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2013-2014 Season

MAINSTAGE SERIES

 

 

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2 p.m.
Glenn Auditorium, Clegg Fine Arts Building

Free Admission
Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Fred Register Endowment for Children’s Theatre at YHC with a charming and whimsical musical retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic story “The Ugly Duckling.” Separated from the farm and pursued by the hungry Cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his high-spirited and harrowing journey, he encounters some colorful characters and discovers that everyone can find love and acceptance—“warts and all.”

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 MTIShows.com

 

 

 

Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 14-16, 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 21-23, 7 p.m.; Dobbs Theatre, Goolsby Center; $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 65+ or with YHC ID
This Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning drama is part of August Wilson’s 10-play “Pittsburgh Cycle” that traces the African-American experience in the 20th century. The story centers on Troy Maxson, a former baseball star in the Negro Leagues who is now a garbage collector with diminished dreams. As he struggles to hold on to his dignity and his family, Troy puts up fences between himself and those he most wants to protect—his wife, son and best friend, who all see the world through different, more optimistic eyes.

Recommended for mature audiences only due to strong language and adult themes

 

Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 19-22, 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 27-March 1, 7 p.m.; Dobbs Theatre, Goolsby Center; $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 65+ or with YHC ID
Written by Robert Harling in memory of his beloved sister, the play Steel Magnolias is the predecessor to the well-known 1980s film. Join six remarkable ladies from Louisiana as they ride life’s rollercoaster and enjoy friendship that has no boundaries. This heart-warming and bittersweet tale of love, loss and the enduring bond of friendship is full of hilarious, wise-cracking banter—it’s the funniest play ever to make you cry.

 

 

 

Tuesday-Saturday, April 22-26, 7 p.m., Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m.; Dobbs Theatre, Goolsby Center; $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 65+ or with YHC ID
Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award and
Pulitzer Prize-winning revolutionary rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of eight friends living the bohemian life in New York’s East Village—struggling to express themselves through their art while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. Racy, tragic, heartwarming and wildly catchy all at once, this groundbreaking and iconic musical is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today.

Recommended for mature audiences only due to strong language and adult themes

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 MTIShows.com

STUDIO SERIES

 

Lebensraum

Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 19-20, 7 p.m.; Glenn Auditorium, Clegg Fine Arts Building
Prolific playwright Israel Horovitz combines political wallop with an emotional climax in this bold work of penetrating intelligence that turns the historic term “Lebensraum” (living space) on its head. Based on the fanciful idea that a German Chancellor might, as an act of redemption, invite six million Jews to Germany and promise them citizenship and jobs, this explosive drama illustrates the many facets of this experiment in reconciliation with wit and poignancy.

Musical Theatre Revue

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.; Dobbs Theatre, Goolsby Center
Some of YHC’s most talented students strut their stuff with favorite Broadway songs, dances and scenes selected from the best of the young artists’ growing professional repertoires. Musical theatre enthusiasts are sure to love this evening of cabaret-style performances that will leave a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

Recommended for mature audiences only

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Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 25-26, 7 p.m.; Glenn Auditorium, Clegg Fine Arts Building
A love letter to musical theatre and to the joy of collaboration, this Tony-nominated musical tells the story of two struggling young writers who decide to write an original show for a new musical theatre festival with the help of their friends. With the deadline for submissions a mere three weeks away, the pair chooses to write about what to write about. In the span of 90 minutes, the team writes and performs their show at the festival and learns lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists along the way.

Seascape with Sharks and Dancer

Friday-Saturday, April 4-5, 7 p.m.; Glenn Auditorium, Clegg Fine Arts Building
In this offbeat and wonderful love story by Don Nigro, a young man who lives in a remote beach bungalow has pulled a lost young woman from the ocean. Soon, she finds herself trapped in his life and torn between her need to come to rest somewhere and her certainty that all human relationships turn eventually into nightmares. The struggle between his tolerant and gently ironic approach to life and her strategy of suspicion and attack becomes a kind of war about love and creation which neither can afford to lose.

Musical Theatre Revue

Wednesday, April 30, 7 p.m.; Dobbs Theatre, Goolsby Center
Some of YHC’s most talented students strut their stuff with favorite Broadway songs, dances and scenes selected from the best of the young artists’ growing professional repertoires. Musical theatre enthusiasts are sure to love this evening of cabaret-style performances that will leave a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

Recommended for mature audiences only