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.”





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.


May 1 - 3, 8 - 10, 15 and 16, 2020
Book & Lyrics by Greg Kotis
Music & Lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Directed by John Blackwell

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

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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.  
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