Thursday, Friday, Saturday Performances are at 7:30 PM, Sunday Matinee times are at 3:00 PM
Moonlight and Magnolias
Beardsley Theater, September 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, October 1, 2, 3, 2015
1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn't work. So what's an all-powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film's stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.
Beardsley Theater, November 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 December 3, 4, 5,6 2015
Winner of the Mystery Writers of America’s coveted “Edgar” award (the “Oscar” of crime and suspense) and written by Tony award winner Rupert Holmes, Accomplice has thrilled audiences on Broadway, across the United States and around the word. The New York Times has called it “a deliciously witty cocktail of a whodunit, with pretzel turns in a maniacally seamless plot where skullduggery emerges the winner.” This theatrical roller coaster triggers screams of laughter even as audiences vow to keep its secrets hush-hush. The story begins in Dartmoor, England at the stylish weekend retreat of the affluent Derek and Janet Taylor, where both adultery and murder are in the air. But we soon learn all is never as it seems in this electrifying evening of trickery and misdirection. Who is the hunter and who the hunted…and who is Accomplice’s title character? “The best fooler since Sleuth and twice as clever!” said the L.A. Times. “The comedy thriller of all comedy thrillers!” proclaimed LA Theatre & Entertainment Review.
Blackbox Theatre setting on the Frauenthal Stage January 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 2016
The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the 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".
To Kill a Mockingbird
Beardsley Theater, February 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, March 3, 4, 5, 2016
One of the most beloved and beautifully compassionate stories ever written comes to breathtaking life on stage. Set in small-town Alabama during the Depression, and seen with brilliant clarity through the eyes of a young tomboy, this Pulitzer Prize-winning tale is about innocence, tolerance, family and the courage to live what you believe. Civic Theatre will partner with leading community organizations, to create a city-wide series of events and discussions around To Kill a Mockingbird, including dramatic readings, book and panel discussions, talkbacks with artists moderated by university scholars and additional special events.
Into the Woods
Frauenthal Theater, May 5, 6, 7, 8, 2016
The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.