September 15 – October 16, 2016
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, running September 15 through October 16, is a toe-tapping, totally entertaining, countrified musical tribute to life along the open road. The pump boys, Jim, Eddie, Jackson and L.M., sell high octane fuel on North Carolina's Highway 57. The sassy dinettes, Cupp sisters Prudie and Rhetta, run the ever popular Double Cupp diner next door. At first glance, you wouldn't know that this little stop off Highway 57 in small town North Carolina is where all the action is, but between changing tires and baking pies, the gang performs a rousing, down-home mix of country western, rock 'n' roll and blue grass in this charming tale of friendship, romance and life's simple pleasures. The production will be directed by Brian Russell, who directed the 2014 hit RING OF FIRE, THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH.
November 17 – December 18, 2016
All the ingredients that made ANNIE so successful return in its sequel, ANNIE WARBUCKS; with an added old-fashioned romance thrown in for good measure! The action picks up where ANNIE left off, when Child Welfare Commissioner Harriet Doyle arrives on the scene to inform Daddy Warbucks he must marry in 60 days so the newly adopted Annie can have a proper mother. In the end, Daddy Warbucks' whirlwind search for a fitting bride uncovers not only a plot by Doyle and her daughter to strip him of his fortune, but also his true feelings for Miss Grace Farrell, his faithful secretary who has loved Annie from the start. ANNIE WARBUCKS runs November 17 to December 18 and will be directed and choreographed by Jeff Award-winner Linda Fortunato.
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