times are themes of rebellion, discrimination and teen triumph. Enjoy hit tunes like “Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” “You Can’t Stop the Beat” and “Welcome to the ‘60s.” The winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical for 2003, Hairspray is a celebration of the early 1960s. Tracy Turnbladt and her family and friends will dance and sing their way into your hearts. Don't miss it!

 

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Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., April 8th through April 23rd

Sunday Matinees at 2:00 p.m., April 10th, 17th, and 24th

Thursday at 7:00 p.m. on April 21st

This Off-Broadway, comic-drama hit introduces the audience to a tight-knit, Italian-American family who share Sunday dinners in New Jersey. When the grandson of Frank and Aida Gianelli and Nunzio and Emma Cristano announces he’s leaving Hoboken and moving to Seattle to accept a promotion, he sends both sets of grandparents into a tailspin — and they pull out all the stops to convince him to stay. This heartwarming comic story of love and family reminds us that the important life lessons come to us from the most important people in our lives. You'll love Over the River and Through the Woods — even if you aren’t Italian and even if you didn’t grow up in an enormous family. Both sweet and sentimental, the play has been called “deliriously funny” by The New York Daily News, and the Houston Chronicle said it “wins the audience with humor, warmth and charm.”

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