Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 2/03/2013

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Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 2/03/2013Dr. Seuss' THE CAT IN THE HAT in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> Dr. Seuss' THE CAT IN THE HAT
NEW STAGE THEATRE
1/22-2/4/2013
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that THE CAT IN THE HAT is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met.With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home...? The National Theatre's production of Dr. Seuss's THE CAT IN THE HAT is a lively, engaging "play with sound effects" for performance by adults for young children. Not a word has been touched or added to Dr. Seuss's classic, ensuring anyone who's read the story will find themselves transported into the world they've always imagined.
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Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 2/03/2013 INTO THE WOODS
OXFORD HIGH SCHOOL
2/7-2/9/2013
The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairytale where worlds collide. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic.The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.One of Sondheim's most popular works, INTO THE WOODS is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word.
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Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 2/03/2013 OTHER DESERT CITIES
Actors' Playhouse
1/16-2/10/2013
Other Desert Cities is the funny and searing play by Jon Robin Baitz, the creator of TV's Brothers & Sisters, that received universal acclaim in its off-Broadway debut at Lincoln Center Theater and is currently playing on Broadway. In Other Desert Cities, Brooke Wyeth, a once promising novelist, returns home after a six year absence to celebrate Christmas in Palm Springs with her parents, former members of the Reagan inner circle, her brother and her aunt. When Brooke announces she is about to publish a memoir focusing on an explosive chapter in the family's history, the holiday reunion is thrown into turmoil as the Wyeths struggle to come to terms with their past. Touted as "The Best New Play on Broadway!" by The New York Times, this scintillating drama about a family pushed to the brink balances comedy and intense drama with rich dialogue and finely crafted characters.
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Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 2/03/2013 ANNIE
NEW ALBANY HIGH SCHOOL
2/8-2/10/2013
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. 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 her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. ANNIE is the perfect family-friendly musical, and an ideal show for a largely female cast. Middle Schools and elementary schools should also take notice of ANNIE JR - a special version of this title expressly designed for younger performers. 
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Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 2/03/2013 THE FANTASTICKS
STARKVILLE COMMUNITY THEATRE
2/7-2/16/2013
Talk about a time-provenaudience-pleaser! "Try To Remember" a time when this romantic charmerwasn't enchanting audiences around the world. THE FANTASTICKS is thelongest-running production of any kind in the world, and with good reason: atthe heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is apurity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is atimeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the sametime.With its minimal costumes, small band and virtually non-existent set, THE FANTASTICKS is an intimate show which may be performed in virtually any space,engaging the audience's imagination and showcasing a strong ensemble cast. Itsmoving tale of young lovers who become disillusioned, only to discover a moremature, meaningful love is punctuated by a bountiful series of catchy,memorable songs, many of which have become standards.
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Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 2/03/2013 CINDERELLA
Actors' Playhouse
1/31-3/21/2013
Loved the world over, Charles Perrault's classic tale of a young lady's struggle to overcome the tyranny of her wicked Stepmother and Stepsisters springs to life. Toss in a zany Fairy Godmother with two comical assistants, a Prince who is having parental problems of his own, a couple of glass slippers and you have the recipe for a lively, musical retelling of Cinderella.
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