Starmaker by Michael Leeds (Midwest Premiere)

The story of the relationship between Rock Hudson and his agent, Henry Willson. Together, they conquered Hollywood and then the world. The story explores the repercussions of living a lie, unable to live your true self due to society and homophobia within the entertainment industry, the thin, ugly boundary between love and hate, the cost of unbridled ambition, and the shame of growing older in a society that puts a premium on youth.  It’s the remarkable true story of two men who in their quest to be somebody, lost themselves.  Preview 5/23/24 Performances 5/24/24-5/26/24 and 5/30/24-6/01/24

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber (Produced in association with the Abbey Theater of Dublin and their preprofessional workshop students)

Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.  Preview 6/20/24 Performances 6/21/24-6/23/24 and 6/27/24-6/29/24 A special INDUSTRY NIGHT performance was added Wednesday June 26 at 7:00 PM. All evening performance will start at 7:00 PM; Sunday matinee at 2:00 PM. 

Silver Foxes by James Berg & Stan Zimmerman (Midwest Premiere)  (Stan Zimmerman wrote for many television series, including season one of The Golden Girls)

Inspired by Gen Silent, a 2010 documentary about LGBT seniors, Silver Foxes is described as a gay version of “The Golden Girls.” Benny and Chuck, two older gay men, rescue their dear friend Cecil from a homophobic senior living facility and bring him to live with them in Palm Springs.  Preview 9/05/24 Performances 9/06/24-9/08/24 and 9/12/24-9/14/24

The Canterville Ghost by Tim Kelly and based on a story by Oscar Wilde. (Midwest Premiere) An average American family acquires historic old Canterville Chase – complete with ghost! Sir Simon, the sporting spirit, succeeds in making life miserable. Then the Americans strike back. Pam and Wendy, daughters of the new owners, attack the poor ghost with cans of hairspray and deodorant! Sir Simon feels this is hardly fair, so he enlists the aid of some friends: Hester the Horrid, Lady Joan the Graveless, the Vampire Duchess, and other things that go bump in the night. Life is hectic and fantastically funny around Canterville Chase until the real solution to the problem of the galloping ghost is discovered. Preview 10/10/24        Performances 10/11/24-10/13/24 and 10/17/24-10/19/24