2017-2018-Vital Theatre Company Season


September 24th - December 1st

The award-winning VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce its 2017/18 season of musicals for children and families, performed by adults. The season will open on Sunday, September 24 with Pinkalicious The Musical, which celebrated its 10th anniversary off-Broadway in 2017. A new adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, appropriate for ages 2-7, will follow on Saturday, September 30. The new, original musical Kid Frankenstein The Musical, appropriate for ages 7 and up, will open on Friday, October 6, and Owen & Mzee The Musical, appropriate for ages 2-7, will premiere on Saturday, January 6.

LILI MARLENE Extends through December 19th


September 19th - December 19th

Write Act Repertory's Producing Artistic Director John Lant and Producer Tamra Pica are pleased to announce the extention of the off-Broadway East Coast premiere of LILI MARLENE, a new musical about a family's escape from the rising tide of Nazism, with book, music and lyrics by Michael Antin and directed and choreographed by Mark Blowers.

Donald Trump is My Muse


January 9th 7:00 pm

Donald Trump is My Muse combines Appalachian-style fiddle music, original poetry and place-based storytelling to create a unique theatrical experience.

Vital Theatre Company Acquires Rights to Owen & Mzee


May 3rd - January 1st

VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce that it has acquired rights to the book OWEN & MZEE: THE TRUE STORY OF A REMARKABLE FRIENDSHIP, which will be adapted into a musical for family audiences in 2018. The #1 New York Times best-selling children's book is about the friendship between a tortoise and an orphaned hippopotamus in Kenya after the Indian Ocean earthquake. It was written by father and daughter team Craig and Isabella Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu, who oversaw the animal sanctuary in Mombasa, Kenya, that Owen and Mzee call home. www.owenandmzee.com.

Eric B. Sirota's FRANKENSTEIN a new musical


October 9th - December 18th

Based on Mary Shelley's classic novel, FRANKENSTEIN is a two-act sweeping, romantic musical that honors its source material. Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end man's mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, he grants none to his creation. For more information, please visit www.thefrankensteinmusical.com.

Vital's The Wizard of Oz - Extended - Now through December 30th


October 31st - December 30th

The one-hour adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, the classic tale by L. Frank Baum that has been entertaining audiences for ages, features the Munchkin puppets and is tailored for audiences 2-7 years old. Rediscover the joy of following the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion as they travel through a reimagined world of Oz.