THE MIRACLE WORKER
by William Gibson
Directed by Jeanne Drone
August 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17
A life-threatening illness has left young Helen Keller deaf and blind to the world around her. Twenty-year-old governess Annie Sullivan summons disciplined determination and persistence to open up the world for Helen and teach her that everything has meaning. This timeless classic won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1959, as well as Tonys for its stars Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft. Bancroft also won the Oscar for reprising her role as Sullivan in the 1962 film adaptation.
MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
by Ron Hutchinson
Directed by Sarah Kieffner
October 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19
Set in the golden age of Hollywood, Moonlight and Magnolias is a riotous, behind-the-scenes peek at the making of what many consider the greatest movie ever made…that almost wasn’t! Can a producer with a lot to prove, his serene secretary, a hot director with an even hotter temper and a screenwriter set for success (once he gets around to reading the book) create movie magic, or will their chance be “gone with the wind?” Frankly, my dear, you won’t want to miss this one.
Music by Irving Berlin • Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Directed by Pat Street
December 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love a Piano, How Deep is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. WHITE CHRISTMAS is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions. http://www.rnh.com
WAITING IN THE WINGS
by Noel Coward
Directed by Matt Grimes
January 31, February 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15
Legendary playwright Noel Coward employed his 50th production to chronicle human life in its twilight years. Lotta Bainbridge, a once-acclaimed performer, moves into The Wings, a charity retirement home for aging actresses. When she rekindles an old feud with a former rival, May Davenport, the two dueling divas are forced to come face-to-face with past indiscretions and present indignities to see if they can salvage a happy ending for their final act.
THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Tom Gregg
March 27, 28, 29, April 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11
Tony and Academy Award-winning playwright Tom Stoppard delivers the ultimate cozy mystery parody in this play within a play within a play. A comic spoof of the whodunits popularized by Agatha Christie, The Real Inspector Hound blends a secluded English country manor house, ominous radio reports of a criminal on the loose, suspicious visitors, a relative with a shady past, a dead body, and fourth walls broken down left, right, and center to create a riotous evening of immense proportions and answer the ultimate question: Who is the real Inspector Hound?
Book by Joe Masteroff • Music by John Kander • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by Leslie Berra
May 29, 30, 31, June 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13
Welcome to the Kit Kat Club, where the MC assures that you will forget all your troubles. But can you really? Cabaret explores the dark, heady, tumultuous atmosphere of 1931 Berlin as Germany slowly yields to the Third Reich and its citizens try desperately to hold on to life as they know it. Cabaret won eight Tonys in its original 1966 run, and another four for its 1998 revival. The Bob Fosse-helmed film adaptation received eight Oscars. The classic score includes “Willkommen,” “Cabaret” and “Maybe This Time.” For Mature Audiences Only.