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The 2020 season begins June 5!

Cover Image: The Marvelous Wonderetts

The Marvelous Wonderetts

Book by Roger Bean

This hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives, the girls serenade us with classic ’50s hits including Lollipop, Dream Lover and Stupid Cupid. When the girls reunite to take the stage and perform at their 10-year reunion we learn about the past decade’s highs and lows.

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Man of La Mancha

Written by Dale Wasserman
Lyrics by Joe Darion Music by Mitch Leigh

Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious and heartbreaking, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes The Impossible Dream, I, Don Quixote, Dulcinea, I Really Like Him, Little Bird and To Each His Dulcinea.  

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Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare

Love and victory are in the air at the start of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. When Claudio, a young gentleman and soldier, swears his love to the charming Hero, Signor Benedick, a bachelor, swears by his beard that he will never marry. Little does Benedick know that he may have, at last, met his match in Hero’s quick-witted cousin, Beatrice. And little does the town of Messina know that it is about to be rocked by a scandal that will take a miracle to put right.

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Every Brilliant Thing

Written by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe

Mom’s in the hospital. She’s “done something stupid.” So, you start a list of everything that’s brilliant and worth living for. 1. Ice cream 2. Water fights 3. Staying up past your bedtime. You leave it on her pillow, hoping, and you add to the list throughout your life. This one man, funny and moving play is a tribute to resilience and hope—as it enlists you, the audience, to tell this heartfelt story. Every Brilliant Thing shines a hilarious and compassionate light on dark corners of the human condition.

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Little Women: The Musical

Book by Allan Knee
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein Music by Jason Howland

Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America. Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit. The powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope – the sounds of a young America finding its voice.

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The Emerging Artist Initiative

A New Work
 Theatre for Young People by Young People

HSRT is thrilled to announce we will again offer high school students the opportunity to audition to be a part of The Emerging Artist Initiative. This audition-based, tuition-based company of young people will present a new work based on a popular children's book. The students will be immersed in a professional theatre experience and will have a professional director and professional designers to guide them through their production. Audition dates will be announced in November.

Cover Image: Pete the Cat (rights pending)

Pete the Cat (rights pending)

Book and Lyrics by Sarah Hammond
Based on the Pete the Cat series of books by Kimberly and James Dean Music by Will Aronson

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners — and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up. Based on the Pete the Cat series of books by Kimberly and James Dean. Fun for all ages, but especially appreciated by ages 3 to 8. (rights pending)

Take a look at previous productions from HSRT