1. ‘The Crucible’ at Port Tobacco Players.
“This is a must-see production. It is unsettling and haunting. You feel these people’s pain and fear and pettiness and struggles. Some will survive and some won’t, but it’s a journey you won’t forget.” – Mary Ann Johnson.
Synposis: Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play. This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. A powerful drama not to be missed.
2.‘The Bodyguard’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre.
“‘The Bodyguard’ may be just ‘One Moment in Time,’ but that moment is a memorable one.”
Synposis: Based on the Warner Brothers film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard features a score filled with Ms. Houston’s greatest hits including: “I Will Always Love You,” “I’m Every Woman,” “Saving All My Love,” “How Will I Know,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time”…the list of hit songs goes on and on! Former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don’t expect is to fall in love.
3. ‘The Tempest’ at Synetic Theater.
“Go see this ‘Tempest’ and prepare to be transported to an island of magic, danger, and second chances.” – Mary Ann Johnson.
Synposis: When the magical and powerful Prospera creates a sea storm, she gets more than she bargained for as romantic drama, deception, and quests for vengeance emerge from the depths. Spirits, monsters, witches, drunken fools, and lithe lovers contort and cavort with passion and bravado in one of Shakespeare’s most high-stakes and irreverent comedies.
4. ‘The Glass Menagerie’ at Theatre Morgan.
“Go see Theatre Morgan’s ‘The Glass Menagerie’ while you can.” – Max Garner.
Synposis: The Glass Menagerie is a memory play by Tennessee Williams that has strong autobiographical elements, featuring characters based on its himself, his histrionic mother, and his mentally fragile sister Laura. The play depicts the challenges of a son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his mother worries about the future prospects of his mentally-fragile, shy sister.
5. ‘Cats’ at The Kennedy Center.
“…spectacular…” – Dr. Mark Dreisonstok.
Synposis: Cats, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America! Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater, “Memory.” Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Cats tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Misérables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (The Phantom of the Opera), and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) make this production a new Cats for a new generation!