Upcoming Main Stage Productions
 My Way a Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra
May 9, 2015 - June 28, 2015
My Way—A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra is a swinging tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes. Conceived by David Grapes and Todd Olson, My Way invites its audience to take a stroll down memory lane and celebrate the pivotal moments of Sinatra’s remarkable five-decade career. From a songbook of over 1300 tunes, My Way chooses fifty-six of Sinatra’s greatest hits sung by a superb cast of singers backed by a live orchestra in an intimate 1950s “nightclub” setting. Experience the classic elegance of “The Chairman of the Board” as you’re transported back to the era of supper clubs, vintage Las Vegas, and the perfect martini. Featured songs include: Strangers in the Night, Chicago, Fly Me to the Moon, New York, New York, Summer Wind, One for My Baby, and many more.
 The Wedding Singer
July 8, 2015 - September 6, 2015
The Wedding Singer takes a look back at the time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. When his fiancée unexpectedly leaves him at the altar, heartbroken Robbie is forced to reexamine the meaning of love and marriage with the help of Julia, a waitress from one of his wedding-singing venues. Based on the hit movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, and featuring a sparkling new score that does for the ’80s what Hairspray did for the ’60s, this multiple Tony Award-nominated show promises to be a great “feel good” summer musical for you and your family.
 Sister Act
September 12, 2015 - November 8, 2015
Sister Act—The Musical is the feel-amazing, musical-comedy smash that the New York Post calls “RIDICULOUSLY FUN”—and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is will be your reason to REJOICE!
 MAME
November 14, 2015 - January 17, 2016
Mame is a celebrated Broadway musical “classic” that revolves around the hilarious antics of Mame Dennis, a fun-loving, wealthy eccentric with a razor sharp wit and a flair for living life to the fullest. However, that care-free life changes unexpectedly when she becomes the inexperienced guardian of her late brother’s only child, Patrick. Later, when the stock market crashes and the great depression hits, Mame loses her fortune. Her life is turned upside-down until she’s rescued by a well-to-do southern plantation owner whom she marries and loses all too suddenly. Through all these ups and downs, Mame’s invincible character shines through as she strives to keep her tumultuous existence under control—even though things at 3 Beekman Place generally seem to be a rousing, never-ending free-for-all! Memorable songs include Mame, It’s Today, Open a New Window, If He Walked into My Life, We Need a Little Christmas, Bosom Buddies, and That’s How Young I Feel.
 The Buddy Holly Story
January 23, 2016 - March 13, 2106
BUDDY—The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of the last few years of Buddy Holly’s life, spotlighting his meteoric rise to fame from the moment in 1957 when That’ll be the Day hit the airwaves until his tragic death on “the day the music died.” Featuring such timeless hits as That’ll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday, Oh Boy, Not Fade Away, and La Bamba, BUDDY is a celebration of the life and times of “the young man with the glasses” that catches the unique mixture of innocence, determination, humor, and charm that was Buddy Holly and wraps it all up into a package that has become “The World’s Most Successful Rock-n-Roll Musical.” If you remember the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll when “doo-wops” rang out from every jukebox, or even if you’re too young to have experienced this exciting and dynamic period in popular music history, you won’t want to miss this electrifying tribute to the man, his music, and his life.
 My Fair Lady
March 19, 2016 - May 8, 2016
My Fair Lady the musical version of George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, tells the familiar story of Eliza Doolittle, a Covent Garden flower peddler who agrees to take speech lessons from self-absorbed phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her life’s dream of working in a flower shop. However, Eliza succeeds so well that she outgrows her lowly social status and, at the same time, manages to become a truly indispensable part of Higgins’ bachelor life. Featuring many of Lerner and Loewe’s most sparkling songs, including Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, With a Little Bit of Luck, The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, Get Me to the Church on Time, and I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face, it’s no wonder that everyone—not just Henry Higgins—falls in love with Eliza Doolittle!


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