Ain’t Retirement Grand!
Running March 4 to April 23, 2017
Ain’t Retirement Grand! is a hilarious musical that confirms retirement is grand! The show is for and about retirees, those about to retire, baby boomers, seniors and ANYONE who wants a FUN time at the theater! Always a sellout, Ain’t Retirement Grand! is a funny and delightful look at our retirement years with a cast of four singing twenty original songs. Written by local playwright / composer, Gil Perlroth, this musical has been receiving standing ovations while playing to packed theaters for years. It is a spoof of the subject of retirement and explores those golden years with no holds barred. Upbeat characters sing catchy songs about early bird specials, the silver cord, pets, and much, much more…..an audience favorite!
Running May 6 to July 9, 2017
Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career, as a public- school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him— bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and dog.
A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. “Dramatic literature is stuffed with memo- rable love scenes, but none is as immediately de- licious and dizzy as the one that begins the re- deeming affair in A.R. Gurney’s new comedy, SYLVIA…” -NY Times. “I can only call it one of the most involving, beautiful, funny, touching and profound plays I have ever seen…” -NY Daily News. “Gurney’s mad comedy is the most endearing good time to trot down the pike in many a moon. Howlingly funny…” -BackStage.
Mama Won’t Fly
Running September 2nd to October 22nd, 2017
An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get
her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding. Savannah’s problem:
Mama won’t fly. With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to
drive cross-country with her equally willful mother, Norleen Sprunt, in Mama’s vintage sedan. As Savannah
steels herself for this hastily conceived road trip, another outrageous complication arises: the bubbly, over-eager
bride-to-be arrives unannounced. Hayley Quinn, delighted to finally meet her future in-laws, is convinced
that travelling together to her wedding is the perfect way to bond. The folly of her decision quickly becomes apparent when the journey begins and comedic chaos ensues. Every conceivable—and inconceivable—mishap that can occur does, including the theft of their car and all their clothes, a near-fatal encounter at an underwear museum, the accidental homicide of an ancient Texas relative, a mad dash across the desert in a hijacked eighteenwheeler and a riotous detour to Vegas that ends in a brawl with an ordained showgirl/minister. As the misadventures multiply, the beleaguered trio rapidly develops the urge to ditch each other anywhere along the way. Eventually the race to get to the church on time takes its toll and the overwhelmed bride calls off the wedding. Rising above their age-old mother-daughter issues, Norleen and Savannah work together to get the nuptials back on track. In a surprising and heartwarming resolution, they forge an exciting new path for their own relationship and welcome Hayley into their delightfully wacky family. This ferociously funny, family-friendly Jones-Hope-Wooten comedy will have you laughing your way across the country and all the way down the aisle!
A Nice Family Christmas
Running November 4th to December 17th, 2017
From the playwright who brought you A Nice Family Gathering comes a follow-up play for the holidays! The family members all come back together to celebrate Christmas, this time without their father Carl Sr. The siblings are all called upon to commit a good deed for a family member and a final twist proves that mother knows best. Showing the true meaning of the holiday spirit, Phil Olson’s sequel will warm your heart and remind you of the importance of family.