A Midsummer Night's DreamShakespeare's magical romantic comedy about confused lovers, warring fairies, and terrible actors. Weaving three stories of love, magic and perception in a moonlit forest on a midsummer night, Shakespeare's fantastical play remains an audience favorite.
The Drowsy ChaperoneThe Drowsy Chaperone plays tribute to the jazz-age shows of the 1920s and their power to transport us into a dazzling fantasy and to lift our spirits in hard times. It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room. We are swept into the glamorous and hilarious tale of a reluctant, stage-star bride, a groom on skates, a tap-dancing best man, a womanizing gigolo, gangsters posing as bakers, and an intoxicated chaperone!
Picasso at the Lapin AgileEinstein and Picasso walk into a bar... each on the verge of the greatest accomplishments, and a comically magical night ensues! From the mind of Steve Martin (yes - that Steve Martin!), comes this absurdly amusing play about the relationship between art and science, talent and genius.
The ProducersBailystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film. With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks, The Producers skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an "equal opportunity offender!"
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AnnieBased on the comic strip by Harold Gray. Everyone’s favorite little redhead, Annie, makes this holiday season merry for the whole family! The legendary musical that brought us “Tomorrow” follows Little Orphan Annie and her dog, Sandy, from the “Hard-Knock Life” at Miss Hannigan’s to a life on “Easy Street” with Daddy Warbucks. The show opened on Broadway in 1977 and won seven Tonys, including best musical. Get your tickets fast as you won’t want to miss this spectacular event on stage at Missouri Western.
God of CarnageGod of Carnage is a comedy of manners without manners! This international acclaimed comedy takes you into the most dangerous place on Earth: parenthood. The play is about two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, which meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into unmannered chaos. From the writers that brought you the hit comedy Art comes this savagely funny Tony Award-Winning Best Play that will leave you roaring with laughter!
J.B."A fresh and exalting morality that has great stature. It is one of the memorable works of the century as verse, as drama and as spiritual inquiry...We are deep in the unanswered problems of man's relationship to God in an era of cruel injustices. J.B. is Mr. MacLeish's counterpart of the immortal Job. The glory of the play is that, as in the Book of Job, J.B. does not curse God. When he is reunited with his wife, two humbled but valiant people accept the universe, agree to begin life all over again, expecting no justice but unswerving in their devotion to God... In every respect, it is theatre on its highest level." -The New York Times
Little Shop of HorrorsCharming, tuneful and hilarious! One of the longest-running off-Broadway musicals of all time, Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of a down-and-out skid row floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, tough-talking, R&B-singing carnivore who offers the florist fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing its true self. Don't miss the fun of Little Shop of Horrors!
Sweeney ToddWidely acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd is set amongst London’s seedy side streets and laced with Sondheim’s characteristically brilliant wit and dark humor.
This landmark musical depicts the barber Sweeney Todd’s savage quest for justice and retribution after years of false imprisonment. Aided by harridan pie shop owner Mrs. Lovett, who is secretly in love with him, he sets out to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family. Combining comic turns and chilling drama, music hall-style numbers and hauntingly beautiful romantic songs, Sweeney Todd offers a fascinating portrait of a man driven to madness by injustice.
Private LivesA "gorgeous, dazzling and fantastically funny," play according to the New York Times. Elyot and Amanda, once married, meet by chance at a hotel where they are honeymooning with their new spouses. Despite their perpetually stormy relationship, sparks fly and they cannot resist their own feelings. They impulsively elope in the middle of the night, only to be caught days later by their jilted spouses in a most compromising position. Filled with the kind of witty repartee that could only come from the pen of the mighty Noel Coward, this play has had numerous successful productions in Broadway and the West End, boasting stars ranging from Laurence Olivier, Richard Burton and Alan Rickman to Gertrude Lawrence, Maggie Smith and Kim Cattrall. Don't miss this stylish, savvy story about the people we can't live with - or without.