City Circle 2013-2014
SHREK THE MUSICAL
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Chris Okiishi
June 14 and 15 at 7:30pm
June 15 and 16 at 2:00pm
Shrek The Musical, based on the Oscar-winning 2001 DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre- not a handsome prince- shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek.
The Broadway production of the show received a total of twelve Drama Desk Awards and eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical. Shrek The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for the whole family!
RENT (staged concert)
Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
August 2 and 3 at 7:30pm
August 4 at 2:00pm
Re-live the sold out City Circle 2009 rock musical sensation, RENT! Presented as a special theatrical fundraising event, former cast members will unite to bring down the house in a concert version of the highly acclaimed Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award winner, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Boheme. Rent is an inspiring story about friends and artists struggling in New York City’s East Village. It’s musical score shifting easily between pounding rock numbers and pop-style ballads, while tackling addiction, poverty, AIDS and most of all, love.
Music by Eric Idle, John Du Prez, Neil Inne
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Directed by Krista Neumann
October 25 and 26, November 1 and 2 at 7:30pm
October 27and November 3 at 2:00
Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical! Monty Python’s Spamalot is a musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, and featuring a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people, Monty Python’s Spamalot raises silliness to an art form!
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Story by Charles Dickens
Directed by Josh Sazon
December 13 and 20at 7:30pm
December 14,15,21,22 at 2:00pm
Catch the holiday spirit with the return of Charles Dickens masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. This re-envisioned staging of the timeless classic will delight and brighten your holiday season with beautiful carols and a timeless message of hope, peace, and love. Bring the whole family and join in an event that’s sure to become a family holiday tradition!
December 14 and 21 at 7:30pm
An evening filled with singing, dancing, skits and a wide range of holiday music. A one-of-a-kind variety show that will make you laugh!
LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE
Written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron
Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman
Directed by Meg Dobbs
February 14 and 15 at 7:30pm
February 16 at 2:00pm
Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore has become an international hit. With its compulsively entertaining subject matter, this intimate collection of stories celebrated an accomplished two-and-a-half year run in New York’s Westside Theatre. Based on the best seller by Ilene Beckerman as well as the recollections of the Ephron’s friends, the show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to–mother, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we only wear black. “So funny and so powerful; so dear and sweet; so remindful of our female wiles, our worries, our insecurities, our remembrances of mother, father, sisters, brothers, lovers” WowOwow.com.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics: Tim Rice
Directed by Liz Tracey
April 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7:30pm
April 6 and 13 at 2:00pm
Jesus Christ Superstar, the ground breaking rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, is based loosely on the Gospel’s account of the last week of Jesus’ life, as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.