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2019 OST Season 

Welcome to our 62nd season! 

 

The Honky Tonk Angels - Musical
June 11-16

Written and Directed by Ted Swindley

From the creator of Always ... Patsy Cline comes this charming, foot-stompin’ musical combining more than 30 classic country tunes with a hilarious story about three gutsy gals who are determined to better their lives and follow their dreams to Nashville. The memorable song list includes “Stand by Your Man,” “9 to 5,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Ode to Billy Jo,” “These Boots Are Made for Walking” and “I Will Always Love You.”

 

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express - Mystery
June 18-23

Adapted by Ken Ludwig

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full, but by the morning, it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated by the snow, the passengers desperately turn to Detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer before he or she strikes again.

 

Steel Magnolias - Comedy
June 25-30

By Robert Harling

Set in Truvy’s beauty salon, this poignant comedy is full of humor and a good strong dose of Southern charm. Watch five feisty and gossipy women from Louisiana as their lives unfold and intertwine in this funny and heartwarming tale. There is plenty of hilarious repartee and a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions that unveil the harsh — and beautiful — truths in life.

 

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins - Musical
July 2-7

Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Book by Julian Fellowes
New Songs, Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences and received multiple Tony Awards nominations, including Best Musical. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who believes “anything can happen if you let it.”

 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Classic
July 9-14

By Tennessee Williams

The work of an American literary dramatist and a poet at his best, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a play of “tremendous dramatic impact … and enormous theatrical power” (The New York Post). The story of a Southern family in crisis, this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic focuses on the emotions and tensions that boil over as husband Brick and his wife, “Maggie the Cat,” interact with Big Daddy and Big Mama at the family’s Mississippi estate.

 

Happily Ever After: A Wedding Comedy
July 16-21

By Mark Dunn

It’s moments before her wedding, and Francie has barricaded herself inside the church nursery, convinced that she’s destined for a fairy-tale ending with another man … if he ever wakes up from his coma. Her mother’s determined to make loyal fiancé Kyle her son-in-law by any means necessary, the caterer is making eyes at the minister, and the whole town’s in a frenzy over a presidential visit — and that’s before Francie’s sleeping beauty makes a miraculous recovery. This madcap farce has a Texas twang and plot twists aplenty in the tradition of classic Kaufman and Hart.

  

Beehive – The ’60s Musical - Musical
July 23-28

Created by Larry Gallagher

Beehive is the ultimate celebration of 1960s female empowerment. Featuring such timeless classics as “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Be My Baby,” “Son of a Preacher Man” and “Me and Bobby McGee,” Beehive nostalgically recalls the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power. Told from the perspective of six young women who came of age in this enigmatic decade, these young ladies look back on a host of issues ranging from their first Beehive Dance to the challenges we faced as a nation — all accomplished by a vast array of the most memorable songs of the era.

 

Living On Love - Comedy
July 30-Aug. 4

By Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin

When a demanding diva discovers that her larger-than-life maestro husband has become enamored with the lovely young lady hired to ghostwrite his largely fictional autobiography, she hires a handsome young scribe of her own. Sparks fly, silverware is thrown, and romance blossoms in the most unexpected ways in this delightful and hilarious romantic comedy written by the playwright who brought us Over the River and Through the Woods.

 

Mamma Mia! - Musical
Aug. 6-11

Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson
Book by Catherine Johnson

We end our season with a bang! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

 

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