Brighton Beach Memoirs

By Neil Simon
November 1 - 3, 8 - 10, 15 and 16, 2019
Directed by Steve Allen

Part one of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states “if you didn’t have a problem, you wouldn’t be living here.”

 

 

Harvey

By Mary Chase
Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 7 - 9, 14 and 15, 2020
Directed by Anita Rowland

When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also! The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. When he shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend Harvey, it seems that the mild-mannered Elwood’s delusion has had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all.

Jesus Christ Superstar

May 1 - 3, 7 - 9, 14 and 15, 2020
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by John Blackwell

Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Doll - A Magical Christmas
Story, Music & Lyrics by Rob Kristie
Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 and Dec. 6 - 8, 2019
Directed by Rob Kristie

 

This is an original two act musical written by local playwright Rob Kristie. It was nominated for a PERRY AWARD in 2011. Based on critiques and the advice of both Broadway and Denver Producers, it has been rewritten, reworked and converted into a Christmas story and soon to be a children’s book.
Our story takes place in South Philadelphia, present day. It’s the story of a widow and her blind daughter. The blind girl is given a gift of a rag doll which comes to life and soon our adventure begins. 2 - 4 - ? …What does it mean? I can tell you this, it’s something so simple, yet so profound.
This story is a gluten-free roller coaster ride for the entire family. This musical is guaranteed to make you smile, laugh, tap your foot and maybe even shed a tear or two. One thing for sure, you’ll learn that “Dreams and Imagination have no boundaries”

Season Tickets for all 3 adult shows, for just $40.00.  
Click here to purchase now or mail to: P.O. Box 35, Haddon Heights NJ 08035.

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