Brick Road Theatre Announces 2018 Season 'Mirror, Mirror'

Brick Road Theatre Announces 2018 Season 'Mirror, Mirror'

Brick Road Theatre is pleased to announce the 2018 season-MIRROR, MIRROR.

THE CRADLE WILL ROCK

A Play in Music by Marc Blitzstein

Directed by Diana Sheehan

The Cox Playhouse

March 9-18, 2018

THE CRADLE WILL ROCK has been called "one of the most historically significant pieces of American theater ever written," and is the only show ever shut down by the Federal government. Composer Marc Blitzstein wrote it in a specific political and social context, but the questions it raises regarding economic power, class structure, agency, hypocrisy, and opposing forces remain as relevant today as in 1937. Rather than accusing or lecturing, this piece uses humor and 1930's musical traditions to reveal and reflect our ongoing challenges, and is a tribute to the artists, who, in 1937, risked everything for art.

"I am a product of my time-and my time is one of urgency and direct communication in the arts."-Marc Blitzstein

FOLLIES

Book by James Goldman

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed and choreographed by Jeremy Dumont

The Courtyard Theater

July 20-July 29, 2018

A true theatrical event, this legendary masterpiece is considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created. Surreal, sophisticated, compelling, heart wrenching and epic in scope, FOLLIES is a tribute to the glamourous musical theater traditions of the 1930's and 40's. Songs are presented by past and present incarnations in unison, which creates constant, shimmering reflections between age and youth, hope and hopelessness. Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Score, FOLLIES includes many well-loved songs, such as "Broadway Baby," "Losing My Mind," and "I'm Still Here."

DANCE CALL

A Choreographers' Collaboration

Conceived and Directed by Jeremy Dumont

Courtyard Theater

August 25, 7:30 pm

Presented in collaboration with Park Cities Dance Studios, DANCE CALL presents an opportunity for local choreographers to develop and workshop their skills with the music and the mirror, and culminates in a powerful, showcase performance exhibiting the immense talent of the dancers and choreographers in this area.

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM

Book and lyrics by Alfred Uhry

Music by Robert Aldman

Based on the novella by Eudora Welty

Courtyard Theater

October 19-28, 2018

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM is based on the rambunctious, Southern fairytale from the Pulitzer-Prize winning beloved author, Eudora Welty. One of the only genuine blue-grass scores ever heard in a musical, it's a fun, jubilant hoedown. This wildly creative show engages a unique kind of storytelling-an exciting kind-in which the audience helps put the puzzle pieces together, and then sees themselves reflected in it. It's sure to steal your heart, and whatever else it can get its hand on!

A MIDWINTER NIGHT'S DREAM

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Marianne T. Galloway

The Cox Playhouse

December 7-23, 2018

One of Shakespeare's best loved plays, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM enacts what Aristotle called "mimesis" or the imitation of life itself. Imitation is how we learn, how we see, by reflection, our stark truths and ambiguities, our darkness, our lightness, our absurdities, our fears. Taking us into an enchanted forest and bridging the worlds of dreaming and waking, Shakespeare reveals, by reflection, the magic of life and love. And what if a wintry, holiday spin is woven into this classic? What happens in the forest, stays in the forest!




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