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2017 - 2018 Season

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
By Christopher Durang

Directed by Jim Mitchell

September 15 - October 8, 2017
Auditions: July 17 & 18 *

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha. HAMPTON ROADS PREMIERE!

Side by Side by Sondheim
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
and music by Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers, and Jule Styne

Directed by Karen Buchheim

November 17 - December 10, 2017
Auditions: September 18 & 19 *

Side by Side by Sondheim

Get ready to laugh, cry and fall in love with lyrics that are heartbreakingly true and music that captures the soaring emotions of a new generation with Side by Side by Sondheim. Simple and unpretentious, this Tony Award-winning musical is a perfect introduction to the work of this contemporary master and a must for diehard fans.

And Then There Were None
By Agatha Christie

Directed by Jeff Seneca

January 19 - February 11, 2018
Auditions: November 20 & 21 *

And Then There Were None

Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery comedy statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten "soldiers" met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead - poisoned. One down and nine to go!

Boy Gets Girl
By Rebecca Gilman

Directed by Sara Bergandi-Hall

March 16 - April 8, 2018
Auditions: January 22 & 23 *

Boy Gets Girl

Theresa Bedell is a successful reporter in New York who loves her work and the life she has made for herself. A relationship with a man would complete the picture and so she agrees to go on a blind date with a friend of a friend. Tony is attractive and funny, but Theresa isn't sure, and after a second date she's convinced they have nothing in common and sees no point in continuing the relationship. Tony, though, thinks otherwise. What at first seems like persistence on his part grows into obsession, and Theresa's annoyance with Tony turns to terror as he begins to threaten her and those around her. Ultimately, Theresa must fight to save herself from being erased by Tony's actions actions which call into question the assumptions at the very heart of romantic pursuit. HAMPTON ROADS PREMIERE!

Don't Dress For Dinner
By Marc Camoletti
Adapted by Robin Hawdon

Directed by Kathy Strouse

May 18 - June 10, 2018
Auditions: March 19 & 20 *

Don't Dress For Dinner

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well.... suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone's alibi gets confused with everyone else's. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.

Summer 2018

Hair Spray
Book byThomas Meehan Mark O'Donnell
Music byMarc Shaiman
Lyrics byMarc Shaiman Scott Wittman

Directed by Kay Burcher

July 13 - August 5, 2018
Auditions: May 21 & 22 *

The summer show is not part of the season pass package.

Hair Spray

Based on the New Line Cinema film, written and directed by John Waters

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire - to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do!

* Audition dates subject to change.