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Summer Showbiz 2016

Join us for great entertainment this summer!

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Book, Music and Lyrics by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, Jim Wann

Directed by Peter Cocuzza; Marc Schapman, Musical Director
Metcalf Theater


May 27 - May 28 and June 3 - 4 at 7:30 p.m.
May 29 and June 5 at 2:00 p.m.

"Totally terrific theater!" N.Y. Post   The "Pump Boys" sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the "Dinettes," Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp Diner next door.  Together they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway.  With heartbreak and hilarity, they perform on guitars, piano, bass, and yes, kitchen utensils. 


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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Chuck Harper
Metcalf Theater
June 19-20 and June 26-27 at 7:30 p.m.
June 21 and 28 at 2 p.m.

The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare’s early plays. It is his shortest and one of his most farcical comedies, with a major part of the humor coming from slapstick and mistaken identity, in addition to puns and word play. The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness and demonic possession.


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Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

July10 - 11 and July 17 - 18 at 7:30 p.m.
July 12 and July 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Dunham Hall Theater

Directed by Peter Cocuzza
Musical Director Marc Schapman

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek the Musical is a TONY Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears. “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand ... and his name is Shrek.


Summer Showbiz proudly presents

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The 2015 Summer Theater Workshop proudly presents the Cougar Showcase.  The workshop students will perform Willy Wonka Jr. by Roald Dahl, based on his book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Cougar Showcase is the culmination of the summer's training.  Let your imagination soar!

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Words and Music by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse & Timothy A. McDonald
Based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Directed by Ashley L. Miller
Dunham Hall Theater


June 12 - 13 at 7:00 p.m.
June 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Charlie Bucket and four other Golden Ticket winners are in for a treat! They are about to take a fantastical tour through the most amazing chocolate factory. Their tour guide is none other than Willy Wonka who is accompanied by the mysterious band of beings called the Oompa Loompas. Together, they provide Charlie and the other children with some memorable exploits inside the factory. It’s an adventure that we, the audience, will not soon forget! It’s filled with memorable songs and a lesson on decency, modesty and honesty that the entire family can enjoy.

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