Not long ago, comedian Anjelah Johnson was paid to do the cheering. The former NFL cheerleader started out as a YouTube sensation with hit clips like “Nail Salon” and “Bon Qui Qui,” entertaining us with hilarious interpretations of disgruntled fast food employees and miscommunications during manicures.
"Do as I say, not as I do" is the mantra for this contemporary, Tony Award-winning play. When two boys get into a petty fight on the playground, their parents gather for a civilized reconciliation meeting. When the adults find themselves disagreeing, tensions and tempers quickly rise while maturity and manners disappear. Thu-Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.
There’s nothing like a good murder to stir up an appetite, right? Set in early twentieth century England, an array of personalities—magicians, detectives, and more—gather for a séance when murder strikes. Meet the characters, get a palm reading, and snoop around the venue—a 1930s mortuary-turned-theater—during the cocktail hour before dinner.
Rhythmic drums and cultural dancing intertwine for this African dance festival. Members of the world-renowned Cleo Parker Robinson Dance troupe naturally transition from crisp staccato movements to fluid steps creating a versatile yet cohesive performance set to a percussion beat.
Based on true events (but told with various theatrical embellishments, of course), this comedy recounts a scuffle between six musical prodigies in the 1700s. Each musician is battling to become the greatest organist in all of Germany—but the competition devolves into blackmail, bribery, and betrayal.
Finally—a Bible sermon you can sit through without dozing off. Legendary composer Steven Schwartz has modernized his 1970 musical with revised arrangements of all the music, while still maintaining its common message of communal strength and joy. Based on the gospel of Matthew, popular songs such as “Day by Day” and “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord” will be performed, with a modern twist.
No one embodies Mark Twain better than Hal Holbrook, who has been characterizing one of America’s favorite authors for more than 50 years in his Tony-award winning play. In a one-night-only event, Holbrook will once again don Twain’s famous white locks and suit, bringing humor and authenticity to his legendary one-man show.
Coming home for the holidays is never easy—a universality that intensifies two-fold in this play centering around the Channing family’s Christmas drama. Uncovering secrets surrounding politics and illness, this play shows the complexity behind every American family; perhaps even helping viewers appreciate their own a little more.
Displaying taboo subjects on the stage is a forte of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet. His newest production is no exception. Exploring the relationship between a group of racially-diverse lawyers working on a sensitive defense case, this play puts to light topics sometimes avoided including race, guilt, and shame. Days, times vary.
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