“…equally impressive in stagecraft as in vocal talent.” – Norah Dick.
Synopsis: Travel to 15th century Paris and experience the bells of Notre Dame with this retelling of a timeless story. This musical combines the world-renowned Victor Hugo novel with the tightly woven lyrics of Stephen Schwartz and the soaring music of Alan Menken to produce a striking tale of morality and love. Answer, if you can—what makes a monster and what makes a man?
2. ‘The Addams Family’ at Silhouette Stages.
“…this musical was beautiful from the first note to the final bows.” – JV Torres.
Synopsis: The Addams Family is a ghoulish musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams. This musical is every father’s nightmare… Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.
3. ‘Sleepy Hollow’ at Synetic Theater.
“. . . this ‘Sleepy Hollow’ is a windswept, eerie and sorrowful ride with genuine chills.” – Mary Ann Johnson.
Synopsis: This new adaptation of Sleepy Hollow pulls together all the elements that made Synetic famous: gothic horror, iconic characters and imagery, and an emphasis on the surreal. The production explores and deconstructs the ideas of legend and myth, illuminating the story of a terrifying and well-known villain in a way that only Synetic’s physical lexicon can.
4. ‘New Guidelines for Peaceful Times’ at Spooky Action Theater.
“…a thoughtful show that is very quiet, but leaves you with much to think and talk about.” – Mary Ann Johnson.
Synopsis: A high-stakes confrontation between a troubled Brazilian immigration official and a WWII European refugee.
5. ‘Rooms a Rock Romance’ at MetroStage.
“This is a charming, light-hearted look at the quest for stardom and the reality that hits so many in the face.” – Mary Ann Johnson.
Synopsis: Glasgow in the 1970’s. Monica, an ambitious singer songwriter meets Ian, a reclusive rocker. They quickly become entangled creatively and romantically with their music and their quest for stardom taking them to London and New York City, discovering a vibrant new punk music scene along the way. A gritty rock musical exploring the universal desire to escape and create, to love and explore.