By Michael McKeever
September 14 - October 14, 2012
It’s 1942, and the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel is under siege as two of Hollywood’s biggest and neediest divas vie for the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and one pampered little lap dog round out this fall-down-laughing riot of a comedy. It’s an all-out love note to those wonderful farces of the 30’s and 40’s.
Book by Kevin Del Aguila, Music and Lyrics by Gary Adler & Michael Patrick Walker, Directed by Steven Royal, Musical Direction by Walter Bobby McCoy, Choreography by Jeremy McShan
November 23 – December 30, 2012
Hailed as "high-octane entertainment" (Talkin' Broadway), Altar Boyz is a holy inspiring story of 5 small-town boys - Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham - trying to save the world one screaming fan at a time. Their pious pop act may have worked wonders on the Ohio bingo-hall-and-pancake-breakfast circuit, but when fate brings them to New York City, they find themselves up against the hard edges and soft temptations of the Big Apple. With angelic voices, sharp parody, sinfully spectacular dancing and a touching story, Altar Boyz is destined to rock the masses of all ages and all denominations!
Italian American Reconciliation
By John Patrick Shanley
February 1 – February 24, 2013
Shots are fired and promises broken in this exhilarating romantic comedy from the author of Moonstruck and Doubt. After his divorce from a shrewish wife, Huey Bonfigliano takes to the arts, but bad poetry and worse clothing can’t replace what he’s lost, no matter how terrifying his wife may have been. Against the advice of his best friend, Aldo, and to the wide-eyed chagrin of his current girlfriend, Teresa, he decides to win back his ex. In a moonlit balcony scene right out of Cyrano de Bergerac, Aldo pleads his lovesick friend’s case and is met, as in all great romances, with a something more than a warm embrace.
Never the Sinner
By John Logan
March 22 – April 14, 2013
In a brilliant and compelling first play, award-winning playwright and screenwriter, John Logan (Red, Any Given Sunday, Gladiator), recreates the 1924 “trial of the century.” Teenagers Leopold and Loeb kidnap and murder a 14-year-old in a sick effort to create the perfect crime. Their complex and fascinating relationship of fevered intellect, romantic passion, and distorted philosophy is unpacked by defense attorney Clarence Darrow who reshapes the trial into a vivid and powerful exploration of violence, vengeance and justice.
By Noel Coward
May 24 – June 16, 2013
With brilliantly British wit and charm, a “spirited” séance goes decidedly wrong, Crabby and irritable novelist Charles Condomine suddenly finds himself face to face with the ghost of his deceased wife, Elvira…much to the chagrin of his current spouse, Ruth. Love and marriage devolve into laughter and mayhem when Ruth is united with Elvira on the “other side.” Together, the paranormal pair of blithe and spicy spirits haunts their hapless husband with hilarious consequences contrived, concocted, and delivered by the celebrated Noel Coward.