Good Theater Sets 2014-15 Season: THE RAINMAKER, Streisand Tribute & More
Good Theater announces "Lucky 13" their 13th season at the St. Lawrence Arts Center. Artistic Director, Brian P. Allen, said, "After the success of our 12th season, I wanted to make sure our 13th was equally exciting. I think we have found the perfect balance in our five productions. We are offering three Maine premieres, a world premiere and a fresh new look at a timeless classic. Our subscribers are vital to the stability of Good Theater. As I pick shows, I try to think of them and how they will feel moving from one show to the next. I'm very excited by the line-up we've put together."
Kicking off the season on October 1, will be THE RAINMAKER by N. Richard Nash. This classic piece will be given a whole new look making the show sexy, exciting and fresh. Allen plans to employ colorblind casting to create a modern take on this charming romantic tale. The show runs for three weeks through October 19.
Opening October 29 and playing through November 23, is the Maine premiere of MRS. MANNERLY, a wacky comedy by Jeffrey Hatcher about an actress, with a past, who now teaches manners classes in Steubenville, Ohio. The actor playing Jeffrey, Mrs. Mannerly's prize pupil, also plays all of the other students in her class. Directed by Good Theater co-founder Stephen Underwood, MRS. MANNERLY is a unique comic tale about the face we present and real self that lies within.
Good Theater's annual fundraiser, Broadway at Good Theater will play for six performances December 3-7. Featuring a major Broadway star and a dozen Good Theater favorites these concerts always sell-out and patrons are urged to get their tickets early.
The third subscription show, REGRETS ONLY by Paul Rudnick is a big over-the-top comedy that is a perfect way to chase off the winter blues. Set in an elegant NYC penthouse apartment among Manhattan's super elite, this comedy explores the latest topics of love, marriage, friendships and squandered riches. REGRETS ONLY runs January 28 - February 22, and is a Maine premiere.
Opening March 4 and running through March 29 will be the Maine premiere of the recent Broadway hit THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White. This psychological thriller wowed NYC audiences in 2013, and an all-star cast will bring the show to life for Good Theater patrons. If audiences like Clybourne Park and Good People, then they will love THE OTHER PLACE.
Capping our Lucky 13 Season is the world premiere of an original musical event, LEGENDS: THE MUSIC OF BARBRA STREISAND running April 8-26, starring Kelly Caufield with new musical arrangements by Victoria Stubbs. The show will be written and directed by Brian P. Allen. "I finally get to channel my life-long obsessions with Streisand in the second installment of Caufield's LEGENDS series. Focusing on the early years of Barbra and her rise to fame, the show will feature such tunes as "Cry Me a River," "My Man," "Second Hand Rose," "People," "Don't Rain on My Parade," and "Happy Days Are Here Again."
Season tickets are now on sale and range from $75-$122 for the five subscription productions. For more information on Good Theater and its upcoming productions, go to the Good Theater website, www.goodtheater.com or call 207-885-5883.