Theatre in park announces ’21 casts

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Songs for a new now poster
PErforming at the AHC

SONGS FOR A NEW…NOW
On Demand Beginning APRIL 23
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This all-new song writer showcase features brand new songs written by Kansas City regional composers and lyricists. FULL DETAILS

This production was filmed for streaming.

Purchase tickets to stream this show anytime!

RATED: PG13
Songs for a New…Now will run approximately 70 minutes.

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Mamma Mia show poster

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MAMMA MIA! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.mtishows.com

MAMMA MIA! – JUNE 4-12, 2021

Music and Lyrics by Benny Anderson and BJorn Ulvaeus
and some songs with Stig Anderson
Book by Catherine Johnson
Originally Conceived by Judy Craymer
Mamma Mia! Was originally produced in London
by Judy Cramer, Richard East, and Bjorn Ulvaeus
for Littlestar in association with Universal
Additional Material and Arrangements Martin Koch
Music Published by Universal Music Publishing Group and
EMI Grove Park Music Inc. and EMI Waterford Music Inc.
Directed by Mark Swezey
Sophie’s getting married! Even though her mother, Donna, is Sophie’s world, she still feels like something is missing…and that’s the father she’s never known.  In an attempt to find out who her father is so that he can walk her down the aisle, Sophie has gone snooping through her mother’s past and come up with three possible fathers.  And what’s a girl to do when faced with that dilemma?  Invite ALL THREE of them of course!  Hilarity ensues as Sophie prepares for the wedding, tries to figure out who her real father is, and keep it all secret from her mother.  And all of this happens to chart topping ABBA hits including “Super Trooper”, “Honey, Honey”, and “Dancing Queen”.  Nominated for 5 Tony Awards® Mamma Mia! is a funny, feel good musical that will leave audiences disco dancing out of the theatre. FULL DETAILS

RATED: PG
Mamma Mia! runs approximately 2.5 hours with one 15 minute intermission.
Cast age: teenage and above

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Curtains show poster

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“Curtains” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide
1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com

CURTAINS – JUNE 18-26, 2021

Book by RUPERT HOLMES
Music by JOHN KANDER
Lyrics by FRED EBB
Original Book and Concept by PETER STONE
Additional Lyrics by JOHN KANDER and RUPERT HOLMES
Originally Produced on Broadway by Roger Berlind, Roger Horchow, Daryl Roth, Jane Bergère, Ted Hartley and Center Theatre Group.
American Premiere Produced at The Ahmanson Theatre by Center Theatre Group, LA’s Theatre Company.

 

Directed by Kacy Christensen

It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast & crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan! Packed with glorious tunes and a witty, charming script filled with delightful characters, CURTAINS is a hilarious journey for both performers and the audience.
FULL DETAILS

RATED: PG-17
Curtains runs approximately 2.5 hours with one 15 minute intermission.
Cast age: teenage and above

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CINDERELLA is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization.
www.concordtheatricals.com

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s

CINDERELLA – JULY 2-10, 2021

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
New Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
Orchestrations by Danny Troob
Music Adaptation & Arrangements by David Chase

Directed by Kevin Bogan

Ella is the most overworked girl in fairytale history.  She’s doomed to a life of waiting hand and foot on her atrocious stepmother, Madame, and stepsisters, Gabrielle and Charlotte, until one night her fairy godmother appears and changes her life forever.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a musical theatre legend.  This enduring, magical tale of an unlikely princess was originally conceived as a 1957 CBS television special starring Julie Andrews, and over the ensuing decades it has been revamped twice for Broadway before becoming a smash hit movie starring Brandy and Whitney Houston.  In 2013 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was brought back to contemporary theatre to become, not just the story of a girl who is magically transformed into a princess, but the story of a young woman who fights for the downtrodden, always sees the good in others, is willing to make friends in the most unlikely places, and uses her passion to help create a better world.
Nominated for nine Tony Awards®, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a magical confection for the whole family that includes audience and performer favorites, “In My Own Little Corner”, “Stepsister’s Lament”, and “Ten Minutes Ago”. FULL DETAILS

RATED: PG
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella runs approximately 2.5 hours with one 15 minute intermission.
Cast age: teenage and above

 

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“Half Time – Gotta Dance” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide
1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com

Half Time – Gotta Dance – A New Musical
JULY 16-24, 2021

Book by CHAD BEGUELIN & BOB MARTIN
Music by MATTHEW SKLAR
Lyrics by NELL BENJAMIN
Additional Music by MARVIN HAMLISCH
Based on the motion picture GOTTA DANCE, directed, written and produced by DORI BERINSTEIN
Directed by LB and James Levy

HALF TIME is the incredible true story of ten determined dreamers who audition to dance at half time for a major basketball team. They have three things in common: they love to dance, they have something to prove, and they are all over 60 years-old. Only after making the cut do they learn they won’t be dancing tap, salsa or swing—instead, they will bring down the house with a style that is entirely new to them: hip-hop. Along the way through mentorship and friendship they battle self-doubt, stereotypes and even each other for a chance to bust a move at center court in front of 20,000 screaming fans. Together they remind us that in life, when the odds are stacked against you and the challenges seem too great to overcome, it’s not the end of the game—it’s HALF TIME. FULL DETAILS

RATED: PG-17
Half Time runs approximately 2.5 hours with one 15 minute intermission.
Cast age: teenage and above

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NEWSIES is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.mtishows.com

The Theatre in the Park’s Production of

Disney’s NEWSIES

A Musical based on the Disney Film

JULY 30 – AUGUST 7, 2021

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Jack Feldman, Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney Film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White
Originally Produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions
Orchestrations by Danny Troob
Incidental Music & Vocal Arrangements by Michael Kosarin
Dance Arrangements by Mark Hummel

Directed by Julie Ewing
STRIKE! STRIKE! STRIKE!
In 1899 the newsboys of New York City banded together to form their own union and held The World, The Sun, and New York captive until their demands for better pay were met.
Newies is a Tony Award® winning, high energy, tour-de-force of song and dance that includes fan favorites “Seize The Day”, “I’m The King of New York”, and “The World Will Know” in addition to new songs “Watch What Happens” and “The Bottom Line”.  The story focuses on Jack Kelly, ring leader of the Manhattan newises, his new friends Davey and Les, who are trying to support their family while their father is out of work, and Katherine Plumber, a smart, no nonsense young reporter trying to break through in a world where women are supposed to be seen and not heard.  Together with a vibrant group newsboys, and a little help from Medda Larkin, the brassy owner of New York City’s best burlesque club, they get carried away into a strike that becomes bigger than they ever could have imagined.  Based on the 1992 Disney® movie Newsies has been thrilling audiences for almost three decades.
FULL DETAILS

RATED: PG
Newsies runs approximately 2.5 hours with one 15 minute intermission.
Cast age: teenage and above with the possibility of 1-2 younger actors

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The Full Monty is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.mtishows.com

THE FULL MONTY- The Broadway Musical OCTOBER 1-17, 2021

Book by Terrence McNally Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Based on the Motion Picture released by Fox Searchlight Pictures
and written by Simon Beaufoy, produced by Uberto Pasolini
and directed by Peter Cattaneo
Originally Produced for Broadway by
Fox Searchlight Pictures, Lindsay Law, and Thomas Hall
World Premiere at The Glode Theatre, San Diego, CA
Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
Vocal and Incidental Music Arrangements By Ted Sperling
Dance Music Arrangements by Zane Mark

Directed by Guy Gardner

Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show.

While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically but emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, the men come to discover that they’re stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to “let it go.”

The Full Monty is a story full of heart. Right to the end, audiences will be wondering if these lovable misfits will really pull it off. With a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizzazz, this heartwarming, upbeat comedy is a must for any theatre looking for a big hit.

RATED: R
Full Monty runs approximately 2.5 hours with one 15 minute intermission.
Mostly adults with one young boy.

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INNOVATIVE THEATRE CHALLENGE
DECEMBER 
2021

The first time was so much fun we thought we’d do it AGAIN! Theatre in the Park was so impressed with the ideas and scripts for the 2020 Innovative Theatre Challenge that we’re making it an annual event.

Stay tuned for all the details about TIP’s 2021 Innovative Theatre Challenge. Who knows, we may decide to shake things up a bit!

RATED: TBD
The show will likely run approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.

 




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