Mainstage Productions

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE [ABRIDGED]Shakespeare

February 9th – 18th, 2018

Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield

“PITHIER THAN PYTHON. IRRESISTIBLE.” New York Times

“STUPENDOUS, ANCHORLESS JOY!” The Times of London

“ROLLICKING, FAST-MOVING AND HILARIOUS!” The Guardian

“IF YOU LIKE SHAKESPEARE, YOU’LL LOVE THIS SHOW. IF YOU HATE SHAKESPEARE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SHOW!” The Today Show

All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre. Join this small band of madcap merry-makers as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

Warning: This show is a high-speed roller-coaster type condensation of all of Shakespeare’s plays, and is not recommended for people with heart ailments, bladder problems, inner-ear disorders, outer-ear disorders, Shakespearean scholars with degrees in Elizabethan history, and/or people who do not like to laugh out loud repeatedly for whatever weird reason.

Comedy, Rated PG

Upcoming Mainstage Production

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.Beauty Beast

March 9th – 18th, 2018

Book by Linda Woolverton
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice

Based on the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries, and also based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this new stage version is a fantastic adaptation of a story about love, transformation, and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features all of the memorable songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and lyricist Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all time.

Musical, Rated G
 

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 Hairspray Dance WorkshopHairspray with Cristina White

Hey there, New England! C’mon down for dancing to those unbeatable tunes in preparation for Peacock Players upcoming Mainstage production of Hairspray.

Sunday, January 28, 2018
14 Court Street Theatre
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Ages 12 – Adult
Tuition $35

At this workshop students will learn about the dance stylings of the 1960s, and preview the dance combinations for the production to the music from the show – one of which will be taught at the audition callback on February 14th. Get a leg up on the competition, and have some fun developing character through stylistic musical theatre dance.

Please come prepared to dance. Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear – jazz shoes, etc…

Space is limited. Register now!

For more information, and to register – please contact Andrea Underhill at andreau@peacockplayers.org or (603) 816-2695.