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2018 Season

Steel MagnoliasFebruary 22 - March 25, 2018

A hilarious and heart-warming play set in a Louisiana beauty shop, it follows the hopes, dreams, triumphs and tragedies of six colorful characters and inspired the 1989 film which starred Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine and Dolly Parton. It’s a story exploring the bond between a mother and daughter, and friendships of those who feel like family.

“Smooth interplay and quick laughs.” –  Chicago Tribune

Forever PlaidMay 3 – June 3, 2018

One of the most popular and beloved of musical revues, “The Plaids” are a quirky quartet of high school chums in the spotlight for the biggest performance of their lives. Their spirited antics and comic banter weave together such hits as “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “Heart and Soul” and “Love is a Many Splendored Thing,” in this playful tribute to the close harmony of “guy groups” of the 1950’s.

“A doo-wop trip down Memory Lane…performed in warm, four-part harmony.”Orlando Sentinel

The Lady with all the AnswersJuly 12 – August 12, 2018

Popular advice columnist Ann Landers had a life which seemed letter-perfect. With more than 90 million readers each day, she had a quick wit which could be comical and creative, as well as sharp and shocking, all in the same sentence. The play unfolds in Landers Lakeshore Drive apartment in Chicago in 1975 where she shares some of her most fascinating stories as she prepares to write the most difficult column of her career.

“A warmhearted play…highly entertaining, frequently moving…” – Chicago Tribune

Ghost the MusicalSeptember 13 – October 14, 2018

This musical adaptation of the 1990 Academy Award winning film follows the love story of Sam and Molly. After Sam’s untimely death, he tries to protect Molly from an unknown threat. In an attempt to communicate with her, he enlists the help of a storefront psychic to hilarious and harrowing effect. This tale about the power of love features a score by Grammy Award winning songwriters Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, and includes the classic “Unchained Melody.”

“Resurrects itself…reaching out to connect to its audience.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Miracle on 34th StreetNovember 15 – December 23, 2018

From Meredith Willson, composer of The Music Man, and inspired by the beloved 1947 film, audiences will enjoy the gift of music and laughter for the holidays. After Santa encounters a skeptical little girl during the season of sharing and caring, a message about the importance of believing is made clear to all. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” became famous as one the memorable songs in this joyous favorite for all ages.

“The jolly family-musical.”– The NY Times

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