Songs For A New World


June 11, 12, 13 (Th-Sat) at 7:30pm
June 14 (Sunday) at 2:00pm

This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back.
These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.

By Jason Robert Brown




June 18, 19, 20 (Th-Sat) at 7:30
June 20 (Sat) at 2:00
June 25, 26, 27 (Th-Sat) at 7:30

Based on the 1931 play “Green Grow the Lilacs,” by Lynn Riggs, this classic work is the first musical written by the legendary team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys living in Western Indian Territory at the turn of the twentieth century, provide the colorful setting for Curly, the confident cowboy, and Laurey, the beautiful, head-strong farm girl, to play out their love story. Throw in a fierce rival vying for Laurey’s attention, one flirtatious fiancée, a reluctant suitor, magnificent choreography and one of the most beautiful musical scores ever written and you have a recipe for a rip roaring good time! This lively musical features the timeless classics, “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “The Surrey with the Fringe On Top,” “I Cain’t Say No,” “People Will Say We’re in Love” and of course the triumphant “Oklahoma!”

by Rogers & Hammerstein




July 10, 11 (Fri-Sat) at 7:30
July 12 (Sun) at 2:00
July 16, 17, 18 (Th-Sat) at 7:30
July 18 (Sat) at 2:00
July 23, 24, 25 (Th-Sat) at 7:30

Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical.

by Warren Casey & Jim Jacobs