Cinnabar Theater Celebrates 40th Anniversary
operas (performed in English); American musicals; musical revues; Broadway comedies and dramas; solo plays; and world premiere presentations.
Book by N. Richard Nash, Music by Harvey Schmidt, Lyrics by Tom Jones
Mary Chun, Music Director; Elly Lichenstein, Stage Director
Aug. 17 to Sept. 2, 2012
In the middle of a heat wave in 1930’s Texas, Lizzie Curry (Kelly Britt) is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. But when a charismatic rainmaker named Starbuck (Tim Kniffin) enters the town and her family’s life, Lizzie’s world is turned upside down. Based on N Richard Nash’s play "The Rainmaker, " the musical version features heartbreakingly beautiful ballads and raucous ensemble numbers. $25 to $35.
By Dario Fo, translated by Ron Jenkins
Laura Jorgensen, Director
Sept. 21 to Oct. 7, 2012
This hilarious farce is set in motion when a housewife (Liz Jahren) comes home with groceries she has swiped as part of a spontaneous community action where 300 women did the same. To keep her secret from her husband (Nathan Cummings), she hides some of the groceries under her best friend’s raincoat. Her
Music by Richard B. Evans, Lyrics by Kate Hancock, Book by Evans & Hancock
Suggested by two plays by J.M. Barrie
Mary Chun, Music Director; Ann Woodhead, Stage Director
Oct. 26 to Nov. 11, 2012
Cinnabar Theater commissioned this world premiere of "So Nice to Come Home To: A World War II Musical," a musical comedy from the creators of "The Playboy of Balyduff." Set in New York City, 1944, it's a time of innocence and uncertainty, humor and optimism and the stresses of war are affecting soldiers and civilians
alike. This touching, sweet, funny and thought-provoking musical tells the story of one middle-aged woman’s determination to become an essential part of America’s war effort. $25 to $35.
By Frank and Malachy McCourt, with Irish tunes and ballads
Sheri Lee Miller, Stage Director; Jim Peterson, Music Director
Dec. 31, 2012 to Jan. 20, 2013
Tim Kniffin and Steven Abbott star is this musical cabaret and ferociously funny account of the McCourt brothers’ life in Ireland and escape to America. Each actor takes on a panoply of characters for a variety of tales and recollections and wonderful Irish songs.$25 to $35 / New Year's Eve performance $65 to $75.
By Arthur Miller
Sheri Lee Miller, Director
March 22 to April 7, 2013
When two long estranged brothers — one a cop of limited means, the other a successful doctor — meet in the attic of their deceased parents’ apartment, decades of sacrifice, resentment, bitterness and jealousies reignite. The play that put Miller on the theatrical map examines the balance between two distinctly opposing points of view as the brothers argue the worth of self-preservation versus familial responsibility. $15 to $25.
Music by Georges Bizet, Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on the novella by Prosper Mérimée. Mary Chun, Music Director; Elly Lichenstein, Stage Director
May 31 to June 23, 2013
One of the most popular and masterful operas of all time, Carmen (Rebecca Krouner, in her Cinnabar debut) examines issues of sex, violence and racism, as experienced by a woman who will risk everything, including her own life, to live the life she chooses. Daring, shocking, gorgeous and ground-breaking, it reaches the
intimate stage of Cinnabar for the first time ever. $25 to $35.