Trilogy Repertory Theater presents
by Robert Harling
Directed by Scott Hart
WHERE: Sieminski Theater, 8000 Fellowship Road, Basking Road
Set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
“Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue…The play
builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving.” —New York Daily News.
“…a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of
eccentricity in the small-town South…Robert Harling is a new voice in the
theatre and the qualities of STEEL MAGNOLIAS suggest he may be an important
“…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy.” —New York
Light Opera of New Jersey
The Barber of Seville
WHEN: February 18 at 2:30 PM
Bribery, deception and disguise: The Barber of Seville tells the story of two young lovers and their quest to be together. Main character Figaro needs all his wiles to help the Count outwit Dr Bartolo and ensure true love wins the day.
With memorable arias, captivating music and a delightful blend of humour and romance, The Barber of Seville is easily one of composer Rossini’s most popular works.
Enjoy this full-scale traditional opera production featuring a full orchestra!
American Theater Group
A Little Night Music
LYRICS: STEPHEN SONDHEIM
MUSIC: STEPHEN SONDHEIM
BOOK: HUGH WHEELER
DIRECTED BY: HUNTER FOSTER
WHEN: March 7, 8, 9 at 7:30 PM; March 10 at 2:30 PM
Boasting one of the most singular and sumptuous scores in Broadway history, Sondheim’s enchanting, hilarious romantic farce is a bona fide classic of American musical theater.
Sondheim’s 1973 musical, based on the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, follows aging actress Desiree Armfeldt, her mother Madame Armfeldt, and a series of interwoven love affairs during one eventful weekend in the country.
Recipient of three Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score, A Little Night Music is “heady, civilized, sophisticated and enchanting.” – New York Times
The Great Dubois! Masters of Variety!
WHEN: March 23 at 7:30 PM; March 24 at 2:30 PM
A fast-paced, high-energy
circus show for all ages…showcasing incredible feats of juggling, hula hoops,
unicycle, aerial, circus stunts, contortion, magic and audience interaction all
wrapped up in a blanket of comedy. Simply put…the most unique 2-person circus
show you will ever see!
Recently featured in Hugh Jackman’s hit movie, “The Greatest Showman”, The Great DuBois have amassed an impressive list of credits, including the Tony Award winning “Pippin” on Broadway, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Late Night with David Letterman”, Britney Spears World Circus Tour, and the movie “Burlesque” to highlight just a few.
Rhapsody in Red, White & Blue
Starring David Maiocco as Liberace
WHEN: April 7 at 2:30 PM
Multi-award winning pianist/actor David Maiocco stars in a delightfully beautiful new tribute to “The Best Dressed Man in Show-business” – Mr. Showmanship, Liberace!
With music from Chopin to Chopsticks, Gershwin greats, and everything in between, this all-live show features flashy costumes and dazzling piano playing! Liberace is alive and well and trying to make his way through the Instagram Era at 104 years old – plus tax!
Come delight in the great memories, magic, music and comedy of Liberace, while he makes new memories with you!
Joshua Kane’s Borders of the Mind
WHEN: April 13 at 2:30 PM
Can he read your mind?
Or are you reading his? Mentalist Joshua Kane leads you through a
dazzling demonstration of the powers of the mind! Kane identifies audience members with the
special powers to successfully project their own thoughts and tap into their
intuition. Borders of the Mind is for everyone who wishes that they had gotten
a letter from Hogwarts, or that someone would point a finger at them and say
“you are the one!” Are you ready to cross the Borders of the Mind? Don’t miss
this amazing, interactive performance where entire audiences of all ages
experience simultaneous telepathy and witness mind-bending feats of psychic
Trilogy Repertory Theater presents
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
By John Bishop
WHEN: April 19, 20, 26, 27 at 7:30 PM; April 21 at 2:30 PM
The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in
which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher”)
assemble for a backer’s audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of
a wealthy “angel.” The house is replete with sliding panels, secret
passageways, and a German maid who is apparently four different people—all of
which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem which follows when the infamous
“Slasher” makes his reappearance and strikes again—and again. As the composer,
lyricist, actors, and director prepare their performance, and a blizzard cuts
off any possible retreat, bodies start to drop in plain sight, knives spring
out of nowhere, masked figures drag their victims behind swiveling bookcases,
and accusing fingers point in all directions. However, and with no thanks to
the bumbling police inspector who snowshoes in to investigate, the mystery is
solved in the nick of time and the “Slasher” unmasked—but not before the
audience has been treated to a sidesplitting good time and a generous serving
of the author’s biting, satiric, and refreshingly irreverent wit.
An ingenious and wildly comic romp. Poking antic fun at the
more ridiculous aspects of “show biz” and the corny thrillers of Hollywood’s
heyday, the play is a non-stop barrage of laughter as those assembled (or at
least those who aren’t killed off) untangle the mystery of the “Stage Door
“…a kind of crossbreeding of Charles Ludlam (The Mystery of Irma Vep) and Terrence McNally, seasoned with a soupçon of Noises Off.” —The New York Times.
“…enormous fun…Its strength comes in part from the sheer diamond wit and diamante showbiz glitter of Bishop’s writing. Even his corn is succulently served.” —New York Post.
“…Bishop gives us a nakedly silly and relentlessly convoluted murder-mystery plot, with twist piled on twist till you have to give way and start laughing at the silliness… it’s hugely enjoyable.” —Village Voice.
“MURDERS is the intelligent person’s kind of nonsense.” —New York Magazine.