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August 1st through 18th - Bus Stop
February 6th through 23rd - Summer and Smoke
October 3rd - 20th - Hello, Dolly!
May 1st - 18th - Tintypes
 

2013-2014 Season - Celebrating 38 Years
Old Courthouse Theatresm presents


Bus Stop
Bus Stop 

By William Inge

 PG

Performances:
August 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 2013 @ 8pm
August 4, 11, 18 @ 2:30pm Sunday Matinee


It is March and five bus passengers are stranded in the middle of the night at a diner, 25 miles west of Kansas City, Missouri. Among the passengers is Cherie, a young night club singer trying to avoid the advances of Bo, a brash young cowboy that has decided he is going to marry Cherie and take her home to his ranch in Montana.

Bus Stop received 4 Tony nominations including one for Best Play.

"Mr. Inge has put together an uproarious comedy that never strays from the truth. —NY Times.


Hello,
                                        Dolly!
Hello, Dolly!

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman;

Book by Michael Stewart; 

Based on the “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder

PG

Performances:
  October 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19,  2013 @ 8pm
  October 6, 13, 20 @ 2:30pm - Sunday Matinee


It is the turn of the 20th century and Dolly Levi is a matchmaker, among many other jobs, and Dolly has been hired by Horace Vandergelder, the well-known half-a-millionaire, to find him a wife. Dolly soon decides she should be his wife and sets about a plan to get Vandergelder to reach the same conclusion.


"Hello, Dolly!" was the winner of 10 Tony awards during its initial 1964 Broadway run, including Best Musical! In 1996 it won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.

 


Twas the
                                        Night Before Christmas
Twas the Night Before Christmas

by Ken Ludwig

G

Performances:
December 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 2013 @ 8pm
December 7, 14, 21  @ 2:30pm - Saturday Matinee
December 8 & 15 @ 2:30pm - Sunday Matinee

Brand new from Ken Ludwig!


"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." But wait! A mouse is stirring - because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say "Merry Christmas!", we're off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer. Don't miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season!

“Such a playful spirit romps through Twas the Night Before Christmas, you might think the show itself was a product of Santa’s workshop." - The Washington Post

“A grand Christmas adventure, filled with schemes, confrontations, mistaken identities, bravery, and all things naughty and nice!... this journey is an exciting one that I

guarantee your children will love!.” - Maryland Theatre Guide



summer and
                                        smoke

Summer and Smoke 

by Tennessee Williams

PG

Performances:
February  6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 2014 @ 8pm
February 9, 16, 23 @ 2:30pm - Sunday Matinee


One of Tennessee William's most highly regarded works!

A play that is profoundly affecting, set in Glorious Hill, Mississippi at the turn of the century, SUMMER AND SMOKE is a simple love story of a somewhat puritanical Southern girl and an unpuritanical young doctor. Each is basically attracted to the other but can they over come their divergent attitudes toward life to find love and happiness together?

“… a rarefied example of the playwright's incomparable style…”-
          New York Times



Tintypes

Tintypes

Book by Gary Pearle and Mary Kyte and Mel Marvin
Music by Various; Lyrics by Various

G

Performances: May 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17  2014 @ 8pm
  May 4, 11, 18 @ 2:30pm - Sunday Matinee

The growing pains of a nation are chronicled in this grand pageant of pre-World War I America--told in the exuberant words and music of the day.

Like RAGTIME, this nostalgic revue takes us back to turn of the century America.

The story of immigrants, new rights, the expansion of America and the changing times of 1890 to 1917 blaze to life in a tuneful, high-spirited brew of popular songs of the day.

The score, featuring works by George M. Cohan, John Philip Sousa, Joseph E. Howard, Scott Joplin, and Victor Herbert, among others, is a blend of the patriotic songs, romantic tunes, and ragtime popular during the era.

'’...'Tintypes'' is a top example of the small-scale musical …" - New York Times


 

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