Theatre & Music

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING: THE SONGS OF RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Concept by Jeffery Moss
October 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

You’ve seen their shows: Oklahoma!  Carousel.  State Fair.  South Pacific.  The King and I.  The Sound of Music.  Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote some of the most beloved songs ever performed on the Broadway stage.  Some Enchanted Evening brings their greatest hits together in one romantic night of music, laughs, and love.  Appropriate for all ages.

History Theatre’s production of
Tim O’Brien’s THE THINGS THEY CARRIED
adapted for the stage by Jim Stowell
November 6

Based on the quintessential book about the Vietnam experience, The Things They Carried is the powerful telling of Tim O’Brien’s journey from his innocent years in small town Minnesota, to the jungles of Vietnam as a young American soldier. This powerful story of loss and redemption is adapted for the stage by Jim Stowell, one of Minnesota’s finest storytellers and a fellow veteran, and performed by Stephen D’Ambrose. Contains descriptions of violence: recommended for ages 16 and up.

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
By Oliver Goldsmith
November 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

This boisterous and charming comedy of mistaken identities has delighted audiences for over two centuries with its outright hilarity and nonstop frolic. Two well-bred young men arrive at the country estate of Mr. Hardcastle, intending to court his daughter Kate and her cousin Constance, but when a mischievous relative plays a practical joke on the two urbanites, the Hardcastle household is launched into a dizzying romp that examines romance and social manners as well as the art of love. Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

THE CRUCIBLE
By Arthur Miller
February 25, 26, 27, 28, March 1

Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is one of the great classics of the American stage.  An exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem, the play was Miller’s response to the McCarthy “witch hunts” of suspected communists in the 1950s, of which Miller himself was a target.  This timeless parable attacks the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations.  Recommended for ages 12 and up.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
Book by Heather Hach, Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
April 23, 24, 25, 30, May 1, 2, 3

Omigod you guys!  Meet Elle Woods, who appears to have it all—until her boyfriend dumps her and leaves for Harvard Law School.  Determined to win him back, Elle follows him to Harvard, where she soon realizes her own potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.  Based on the hit MGM film, this hilarious and heartwarming musical will inspire you.  Recommended for ages 12 and up.


Contact

Theatre Instructor
Lindsey Williams
434-7390

Scott Blankenbaker
507-433-0547
Music Instructor