Redhouse Arts Center Sets 10th Season: TARZAN, CAROUSEL, GODSPELL & More

The upcoming year at Redhouse Arts Center is a big one as they gear up to celebrate their 10th anniversary season! Starting this summer, Redhouse Arts Center will bring an exciting variety of performances to the Central NY area.

"For our 10th season, we have selected a wide spectrum of works that reflects how Redhouse has matured over the last decade. From new work, to contemporary musicals, to classic plays, and with professional artists working alongside local artists and underserved students, Redhouse provides a unique artistic and social lens through which to see the vast diversity of arts in Syracuse." - Stephen Svoboda, Executive Artistic Director

"It has been a wonderful and challenging journey to reach the 10th year anniversary of Redhouse! We are so grateful to all the people along the way who have helped to make this happen. We believe that art has the power and the responsibility to build community and Redhouse has grown into an organization that is truly fulfilling this vision. " - Laura Austin, Artistic Associate

Redhouse Summer Season

As You Like it
by William Shakespeare
June 13-Aug 5
Don't miss Shakespeare's most beloved comedies about flirtation, friendship and mistaken identity. AS YOU LIKE IT is a 60 minute lighthearted look at the fickle and passionate nature of love. Will wit and merriment overcome jealousy and deception? How will true love ever find its way, lost in the delightful madness of the forest? Rosalind, her cousin Celia, and her clown Touchstone encounter a number of colorful, backwoods characters in a tale of mistaken identities and romance... or something like it.

The Cherry Orchard
by Anton Chekhov
June 26-28, July 11-12
The work of Anton Chekhov continues to be cherished for its brilliant wit and insight into the human condition. The Cherry Orchard lovingly portrays some of his most memorable characters as they struggle against clashing desires and lose their balance in the shifting eruptions of society and a modernizing Russia.

Book by David Henry Hwang, Music by Phil Collins
July 25-Aug 2
Based on Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes and the smash-hit 1999 Disney animated film, this delightful musical tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa who is taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas.

Music by Stephen Schwartz Book by John-Michael Tebelak
Aug. 7-16
USA Today says Godspell is cause to rejoice! This irresistibly exuberant production will make you a believer in the power of musical theater! This timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world.

Redhouse MainStage Season

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman, music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay Reiss.
Sept. 11-27
In this delightful musical six quirky adolescents compete in the Putnam Valley Middle School Bee and learn that winning isn't everything!

The Penguin Tango
by Stephen Svoboda
Oct. 23-Nov. 1
In this side-splitting, screwball comedy, inspired by actual events at the Bremerhaven, Brooklyn, and Central Park Zoos, a community of penguins is hilariously turned upside down by sex, stereotypes, and soggy sardines. Broadway World called The Penguin Tango "... sweet, charming, winsome and utterly enjoyable." Don't miss the chance to see the play Backstage Magazine calls "...a parachute ride into an anthropomorphic amusement park.

The Color Purple
with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray with book by Marsh Norman.
Dec. 4-20
Based on the Pulitzer prize winning novel by Alice Walker, this incredibly moving musical tells the story of a young woman who manages to triumph over adversity and find her own voice through the power of love.

WINTER REP: "REDHOUSE GONE WILDE" a series of three plays in repertory Jan. 21-Feb 8

A Man of No Importance with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by William Finn, and book by Terrance Mcnally.
This exquisite musical tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus driver in 1964 Dublin, whose heart holds secrets he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. A tender and beautifully woven tale of love, friendship and coming to terms with who we are.

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moisés Kaufman.
In three short months, Oscar Wilde, the most celebrated playwright and wit of Victorian England, was toppled from the apex of British society into humiliation and ruin. Drawing from trial documents, newspaper accounts, and writings of the key players, Moises Kaufman ignites an incendiary mix of sex and censorship.

The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
This masterpiece is probably the most famous of all comedies. It revolves wittily around the most ingenious case of "manufactured" mistaken identity ever put into a play.?

Broadway Bound
by Neil Simon
March 19-28
This rib-tickling and heart-wrenching play tells the story a young man who tries to tackle television as a comedy writer while watching the deteriorating marriage of his parents and a grandfather who marches to his own drummer. Truly one of Neil Simon's finest plays.

with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
April 30-May 9
Celebrated as one of the greatest musicals of the 20th Century, this classic depicts the extraordinary journey of traveling carnival man Billy Bigelow and millworker Julie Jordan and their unlikely romance.

Redhouse Lab Series Productions
A Number (Oct 17-19)Albertine in Five Times (Dec 19-21) How I Learned to Drive ( Mar 13-15) The Cocoa Chain - Original Dance Piece (April 24-26)In the Continuum (May 15-17)

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