The Addams Family - A New Musical Comedy
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by Mark DiPietro
"The Addams Family" features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.
Dead Man's Shoes
Directed by Dan Walker
Written by Joseph Zettelmaier
"Dead Man’s Shoes" is a dark comedy drama set in the wild west. It follows the adventures of the outlaw Injun Bill Picote as he seeks revenge for his best friend who was hanged, skinned, and made into a pair of shoes (that is based on a true story). He is accompanied on his quest by his (unwanted) sidekick Froggy Baptiste (a lucky deserter from Custer’s ill fated regiment). Along the way they learn serious lessons about friendship, redemption and the dignity of man. Michigan playwright Joseph Zettelmaier won Best New Play at Encore Michigan’s Wilde Awards when "Dead Man’s Shoes" premiered in 2012.
These shows are free and open to the community.
The Jungle Book
By Callan Stout
Directed by Joni Warner
A Youth Plays Production
Based on the stories in "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling, this production speaks to the audience about appreciating your family, but also about finding courage. In this adaptation of Kipling’s famous stories, the beat of a drum and the cry of a wolf give way to the sounds of the ferocious Shere Khan. Our youth performers (ages 6-16) will lead you through this jungle adventure with a message: “Enjoy the animal world and don’t be afraid to let out your inner beast."
She Loves Me
Directed by Kerry Graves
"She Loves Me" is a charming musical comedy filled with romance and humor. The basic plot is so popular that it has been turned into three films, the latest being You've Got Mail, but this musical is set in the thirties in a picturesque Parfumerie in Europe. Recently revived on Broadway, this show has something for all.
By Barbara Field
Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens
Directed by Mark DiPietro
Beginning in his humble boyhood with his sister and her husband, the play follows Pip through his encounter with the escaped convict Magwitch; his experiences with Miss Havisham and Estella; and on to his time in London where after his “expectations” are mysteriously made known, Pip aspires to become a gentleman.