Pull-Tight Players announces our 55th season of shows, a mix of old and new musicals and plays. Our season opens in August. Four of our six productions are new to our stage.
Pull-Tight’s 55th Season
Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser; book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows
Directed by Mark Mason
Set in early 1950s New York City, this fun and endearing show is about a Salvation Army “doll” and a professional gambler “guy” falling for each other, while at the same time a nightclub-performing “doll” tries to convince her down-on-his-luck shyster “guy” fiancé to finally tie the knot after a 14-year engagement. With familiar songs such as “Luck Be a Lady,” “Take Back Your Mink,” and the show-stopping “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat,” Guys & Dolls will take you on a nostalgic adventure to the days of classic Broadway theatrical productions.
Guys & Dolls was last seen at Pull-Tight in 2007.
Guys & Dolls is presented by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Sept. 29-Oct. 14
Written by Dale Wasserman
Directed by Greg Grimsley
Join us for this classic, sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic peek into life behind the locked doors of a mental institution. R.P. McMurphy arrives in the dayroom and quickly becomes a rogue savior as he clashes with the authoritarian and manipulative Nurse Ratched. At stake are the hearts and minds of his fellow patients. Known to many by the 1975 film starring Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest offers a view of the tragedy of institutionalized mental health while celebrating the resiliency of the human spirit. It was last performed on the Pull-Tight stage during the 1985-86 season, in which this production’s director, Greg Grimsley, played McMurphy. Come be a part of its revival!
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc
Written by Ed Howard, Jaston Williams, and Joe Sears
Directed by Cindy Davis Massey
This sidesplitting comedy is set in Tuna, Texas – the “third smallest” town in the state. Tuna resident Vera Carp has won the town’s annual Christmas Yard Display Contest 14 years in a row. There is a twist this year: an unknown community member has set out to throw the beloved contest into utter turmoil. Could Vera’s winning streak be endangered? You’ll fall in love with such characters as Arles Struvie and Thurston Wheelis (two well-loved disc jockeys at OKKK, the local radio station), Vera Carp (town snob and acting president of the Smut-Snatchers club), and Inita Goodwin (a waitress at the Tasty Crème). Oh, and there’s a catch: two men play the entire cast of over 20 eccentric characters of both genders and various ages. Join us for this holiday classic, and be ready to laugh! Merry Christmas!
A Tuna Christmas is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
Written by Laura Wade
Directed by Pat Street
We are excited to present this delightful British, Olivier Award-winning dark comedy. Home, I’m Darling was first produced in 2018 at a regional theatre in Wales. After moving to London, it won the 2019 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. When Judy sets out to become the perfect 1950s housewife, she and Johnny are living the dream. They have a beautiful home, he has a promotion on the horizon, and she revels in the joys of domesticity. But cracks begin to appear that threaten their domestic bliss. This fun look at grass-is-greener thinking and gender roles asks important questions about what men and women might want and how they might find it.
Home, I’m Darling is presented by arrangement with Knight Hall Agency Ltd.
Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by JK Gregg
This old-fashioned farce by the writer of Moon Over Buffalo and Lend Me a Tenor takes us on a laugh-out-loud romp, pulling the rug out from underneath the stuffy members of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, this furiously paced comedy recalls the Marx Brothers classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with … golf!
Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
She Loves Me
May 31-June 15
Book by Joe Masteroff; music by Jerry Bock; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Directed by Lenny West
Romance and comic complications are in the air in this intimate and touching musical, featuring music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) and a book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret). Set in a 1930s European parfumerie, it’s hate at first sight for shop clerks Amalia and Georg, who butt heads constantly and disagree on everything. Little do they know, however, that they are falling in love through letters as anonymous, romantic pen pals known only to each other as “Dear Friend.” Adapted from the play Parfumerie by Mikos Lazlo, which also inspired the beloved films The Shop Around the Corner, In the Good Old Summertime, and You’ve Got Mail. She Loves Me is a warm, charming and romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old-world elegance and sophistication … and is as sweet as vanilla ice cream.
She Loves Me is presented by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.