The Upstagers 2018 season!
Smokey Joes Café, -a musical revue- April 27, 28, May 4, 5
The legendary hit makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in this Rock and Roll musical revue. This prolific duo wrote hits for a wide variety of recording artists including Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino, Aretha Franklin, The Drifters, The Coasters, and even the Beatles. This popular revue is a delightful throwback to the by-gone era of American pop culture, the late 50's and early 60's. Packed with over 30 memorable tunes like, "Hound Dog", "Love Potion #9", "On Broadway", and "Stand By Me". It is the longest running revue in Broadway history. Rob Wade will direct.
Annie- a musical - August 3, 4, 10 and 11
This Family-friendly Tony Award winner is based on the popular comic strip "Little Orphan Annie". Annie is taken from her orphanage, and the clutches of evil Miss Hannigan to stay at billionaire Oliver Warbuck's mansion for the Christmas holidays. When she wins the hearts of Warbucks and his staff, they set out on an epic mission to find Annie's parents. Meanwhile, Miss Hannigan, in partnership with her brother Rooster and his girlfriend Lily, attempts to make some money out of this situation. The stories become intertwined as the loveable Annie hits the national spotlight. Scott Fooshe and Annie Marshall along with Musical director Rob Wade will collaborate to bring this show to the stage.
Baggage- a Romantic Comedy- November 9, 10, 16 and 17
Two un-centered single people, Phyllis and Bradley, both trying to heal from their respective disappointing relationships, get their luggage mixed up at the airport. Bradley comes to Phyllis' apartment to make the exchange. Their first encounter is much like a bad first date as they discover each is carrying the own heavy load of baggage. Unaccountably, they decide to try dating anyway. Their ensuing courtship goes through some interesting and hilarious phases. Through the course of the next few weeks, with some help from a friend and a mental health professional, they both make some unexpected discoveries about the nature of love and loss. Kellie Jackson will direct.