Charley’s Aunt Jan 15-February 6, Matinee on Jan 23
Set amongst the confining rigiors of Victorian Era proprietary Heritage Theater’s production of Charley’s Aunt is anything but stodgy. Jack and Charley have a hot double date planned. Refusing to be hampered by overbearing and nosy chaperone’s starry-eyed Jack and Charley contrive to have a chaperone of their choosing: Lord Fancourt Babblerly. Under normal circumstances his lordship would be a completely inappropriate choice were it not for one small detail. The obliging Lord Blabberly is to be disguised as Charley’s venerable Aunt.
The plan is getting along swimmingly well until Charley’s own dear, REAL Aunt arrives to check up on her mischievous nephew.
As in all good farces, hilarity with a dash of true love is the eventual outcome. Come laugh and evening away with us this spring.
25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee March 5-27, Matinee March 13 and 20
What can you really learn from a spelling bee? If we’re talking about William Finn’s musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee, plenty.
Socially awkward though they may be Olive, William, Marcy and all the rest are a reflexion of ourselves. Feeling the pressure to please, knowing the sadness of being alone, living for once and future glory, second chances and compassion.
Where you are hooked on phonics or not, you will be hooked on the lives and stories of the competitors in the 25th annual spelling bee.
Nunsense 16-May 8 - Matinee April 24th and May 1st
Five of the 19 surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken, discover their cook, Sister Julia,
accidentally killed the other 52 residents of the convent with her tainted vichyssoise.
Upon discovering the disaster, Mother Superior had a vision in which she was told to start a
greeting card company to raise funds for the burials. The greeting cards were an enormous
success and, thinking there was plenty of money, the Reverend Mother bought expensive
items for the convent, leaving her with no money to pay for the last four burials.
With the deceased nuns on ice in the deep freeze, they decide to stage a variety show in the Mount
Saint Helen's School auditorium to raise the necessary amount.
Something’s Rotten June 4-26, Matinee June 12 and 18
No one enjoys playing second fiddle, least of all the Bottom brothers Nigel and Nick. Who wouldn’t feel a tad resentful struggling to crack the London theater scene of 1595 with Sr William Shaespere dominating in every aspect?
What is a pair of overlooked, over confident playwrights to do?
Why, invent a musical, of course. That old hack the Bard couldn’t possibly compete with them if music were to feature prominently into their newest masterwork.
This hilariously funny musical comedy will have you in stitches as Nigel and Nick learn what it is to succeed in the only way they can: being true to thine own self.
Frozen Jr July 15-19, Matinee July 17
Frozen Jr is Heritage Theater’s second annual production for kids only. Children will learn skills of dancing, acting, singing, stage directions and so much more all culminating in a magical on stage production of the massive
hit Frozen Jr adapted for stage.
Sound of Music August 13-Sept 4, Matinee August 21 and 28
Escape the dog days of summer with one last trip to the mountains with
Roger and Hammerstein’s beloved classic Sound of Music.
Enjoy the highs and lows of falling in love, finding family and navigating the hilarity and perils of family life.
Maria, an oddball nun, finds her place and her soul mate in the
last place she ever thought to seek it: as a governess.
But, like all fairy tales Happily Ever After comes at a cost. Maria must choose between the religious life she loved and the family who stole her heart. Captain Vontrapp must choose between the country he serves and the integrity that has so often served him. Young lovers must choose between what is and what could be.
There is something for everyone in this heartwarming tale.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels October 1-23, Matinee Oct 9 and 15
Everybody hates a con, except that is for a bigger better con. In Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels Laurence Jameson and Freddy Benson really put the low in lowlife. By all outward appearances no one would ever know it! Suave and cultured Laurence Jameson lives a life of easy on the French Riviera. All of it financed by unwitting women who have two things in common: wealth and a susceptibility to the charms of a conman.
Small time conman, Freddy Benson discovering his better in Laurence begs to be
taught the tricks of the truely high-rolling con.
Things are not always as they appear and it seems that even the con can get taken for a ride.
Scrooge Nov 26- Dect 18, Matinee Dec 4 and 11
Heritage Theater proudly presents “Scrooge” a retelling the Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge ever an old miserly curmudgeon stumbles his way through life pinching every penny he can. Not even the annual merriment of the holiday season can stir his cold heart. It seems money, and only money matter to him.
All is not lost Scrooge for he has ghostly helpers.
The first of which is Jacob Marley, Scrooge’s long deceased business partner.
Jacob comes bearing a warning of the torment that awaits Scrooge should he not change his ways.
Jacob is followed in turn by three other ghostly visitors.
A tale of redemption and hope Scrooge sets the stage for a blessed Christmas season for all.