THE LAST FIVE YEARS, THE ADDAMS FAMILY & More Set for Evening Star Productions' 2014-15 Season
Evening Star Productions' debut season concluded in May with a sold out run of Nevermore, Matt Conner's haunting musical based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Their second season promises to offer audiences another entertaining and eclectic year of theatre.
Created by Sol Children Theatre's artistic director Rosalie Grant as an off-shoot of her extremely successful Sol Children Theatre Company, Evening Star Productions' mission is to offer serious young adult actors, stage managers, and designers the opportunity to push the boundaries of their knowledge and talent in a safe and highly professional environment, and to allow them the opportunity to work with professionals in their chosen fields.
"Designing Evening Star's second season was important to me on several levels," Grant explains. "It needed to support our mission statement; to show our range and flexibility; and to give audiences unique and relevant theatre options. I am relatively confident we have succeeded in meeting these criteria."
The shows Grant has chosen will offer audiences a variety of theatrical options: Two Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, a recent award-winning Broadway musical, and an off-Broadway hit:
The Subject was Roses
September 12 - 28, 2014
By Frank D. Gilroy
Directed by Jeffrey Bruce
Winner! 1965 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner! Tony Award for Best Play
Winner! New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play
A mother and father struggle for the love of their son, who has recently returned home after serving overseas, in Frank D. Gilroy's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama.
The Gin Game
February 26 - March 15, 2015
By D.L. Coburn
Directed by Rosalie Grant
Starring Jim Gibbons and Kala Kaminsky
Winner! 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
An elderly man and woman play repeated games of gin in their retirement home, slowly coming to grips with what is left of their lives in their old age, in Donald L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play
The Addams Family - a new musical comedy ...
April 17 - May 3, 2015
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
Directed by Rosalie Grant
In this original award-winning musical, the macabre Addams family is put to the test when outsiders come to dinner, hurling Charles Addams dark, delightful, and beloved characters, Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, and Lurch headlong into a night that will change the family forever.
The Last Five Years is a contemporary song-cycle musical that ingeniously chronicles the five year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up... or from break-up to meeting, depending on how you look at it. The show is an intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and an actress told from both points of view - his going forwards and hers going backwards.
"I love the entire season," Grant says "Bringing Jeffrey Bruce in to direct three local actors in The Subject was Roses shows we're serious about bringing local talent combined with award-winning material to the Sol stage. And I am particularly excited to be working with Jim Gibbons and Kala Kaminsky in The Gin Game ... the three of us were founding members of Sol Theatre Project, and appeared together in Sol's inaugural production The Tempest all the way back in September 2001. Jim and I also appeared on stage together in Sol's Don Juan in Hell ... he played father to my Lady Ana. Sweet memories! The Addams Family" is the perfect adult musical yet accessible to families," Grant continues. "And it will be a South Florida premiere! For anyone who caught Nevermore they'll be excited to see Bruno Vida and Sara Grant reunited in The Last Five Years. We'll be bringing in a trio for the live band musical experience for that show."
All Evening Star Productions' will take place at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton. Tickets for The Subject Was Roses and The Gin Game are $15 for adults and $10 for students; tickets for The Addams Family and The Last 5 Years are $18 for adults and $10 for students. Group rates are also available. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at the Sol Theatre box office at 561-447-8829 or on line at www.eveningstarproductions.org. Sol Theatre is located at 3333 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton (33431).