We are excited to announce our 2019 Season filled with classic comedies, musicals and mysteries with a few new and exciting comedies.
The season opens on February 1, 2019 with Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. When their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike, old resentments flare up.
Sparks fly, silverware is thrown, and romance blossoms this spring when Living on Love takes to the stage. When a demanding diva discovers that her larger-than-life maestro husband has become enamored with the lovely young lady hired to ghostwrite his largely fictional autobiography, she hires a handsome young scribe of her own.
May takes a literary turn with a serious play for trivial people in Bunbury. When two unseen characters from classic literature – Bunbury (The Importance of Being Earnest) and Rosaline (Romeo & Juliet) – join forces and sweep through time and literature to change their fate and potentially the future of the world. Together they infiltrate and alter classic literature, including giving Romeo & Juliet a happy ending.
Summer brings two shows to the Coaster Theatre stage beginning with the classic Agatha Christie murder mystery And Then There Were None. Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.
Alongside And Then There Were None this summer is the frolicking musical comedy Nunsense. When the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of Grease.
Fall brings cooler temps alongside the delightful, laugh-a-minute The Savannah Sipping Society. Four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jump start their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends.
The holiday season brings the beloved musical Annie to the stage. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt!