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Drama/Comedy. By Richard Bellamy. All Mabeline "Mabes" Collins can think about is going to prom with Sam Finnick, lacrosse star. Her bookworm sister, Serena, immersed in a steady diet of post-apocalyptic young-adult fiction, predicts the end of the world, but the only cataclysm Mabes can envision is Sam not inviting her to the big event! Then it happens! News of a vast alien aircraft in orbit!  More...

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Musical. Book and lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Music by Bill Sherman. Spunky 9-year-old Ana is faced with a very big decision. On the one hand, as her alter-ego, Barrio Grrrl, with her invisible sidekick, Amazing Voice, she's pretty busy preserving justice in the barrio and protecting her neighborhood. On the other hand, in the world where Ana lives with her abuelo and misses her mom who is far, far away in Iraq, reality is sneaking up on her.  More...

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Drama. By Erik Gernand. In a small town in the Midwest, high-school principal Nancy Weller's life is turned upside down when her 18-year-old son, Jacob, fails out of college and returns home. He's angry, moody and unwilling to do anything except sleep. A past suicide attempt has Nancy on edge that Jacob might try to hurt himself again. She's devastated to learn that Jacob, living on his own at college, stopped taking his psychiatric medication and now refuses to go to therapy.  More...

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Drama. By Sarah Grammar, Emily Overmyer, Sarah Pendleton and Tonya Hays. This play celebrates the work of the Black Sash women's organization, an independent, non-governmental human rights organization that has worked tirelessly for justice and equality in South Africa for more than 55 years. The play begins with the terror of a night raid in a poor black South African home.  More...

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Comedy. By Bo Wilson. The roads are flooded, the bridges are washed out, and less generous souls are staying safely indoors, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission. Bea Littleton is the pastor's wife; Lorraine Jensen is the tireless mother of nine; Tina Yates is the transplanted Yankee; and Janet Murchison is the newest arrival. When these ladies meet to organize a relief effort for homeless  More...

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Radio drama. By Philip Grecian. Based upon his play and the novel by Charles Dickens. A familiar story told as a radio drama onstage, complete with sound effects and music, A Christmas Carol begins with the storyteller and his friends discussing the tale they will tell. They decide on an opening line, and the storyteller begins, transforming into the mean and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge as he speaks. Throughout, the storyteller remains in the Scrooge characterization as the other actors narrate in their natural voices  More...

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Musical. Book by Joseph Robinette. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and upon In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash written by Jean Shepherd. Produced with permission of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Dalfie Entertainment. This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Homan, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun.  More...

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Drama. By Bo List. Based on the novel by Mary Shelley. Victor Frankenstein awakens on the Archangel—captained by Robert Walton of London. The ship is frozen in place near the Arctic Circle, and Walton's men are on the verge of mutiny. Walton, though, dreams of being the first to reach the North Pole. Frankenstein, delirious from fatigue and hunger, cautions Walton against arrogance. Frankenstein knows the dark consequences of unchecked pride better than anyone.  More...

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Drama/Comedy. By Tommy Lee Johnston. Geezers introduces us to some beautiful and wonderful old people who are enjoying their golden years in a retirement home. Jack, a pathologically shy, 30-year-old man, begins a job there helping the seniors with their daily needs. But it's the "geezers" who wind up helping Jack with his needs.  More...

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Drama. By B. Dwayne Craft. Harry Houdini is perhaps the most well-known illusionist of the past two centuries, and the passion and beauty that are behind his fame are revealed during his final performance. Told through the memories and voices of those who knew and loved the man for the magic he brought to their lives, The Last Illusion is a touching portrait of the man behind the magic.  More...

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Musical. Music and lyrics by Lamont Dozier and Paris Dozier. Book by David Ingber. Based on the novel Mr. Chickee's Funny Money by Christopher Paul Curtis. Orchestrations and arrangements by Brian Usifer. Mr. Chickee's Funny Money follows 10-year-old Steven, a self-proclaimed spy and president of the Flint Future Detectives Club. At the heart of this whimsical journey is an intelligent, entrepreneurial boy who is asked to unlock the secret behind a mysterious bill. With his pals (and their giant flying dog, Zoopy), Steven discovers that family, friends, imagination and determination are the true keys to success and sharing the spotlight with others can make one even richer. This all new rhythm and blues musical grooves to original songs by Motown legend Lamont Dozier (who wrote hits like "Stop! In the Name of Love,"  More...

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Musical. Book, music and lyrics by Alfred Balkin. The musicians from the Brothers Grimm story are four animals—a donkey, dog, cat and rooster—all aging animals who, according to their masters, are useless, worthless and expendable. The animals decide to leave their homes and band together to begin new lives as musicians. They set out for Bremen, a magical, musical land where  More...

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Comedy. By Eric K. Hatch. In the depths of the Depression, Godfrey, a "forgotten man," is rescued from his packing-crate home by ditzy socialite Irene Bullock during the course of a scavenger hunt. Irene offers Godfrey a job as butler to the banking family of Bullocks. Godfrey tolerates their eccentricities, alcoholism and general nuttiness. He cures hangovers, dodges missiles thrown by Irene's jealous sister, Cornelia, and charms matronly Angelica Bullock, who sees pixies every morning.  More...

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Comedy. By B. Dwayne Craft. Mother has a meatloaf in the oven and is well on her way to having the perfect dinner party, but one thing stands in her way—the end of the world as we know it! Is that going to stop her perfect party from happening? Not at all! Like moths to a flame, the house lights are attracting all types of unexpected guests.  More...

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Comedy/Drama. By D.W. Gregory. In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe  More...

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Drama. By Ray Bradbury. One strange and dark year long ago, Halloween came early. It came on Oct. 24, three hours after midnight, to be precise. The exact same time that Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow show rolled into Green Town, Ill. As the town clock chimes 3:00, James Nightshade and William Halloway leave their beds to watch the train pull in, but there is no one manning the locomotive and no one in the cars behind.  More...

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Farce. Adapted by Mark Brown from The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding. The author of the wildly successful adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days has written a new adaptation of one of the greatest novels ever written. In this thrilling adventure of the heart, Tom Jones, a charming young man of questionable birth, is madly in love with Sophia Western. But when Sophia's father arranges for her to marry a loathsome man,  More...

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Drama. By Tonya Hays. Based on William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Shakespeare's classic tragedy comes to life in a unique way. The setting is Bayou St. John in New Orleans where Marie Laveau invites everyone to come and watch this tragic tale. "I welcome you to Bayou St. John on St. John's Eve. On this hallowed night, I have something special for you..."  More...

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Comedy. By Jeremy Kisling. Adapted from the folktale. It all starts late one day. Nwanko and his wife are out gathering palm nuts to use for their evening meal. The nuts they find are high in a tree, and Nwanko must climb the tree to try to reach them. Along comes Mosquito to ask what the man is doing. When he shoos the mosquito away, the palm nuts fall, causing Nwanko's machete to fall toward his wife, Aja, who must jump to safety. Aja lands on Python's tail, startling the snake, who runs to hide in Rabbit's hole. These events set off a chain reaction  More...