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Special guest performers include Julie Schoenthal, Amy Strong, Tom Edmonds, Dave Scannell, Bobby Kerrigan, John Archer, Gary Ames, Alex Grover, Anne Lucas, Jared Walsh, Chelsea Minton, Jacob Sundlie, Andrea Giangreco, and Ursina Amsler.
The evening will be hosted by Erik Rodenhiser with musical accompaniment provided by Joe Stroup.
Theatre For Children by Children
Written by Lynda Johnson
and the Children of Backyard Theatre Company
Additional Music and Dialogue by Janet Sheehan
Directed by Lynda Johnson
Music and Choreography by Janet Sheehan
Children’s Theatre Program Director Ginny Morton
Friday May 15 5:30pm
Saturday May 16 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Sunday May 17 1:00pm
Book and Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong
Book by Michael Mayer
Music and Lyrics by Green Day
Direction by Steve Black
Musical Direction by Lianne Goodwin
Choreography by Lara Finn
June 19-28, 2015
Auditions May 18 and 19 – Click for complete audit1on details and to schedule an audition appointment.
The two-time TONY Award-winning hit musical American Idiot, based on Green Day’s GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day’s album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Michael is called back home to attend familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the story line.
and the World Goes ‘Round
Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Directed by Anne Lucas
July 31-August 9, 2015
A witty collection of the best songs from Cabaret, Chicago, All That Jazz, Kiss of the Spider Woman, New York , New York, Funny Lady etc. The big belt numbers, acerbically witty songs and soulful tunes make a delight evening of entertainment.
May 3, 3:00pm-6:00pm
May 4, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Call backs May 6 at 6:30pm
And the World Goes ‘Round won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and The Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Musical Revue.
In his New York Times review, Frank Rich wrote:
“And the World Goes ‘Round: The Songs of Kander and Ebb,” the new revue at the commodiously renovated Westside Theater, may be its authors’ long overdue smash. The evening is an unexpected delight: a handsome, tasteful, snazzily staged outpouring of song and dance that celebrates all the virtues of the Kander-Ebb catalogue while scrupulously avoiding most of the cloying cliches of and-then-I-wrote anthologies. The revue is sophisticated enough to satisfy aficionados like myself, who recently spent a week’s allowance to replace a worn copy of the out-of-print cast album of “The Happy Time,” and welcoming enough to convert new audiences to the Kander-Ebb fold. The five fresh performers, mostly familiar but unheralded Broadway hands, are the best team of its sort to hit town since the quintet in “Ain’t Misbehavin’.”