CHILDREN OF EDEN
Book: John Caird
Music & Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
Director: Misti Wills
Children of Eden is a two-act musical play with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by John Caird. The musical is based on the Book of Genesis. Act 1 tells the story of Adam and Eve, Cain, and Abel, and Act 2 deals with Noah and the Flood.
Children of Eden was originally written in 1986 as Family Tree for a production by Youth Sing Praise, a religious-oriented high school theatre camp performed at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois. Stephen Schwartz adapted the script and music of Family Tree into a full-length musical, giving it the title it uses today.
Book: Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music: Matthew Sklar
Lyrics: Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum.
Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.
A title known the world over, Elf is based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit. It features songs by TONY Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (Disney's Aladdin On Broadway, The Wedding Singer), with a book by TONY Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).
ELF THE MUSICAL
Music: Sir Tim Rice
Lyrics: Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber
Director: Father George Drance
It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent '60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart - just in time for Ressurection Sunday!
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Book: Abby Jones
Lyrics & Music: Alan Menken
Director: Nikki Hevesi
A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own.
Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by TONY and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty And The Beast, Little Shop Of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 TONY Awards including Best Musical.
GUYS AND DOLLS
Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser
Based on The Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon om/show_detail.asp?showid=000040#sthash.U96NA1OO.dpuf
Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway. Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys And Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. Guys And Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Frank Loesser's brassy, immortal score makes Guys And Dolls a crowd pleaser.
Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics: Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel (French lyrics) | Herbert Kretzmer (English adaptation)
Book: Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil | Trevor Nunn and John Caird (adaptation)
Based on the 1862 novel, Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo
Les Misérables is undoubtedly the world's most popular musical and is the winner of over 100 international awards. Seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.
In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter.
Book: John Michael Tebelak
Music and New Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
Conceived and Originally Directed by John Michael Tebelak
Based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew
Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew.
Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children Of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day By Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs including "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side."