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Braving the Elements


The Secret Garden

Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon
Weiss Theater, Buck Hall
October 26, 27, 28, 29 at 8:00 p.m.
October 29 and 30 at 3:00 p.m.

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved 1911 classic, The Secret Garden, blossoms anew in this enchanting musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. Young Mary Lennox,  orphaned and sent to live with relatives whom she has never met, brings new life to a neglected garden, as well as to her sickly cousin and uncle, in this Tony Award-winning Broadway hit. Directed and choreographed by Mary Jo Lodge. Musical Direction by Tom DiGiovanni ’96.

Image EHow The Grinch Stole Christmas

by Theodore Geisel, Irv Spector, and Bob Ogle
Music by Albert Hague
Weiss Theater, Buck Hall
December 7, 8, 9, 10 at 8:00 p.m.
December 10 and 11 at 3:00 p.m.

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville in this holiday classic. Puppets, songs, and the inimitable rhymes of Dr. Seuss are wrapped up in this delightful gift the whole family can share together. Recommended for kids of all ages. Directed by Michael O’Neill.

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by Paul Rudnick
Weiss Theater, Buck Hall
February 24, 25, March 2, 3, 4 at 8:00 p.m.
February 26 at 3:00 p.m.

A young television actor has it all: a bombshell girlfriend, a top Hollywood agent, a burgeoning acting career, a chance to play Hamlet in Central Park, and a New York apartment with John Barrymore’s ghost. From the other side, where tights are still the rage, the matinee idol seduces whacky New Yorkers and mellow LA stoners into believing in theater. Shakespeare jokes, sword fights, smoking special effects, and more laughs than the dead body count in Hamlet. Directed by Michael O’Neill.

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by Mary Zimmerman
Weiss Theater, Buck Hall
April 20, 21, 27, 28, 29 at 8:00 p.m.
April 22 at 3:00 p.m.

Based on The Metamorphoses of Ovid, this seductive and magical foray into myth and legend explores the ways story-telling captivates and captures our imagination. Meet again Ceres, Midas, Eros, Psyche, Apollo, Aphrodite, Eurydice, and the rest, but understand them in new and startling ways that will haunt your dreams. Directed by Suzanne Westfall.