Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKAWonka

October 14th – 23rd, 2016

Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley

Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse & Timothy Allen McDonald

Based on the book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

The delicious adventure of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life in this captivating stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, as well as all new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows the enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of chocolate. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, while the fifth is a likeable young boy named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka will take audiences on a fantasy ride into a land of pure imagination!

Musical, Rated G

 

AIDAAida

November 11th – 20th, 2016

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang

Winner of four Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty, and betrayal – chronicling the love triangle between Aida: a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris: an Egyptian princess, and Radames: the soldier they both love.

An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility she faces as leader of her people. Aida and Radames’ love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.

With an unforgettable pop/rock score by Elton John – featuring soaring ballads and rousing choral numbers, Aida is a modern crowd pleaser that weaves a beautiful and timeless love story.

Musical, Rated PG

 

ELF THE MUSICALElf

December 9th – 18th, 2016

Book by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum

Based on the beloved New Line Cinema film, Elf The Musical features songs by Tony Award-nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (Disney’s Aladdin On Broadway, The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

This modern holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Musical, Rated PG

 

PETER AND THE STARCATCHERStarcatcher

February 10th – 19th, 2017

A Play by Rick Elice
With Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

The new Tony-winning play, based on the best-selling novels, upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan.

An inventive theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers and written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, containing a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff – a celestial substance so powerful it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache – a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story of the Neverland you never knew to life.

A Play With Music, Rated PG

 

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOADFrog and Toad

March 10th – 19th, 2017

Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Music by Robert Reale
Based on the books by Arnold Lobel

Arnold Lobel’s treasured characters hop from the page to the stage in a story of friendship and adventure. The musical responsible for bringing children’s theatre to Broadway A Year With Frog And Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards – including Best Musical. Featuring a jazzy, upbeat, and hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical musical follows two best friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons.

Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons all year long, as the two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year With Frog And Toad tells a story of true friendship that endures – weathering all seasons.

Musical, Rated G

 

GREASEGrease

May 12th – 21st, 2017

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

Get out your leather jackets and pull on your bobby socks as the world’s #1 musical returns. Peacock Players, New Hampshire’s premiere award wining youth theatre, reintroduces the unforgettable music and timeless story of Rydell High’s senior class of 1959. Grease is the iconic rock ‘n’ roll musical celebration of teen angst, fast cars, and first loves – all set in the fabulous fifties.

The original High School musical, Grease will electrify audiences with the irresistible score by Casey & Jacobs, featuring songs like “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’”, and “We Go Together”; as well as the iconic film songs written by John Farrar, “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and ”You’re the One That I Want.”

From Broadway to film, and across generations, Grease is the word, and one of the most beloved musicals of all time. So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand-jive the night away with the show that’ll make you stand up and shout, “A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop. A-wop-bam-boom!”

Musical, Rated PG-13

 

HEATHERS THE MUSICALheathersposter-1

August 2017

Book, Music & Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy
Based on the 1989 cult film Heathers

Based on the cult classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D. – who plans to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under.

Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High – the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man). Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers the Musical is a new musical anthem for the damaged and disenfranchised.

Musical, Rated R
Please note that Heathers The Musical contains mature language and content, sexual themes, and violence.