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The following shows are presented in a rotating repertory from June 1 through July 14, 2013. Follow PSST! on Facebook!
The Sound of Music
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.
Adapted from the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization
Music by: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by: Oscars Hammerstein II
Book by: Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse
Suggested by : "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp
The World's Most Beloved Musical!
Opens June 1, 2013
Promotional support for The Sound of Music has been provided by VSU WebMBA.
The Marvelous Wonderettes
The Marvelous Wonderettes begins at the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to the girls performing such classic ‘50s and ‘60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “It’s My Party,” and over 20 other classic hits! You’ve never had this much fun at a prom and you will never forget The Marvelous Wonderettes—a must-take musical trip down memory lane!
Adapted from Marvelous Wonderettes
Written & Created by: Roger Bean
Musical Arrangements by: Brian William Baker
Orchestrations by: Michael Borth
Vocal Arrangements by: Roger Bean & Brian William Baker
“One irresistible musical! An utter charm bomb!” –The New York Times
Opens June 14, 2013
The Marvelous Wonderettes is sponsored in part by Wild Adventures Water & Theme Park.
A Little Night Music
Stephen Sondheim creates a stunning tour de force when he takes Ingmar Bergman's comedy of manners, Smiles of a Summer Night, and turns it into a musical of masterful execution and elegance. With four Tony Awards, this is a musical work that has forever entranced the world of theatre.
Set in 1900 Sweden, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desirée Armfeldt and the men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. When the traveling actress performs in Fredrik's town, the estranged lovers' passion rekindles. This strikes a flurry of jealousy and suspicion between Desirée, Fredrik, Fredrik's wife, Anne, Desirée's current lover, the Count, and the Count's wife, Charlotte. Both men -- as well as their jealous wives -- agree to join Desirée and her family for a weekend in the country at Desirée's mother's estate. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is full of hilariously witty and heartbreakingly moving moments of adoration, regret and desire.
Adapted from Music Theatre International
Music and Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim
Book by: Hugh Wheeler
Orchestrations by: Jonathan Tunick
Suggested by a Film by: Ingmar Bergman
Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by: Harold Prince
"Heady, civilized, sophisticated, and enchanting." -The New York Times
Opens June 21, 2013