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Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice Book by Linda Woolverton A beautiful young woman takes the place of her imprisoned father in the castle of a beast, who is really a cursed prince. She teaches him to be courteous and respectful, and they fall in love, in this stage adaptation of the animated Disney film, based on the classic fairy tale. DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authoriz...

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OCT 04-29 DEC

Book and Lyrics by OyamO Music and Additional Lyrics by Carman Moore Young, hungry, and on his own, Charles finds himself in a mystical wood populated by talking (and singing) animals and plants, including prickly Jeremy Groundhog, southern belle Ms. Orange Tree, the grounded Mr. Juniper Bush, and others. Catching a glimpse of Marguerite, the queen of the forest, Charles is astounded when she makes everyday objects sail through the air, work in the garden, and seem to come alive. Charles ...


NOV 01-18 NOV

Merrily We Roll Along presented by UMW Theater

organized by: UMW Theater
Nov 01, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018

Merrily Slide Growing up. There is nothing more certain. For Frank, Charlie, and Mary, their lives are all ahead of them—or rather, behind them—in this cleverly conceived musical by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. Merrily We Roll Along masterfully reveals, in reverse, the relationships of three best friends and their successes in life, love, friendship, and all the little bumps along the way. With songs like the gorgeously heartbreaking “Not a Day Goes By,” the sassily uplifting, “Old Fri...


NOV 23-02 DEC

Description: This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his despe...


NOV 30-02 DEC

Directed & Choreographed by Amy Beaulieu Musical Directed by Paul Beaulieu In partnership with the Chancellor High School Theatre Department Show Dates: November 30th - December 2nd, 2018 at Chancellor High School Get ready to tap your toes! Singin' in the Rain is the "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time". It has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lo...


DEC 05-30 DEC

Returning to our stage for a limited time, Todd Meredith and his band The Rave-Ons celebrate the holiday season with high-energy performances of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits along with those classic rock ‘n’ roll Christmas songs everyone loves like Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Jingle Bell Rock, Blue Christmas, and Run, Run, Rudolph. Book early and treat your family and friends to an unforgettable “Rockabilly Christmas” at Riverside Center!


When literary reviewer Paul and his wife Nora invite a homeless man, Dwain, into their home for Christmas dinner, they don't expect to be so charmed by him – or that his journal will be the incredible literary masterpiece that it is. But can Dwain, whose art thrives in anonymity, be convinced to give up the only life he's known for such comforts as sleeping indoors?

Act-Along Christmas Carol

organized by: ArtsLIVE!
Dec 18, 2018 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Become an actor and enjoy this classic.  Everyone knows the story, so join the cast in this improvised holiday gift!

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman Book by Harvey Fierstein Based on the play, La Cage aux Folles by Jean Poiret Jerry Herman's musical, based on the French play of the same name, is the story of a flamboyant gay couple who must pretend to be straight for one night — with one of the men in drag — to dupe the conservative political family of their son's fiancee. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. All authorized performance materials are a...

God of Carnage presented by UMW Theater

organized by: UMW Theater
Feb 14, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019

Two children from upper middle-class Brooklyn families get into a schoolyard tussle and their parents meet one evening to discuss the incident. While the evening begins with polite pleasantries and careful chit chat, it veers suddenly off course in a rum-fueled fishtail of epic proportions as the adults, themselves, devolve into bickering children. Yasmina Reza hilariously and savagely strips her characters down to their cores, giving them the green light to drop the niceties and take off the...