April 28 – May 7
Area premiere
The Musical of Musicals, The Musical Music by Eric Rockwell, Lyrics by Joanne Bogart
Book by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart
Directed by Joe Bishara
Performances: April 28 (Preview) at 7:30, April 29 (Opening) at 8:00, April 30 at 8:00, May 1 at 2:00, May 4 & 5 at 7:30,
May 6 & 7 at 8:00
A musical about musicals! In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form. A Rogers and Hammerstein version; a Stephen Sondheim version; a Jerry Herman version; Andrew Lloyd Webber version; and a Kander & Ebb version.

June 23 – July 2
Area premiere
Birds of a Feather by Marc Acito
Directed by Jarrod Turnbull
Performances: June 23 (Preview) at 7:30, June 24 (Opening) at 8:00, June 25 at 8:00, June 26 at 2:00, June 29 & 30 at 7:30,
July 1 & 2 at 8:00
Recounts the story of Roy and Silo, the two Central Park Zoo male chinstrap penguins who partnered, adopted an egg, hatched, and raised a chick together. The trial and tribulations of parenting, regardless of your species or sex.

July 21 – 30
Area premiere
Gently Down the Stream by Martin Sherman
Directed by Joe Bishara
Performances: July 21 (Preview) at 7:30, July 22 (Opening) at 8:00, July 23 at 8:00, July 24 at 2:00, July 27 & 28 at 7:30,
July 29 & 30 at 8:00
A remarkably moving, brilliantly funny love story that reflects the triumphs and heartbreaks of the entire length of the gay rights movement. Celebrating and mourning the ghosts of the men and women who led the way for equality, marriage, and the right to dream.

 

September 15 – 24
Area premiere
Boy by Anna Ziegler
Directed by Mark Phillips Schwamberger
Performances: September 15 (Preview) at 7:30, September 16 (Opening) at 8:00, September 17 at 8:00, September 18 at 2:00,
September 21 & 22 at 7:30, September 23 & 24 at 8:00
Inspired by a true story that explores the tricky terrain of finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between doctor and patient. A well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold.

 

 October 13 – 22
World premiere
I’ll Take Romance, The Musical
Libretto by Edwin Sanchez with Paul Lockwood, Music and Lyrics by Michael Leamon
Adapted from the original stage play, I’ll Take Romance by Edwin Sanchez
Directed by Mark Phillips Schwamberger
Performances: October 13 (Preview) at 7:30, October 14 (Opening) at 8:00, October 15 at 8:00, October 16 at 2:00,
October 19 & 20 at 7:30, October 21 & 22 at 8:00
A delightful new musical that proves love will always triumph. Angel, a gay gold digger, sets his sights on a newly out and proud billionaire. Dragging his best friend along for the ride and leaving collateral damage in his wake, Angel’s plans hit a wall when the billionaire’s best friend, Chi Chi, steps in and takes over. Mixed in with vengeful ex-wives, an imaginary lover, closeted twin brothers.