The magical coming-of-age classic gets a fun and wacky makeover. When Carl wants to run away from home, he tries to get a job with the mysterious Professor Pinecone and his traveling magical marionette puppet show. He quickly discovers, however, that the position comes with all kinds of strings attached. Once he feels the magical jolt in Professor Pinecone’s handshake, he begins the audition of his life. In this musical play-within-a-play, Carl becomes Pinocchio and improvises his way through the story, meeting a cricket with an attitude, the devious fox and cat and the sassy Blues Fairy. With the help of this eclectic cast, Pinocchio stumbles upon life’s lessons as he learns, through a series of hilarious mishaps and wrong turns, that his actions have repercussions. He even makes a donkey of himself... literally! With a little help from Tina Tuna, Pinocchio makes a selfless choice by saving Geppetto from the mouth of a giant shark. With fun dialogue, a variety of modern music and a surprise ending, audiences of all ages will enjoy this new twist on an old favorite!
Join us on Saturday, July 29th or Sunday, July 30 at 2 pm for our production of The Rockin' Take of Snow White at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College.
The tale of Snow White has never felt so fresh with this funny adaptation that will make even the most jaded among us laugh out loud! New characters and comedic twists come to life as a modern mom reads the Brothers Grimm tale to her restless children. In addition to the well-known cast of the kind princess, evil queen, multiple dwarves and the morally conflicted Huntsman, this musical introduces us to some fresh new faces such as rhyme-happy ladies-in-waiting and a stick-in-the-mud governmental representative out to ruin everyone’s good time!
Musical styles of all genres fuse to create a rousing mixture of hip-hop, rock and roll, doo wop, and its tongue-in-cheek humor.
Join us on Friday, July 29th or Saturday, July 29th at 7:30 pm for our performance of Bye Bye Birdie at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College.
Originally titled Let's Go Steady, Bye Bye Birdie is set in 1958. The story was inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957. The rock star character's name, "Conrad Birdie", is word play on the name of Conway Twitty. Twitty is best remembered today for his long career as a country music star, but in the late 1950s, he was one of Presley's rock 'n' roll rivals.
The original 1960–1961 Broadway production was a Tony Award–winning success. It spawned a London production and several major revivals, a sequel, a 1963 film, and a 1995 television production. The show also became a popular choice for high school and college productions.
Join us on June 30th at 7:30 pm, July 1st at 7:30 pm and July 2nd at 2 pm for our production of Ragtime at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College.
Ragtime, the musical, has a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty. Ragtime is based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, and tells the story of three groups in the United States in the early 20th century: African-Americans, upper-class suburbanites and Eastern European immigrants. Historical figures including Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit, Booker T. Washington, J. P. Morgan, Henry Ford, Stanford White, Harry Kendall Thaw, Admiral Peary, Matthew Henson, and Emma Goldman are represented in the stories.
The musical had its world premiere in Toronto on December 8, 1996. The US Premier was in Los Angeles in 1997 and ran one year before opening on Broadway on January 18, 1998 as the first production in the newly opened Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Directed by Frank Galati and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, Ragtime ran for two years, closing on January 16, 2000, after 834 performances and 27 previews. The original cast included Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marin Mazzie, Peter Friedman and Audra McDonald, who were all nominated for Tony Awards, and also included Judy Kaye, Mark Jacoby and Lea Michele.
Join us on Saturday, July 30th or Sunday, July 31 at 2 pm for our production of DooWop Wed Widing Hood at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College.
It’s the 1950s, hula-hoops are in high demand, and so is Little Red Riding Hood! Wise Prince Jason (winner of the Math Olympics and the Nobel Prize), Strong Prince Justin (who can bench press his own mother) and ordinary Loud Prince Frank all want to woo Red Riding Hood. The king and queen hire the Fairy Godmother to set three tasks for the princes. Only the prince who can find the missing girl, defeat the dragon, and awaken a castle visitor from her slumber earns the right to woo Wed Widing Hood... that is, Red Riding Hood! Alas, Little Red’s couch-potato parents don’t want to lose their little girl. How else will they get their cookies delivered to Grandmother? So they hire the evil queen to thwart the Fairy Godmother’s contest. Luckily, Little Red Riding Hood’s two sisters — Big Green Riding Hood and Medium Purple Riding Hood — help balance out the situation. Complete with the big bad wolf and a sock-hopping ‘50s score, this easy-to-produce adventure is guaranteed to end in happily-ever-after laughter for audiences and performers of all ages!
Join us on Friday, July 29th or Saturday, July 30th at 7:30 pm for our performance of Big Fish at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College.
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.
Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, BIG FISH is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.