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.

Write Act Repertory's Lili Marlene


July 25th - October 10th Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

The musical love story of Rosie Penn, a famous, Jewish cabaret singer, and Count Hans Wilhelm von Kleister Graff, LILI MARLENE is set in Berlin during the last year of the Weimar Republic and at the beginning of the Third Reich period. As the dark clouds of Nazism loom, the Count, as the head of the passport bureau of the German foreign ministry, helps the German cultural and scientific elite escape from the country, and he, his family and Rosie must decide where their futures lie.

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.

LATE NITE CATECHISM


September 17th - November 17th

Tim Flaherty's ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS, INC. and Producer Robert Dragotta are pleased to announce the 21st Anniversary and the return to the Actors Temple Theatre of LATE NITE CATECHISM, the long-running hit one-woman show written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, with Denise Fennell starring as "Sister." Marc Silvia directs.

Broadway Up Close - Hamiltour


March 3rd Tues./Thurs. at 1:00 pm. Sat. at 11:00 am

For the past seven years, BROADWAY UP CLOSE WALKING TOURS have been treading the sidewalks of Times Square, unearthing Broadway's secrets and ghost stories. Having just welcomed its 10,000th tour-goer at the end of February 2017, the company now introduces a brand-new walking tour for all those obsessed with Hamilton: An American Musical or simply seeking to learn more about this cultural phenomenon and the man whose life inspired it.

Frankenstein


October 9th - December 18th

Producers John Lant, Tamra Pica and Write Act Repertory are pleased to announce the world premiere of FRANKENSTEIN, a new musical based on Mary Shelley's novel about the human need for love and companionship, with book, music and lyrics by Eric B. Sirota and directed by Clint Hromsco.

Girls Night Out


October 21st

GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL is a touching and hilarious 'tell-it-like-it-is' musical that takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends. Audience members can't help but laugh, cry and even find themselves singing and dancing in the aisles as some of the most popular hit songs of the 80s and 90s make this musical a fan favorite! Follow five friends as they visit their past, celebrate their present and look to the future on a wild and hilarious night out ... and you'll recognize a bit of yourselves in every one of them! It is described as "Desperate Housewives meets Mamma Mia" (Applause Magazine), "A boisterous, bust-out, bawdy musical revue" (Wisconsin State Journal), "An infectious, exhilarating sense of intoxication" (Hollywood Reporter) and "As funny and outrageous as Sex and the City!" (The Advocate). GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL is bursting with energy and is packed with hits like "Lady Marmalade," "It's Raining Men," "Man I Feel Like A Woman," "I Will Survive," "We Are Family" and many more. For more information, please visit http://thetownhall.org/event/girls-night