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Raw and Powerful Jazz Musical Cabaret to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse

Come to the Cabaret, your table’s waiting! Decadent nightlife meets dangerous times at Berlin’s alluring Kit Kat Klub in the iconic Broadway musical Cabaret, on stage July 17 through August 10. Set in the cabaret underworld on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power, the Ogunquit production is based on the searing Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall musical recently revived on Broadway and is staged by BT McNicholl, who directed the Playhouse production of Cabaret back in 2006. This unforgettable musical stars stage and screen actors Randy Harrison as the Emcee and Kate Shindle as Sally Bowles. The Ogunquit production also features Billy Harrigan Tighe as Cliff Bradshaw, Mariette Hartley as Fraulein Schneider, John Rubinstein as Herr Schultz, Noah Plomgren as Ernst Ludwig, and Katrina Yaukey as Fraulein Kost. The Ogunquit production features the Broadway set based on the original design by Robert Brill and the Broadway costumes by William Ivey Long. 

Cabaret tells the story of Cliff Bradshaw, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, who falls in love with cabaret singer Sally Bowles. Their romance sizzles amid the back room culture of the cabaret and the tumultuous atmosphere of pre-Nazi Germany. Cabaret is a raw and powerful jazz musical that explores the dark life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. The show has had numerous Broadway and London revivals, features a book by Joe Masteroff and is the winner of multiple Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score for John Kander (music) and Fred Ebb’s (lyrics) compelling musical numbers which include, “Willkommen,” “Money,” “Tomorrow Belongs To Me,” “Maybe This Time” and “Cabaret.”

Immerse yourself in the show with stage-side table seating. Contact the exclusive Cabaret concierge line to learn more, 207-646-5511 ext. 328. This production of Cabaret contains adult subject matter, a review of the content advisory online is recommended before purchasing tickets. To learn more about becoming a Playhouse member, subscriber, or to purchase tickets and gift cards, visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org or call the Ogunquit Playhouse Box Office at 207-646-5511.

 

 

 

 

The Calamari Sisters Come To Greater Boston Stage Company

GREATER BOSTON STAGE COMPANY CELEBRATES SUMMER WITH THE CALAMARI SISTERS’ SAUSAGEFEST 

Once you’ve finished the meat you’ve grilled for the Fourth of July, come on over to Greater Boston Stage Company where the Calamari Sisters’ will be serving up sausages like you’ve never seen before. Celebrate summer with these sassy, brassy broads and their newest all-singing, all-dancing, and all-cooking show, The Calamari Sisters’ Sausagefest. The Calamari Sisters bring on the heat July 18 – 21, 2019 for six scrumptious performances. Wickedly naughty, Delphine and Carmella Calamari cook up a deliciously hilarious show. Whether you’re a sausage-lover or not, you’ll laugh until your sides ache. Get ready for a raucous good time because this is a bratwurst, not a little wiener! 

GBSC’s Box Office: 781-279-2200, or visit www.greaterbostonstage.org. 

The Sound Of Music Opens A Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston July 11

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE!

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston Presents

 The Sound of Music

July 11-21, 2019 – 8 performances with 4 matinees!

Starring Elliot Norton and IRNE Award Winner Aimee Doherty as Maria and IRNE Nominee Mark Linehan as Captain Von Trapp

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston’s 51st Summer Season continues with The Sound of Music from July 11-21, 2019. This beloved family musical features Elliot Norton and IRNE Award winner Aimee Doherty as “Maria” – a free spirit who is struggling in her commitment to become a nun; when she is sent to look after the seven children of a widowed Navy captain by the Mother Abbess, she brings joy and music into the family’s home and changes all she comes in contact with. IRNE nominee Mark Linehan is featured as Captain Von Trapp. Directed and Choreographed by Daniel Forest Sullivan, Music Director Dan Rodriguez, Produced by Robert J. Eagle.

This Tony and Oscar-winning musical features beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein songs including “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and “Do-Re-Mi.”  Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. Presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals.

The Sound of Music runs for 8 performances with four matinees over 2 weekends; Fri & Sat at 7:00 pm, Thurs & Sun matinees at 2:00 pm.  Performance Schedule:  Thurs, July 11th at 2:00 PM; Fri, July 12th at 7:00 PM; Sat, July 13th at 7:00 PM; Sun, July 14th at 2:00 PM; Thurs, July 18th at 2:00 PM; Fri, July 19th at 7:00 PM; Sat, July 20th at 7:00 PM; Sun, July 21st at 2:00 PM.

Tickets for Reagle’s 51st summer season can be purchased at www.reaglemusictheatre.org, by calling the box office at 781-891-5600, or at the theater box office at 617 Lexington St, Waltham, MA, 02452.

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., with extended hours from 9:00 am to curtain on performance days.

Aimee Doherty

The full cast of The Sound of Music includes: Aimee Doherty as Maria; Mark Linehan as Captain Von Trapp; Mara Bonde as The Mother Abbess; Janis Hudson as Elsa Schraeder; Robert Orzalli as Max Detweiler; Emma Heistand as Liesl; Wade Gleeson Turner as Friedrich; Jane Jakubowski as Louisa; Ryan Philpott as Kurt; Fiona Simeqi  as Brigitta; Addison Toole as Marta; Libby Sweder as Gretl; Max Currie as Rolf Gruber; Sara Delong as Sister Margaretta; Margaret Felice as Sister Sophia; Yewande Odetoyinbo* as Sister Berthe; Allyn Hunt as Franz; Tracey O’Farell as Frau Schmidt; Doug Gerber as Herr Zeller; Anelise Allen; Jacqueline Breines; Ian Costello; Joseph Duda; Doug Dulaney; Audrey Flowers; Nikki Kelder; Helen L. Kemeny; Lenni Kmiec; Lindsay Kraft; Stephanie Kreutz; Sujinna Mariella Kuenghakit; Lauren Marlow; Amanda McGranahan; Julie McNamara; Conor Meehan; Marian Rambelle; Simon Rogers; Tyler Shore; Nora Sullivan; Joey Thordarson.  * Appear through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Mark Linehan

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston (RMT) has been bringing Broadway-quality musical theatre to the greater Boston area for 51 seasons.  Under the creative direction of Robert J. Eagle the non-profit theater company’s professional productions have earned IRNE and Moss Hart Memorial Awards as well as rave reviews from critics.  Reagle’s productions have attracted Broadway stars and legendary performers including Patti LuPone, Sally Struthers, Vicki Lawrence, Andrea McArdle and Shirley Jones.  RMT is also committed to supporting arts education for area youth through Youth Education workshops and by using theatre techniques to support the Waltham Public Schools’ curriculum.  For the latest information on Reagle Music Theatre’s programs and performances see www.reaglemusictheatre.org, and follow RMT on Facebook (ReagleMusicTheatre), Twitter (@ReagleMusicThtr), and Instagram (@reaglemusictheatre).

“Disney’s Freaky Friday” Opens At North Shore Music Theatre July 9

NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE PRESENTS

‘DISNEY’S FREAKY FRIDAY!’

A NEW MIXED-UP/SWITCHED-UP FAMILY MUSICAL

July 9 – July 21, 2019

Bill Hanney’s award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) continues the 2019 Musical Season with Disney’s FREAKY FRIDAY, a brand-new mother/daughter body swap musical playing for two-weeks only from Tuesday, July 9 thru Sunday, July 21, 2019.

“Last year, the executives from Disney invited me to attend a special screening of their new television adaptation of the recently developed stage version of the Freaky Friday story. Before the lights came up, I knew I wanted to put this brilliantly written show on the stage for North Shore Music Theatre audiences,” said Bill Hanney, NSMT owner and producer. “I am committed to developing a younger theatre audience and with this endearing family show we will have both the younger and older audiences entertained by this universally relatable story about learning to see life from another person’s perspective.”

Disney’s FREAKY FRIDAY is the new madcap body swap musical about an overworked mother and teenage daughter who magically spend a day in each other’s shoes. Katherine and Ellie face a variety of challenges trying to get through the day as each other and ultimately learn a lot about what life is really like on the other side of the generation gap. A beloved classic story, Disney’s FREAKY FRIDAY has been given a contemporary fairy tale spin with a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) and a pop/rock score by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then).

The cast of Disney’s FREAKY FRIDAY will be led by Laurie Wells (Katherine) and Lindsay Joan (Ellie), along with Lindsey Alley (Torrey), Gerald Caesar (Adam), Annabelle Fox (Savannah), and Sean Hayden (Mike), with Jake Ryan Flynn and AJ Scott sharing the role of Fletcher.

 Performances are July 9 – July 21, Tue – Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri & Sat at 8 pm, matinees Wed, Sat and Sun at 2 pm. For tickets and information call (978) 232-7200, or visit the box office at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, MA. www.nsmt.org 

 

 

Ogunquit Playhouse Reaches Major Milestone – Jersey Boys is the First Show in its 87 Year History to Celebrate 100 Performances on the Legendary Stage!

For the first time in Ogunquit Playhouse history a show hit the 100 performance milestone! Congratulations to Jonathan Mousset (Frankie Valli), Matt Magnusson (Tommy DeVito), Andy Christopher (Bob Gaudio), and Matthew Amira (Nick Massi) and the entire Ogunquit cast, creative team, and crew for reaching this exciting moment! Jersey Boys opened in the fall of 2018, and ran for an unprecedented 8 weeks to close the season (for decades the Playhouse season was only 10 weeks long!) –Jersey Boys returned to open the 2019 season for another 5 weeks!  Over the last decade the legendary theatre has grown from a traditional summer stock theatre to a true regional theatre that operates over twenty-six weeks each year. 

 

“Fun Home” Is Back At The SpeakEasy Stage

FUN HOME RETURNS 

SpeakEasy Stage Remounts Its Acclaimed Production of

 the Tony Award-Winning Musical 

Due to popular demand, SpeakEasy Stage will proudly remount its acclaimed production of the Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME for four weeks, June 8-30, 2019. 

     Featuring music by Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori and a book and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Lisa Kron, FUN HOME is a landmark musical about seeing one’s parents through grown-up eyes. Based on Ms. Bechdel’s best-selling memoir of the same name, this groundbreaking show introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories that celebrate the curiosity of childhood, the challenges of coming out, and the complexities of family.

     SpeakEasy Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault is again at the helm of this acclaimed production. Winner of three Elliot Norton Awards including the 2014 Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, Mr. Daigneault had directed dozens of Boston premieres, including the company’s recent productions of The View UpStairs, The Scottsboro Boys, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and Allegiance. 

     Also returning to help with the remount are IRNE Award-winning Music Director Matthew Stern and Choreographer Sarah Crane.   Paul S. Katz joins to conduct the band for these added weeks.  

     Amy Jo Jackson (Alison), Ellie van Amerongen (Medium Alison) and Marissa Simeqi (Small Alison) again play Ms. Bechdel at three different ages.  Also returning are Laura Marie Duncan, Luke Gold, Desiré Graham, Cameron Levesque, and Todd Yard.  Christopher M. Ramirez joins the cast as Roy.  

     The design team for both the original production and remount are Cristina Todesco (scenic); Charles Schoonmaker (costumes); Karen Perlow (lighting); Andrew Duncan Will (sound); and Jennifer Butler (props).     

     Rachel Sturm is the Production Stage Manager. John Meredith is the Assistant Stage Manager.  

     FUN HOME will return for four weeks, from June 8-30, 2019, in the Roberts Studio Theatre in the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End.

  For tickets or more information, the public is invited to call the box office at 617.933.8600 or visit www.SpeakEasyStage.com .                 

“42nd Street” To Run At The Ogunquit Playhouse From June 19 through July 13

Tap Dancing Extravaganza, 42nd Street to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse

Come and meet those dancing feet! The ultimate tap-dancing, show-biz musical sensation, 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make magical musical theatre hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage June 19 through July 13. The Ogunquit production is staged by Tony Award-nominee Randy Skinner, the creator of the Broadway revival and recent West End production of 42nd Street. The tap-dancing extravaganza stars Broadway’s Rachel York as Dorothy Brock, Steve Blanchardas Julian Marsh, Jessica Wockenfussas Peggy Sawyer, Con O’Shea-Crealas Billy Lawlor, and features Emmy-Award-Winner Sally Struthers as Maggie Jones. The Ogunquit production of 42nd Street also features the Lawrence Olivier-nominated and Tony-nominated costumes by Roger Kirkalong with Douglas Schmidt’sTony-nominated sets.

Rachel York

The delightful and dazzling show tells the story of aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer who leaves her small town for the big city and soon lands her first job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. Mayhem and mirth ensue when just before opening night the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star? The musical 42nd Street isbased on the novel by Bradford Ropes withbook byMichael Stewart and Mark Bramble. The score by Harry Warren(music) and Al Dubin (lyrics), is chock-full of Broadway standards, including “You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me,” “Dames,” “We’re In the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle off to Buffalo” and “Forty-Second Street.”

Rachel York returns to the Ogunquit Playhouse as Dorothy Brock, the quintessential Broadway diva. Ms. York last dazzled Playhouse audiences as the Lady of the Lake in Monty Python’s Spamalot. She was most recently seen on Broadway in the musical Head Over Heels, and is best known for her critically acclaimed Broadway performances in City of Angels, Les Misérables, Victor/Victoria (Drama Desk Award) with Dame Julie Andrews, and for her portrayal of Lucille Ball in the CBS TV movie, Lucy. Ms. York has stunned audiences of the stage, screen, and concert halls across the country through her numerous National Tours, regional theatre appearances, concert performances, and TV guest-starring roles.

Sally Struthers

Two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Sally Struthers joins the cast as Maggie Jones. Ms. Struthers is best known for her role as Gloria in the groundbreaking TV series, All in the Family as well as reprising that role in the series spin-off, Gloria. She also appeared on Fox television series 9 to 5, and in recurring roles on the CBS’s Still Standing and the CW network’s Gilmore Girls. Sally Struthers has performed many roles at Ogunquit Playhouse including Punky Olander in Grumpy Old Men the Musical, Evangeline Harcourtin Anything Goes, Duchess Estonia Dalworth in Nice Work If You Can Get It, Mama Morton in Chicago, and Paulette in Legally Blonde.

Broadway veteran, Steve Blanchardstars as the notorious Broadway director Julian Marsh. He is probably best known for his portrayal of Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in both the Broadway production and First National Tour. Other credits includeFred in A Christmas Carol, Lancelot in Camelot with Robert Goulet, Pulitzer in Disney’s Newsies, and Pa in Little House on the Prairie. Joining the cast as the starry-eyed chorus girl, Peggy Sawyer is Jessica Wockenfuss who also performed the role in the North Shore Music Theatre’s 2017 production. Off-Broadway, she has been seen in Hey, Look Me Over!, and Me and My Gal. Her National Tour credits include Jersey Boys, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Little Mermaid, and Monty Python’s Spamalot. ConO’Shea-Creal will make his Ogunquit Playhouse debut as Billy Lawlor. His Broadway credits include Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Side Show, and he has performed in many National Tours including Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins as Bert, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas with Randy Skinner, and Something Rotten.

The Ogunquit Playhouse production of 42nd Street includes one of the largest casts to ever hit the theatre’s stage. It featuresRyan K. Bailer as Pat Denning, Cliff Bemis as Abner Dillon, Megan McLaughlin as Annie, Kilty Reidy as Bert Barry, and JakeWeinsteinas Andy Lee. The ensemble includes Danielle Aliotta, Emily Applebaum, Willie Beaton II, Allison Blanchard, Quinten Patrick Busey, Brittany Cattaruzza, Alex Drost, Liz Friedmann, Patrick Heffernan, Alex John Johnson, Tommy Joscelyn, Trent Kidd, Ryan Koerber, Brianna Latrash, Lily Lewis, Elizabeth McGuire, Andrew Muylle, Melissa Schott, andKristen Welsh.

For ticket information visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org or call the Ogunquit Playhouse Box Office at 207-646-5511

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“Oklahoma!” Opens At North Shore Music Theatre June 4

NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE

KICKS OFF THE 2019 MUSICAL SEASON WITH

RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S

‘OKLAHOMA!’

THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSICAL

June 4 – June 16, 2019

 

Blake Price

Bill Hanney’s award-winning North Shore Music Theatre kicks off the 64th Annual Season with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA!, one of the greatest classic musicals of all time, playing for two-weeks only from Tuesday, June 4 thru Sunday, June 16, 2019. OKLAHOMA! is sponsored by Beverly Bank.

 

“The 2019 Season marks the tenth season since reopening this historic theatre in 2010. I am still just as excited about creating this season as I was for season one.” said Bill Hanney, NSMT owner and producer. “When planning the 2019 Season, I was surprised to discover that Oklahoma! had not been seen on the North Shore Music Theatre stage in more than twenty-five years. Seventy-five years ago, Rodgers and Hammerstein reinvented musical theatre with Oklahoma!, a musical that is a celebration of both the pioneering spirit of settlers building new lives on the frontier and the patriotism surrounding the territory’s impending statehood. It feels like the perfect time to create an all new production of this classic for our signature in-the-round stage.”

 

When Rodgers and Hammerstein’s masterpiece OKLAHOMA! made its Broadway debut in 1943, it launched a new era in American musical theater — fusing story, song and dance through the stunning choreography of Agnes de Mille. It also began one of the most successful songwriting partnerships in Broadway history. At its heart, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! is a love story between confident cowboy Curly and feisty farmer Laurey. As the road to romance and the road to statehood converge, Curly and Laurey are poised to carve out a life together in a brand-new state. But the road to love is as bumpy and fraught with all the dangers and excitement of the time. The unforgettable score includes: “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “I Cain’t Say No!” and the exhilarating title song, “Oklahoma!

 

The cast of OKLAHOMA! will be led by Blake Price (Curly McLaine), and Madison Claire Parks (Laurey Williams), along with Sean Bell (Will Parker), Melissa Carlile-Price (Ado Annie Carnes), Sue Cella (Aunt Eller Murphy), Tom Gleadow (Andrew Carnes), Cooper Grodin (Ali Hakim), and Alex Levin (Jud Fry).

 The cast of 24 will also include Bella Calafiura, Mary Callanan, Stephen Diaz, Dale Elston, Marjorie Failoni, Katie Griffith, Ricky Lee Loftus, Trevor McChristian, Kevin B. McGlynn, Alaina Mills, Rachel Perlman, Michael Pesko, Laura Sky, Cameron Turner, Scott Whipple, and Jessica White.

Performances are June 4 thru June 16, Tue – Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri & Sat at 8 pm, matinees Wed, Sat and Sun at 2 pm. For tickets and information call (978) 232-7200, visit nsmt.org, or visit the box office at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, MA.

 

 

The View Upstairs Opens At Speakeasy Stage Company

                                              

Speakeasy Stage Company Presents 

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS

 From May 31 through June 22, 2019, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere production of the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS.  

     THE VIEW UPSTAIRS was inspired by a historical event, the firebombing of the UpStairs Lounge in New Orleans in 1973, which, up until the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016, was the deadliest assault on a gay bar in US history. THE VIEW UPSTAIRS tells the story of Wes, a young fashion designer who buys an abandoned building in the French Quarter of New Orleans.   One night, while exploring his new purchase, Wes is transported to the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant seventies gay bar, where he begins an exhilarating journey of self exploration that spans two generations of gay history.  Featuring a gritty, glam rock score and a tight-knit ensemble of unforgettable characters, THE VIEW UPSTAIRS asks what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can inform the future.  

     Described by The New Yorker as “equal parts Bohemia and Broadway,” Max Vernon has emerged as a singular and eccentric voice in the world of musical theatre. He received the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, three Drama-Desk Nominations, a Jonathan Larson Grant, and the Richard Rodgers Award for his musicals The View UpStairs and KPOP, both of which had critically-acclaimed extended Off-Broadway runs. Notable concert performances include the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

     SpeakEasy Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault will direct the Boston Premiere of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS. Winner of three Elliot Norton Awards including the 2014 Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, Mr. Daigneault had directed dozens of Boston premieres, including the company’s recent productions of The Scottsboro Boys, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Allegiance, and Fun Home. 

      Adam Bokunewicz will music direct and Alessandra Valea will choreograph.

      Johanna Carlisle-Zepeda, Russell Garrett, J’royce Jata, Michael Levesque, Will McGarrahan, Davron Monroe, Yewande Odetoyinbo, Eddie Shields, Jared Troilo, and Shawn Verrier make up the cast. 

     The design team is Abby Shenker (scenic); Dustin Todd Rennells (costumes); Abigail Wang (lighting); and Elektra Newman (sound).   Lauren Burke is the Production Stage Manager.  

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS will run for four weeks, from May 31 through June 22, 2019, in the Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts, 537 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End.

For tickets or more information, the public is invited to call the box office at 617.933.8600 or visit www.SpeakEasyStage.com .            

 

 

Reagle Music Theatre Announces 2019 Season

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston Announces 51st Summer Season

Of Classic Musical Theatre:

 Mame, The Sound of Music, and La Cage Aux Folles

Norton Award Winner Leigh Barrett To Open the Season as “Auntie Mame” June 13-23rd

 

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston’s 51st consecutive summer season will take audiences on a fabulous journey around the world and across the 20th Century with three classic musicals:

Mame, from June 13-23, will star IRNE and Norton Award winner Leigh Barrett as “Auntie Mame,” an irrepressible 1920’s socialite whose New York life is changed forever when her orphaned nephew comes to live with her. The Sound of Music, from July 11-21, relates the beloved tale of a young postulate in pre-WWII Austria who is sent to work as a governess and brings joy and music into the family’s home. Finally, the musical comedy La Cage Aux Folles, August 8-18, will travel to the 1980’s French Riviera for the hilarious tale of love and family set above a glitzy drag nightclub.

 

Mame

Directed and Choreographed by Eileen Grace

Music Director Dan Rodriguez

Produced by Robert J. Eagle

June 13-23, 2019, 8 performances including 4 matinees

Mame’s chic New York City life is changed when her orphaned nephew comes to live with her. Surrounded by a cast of eccentric characters, she celebrates the roaring 20s, overcomes tragedy, and sails through life without missing a fad or a dance step. Featuring Jerry Herman songs like “If He Walked Into My Life,” “It’s Today,” “We Need A Little Christmas,” and “Bosom Buddies,” this beloved musical is sure to warm any heart.  Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee.  Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman.

 

·     The Sound of Music

Directed and Choreographed by Daniel Forest Sullivan

Music Director Dan Rodriguez

Produced by Robert J. Eagle

July 11-21, 2019, 8 performances including 4 matinees

In 1930s Austria, Maria is struggling in her attempt to become a nun. When she is sent to look after the children of a stern, widowed Navy captain, she brings joy and music back into the family’s home. This beloved, Tony and Oscar-winning musical features Rodgers & Hammerstein songs like “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and “Do-Re-Mi.  Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. Presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals.

La Cage Aux Folles

Directed and Choreographed by Susan M. Chebookjian

Music Director Dan Rodriguez

Produced by Robert J. Eagle

August 3-13, 2019, 8 performances including 4 matinees

Georges and Albin enjoy a charmed life on the French Riviera as proprietor and star of a glitzy drag club. When their son gets engaged to the daughter of a bigoted politician, the limits of love, family, and mascara are put to the test in this hilarious, heartwarming musical.  This new production of the groundbreaking musical comedy features a score by Tony and Grammy winner Jerry Herman (including songs like “I Am What I Am,” “The Best of Times,” and “Song on the Sand”) and a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman. Book by Harvey Fierstein. Based the play “La Cage Aux Folles” by Jean Poiret. Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

All family-friendly shows will run for 8 performances over 2 weekends; Fri & Sat at 7:00 pm, Thurs & Sun matinees at 2:00 pm. Tickets for Reagle’s 51st summer season can be purchased at www.reaglemusictheatre.org, by calling the box office at 781-891-5600, or at the theater box office.