The Upstagers 2018
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.
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Spamalot- a Musical Comedy- April 5, 6, 12 and 13
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Spamalot” retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy of beautiful show girls. Arthur, along with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest while outside, there is the plague with a 50% chance of pestilence and famine. Along the way they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, and the Knights Who Say Ni. Not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and flatulent French people. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical and was followed by two successful West End runs. Rob Wade will direct.
Mama Mia- a Musical- July 26, 27, August 2, 3
On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding-one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? She doesn’t know who he is! Her mother Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970’s pop group, Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek at her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know who her father is when she sees him. When all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought. Told through the legendary music of “Abba,” “Mamma Mia” was the seventh longest running show on Broadway when it closed. Annie Marshall will direct along with Rob Wade as the music director.
Things My Mother Taught Me- a Comedy- November 8, 9, 15 and16
Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together. They’ve just packed up all of their belongings and driven halfway across the country to start a new life together in Chicago. Their moving day doesn’t go exactly as planned though, and things become slightly more complicated when all of their parents show up to help. Can a two bedroom apartment contain all of the love, laughs, worry, and wisdom that’s about to happen? This brand new comedy takes a generational look at relationships and how sometimes parents are passing their best lessons on to their children without even meaning to. Funny and touching, this one will make you laugh and fall in love all over again. Kellie Jackson will direct.