Opera House Theatre Company
25th Anniversary Season
2010 ORDER FORM
The first two shows will be performed at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1415 South 17th Street.
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Dan Goggin
Wednesday, February 17 – Sunday, February 21
Friday, February 26 – Sunday, February 28
The Little Sisters of Hoboken have been struck by tragedy – 52 of the sisters have succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. Even worse, the nunnery’s coffers lack the funds to pay for a decent burial for all of the sisters, leaving four of them in cold storage. To raise the money, the remaining “Little Hobos” have decided to parade their talents in a variety show – an outrageously wacky show packed with music, dancing, jokes, and nun-puns. This night of inspired madness is quick-paced, raucous, touching, and totally wonderful. Winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Off-Broadway Musical, Nunsense has become a must-see international phenomenon, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun!
Five Guys Named Moe
Book by Clarke Peters
Music and Lyrics by Louis Jordan
Wednesday, April 28 – Sunday, May 2
Friday, May 7 – Sunday, May 9
His woman left him, he’s broke, and it’s almost 5 o’clock in the morning; Nomax slumps in his chair, drowning his misery. Suddenly, five hipsters appear – Big Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Eat Moe, Little Moe, and No Moe – to deliver the lessons Nomax needs, lessons in the mysteries of life and love. For the next two hours, they cajole, wheedle, comfort, and jazz him – and delight the audience – with the classic songs of Louis Jordan, the King of the Jukebox. Featuring 20 of his greatest up-tempo, sing-along musical sensations, including “Saturday Night Fish Fry”, “Let the Good Times Roll”, “Caldonia”, “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying”, and “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby?”, Five Guys Named Moe is guaranteed to lift your spirits and leave you dancing in the aisles!
The rest of the shows will be performed on the Main Stage of Thalian Hall.
Fiddler on the Roof
Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Based on Sholom Aleichem’s stories by special permission of Arnold Perl
Wednesday, June 9 – Sunday, June 13
Friday, June 18 – Sunday, June 20
Friday, June 25 – Sunday, June 27
In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, is searching for appropriate husbands for his three eldest daughters. Old World ways collide with modernity as the daughters reject their father’s wishes and marry the men they love, each daughter’s choice moving her further away from the customs of her faith. A tale of love and laughter, devotion and defiance, tradition and change, Fiddler on the Roof is one of Broadway’s greatest musicals of all time. This was the first musical Opera House produced, and we are excited to bring it back for the first time in 25 years!
The Music Man
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Meredith Wilson
Based on a story by Meredith Wilson and Franklin Lacey
Wednesday, July 7 – Sunday, July 11
Friday, July 16 – Sunday, July 18
Friday, July 23 – Sunday, July 25
Fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill has hit River City, Iowa looking to con the townspeople into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. Instead he surprises himself and everyone else by coloring the town with openhearted possibility, and love makes River City the end of the line for him. Meredith Wilson’s marvelous confection of Midwestern corn and Broadway hot diggety doggedness is sure to entertain, delight, and captivate the entire family. The bouncy, joyous score is full of showstoppers like “Seventy-Six Trombones”, “Marian the Librarian”, “Pick a Little, Talk a Little”, and “Trouble”. Don’t miss The Music Man, the happiest musical in America!
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by P. G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Linsay & Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
Originally produced by Lincoln Center Theatre, New York
Wednesday, August 4 – Sunday, August 8
Friday, August 13 – Sunday, August 15
Friday, August 20 – Sunday, August 22
Welcome aboard the S.S. American for a gloriously funny screwball comedy where anything goes! The zany passenger list includes disguised gangsters, tap-dancing sailors, high-kicking chorus girls, mismatched lovers, and women who could have slunk straight off the pages of Vogue in the 30s. The tune-filled, dance-peppered Cole Porter score is a bubbly delight of songs you love – “I Get a Kick out of You”, “It’s De-Lovely”, “All Through the Night”, “You’re the Top”, “Blow, Gabriel, Blow”, “Buddie Beware”, “Easy to Love”, and of course the title song. This wacky tale of mistaken identities on the high seas is full of raucous frivolity and is as snappy, effervescent, and fizzy as a bottle of champagne. Bon voyage!
The Secret Garden
Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Wednesday, September 1 – Sunday, September 5
Friday, September 10 – Sunday, September 12
Schedule Change: Please note that we are running The Secret Garden for two weeks instead of the three we originally announced. Due to scheduling issues at Thalian Hall, we were not able to book the third weekend. Thanks for understanding.
After the death of her parents in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox is sent to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald. Still lost in mourning his wife, Lily, after ten years, Archibald has little interest in his new charge. Lonely and bored, Mary sets about discovering the secrets of the house, from the walled and locked garden to the crying that haunts the manor late at night. When spring comes again, the garden is brought back to life – and so are those who encounter it. The Secret Garden will enchant audiences with its cherished story told anew in an unforgettable musical all about the power of love and the miracle of rebirth.
All performances begin at 8:00 pm EXCEPT for ALL SUNDAY PERFORMANCES,
which are matinees and begin at 3:00 pm.