For our first show this year, we will present a completely original work from the minds of the actors who will perform it outdoors at Marist.
Set in the not-so-distant future, YOUTopia tells the story of a strange place somewhere in America, where “likes” and “follows” are the currency that determines life, liberty, and happiness – down to the kinds of groceries one can buy. An examination of identity, utopia, and dystopia, this unique piece of theater will explore what it means to be an individual…and the consequences of a life spent on a device.
This project is a collaboration with Serenbe Playhouse, which specializes in creating site-specific theater. Our show will be performed, rain or shine, in many locations on the Marist campus.
Tickets on sale: Monday, September 17, 2018
Performances: September 26, 27, and 29, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Running time: About 90 minutes with no intermission
Audience: Rated PG for mild violence and some mature themes
After the rousing success of last year’s pilot production of Disney’s Freaky Friday, Marist School has been given the opportunity to workshop some exciting new plays as part of the Disney Theatrical Licensing Pilot Program!
This year’s adventures will bring us to the Marvel Comics universe, with two new short plays written specifically for high school students! Some of your favorite characters will come to life on the Woodruff stage, in ways never before imagined. Come join Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Dr. Doom, and many others as they help us tell some stories about life, friendship, and, of course, saving the world!
Tickets on sale: Monday, October 15, 2018
Performances: Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, October 24, 25 & 27, 2018
Running time: About two hours
Audience: Rated G/PG-ish for some mildly sophisticated “modern teen” situations
Music by the great Kander and Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret), book by Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), and nominated for 7 Tony Awards in 2007, Curtains! is a magnificent “new” musical in the classic style of the greatest Broadway hits. A real love letter to the great Broadway tradition and the Show People who make it all happen: great production numbers, lots of dancing, awesome music, and – of course – a couple of corpses.
It is 1959. While producing an out-of-town tryout for a new musical (Robbin’ Hood!, a western version of Robin Hood), the supremely untalented and insufferable leading lady is murdered during her opening night curtain call. Lieutenant Frank Cioffi of the Boston Police Department is called in to solve the crime, so he locks everyone in the theater for the night until he can figure out whodunit. A crazy parody of 1950’s backstage murder mystery plots, this show boasts a razor sharp script with an insane cast of thoroughly riotous characters. Come see whodunit, and join us as we celebrate all the sparkle and joy of Broadway!
Tickets on sale: Monday, March 11, 2019
Performances: Thursday – Saturday, March 21-23, 2019 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, March 23 at 2:00 PM
Running time: About 2 hours (+/-) including intermission
Audience: Rated PG. Appropriate for all ages. Some humor and plot lines may go over children younger than 8 years old.
Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. The wit and whimsy of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic score is suffused with a modern sensibility in The Pirates of Penzance JR., a swashbuckling musical journey!
Set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England, The Pirates of Penzance JR. begins with a group of pirates who are celebrating the birthday of one of their own, Frederic, who has reached his 21st year. Finally having served the full length of his required time with the pirates, he decides to strike off on his own and become an upstanding citizen – which may even mean bringing the pirates to justice. This turns out to be a tricky prospect indeed, especially when Frederic's freedom is called into question! Throw in a bunch of bumbling constables, a bevy of spirited sisters, and one very modern major general, and you have a recipe for the kinds of hilarious confusion and mayhem that only Gilbert and Sullivan can provide!
Tickets on sale: April 29, 2019
Performance Dates: Thursday and Friday, May 9 & 10 at 7:30 PM, and Saturday, May 11 at 2 PM
Running Time: 75 minutes
Audience: Rated G. Appropriate for all ages. Bring the whole family!
All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.
All seating is reserved.
Tickets are sold in the Campus Store, beginning during the week preceding and during performances. All seats are $5; cash, check, or credit card only. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., when school is in session
MAG Benefactor tickets must be reserved in advance of the starting day of ticket sales for each show.
ADA seating is limited in our auditorium. Please contact the theater director, Mr. Eric McNaughton, at email@example.com if you need assistance in this regard.
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