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August 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!
Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.
Filled with fun songs, silly characters, and dance routines only Mel Brooks could dream up, this musical is sure to delight fans of the original film, and audiences of all ages alike!
October 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22
Written in 1953, this Tony Award winning play was written by Arthur Miller as an answer the hysteria inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Communist “witch-hunts” in the United States.
Based on events that transpired in the now notorious town of Salem in 1692, The Crucible unfolds as rumors begin to abound that witches may be living amongst the townsfolk. When the Reverend Parris finds his daughter ill, he becomes suspicious and questions his niece Abigail Williams. Claiming she suspects witchcraft in the town, and that the young girls of Salem are possessed by evil spirits, fingers are pointed and a frenzied hunt begins to discover who else among them harbor such secrets. When respected farmer John Proctor’s wife is accused, he begins a fight to expose the hoax and fight the hypocrisy of the puritanical judicial system.
Thrilling and insightful The Crucible is still a visceral look at the nature of humanity and remains important today as we continue to be quick to publicly shame, whilst ignoring the hypocrisy of our own thoughts and actions.
|World War II Radio Christmas
December 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
This moving holiday show recreates the experience of attending a recording of a 1940s radio show broadcast on Christmas Eve during World War II. The Civic Theatre becomes a radio studio right here in Evansville, and using period songs and stories inspired by actual veterans, World War II Radio Christmas transports the audience to another time, brought to you by such generous sponsors as Vaseline Hair Tonic and Ipana Toothpaste. Appropriate for all ages, this radio-play is an inspiring look at strength in the face of hardship, and a reminder of the importance of coming together for the holidays, while remembering those who have so bravely served our country to protect our American way of life.
|Carrie: The Musical
January 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
Carrie White is a misfit. At School she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it.
Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, and set in present time, the musical of Carrie deals with central themes of high school bullying, acceptance, and even revenge. This gripping musical, newly reworked and fully re-imagined, features a book by the Lawrence D. Cohen, screenwriter of the original film, with music and lyrics by Academy Award winners Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford, who brought audiences films like “Fame,” and “Footloose.”
|Always Patsy Cline
March 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
"Always…Patsy Cline" is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.
The musical play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy' unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight…27 songs in all. The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to Seger, which were consistently signed "Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline."
May 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
When Annie's husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame. Based on the true story and film of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history.
Tuesday - Friday:- 12 PM - 4 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday: 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM