“Try To Remember” a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their meddling fathers. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”
We are very excited to announce our 2019-2020 Season!
🔷 HOLLYWOOD ARMS [September 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, 29th] Synopsis: Set in California in 1941 and 1951, Hollywood Arms is the funny and moving story of three generations of women living on welfare in a one-room apartment, one block north of Hollywood Boulevard. It is a story about shattered hopes and realized dreams.
🔷 THE BOYS NEXT DOOR [November 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th] Synopsis: The place is a communal residence in a New England city, where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly “burned out” young social worker. Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of the four main characters, where “little things” sometimes become momentous (and often very funny). These are moments of great poignancy when we are reminded that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time they are allotted on this earth.
🔷 ELF THE MUSICAL JR. [Junior Actors of Ridgedale] [December 14th, 15th] Synopsis: A title known the world over, Elf The Musical JR. is a holiday musical based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make every young performers and audience members alike embrace his or her “inner elf”.
🔷 COMEDY OF TENORS [January 17th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st; Feb. 1st, 2nd] Synopsis: One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maira, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.
🔷 ONE ACT FESTIVAL [February 14th, 15th] Synopsis: Annual One-Act Fundraiser, An Evening of One-Act Performances.
🔷 CHILDREN OF EDEN [March 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd] Synopsis: Children of Eden casts the beloved biblical stories of Genesis through the personal lens of family. An epic musical with an original cast of sixty, Children of Eden starts with the very beginning: the creation of the universe. This joyous and inspiring musical celebrates the difficulty of choice, the importance of passion, the value of questioning, and the pain in allowing those you love to take risks and face the consequences.
🔷 CABARET [May 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th] Synopsis: Cabaret takes place from 1929-1930, a time when Berlin, in the midst of a post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from a center of underground, avant-garde cultural epicenter to the beginnings of Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the rise of the Nazi Party. With a distinctly Brechtian dose of provocation and a score featuring songs that have become classics of the American Musical Theater, Cabaret is a fierce, meaty musical that pushes the boundaries of the form and literally holds “the mirror up to nature.”
🔷 INTO THE WOODS JR. [Junior Actors of Ridgedale] [June 27th, 28th] Synopsis: Into the Woods JR. features all your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch. With unforgettable roles, Into the Woods JR. showcases an ensemble of talented singers and actors in a lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.
Tickets on Sale Now!
Tickets are now on sale for the 2018-2019 season at Ridgedale!