Hold on to your pocketbooks, ladies: these Dirty Rotten Scoundrels are coming for you. Based on the box-office sensation, this Tony Award-winning musical comedy pits two sly con men in the French Riviera against each other when their joint plan to fool wealthy women out of their money goes south. Tue-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Wed 1 p.m.; Sat-Sun 2 p.m.
Written in early 20th century Germany, this musical time capsule provides an authentic socialist examination of capitalist crime and behavior. Follow the story of Macheath, or Mack the Knife, as he pillages and plunders England’s impoverished, faces punishment then skates free. The play was scored by German jazz composer Kurt Weill, giving the performance that classic musical sound.
Getting a little sick of the same right versus left media coverage? This play examines the role of the presidency with a grotesque, cynical attitude. A rocking musical score underlines the play, while sardonic characters ravage the nation’s political history.
See the musical sensation that inspired the Birdcage, a story of family drama and perseverance that is anything but a drag. Winner of three Tony Awards, this upbeat, comedic sensation follows a free-spirited nightclub owner who is forced to mask his lifestyle to win the approval of his future daughter-in-law’s family.
Everyone has heard the familiar refrains of this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. Fall in love with Curly McLain and Laurey Williams all over again as performed by Central City Opera. Curly, the hard-strutting cowboy, sacrifices everything for his precious prairie love and protects her from rowdy farmhand Jud as the contested territory finally gains statehood. Days, times vary.
Yes, that’s OutKast you hear, and yes, those are a bunch of groovy geezers you see singing it. The Young@Heart chorus returns with a fresh setlist of tunes featuring hits by Jimi Hendrix, The Flaming Lips, Radiohead, and more. You’ll stop complaining about your own back pain after you see the energy brought to the stage by these late-in-life life-lovers.
The P.D. Eastman children’s book comes to life as a one-hour musical packed with pluck and determination. It’s the tale of a hatchling bird that has fallen from the nest while his mother is away. In his journey back home he confronts a menagerie of farm animals and machines with the same question. After 52 years this fable is still a classic. Sat 11 a.m.
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