2019 Summer Season Info
June 7- August 11
Music by Dana P. Rowe
Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey
Based on a story by John Dempsey and Hugh Murphy
This fun ensemble musical is set in the atomic 1950s. At Enrico Fermi High, rules, regulations, and respect are enforced daily by principal Ms. Strict. For good girl Toffee, those rules mean she must break up with her teenage love and class rebel Jonny Warner. Heartbroken Jonny hurls himself into the town nuclear plant, but when love brings him back to life, things get a little ghoulish. Loaded with an original score of catchy 50s rock n roll style songs, audiences of all ages will have a campy, gruesome good time at Zombie Prom!
"Zombie Prom" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company
A Comedy of Tenors
A hotel suite in Paris in the 1930s, all set and ready for Italian opera star Tito Merelli before the concert of the century, “The Three Tenors”. Only problem is Tito thinks his hot blooded wife Maria is cheating on him, one of the three tenors has quit, the other tenor’s wife just went to the hospital to have a baby, and that’s just the start of the chaos! A side-splitting brand new farce as only comedic genius Ken Ludwig could write with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and tons of scandalous fun.
"Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company
The Diary of Anne Frank
A Play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Based upon Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Newly Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Last done as part of a BVT season in 1971, the Pulitzer and Tony award winning play will find audiences transported into the secret annex world of Anne Frank. Based on The Diary of a Young Girl, the remarkable true story about the trials, fear, spirit, and hope experienced by two Jewish families hiding from the Nazis in occupied Amsterdam. As vital today as it was when it was first written, this coming of age story sheds light on one of the darkest moments in human history.
By Tim Clue and Spike Manton
A comedy that pays a heartfelt and hilarious tribute to family vacations. Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, finds himself on a road trip with his father’s ashes. The scene smoothly shifts from that road trip to the annual torturous family vacations from his childhood. Join Don, Sis, Mom, and Dad as they journey the Midwest in this humorous and relatable story, the perfect show to share with the whole family.
Produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois
Murdered to Death
By Peter Gordon
Murder Mystery Comedy
With plenty of plot twists and abundant laughs, this murder mystery gives a parodic nod to Agatha Christie classics. The dinner party at the country manor house of Mildred Bagshot is interrupted by the mysterious death of the host. Enter an unlikely team of sleuths: an elderly spinster who is unexplainably present whenever there is a murder, a young village policeman, and an inept and clumsy inspector. Will the murderer’s identity be revealed, or will the audience die laughing first?
The production Leaving Iowa is possible WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL AND THE NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT
THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL, A STATE AGENCY, HAS SUPPORTED THIS ARTS EVENT THROUGH ITS MATCHING GRANTS PROGRAM FUNDED BY THE NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE AND THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, AND THE NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT.
VISIT www.artscouncilnebraska.gov FOR INFORMATION ON HOW THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL CAN ASSIST YOUR ORGANIZATION
General Admission - $14.00
Student (18 & Under) - $8.00
Group Rate (parties of 10 or more) - $10.65