The classic comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schultz is coming to life on the Wayne Stage!! Join Charlie Brown and his pals in this family friendly musical that is full of heart. All of your favorite Peanuts characters are here: strong, independent (and opinionated) Lucy is still desperately in love with the piano virtuoso Schroeder who is much too concerned with his music career to be bothered by love, Linus and his blanket are still endlessly taunted by the precocious perfectionist Sally, Snoopy ever attached to his beloved dog house and his supper bowl sings to his supper, and the iconic blockhead himself, Charlie Brown, leads the way through a year in the life of the Peanuts gang. This revised version of the original 1967 production written and composed by Clark Gesner includes two new songs written by Andrew Lippa (Addams Family, Wild Party) for the 1997 Broadway revival: Sally’s “New Philosophy” and Schroeder’s “Beethoven Day” along with all of the wonderful songs from the original including “Suppertime”, “Baseball Game” and “Happiness”.
Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn’t baffle the husband: He sees his hireling’s death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her, and that is what almost happens. Luckily, the police inspector from Scotland Yard and a young man who is in love with the wife discover the truth, and in a scene of almost unbearable suspense they trap the husband into revealing his guilt, thus freeing Margot.
Nunsense is a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood died from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia Child of God. Thus, the remaining nuns – ballet-loving Sister Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother Superior Sister Regina, and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert – stage a talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed. With catchy songs and irreverent comedy, Nunsense is sure to keep audiences rolling with laughter. This show is perfect for a small cast of women with excellent comedy chops and is a great addition to any theatre season.
Oscar Wilde's classic is a delight from the first cucumber sandwich on as Jack's double life catches up with him. The problems are resolved in an extremely charming and quite unexpected way as Jack and Algernon discover the importance of being earnest while answering to the name of Ernest.
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
Based on the fairy tales by Charles Perrault
This beloved fairy tale is retold in the style of English pantomime. A young woman triumphs over her nasty Stepmother and Stepsisters thanks to a zany Fairy Godmother, a trip to the Royal Ball in an enchanted coach, and a glass slipper. The Fairy Godmother’s two comical helpers keep things moving along in this delightful version of this classic tale.