This year marks our 42nd season. Our 2013-2014 season promises to be a memorable one. Comedy. Drama. Classic musicals. Timeless stories. There’s something that will appeal to all ages.
The 2013-2014 season includes . . .
Description:On Golden Pond is a classic American comedy/drama that’s every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as when it debuted on Broadway in 1979. Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer spend every summer at their home on Golden Pond. This year, their adult daughter visits, bringing along her 13-year-old stepson. The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old, and the difficulties facing a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, all combine to give this play a unique insight into the modern family.
Description: This little known mystery will surprise and delight Christie fans. The story concerns a physicist named Sir Claude Amory who has come up with a formula for an atom bomb (Black Coffee was written in 1934!). In the first act, Sir Claude is poisoned (in his coffee, naturally) and Hercule Poirot is called in to solve the case. He does so after many wonderful twists and turns in true Christie tradition.
***GCT has TWO Holiday Productions this Year eligible for Membership Benefits.
One at GCT and one at the Memphis Jewish Community Center***
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez, original music by Will Knapp
Directed by Claire Rutkauskus
11/30 – 12/08/13
Show Times: Wednesdays/Thursdays @7:30 pm, Fridays/Saturdays 8:00 pm, Saturday/Sunday Matinees @ 2:30 pm, Sunday Evenings @ 7:00 pm
Ticket Prices: $21 Adults; $15 Seniors/Students, $10 Kids 12 and under
ALL PERFORMANCES AT GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY THEATRE
Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season!
The Wizard of Oz
By L. Frank Baum
Adapted by Frank Gabrielson
With Music and Lyrics of the MGM motion pictures score by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Directed by Brandon Lawrence, Music Direction by Eileen Kuo
12/11 – 12/ 22/2013
ALL PERFORMANCES AT MEMPHIS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
Wednesday, December 11, @7:00 pm
Thursday, December 12, @ 7:00 pm
Friday, December 13, @ 9:30 am and 1:30 pm
Saturday, December 14 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 15, @ 2:30 pm
Sunday, December 15, @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 18, @ 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 19, @ 7:00 pm
Friday, December 20, NO PERFORMANCE
Saturday, December 21, @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 22, @ 2:30 pm
Sunday, December 22, @ 7:00 pm
Description: Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away overthe rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.
Description: Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.
Description: Winner! 2008 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play
Revised 2008 Broadway Revival Edition. This 1960′s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent “layovers”. He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard’s apartment at the same time.
Description: This drama is one of the great comedy plays by William Shakespeare. Our version is an inventive adaptation by director Justin Asher that puts a comic twist on the story…setting it in a seaside trailer park. Viola, cross dresses and takes the man’s name of Cesario. Viola enters the service of the Duke of Illyria, Orsino. Orsino longs for the love of a neighbouring countess. Viola (Cesario) then falls in love with Orsino. To add to the farce Viola’s (Cesario) identical twin, Sebastian arrives on the scene. Living in Olivia’s household is her uncle, Sir Toby Belch, a merry character. The steward of the household is the conceited Malvolio.The plot illustrates jealousy, mistaken Identity, cross-dressing and features fights and duels. In the end Sebastian and Olivia fall in love and marry. Orsino realises that it is Viola that he loves and she agrees to marry him. Sir Toby Belch and Maria also decide to marry! Twelfth Night ends and everyone, except Malvolio, is happy and Shakespeare speaks of the madness of love.
Description:Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic Vaudeville.