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October 2nd - 20th

"Villainy is a virtue...
Jealousy is a sin...
Passion is a crime"

In this fast-paced, two hour, brutal and honest telling of OTHELLO, we will enter a world of war that we know all too well, and see the power that love, jealousy, passion and pride have over our lives...and how no one is safe from the consequences of these passions!

"And what's he then that says I play the villain?" Whose actions are not justified? Who is innocent? Who can say that they do not play the villain?

December 4th - 22nd

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated Sherlock Holmes story gets a gloriously funny makeover in >The Hound of the Baskervilles . When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on his estate, with a look of terror still etched on his face, and the paw prints of a gigantic hound beside his body, the great detective Sherlock Holmes is summoned from Baker Street, with Dr. Watson in tow, to unravel the mysteries surrounding his death, and investigate the ancient curse of the Hound of the Baskervilles… 3 male actors play all the characters.

"Only the most pure of purists could fail to be entertained by this very funny and inventive
take on one of the great archetypes of English literature." - British Theatre Guide

"Unfailingly hilarious." - The Guardian

January 22nd - February 9th

Winner of 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards, Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. The great tenor Tito Morelli, a.k.a. Il Stupendo, is scheduled for a one night only engagement. When a mishap puts the star out of commission, the theatre manager puts his assistant on the stage in his place. What follows is a night of mistaken identity and hilarious chaos. A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.

"A remarkable piece of theatre… a masterpiece… Author Ken Ludwig has verve, a sound grasp of plot mechanics and a rare ability to couple high art with low comedy." - The London Times

"A furiously paced comedy with more than a touch of the Marx brothers… a marvelous combination of wonderful farcical moments and funny lines." - Time Out New York

March 5th - 23rd

A world premiere! Set in Harlem in the 1920's, Higgins in Harlem follows the classic tale of Pygmalion, with a cultural twist. In the ethnic resurgence known as the Harlem Renaissance, an educated man takes on the challenge of turning a lowly girl from the city streets into a New York socialite. With modern interpretations of social class and gender, infused with the jazz and the energy of the age, Higgins in Harlem promises to be a fresh and entertaining reinvention of a theatrical masterpiece.


April 2nd - 13th

stop/time dance theater’s annual extravaganza. Dancing, singing and live music - a guaranteed entertaining night out!

"The audience left the theatre smiling and with decidedly happy feet
(how could we not?), and you will too." - Gil Gigliotti, CT Wit review

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Shienkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss

June 11th - July 27th

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of misfits for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

"An utterly charming look at one of the screwier manifestations of the American Dream." - TIME magazine

"Spelling Bee is a winning experience for everyone." - USA Today

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