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2018-2019 Season

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MAINSTAGE SERIES

Wanda's Monster

Fred Register Endowment for Children’s Theatre

By Laurie Berkner, Barbara Zinn Krieger
Saturday, September 22, 2 p.m.
GMH

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Based on the award-winning children’s book by Eileen Spinelli, Wanda’s Monster features music and lyrics by singer, songwriter and superstar children’s recording artist Laurie Berkner, including fan favorites “Monster Boogie” and “Wanda, Whatcha Wanna Do?,” and a book by Barbara Zinn Krieger.

 

Blithe Spirit

By Noël Coward

“Pay What You Can” Preview
Tuesday, November 6, 7 p.m.
Wednesday-Saturday, November 7 - 10, 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 10, 2 p.m.
DT   $

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his rst wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium.”

 

Oklahoma!

By Rodgers & Hammerstein
“Pay What You Can” Preview

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, February 21 - 23, 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 23,  2 p.m.
DT  $

Set in farm country outside the town of Claremore, Oklahoma Territory, the rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the backdrop for the love story between a cowboy named Curly and the farm girl, Laurey, he wants to marry. The road to true love is anything but smooth when a coarse man named Jud Fry also sets his sights on Laurey—and there’s very little he won’t do to claim her. As the road to romance and the road to statehood converge, Curly and Laurey’s story is poised to unfold in a brand new state—OKLAHOMA!

 

Eurydice

By Sarah Ruhl
“Pay What You Can” Preview
Wednesday, April 24, 7 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, April 25 - 27, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 27, 2 p.m.
DT   $

Eurydice is a reimagining of the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters and ingenious plot twists, Eurydice is a fresh look at a timeless love story.

 

SECOND SERIES

Independent

By John Babcock
Friday, August 31, 7 p.m.
DT

Dan Triandi ou’s one-man performance as John Cassavetes, the godfather of American independent lm, depicts a dramatic moment in the extraordinary life of the in uential lmmaker. Using Cassavetes’ own inspiring words, the play follows his journey from being a struggling actor to a young Hollywood writer/director clashing with the system, to his realization that true freedom and happiness lies in carving one’s own path.

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

Valentine's Day Cabaret Fundraiser

Thursday, February 14, 7 p.m.
Suber Banquet Hall

YHC’s Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Society presents the sixth annual Valentine’s Day Cabaret to benefit student trips within the Theatre Department. Talented students will perform a variety of short musical and dramatic bits related to the themes of love and heartbreak.

Musical Theatre Revue

Saturday, May 4
DT

Some of YHC’s most talented students strut their stuff with favorite numbers selected from the best of the young artists’ growing professional repertories. Donations to support student travel will be accepted at the door.

 

STUDIO SERIES

Constellations

By Nick Payne
Wednesday-Thursday Nov. 14-15, 7 p.m.
DT

This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know—delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.

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

 

An Evening of One-Act Plays

By various playwrights
Monday-Tuesday, March 4-5, 7 p.m.
DT

Join us as directing students take on the challenge of directing one-act plays for the Studio Season. Titles to be announced in the spring!

 

 

 

DT – Dobbs Theatre, Goolsby Center
GMH– Glenn-McGinnis Hall

Some Mainstage Series tickets (marked $) are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors 65+ or with YHC ID. Contributions are also accepted during “Pay What You Can” Previews.