Theatre Institute at Sage
Friday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Book, Music & Lyrics by Barry Wyner / Orchestration by Doug Besterman / Scene Change Music Arranged by Aron Accurso / Original Direction by Kathleen Marshall / Directed by Michael Musial
Based loosely on Edmond Rostand’s play Cyrano de Bergerac, Calvin Berger is the hip and hilarious story of unrequited feelings, love notes, and physical insecurity among four high school seniors.
Recommended for ages 11 and up.
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Friday, December 3rd at 10:00 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 4th at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 5th at 2:00 p.m.
It’s a Wonderful Life is based on the story The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern / Adapted by Joe Landry / Directed by David Baecker
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Stupid F*cking Bird
Friday, February 18 at 10:00 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m.
By Aaron Posner / Original songs composed by James Sugg / Directed by David Baecker
An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all.
Recommended for ages 14 and up.
The Laramie Project
Friday, April 1 at 10:00 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 3 at 2:00 p.m.
By Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project / Directed by Eileen Schuyler
In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
Recommended for ages 14 and up.
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
May /June Dates TBA…Stay tuned!
Based on the book by Jeff Brown / Adapted by Timothy Allen McDonald / Music & Lyrics by Timothy Allen McDonald and Jonathan K. Waller / Music by David Weinstein & Stephen Gabriel / Directed by Michael Musial
Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill, ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That’s just the problem…for Stanley, life is too normal. The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley is filled with infectious songs and non-stop adventure, making this a perfect show to introduce young audiences to the magic of live theatre.
Recommended for all ages.