While their menfolk are away at maneuvers with the local unit of the National Guard, the women of the Wilderland Independent Ladies Dance Ensemble are passionately pursuing the Next Best Thing…in this case, that Beat poet from New York City, then a Singing Cowboy. When the military men return, they are confounded by the changing tide of their ladies’ love but, deciding it is better to switch than fight, go with the latest craze…even if it means putting on strange clothing and poses. Eventually everyone ends up with a suitable partner…or do they???
Suggested by a Film by Ingmar Bergman
Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Twenty five years after being banished from Fairyland for marrying a mortal, Iolanthe returns seeking protection for her now grown son who’s half-fairy, half-mortal. When he falls in love with the ward of the Lord Chancellor, both Fairyland and the Houses of Parliament nearly fall to pieces.
Stage Director & Choreographer – GARY SLAVIN
Music Director & Conductor – ZACHARY SCHWARTZMAN
Assistant Director & Choreographer – JANET BUSHOR
Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty, is a perennial favorite of audiences of all ages. It tells the story of Pirate apprentice Frederic, who at the age of 21 has completed his term on board and is ready to go and seek his fortune, and to fall in love with the beautiful daughter of a local Major General… but is thwarted by the discovery that his birthday on February 29th and therefore he has only celebrated 5 of them. Hilarity ensues!
CITY OF ANGELS is the rarest of Broadway musical comedies; one that is not only loaded with music and written in the contemporary jazz idiom, but also filled with sidesplitting comedy. Set in the glamorous, seductive Hollywood of the 40s, the world of film studios and flimsy negligees, the show chronicles the misadventures of Stine, a young novelist, attempting a screenplay for movie producer/director, Buddy Fidler. When his alter-ego and main film character, Stone, comes to life on stage, fantasy and reality intertwine to create an intricate, funny and touching double plot.
Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend brings the Jazz Age back in a light romantic spoof of 1920s musical comedy. Written in the fifties as “a new musical of the twenties,” This fun and frisky show is still considered the most successful and witty of the send-up musicals, and is filled to the brim with catchy tunes, tongue-in-cheek moments, and cheerful dance numbers. A great show for the whole family!