Female Odd Couple
Feb 9-11 & 15-18
Director – John Tilford
Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.
March 16-18 & 22-25
Director – Chandra Galloway
The Little Sisters of Hoboken, those humble nuns with a touch of “showbiz” flair, return in style with NUNSENSE II: THE SECOND COMING. Presenting a high-spirited and zany “Thank You Program” for their many supporters, the sisters sing and dance their way across the Mount St. Helen’s stage, which is already dressed for the Hoboken Music Society’s upcoming production of The Mikado.
May 11-13 & 17-20
Director – Dustin Yocum
A gripping re-imagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.
“13”: The Musical
July 6-8 & 12-15 at SoDo
As his 13th birthday and Bar Mitzvah draw near, Evan Goldman’s life is turned upside down. After his parents divorce, Evan is forced to move from “Big Apple” to small town Appleton, Indiana, where we see him endure first kisses, heartbreak, and trying to fit in with a whole new group of people.
Disney’s Tarzan the Musical
Aug 24-26 & 30-Sept 2
Director – Chris “Fing” Guyotte
Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award-winning “You’ll Be in My Heart,” as well as “Son of Man” and “Two Worlds,” make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan’s life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe’s territory, and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.
Oct 19-21 & 25-28
Director – Aaron Polk
Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney’s plan, which he devises with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter, that audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play.
April 14, 2018
Director – Chandler Dalton
After last year’s successful event, Broadway Backwards makes its return to the SoDo stage. This fundraising event supports the Twin City Theatre Co. and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Get your tickets early for this event as it will sell out!
An Evening of Poe
October 31, 2018
Enjoy an evening (if you dare) of a chilling night of readings from the one and only Edgar Allan Poe.
Divas’ Cabaret III
November 11, 2018
Director – Ranae Wilson
This annual event continues as the Divas of the Champaign-Urbana area sing and entertain. Don’t miss out on this wonderful fundraiser!