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Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 4/14/2013 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
DELMARVA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL
4/19-4/20/2013
In the Little Village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.The show features a star turn in Tevye, among the most memorable roles in musical theatre. Original director/choreographer Jerome Robbins' staging is legendary, and available from MTI in a comprehensive choreographic guide. Its celebrated score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, features songs loved the world over: "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were A Rich Man" and "Matchmaker," to name a few. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is simply Broadway at its very best.
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Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 4/14/2013 THE SOUND OF PLAID: THE GLEE CLUB VERSION
LAKE FOREST HIGH SCHOOL
4/19-4/20/2013
FOREVER PLAID has become a huge hit around the world and a favorite among audiences everywhere. Community Theatres have come to love the four-character show that is easy to produce and always elicits a great audience response. Now for High Schools and Glee Clubs comes a show that manages to be old and new all at the same time THE SOUND OF PLAID. Building upon the characters and songs from FOREVER PLAID, THE SOUND OF PLAID features a flexible cast size made up of both male and female performers.The premise of THE SOUND OF PLAID is similar to FOREVER PLAID: In 1960's America, friends who met in the audiovisual club form a student choral group. When they discover that their high school music program was going to be cut from the curriculum, they decide to do a benefit to raise money. On the way to pick up their custom made plaid tuxedos and skirts, their bus is struck by lightning. Although THE SOUND OF PLAID are taken from this planet, through the Power of Harmony and the Expanding Holes in the Ozone Layer (and other astro-technical stuff) they are allowed to come back to perform the show they never got to do in life.Featuring classic songs and warm funny characters, THE SOUND OF PLAID is a great new twist on a familiar favorite, and a perfect choice for a theatre looking to do a "big, little show."
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Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 4/14/2013 THE SOUND OF MUSIC
St. Mark's High School
4/19-4/21/2013
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.Music by Rodgers, Richard; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; Suggested by `The Trapp Family Singers` by Maria Augusta Trapp
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Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 4/14/2013 THE SOUND OF MUSIC
St. Mark's High School
4/19-4/21/2013
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.Music by Rodgers, Richard; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; Suggested by `The Trapp Family Singers` by Maria Augusta Trapp
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Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 4/14/2013 THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
WOODBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
4/18-4/22/2013
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is a high-spirited musicalromp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston. It's the zany new1920's musical that has taken Broadway by storm, winning the TONY Award for BEST MUSICAL!Taking place in New York City in 1922, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIEtells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to thecity in search of a new life for herself. It's a New York full ofintrigue and jazz - a time when women were entering the workforce andthe rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based onthe popular movie, the stage version of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers.Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIEis a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. And with therole of Millie Dillmount, musical theatre has found a new heroine forthe ages in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE!
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Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 4/14/2013 LEGALLY BLONDE
UNIV OF DELAWARE - HARRINGTON THEATRE ARTS COMPANY
4/19-4/27/2013
Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical about self-discovery. Based on the adored movie, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. This musical is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish.Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.This musical is relatively new to the theatre world, catering to the present-day's generation and culture. LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL is perfect for high school and community theatre, featuring a large ensemble and several big song-and-dance numbers.
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CURTAINS
Possum Point Players
4/19-4/28/2013

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FEVER
Resident Ensemble Players
4/18-5/4/2013
Thompson Theatre: - Theresa Rebeck; dir: Sanford Robbins.
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MY FAIR LADY
DELAWARE THEATRE COMPANY
4/17-5/5/2013
Professor Henry Higgins is the consummate London bachelor, but his life is turned upside down when he meets Cockney fl ower girl Eliza Doolittle. Complications ensue when he makes a bet with his best friend that he can train Eliza to pass her off as a proper lady. Based on Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, My Fair Lady boasts wit, wisdom and unforgettable songs, such as "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" "Get Me to the Church on Time," and "I Could Have Danced All Night."
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Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 4/14/2013 SOUTH PACIFIC
Delaware Theatre Company
4/10-5/5/2013
Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile's proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he's fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe's life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.Music by Rodgers, Richard; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II & Joshua Logan; Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel
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Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 4/14/2013 SOUTH PACIFIC
Delaware Theatre Company
4/10-5/5/2013
South PacificSet in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile's proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocen
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Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 4/14/2013 SOUTH PACIFIC
Delaware Theatre Company
4/10-5/5/2013
Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile's proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he's fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe's life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.Music by Rodgers, Richard; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II & Joshua Logan; Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel
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SOUTH PACIFIC
Delaware Theatre Company
4/10-5/5/2013
- Oscar Hammerstein II, Joshua Logan; lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II; music: Richard Rodgers; dir: Bud Martin.
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Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 4/14/2013 LEGALLY BLONDE
NEW CANDLELIGHT DINNER THEATRE
4/5-5/19/2013
Sorority star Elle Woods doesn't take "no" for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.
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