55th & 9th
Created by Brad Baker, Natalie Willingham and Christopher Crotwell.
An exciting musical revue celebrating 70 years of Tony Award winners for "Best Song"! * A perfect evening for the entire family. Featuring 70 years of the greatest Broadway songs, from Brigadoon (1947) to Waitress (2016).
(*) There is no "Best Song" category at the Tony Awards... so, we selected the songs that would have won... if that category had existed...!
June 16, 17, 18 and June 23, 24, 25, 2017
55th and 9th is FREE and no tickets are required. This production will be in the John Anthony Theatre 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75074.
The Skin of Our Teeth
By Thornton Wilder
WINNER-1943 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Meet George and Maggie Antrobus of Excelsior, New Jersey, a suburban, commuter-town couple (married for 5,000 years), who bear more than a casual resemblance to that first husband and wife, Adam and Eve: the two Antrobus children, Gladys (perfect in every way, of course) and Henry (who likes to throw rocks and was formerly known as Cain); and their garrulous maid, Sabina (the eternal seductress), who takes it upon herself to break out of character and interrupt the course of the drama at every opportunity ("I don't understand a word of this play!")
Whether he is inventing the alphabet or merely saving the world from apocalypse, George and his redoubtable family somehow manage to survive--by the skin of their teeth.
October 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, &14 at 8pm and October 8, 14 & 15 at 2:15pm
By Bruce R. Coleman
Two one-act plays by Dallas playwright Bruce R. Coleman will be presented in the intimate Black Box Theatre space at Collin Theatre Center in December. Both plays were originally produced by Uptown Players in Dallas.
Asher Texas '82 is a new one-act drama where four teens from a small Texas town, confronted by a violent act of bullying, must choose to stay as they are, or change forever. Boomer Tyro is Coming Home is the story of a movie star of the 1950s who comes home to Galveston and has to decide whether to be honest about being gay, which could be career suicide, or to pretend to be straight. This play contains adult content and situations.
November 30, December 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, & 9 at 8pm and December 3, 9 & 10 at 2:15pm
SPRING AWAKENING Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Spring Awakening, the winner of eight Tony Awards, explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. Wendla, Mechior and their friends struggle with an emotional and sexual coming-of-age in defiance of a suppressive world of unjust teachers and adults. Spring Awakening will make you rediscover the excitement and innocence of youth. Contains adult content and situations.
Spring Awakening is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
March 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10 at 8pm and March 4, 10 & 11 at 2:15pm
The Book of Liz
By David Sedaris and Amy Sedaris
Sister Elizabeth Donderstock is Squeamish, has been her whole life. She makes cheese balls (traditional and smoky) that sustain the existence of her entire religious community, Clusterhaven. However, she feels unappreciated among her Squeamish brethren, and she decides to try her luck in the outside world. On her journey she meets colorful characters, encounters absurd situations, and ultimately figures out what she’s really made of. Contains adult content and situations.
April 26, 27, 28 and May 2, 3, 4 & 5 at 8pm and April 29 and May 5 & 6 at 2:15pm