Patty Thayer Education, Shows & Events

Swashbuckling, Musical, Hilarity Kicks-Off the 2015-2016 Season This Weekend!

“But still, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral, I am the very model of a modern Major-General!” – W.S. Gilbert

Pirates of Penzance, Jr. will take the Little Theatre stage tonight, kicking off the 2015-2016 Season with a delightful mixture of wit, whimsy and delightful music for the entire family. The talented, young students of the Academy of Creative Theatre, led by Director Shelagh Garren, Musical Director Lacey McNamara and Choreographer Molly McKiernan, have taken on one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular operettas and brought it beautifully to life.

Pirates of Penzance

From “the very model of a modern Major General” to Mabel and Frederic’s “Poor Wand’ring One”, the dashing Pirate King, and the hilariously bumbling police (“Tarantara!”) all of Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic characters and songs are here. This young performer’s version of Pirates of Penzance, Jr. is the perfect introduction to live theatre for your child or grandchild and a wonderful way to spend a summer afternoon or evening. The show runs July 17-August 2 and, as always, we recommend making your reservations early before all the best seats are gone! (Fabulous photos by Jamie Foster Photography!)

2015-2016 Season Our 2015-2016 Season of Mainstage Shows will officially begin with our production of A.R. Gurney’s modern romantic comedy Sylvia, directed by David Carey Foster opening on August 21st. That means you have just one more month to ensure you get the Best Seats at the Best Price all year long by purchasing your Season Tickets TODAY! Were you stuck waiting in line for tickets to The Music Man? Were you hoping for seats in the center section but wound up grateful to get the last two seats on the side for Picasso at the Lapin Agile? Season Ticket holders are never disappointed in their seats or left waiting outside for tickets! Advance reservations and easy exchanges guarantee them the best seats for each and every show all year long. Think of it, a guaranteed date night with your sweetheart, or an afternoon matinee with friends, for six fantastic mainstage season shows. Come on… take the leap and subscribe now for all six shows for as little as $129! And don’t forget to add-on a subscription for Ubu’s Other Shoe as well. You’ll enjoy seven insightful, engrossing, cutting edge staged readings for just $70! And of course you can’t forget to add-on our four hilarious After Hours comedies for just $60save 25{efcf22502b1e74b0202af948281d54f129dde7dacd2c3f6ff4c98fe998904ac4} when you buy all four!

1415 volunteer partyFinally, we hope to see all of you this Sunday, July 19th, for our Annual Open House and Volunteer Appreciation Party! Our 2014-2015 Season was definitely one for the record books and we can’t wait to celebrate our past successes and share some exciting news for the future with the people who made it all possible – YOU!  The party starts at 5 pm in the lobby, immediately following the matinee performance of Pirates of Penzance, Jr.  Join us for delicious BBQ, fun with friends, a look back at a great year and our annual Volunteer Awards.

See you on Sunday!