The King and I is one of the greatest musicals from the golden age of Broadway - adored by the public and critics alike - with one of the finest scores ever written including "Whistle a Happy Tune," "Getting to Know You" and "Shall We Dance." Set in the 1860s, The King and I is based on the true story of Anna Leonowens, a widowed schoolteacher from Wales who travels to Siam to teach the King's many children. Her effect on the kingdom and the kingdom's effect on her are the basis of this beautiful and classic musical.
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Dr. Keeling's Curve tells the story of the life and work of Dr. Charles David ("Dave") Keeling (1928-2005), whose work on CO2 (carbon dioxide) measurement at Caltech in the mid 1950s gave the world its first early warnings of the dangers of climate change. The fully dimensional narrative explores his life as a husband father as well as his brilliant work as a scientist.
Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the production centers around Romeo's ability to cross over the thresholds of political demands and fight to the death to find his true-love. Romeo Rocks the 80's is a collaboration between performers from Theatre by the Blind and musicians from Rex & Friends featuring an all-blind cast and extraordinary musicians with different disabilities.
Jay and Will Grimmz, the hip-hop fable story dance-pop sensation, have come back home to the city where they grew up to give a concert. They're known not just for their sounds, but for their powerful storytelling, an inventive remix of familiar classics. The brothers put a modern spin on valuable life lessons in Snow White and the Seven Shawties, Down with Rapunzel, Hanzel & Gretel: Lost in the Hood, and their featured first Granny-winning song, Break, Cinderella, Break! Pay your bling, hear them sing, and get ready to drop the mic in this unforgettable theatrical experience.
Footloose, the award-nominated musical with the memorable music of Kenny Loggins, is the heartfelt story of a man who's lost his son and a boy who's lost his father, and how they help each other to heal. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 movie soundtrack and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose is all about fun, dancing & the carefree nature of being a teenager. The indelible music, created from the 1998 musical, is based on the 1984 film and has truly stood the test of time. Presented by Panic! Productions and BarCinBoo Productions, Inc.
Jenn, Michelle and Joey look back at the summer of 1972, when their Korean American family piled into the Buick for an All-American road trip-spontaneously orchestrated by their father. From Milwaukee to Los Angeles and back again, they hit the open plains, stocked with kimchi, banchan and lemon drops, rickety Coleman camper in tow. But Korean parents and American kids hold conflicting ideas of what they're looking for and the real purpose of their journey comes to light. A funny and touching world premiere by an exciting new voice.
In honor of its 50th Anniversary, the Playhouse is proud to present this unsung sensation in its full, original, and soaring orchestration. Boasting one of the most singular and sumptuous scores in Broadway history, Sondheim's enchanting, hilarious romantic farce is a bona fide classic of American musical theater.
What does it mean to give a part of yourself to someone else? International City Theatre presents the West Coast premiere of Under the Skin, a surprising new comedy by Michael Hollinger (Opus). Lou needs a kidney. As in now. His daughter Raina's got one to spare, but she's also got issues. (Plenty of these.) Like, how come the sonofabitch had sex with so many women who weren't her mother? Secrets get aired and truths revealed in this lively, unpredictable comedy that asks just how much parents and children really owe one another.
From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.
You Can't Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960's Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV's most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? This all-new touring production will reunite Broadway's award-winning creative team led by Director Jack O'Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences. Don't miss this "exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy" (The New Yorker).
Our play Mr. Yunioshi reverses the real-life event by casting Asian American actor J. Elijah Cho to play Mickey Rooney. Rooney is depicted here as something of a narcissist, at first believing he is being cast as the romantic lead opposite Ms. Hepburn. When it becomes apparent that he is being tapped to play the role of Mr. Yunioshi, Rooney has to deal with the question: Should he play the Asian character? We know from the cinematic record what he ultimately did, but our play shows how he arrived there.
Impro Theatre's Sondheim UnScripted is a completely improvised "musical revue" in the style of one of Broadway's most acclaimed artists, Stephen Sondheim. The on stage cast and improvising piano virtuoso work together as an ensemble to create songs with the intricate rhymes, soaring counter melodies, and complex themes that are all hallmarks of Sondheim's work, creating a wholly original, thrilling musical revue so closely resembling Sondheim's work, you'd swear you knew the songs even though they're completely made-up on the spot for every performance.
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
Nothing says science like KABOOM! Doktor Kaboom is an over-the-top German physicist with an unbridled and contagious passion for science. Sporting chrome goggles, orange lab coat, motorcycle boots, and wicked cool hair, Doktor Kaboom travels the world, thrilling adults and children alike with an explosive comedic style that is guaranteed to please. Returning to Segerstrom Center with his original show, the good Doktor will captivate audiences with his hilarious and fun series of increasingly spectacular, and (often)successful, demonstrations of the physical sciences including an homage to Mister Wizard, a tabletop catapult, illusions of the mind, and impressive chemical reactions.
The year is 1619, three years since the death of William Shakespeare. His closest friends are struck with the epiphany that most of his plays exist only in the fragile memories of aging actors, and become passionately determined to immortalize his work in what becomes the first printed collection of his plays. Lauren Gundersen's love letter to The Bard and the world of theatre revels in a comically outlandish but true story of love, loss, and laughter.
In SIX, the queens of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse-remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of twenty-first-century girl power. The all-woman cast, backed by an all-woman band known as the "Ladies in Waiting," traverses the spectrum of modern-day pop with a soundtrack that has stormed up the UK charts.
What will it take to get two dozen powerfully passionate, exceedingly complicated, and all-too-human individuals to settle their differences, while they hold the very future of a nation in their hands? American Repertory Theater at Harvard University/Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, 1776, is a tuneful, witty, and constantly surprising reexamination of a pivotal moment in American history from directors Jeffrey L. Page (Violet) and Diane Paulus (Waitress). 1776 comes to Chicago with the celebrated Broadway cast that reflects multiple representations of race, gender, and ethnicity. You may never think about our country-who we are and why-the same way again.