Summer Stage: Moon Over Buffalo
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Summer Stage 2014
MOON OVER BUFFALO
by Ken Ludwig
Author of last summer's hysterical season opener, The Fox on the Fairway, Ken Ludwig continues in his hectic comic tradition with Moon Over Buffalo. The play follows George and Charlotte Hay, two fading actors that are on the brink of a disastrous split-up, until word is received that they might have one last shot at stardom. George and Charlotte have their work cut out for them when hilarious mishaps ensue and they start to question which play they are actually performing!
THE ODD COUPLE
by Neil Simon
Based on the same story line as the original comedy, this female version of The Odd Couple by Neil Simon follows two leading ladies into a night of Trivial Pursuit with their girlfriends. Hilarity remains the same as the original featuring an uptight, neat-freak roommate, and the careless slob she lives with.
Book, music, and lyrics by Lionel Bart
A musical based on Charles Dickens' novel "Oliver Twist." Lionel Bart brings to life Dickens' timeless characters and the ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more. This magnificent score includes Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You've Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, As Long As He Needs Me and many more.
2013 Summer Stage Shows:
The Fox on the Fairway
A comedy by Ken Ludwig
The Fox on the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club.
The Adventures of Mr. Toad
A musical in two acts by Piers Chater Robinson
A fun-filled musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind in the Willows" which relates the fall and rise of the impulsive Mr. Toad through a series of daring adventures. The invaluable support of his riverside chums helps to bring about a joyous conclusion.
Lie, Cheat, and Genuflect
A comedy by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore
The Buckle brothers, Billy and Tom, are in big trouble: Tom’s infallible eye for slow horses has drained away all of Billy’s savings and he has borrowed from loan shark, Pizza Face Petrillo, who now wants his money back or else!
2012 Summer Stage Shows:
A comic play written by Noël Coward
The play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.
Through the Looking Glass
Book and Lyrics by Chris Blackwood and Music by Piers Chater Robinson
From the creator of Peter Pan the Musical this new show by composer Piers Chater Robinson has been brilliantly adapted by Chris Blackwood from the classic novel by Lewis Carroll. With a cast of wonderful, eccentric characters and 12 glorious songs your cast members will be challenged and thrilled and your audience will be entertained and moved.
The Senator Who Wore Pantyhose
A comedy by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore
Fed up with political and religious scandals? This comedy revolves around the failing presidential campaign of "Honest" Gabby Sandalson, a regular guy whose integrity has all but crippled his bid for the White House. His sleazy campaign manager trumps up an implausible sex scandal to garner votes, a scheme that gloriously backfires.
2011 Summer Stage Shows:
Love, Sex, and the IRS
A comedy by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore.
With twists of fate, mistaken identities and hilarious comic lines, Love, Sex and the IRS is a wild farce about unemployed musicians Jon and Leslie, who room together in New York City. Jon has been filing tax returns listing the pair as married, and the IRS decides to investigate the "couple". Leslie masquerades as a housewife, aided by Jon's fiancee, Kate. Complicating matters further Leslie and Kate are having an affair, Jon's mother drops in to meet Kate, and Leslie's ex-girlfriend shows up.
A musical by Piers Chater Robinson
Peter Pan, like its namesake, is a tale which never ages. Children and adults have fallen under the spell of Neverland, a place where children can fly and exiting adventures happen every day. In 1985 Piers Chater Robinson adapted J.M. Barrie's book for the stage. His innovative Peter Pan musical score is well known and loved, performed by ever-popular characters Peter Pan, Wendy, John, Michael, the dastardly Captain Hook and his sidekick Smee, and, of course, that scary crocodile.
A Murder Mystery by Ken Ludwig.
This clever thriller delights with all the classic murder mystery devices: shots in the dark, darkly held secrets, deathbed letters, bottles bashed over the head, ghosts and hiders behind curtains, and misbegotten suspicions. Someone is trying to murder intrepid, eccentric actor William Gillette, best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, and he plans to solve the case himself. This is a whodunit mystery packed with suspects and tinged with suspense and laughter.