‘Mary Poppins,’ ‘Cabaret’ headline Village Theatre’s 2014-15 season

March 4, 2014

By Staff

Village Theatre continues its passion for creating art with a 2014-2015 season that includes the Bob Fosse classic “Cabaret,” the Disney family favorite “Mary Poppins,” the contemporary Broadway hit “In the Heights,” brand new musical comedy thriller “No Way to Treat a Lady” and a straight play based on the Jules Verne book “Around the World in 80 Days.”

Village Theatre’s own Steve Tomkins will direct “Mary Poppins” and “No Way to Treat a Lady.” The theater will welcome Eric Ankrim (director) and Daniel Cruz (choreographer) for “In the Heights.”

Earlier start times (7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday evenings) launched last season will continue, and four- and three-show subscription packages will be available for purchase just before and just after the holiday season.

Last season saw record-breaking attendance for the extended run of “Les Misérables,” and subscriptions are tracking to hit their highest number to date, 18,400 season ticket holders. Village Theatre has experienced steady growth over the past 34 seasons and currently has an operating budget of more than $10 million.

 

‘In The Heights’

Music and lyrics

by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes

Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Sept. 18 – Oct. 26

Turn up the heat and get ready to feel the rhythm as this Broadway dance spectacular brings the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan to the stage. In a community where everyone knows your business, things are about to shake-up as romances bloom, dreams are challenged and one winning lottery ticket threatens to change everything. Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and winner of Best Musical, as well as a Pulitzer Prize nominee, “In The Heights” is a fun and fresh hip-hop musical set in a sizzling summer filled with music and possibilities.

 

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s ‘Mary Poppins’

A musical based on the

stories of P. L. Travers and the Walt Disney film

Nov. 13 – Jan. 4, 2015

Based on the timeless books of P. L. Travers and complete with all the beloved songs from the Academy Award-winning Disney film, this magical stage musical tells the inspirational tale of the amazing flying nanny, who’s practically perfect in every way. With Mary and Burt leading the way, rejoice in beloved songs like “Spoonful of Sugar,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and “Jolly Holiday,” as you’re swept away in this exhilarating live theater experience for the whole family.

 

‘Around the World in 80 Days’

By Mark Brown

(from the novel by Jules Verne)

Jan. 22 – March 1, 2015

Based on Jules Verne’s popular novel, this is the hilarious story of Phileas Fogg’s whistle-stop journey to satisfy a wager and circumnavigate the world in 80 days. But with bandits, a damsel in distress and transportation problems around every corner, will he be able to make the deadline? Danger, romance and comic surprises abound as this adventure is cleverly brought to the stage with five extraordinary actors performing 39 different characters from around the world.

 

‘No Way To Treat A Lady’

By Douglas Cohen and William Goldman

March 19 – April 26, 2015

This theatrically charged musical comedy thriller about a publicity-crazed actor-turned-serial-killer is based on the best-selling novel that became a renowned movie. A Village Original from 1990, this hilarious musical saw great success off-Broadway in 1996 and is returning to Village Theatre for a fresh, all-new production. With a devilish blend of humor, romance and murder, “No Way To Treat A Lady” is an exciting cat-and-mouse game complete with a befuddled detectives, meddling mothers and glamorous socialites.

 

‘Cabaret’

Book by Joe Masteroff

Based on the play by

John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Usherwood

Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

May 14 – July 3, 2015

It’s 1931 Berlin — the capital of divine decadence, liberal thought and cultural transformation while the shadow of the Nazis threatens to engulf all of Europe. It is the beginning of the end. Welcome to “Cabaret,” the iconic musical by the creators of “Chicago,” which revolves around the seedy happenings of the Kit Kat Klub and its regulars. Winner of countless awards, this sizzling musical reminds us that “life is a cabaret, old chum, and you’ll love this ‘Cabaret.’”

 

Subscriptions for tickets are $100 – $245; single tickets are $30 – $67. Learn more at www.villagetheatre.org.

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