October 9 - 19, 2019
Written by Mart Crowley
Co-directed by Jim McNabb and Shaun Toohey
Set in a stylish New York City apartment, Michael, an affluent, thirty-year-old gay man has invited five friends to his stylish New York City apartment for a birthday party honoring their gay Jewish friend, Harold. After the drinks are poured and the music turned up, the evening slowly exposes the fault-lines beneath their friendships and the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity. As the evening comes to a close, Michael challenges his guests to play a party game he has devised. What will the game reveal and will it end as he intended?
A true theatrical game-changer, The Boys in the Band helped spark a revolution by putting gay men's lives onstage -- unapologetically and without judgement - in a world that was not yet willing to fully accept them. It premiered Off-Broadway in 1968, and was revived on Broadway for its 50th anniversary in 2018.
“I was rapt; barely noticed the time pass. Parties that go wrong are often the stuff of great drama.” – Kate Kellaway, The Observer
“Fifty years of changes makes Mart Crowley's THE BOYS IN THE BAND all the more intriguing.” – Michael Dale, Broadway World
Audience Advisory: Adult themes and language. Ages 18+
February 26 - March 7, 2020
Book and Music by Damien Intrabartolo
Book and Lyrics by Jon Hartmere
Directed by Josh Kemp
Set in a private Catholic high school, BARE is a story about Jason and Peter, two gay high school students. The musical mainly elaborates on their struggles and deals with issues such as coming out, college, pregnancy, drugs and basically anything a teen can go through. As they struggle to come to terms with who they are, and who the world thinks they should be, they seek answers from their Church, their friends, and ultimately, from within themselves. Its rich, vibrant score draws on many styles of contemporary music.
BARE received its world premiere staging at the Hudson Mainstage Theater, Hollywood, California on October 14, 2000.
“As the audience made their way toward the exit, I could see some people wipe tears from their face…the music was moving. It came to me that once again, BARE had managed to not only 'touch my soul' but the audience's heart.” – Jimin Lee, Broadway World
“A work of love and stunning beauty.” – Lynn Beaver, Broadway World
“The team of Jon Hartmere Jr. and Damon Intrabartolo have wrought a magnificent, totally original contemporary musical extravaganza that explores the schism between youthful passion and theological dogma.” – Julio Martinez, Variety
Audience consideration: Ages 15+
by Thom Fitzgerald
Stella and Dot, an elderly lesbian couple, have been together for 31 years and have faithfully accompanied one another through life's ups and downs. Now in their seventies, Stella is hard of hearing and Dot is diabetic and legally blind. After Dot suffers a fall, her prudish granddaughter, Molly, decides the best place for Dot is a nursing home that will provide all the necessities, effectively separating the couple. This forces Stella and Dot to make a bold decision: they will leave their New England hometown and make their way to Canada, where same-sex marriage is legal.
by Brad Fraser
In a Canadian metropolis, failed actor David shares a place with the bookish Candy, whom he dated before coming out as gay. While David, who now waits tables, pursues an aimless romance with a younger coworker, Candy dabbles in both same-sex and heterosexual affairs. As David and Candy’s odd assortment of friends – including a psychic dominatrix and an ill-tempered yuppie – pass in and out of their beds, a serial murder stalks the city’s women.
This critically-acclaimed play, originally published as Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, launched the career of Canadian playwright Brad Fraser, and was named one of the ten best plays for 1992 by Time magazine.
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Book by Jeff Whitty
Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children’s show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.