And The WInner Is

By Mitch Albom

 

And The Winner Is

Oct 12 – Oct 21, 2012

Produced/Directed by Darren Nye of Triangle Circle Players
in association with Villagers Theatre VIP Series

THE STORY: And The Winner Is tells the comic story of Tyler Johnes, a self-obsessed movie star known for the “Chippen-Cop” movie franchise; Chippendale dancers by day – Cops by night. Tyler is finally nominated for an Oscar, then dies the night before the awards. Outraged at his bad luck and determined to know if he wins (even though he’s dead), he bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to return to earth for the big night. Along the way, he drags his agent, his acting rival, his bombshell girlfriend and his ex-wife into the journey, in a wildly twisting tale of Hollywood, the afterlife, and how we are judged. 

RATED: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some Material May Be Inappropriate For Children Under 13.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mitch Albom, he’s the bestselling author who brought you “Tuesdays with Morrie”, “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” and “Have A Little Faith”. “And The Winner Is” was Mitch Albom’s second comedy. It saw its world premiere at the Purple Rose Theater in Chelsea, MI, in the summer of 2005 and its west coast premiere at the Laguna Playhouse in the summer of 2006.

TO LEARN MORE: Please visit the Triangle Circle Players website: www.trianglecircleplayers.org/winner/

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Into The Woods

Music and Lyrics by
Stephen Sondheim
Book  by
James Lalpine

Into The Woods

November 2 – 18, 2012

Directed  by JC GIBRIANO

 

 

Once upon a time…Stephen Sondheim spun this Tony Award-winning musical.
A seamless fusion of fractured fairy tales, Into the Woods follows a baker and his wife on their quest to remove a witch’s curse that has left them childless. Encounters with an ambivalent Cinderella, an aggressive Red Ridinghood, rebellious Rapunzel, too-trusting Jack, and a couple of not so princely Princes, lead the baker and his wife to the objects the witch has demanded as payment before she lifts the curse.
In this irreverent fantasy the road to “happily ever after” is often difficult, and the lessons learned and lived along the way can be harsh, yet ultimately enlightening.

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Reserved seating – $20Adult, $18Senior/Student
Fridays and Saturday at 8:00PM, Sundays at 2:00PM.
Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’,
e-mail boxoffice@villagerstheatre.com or call 732-873-2710
Group Rates available upon request.

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Gods Favorite

By Niel Simon

 

Gods Favorite

Sept 14 – Sept 30, 2012

Directed by
LindaViel

In Neil Simon’s wild and irreverent comedy, loosely based on the Biblical Book of Job, Joe Benjamin (Joe B.), a God-fearing tycoon, has his faith in God tested, while the audience has its ability to keep a straight face tested. Joe believes it was God’s will that put him in his Long Island mansion with high-maintenance wife, Rose, prodigal son, David, the twins, Ben and Sarah (with a combined I.Q. of 160), and Mady and Morris, the wise-cracking household staff. Then, Sidney Lipton, an unlikely messenger from God (and a movie buff), pays a visit. He warns Joe that, unless he renounces God, life is not going to be so great, in fact it’s going to be hell on earth. The humor gets wilder and funnier as the devastation and torture increase in this contemporary morality tale with a razor-sharp edge.

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The Light in the Piazza

 

Music and Lyrics by
Adam Guettel

Book  by
Craig Lucas

The Light in the Piazza

June 7 – 23, 2013

Directed  by TOM MARTINI

In this elegant story of courtship and of conflict of conscience, set in Tuscany in 1953, Clara, a young, childlike American woman, falls in love with a handsome Florentine, Fabrizio. Clara travels with her mother, middle-aged, middle-class Mrs. Johnson, who opposes the affair for reasons gradually revealed as the story unfolds. Torn between protecting her vulnerable daughter and allowing her the chance for happiness, Mrs. Johnson lovingly navigates her internal conflict. Adam Guettel, grandson of Richard Rodgers, gives us convincingly ordinary characters who find extraordinary self-expression in song. Infusing the tired old woes and wonders of midlife disenchantment and autumnal romance with fresh shadow and light, The Light in the Piazza celebrates young love with sumptuous melodies and richly intelligent lyrics.
Reserved seating – $20Adult, $18Senior/Student
Fridays and Saturday at 8:00PM, Sundays at 2:00PM.
Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’,
e-mail boxoffice@villagerstheatre.com or call 732-873-2710
Group Rates available upon request.

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The Lion In Winter

By James Goldman

The Lion In Winter

April 5-21,  2013

Directed by
Ana Kalet

Set during Christmas in 1183 in medieval France, King Henry II’s sons battle, not only for the position of “successor to the throne,” but also for parental affection. Familial competition is truly a high art in this articulate work of distinctive language and caustic wit. The King’s estranged wife favors their eldest son, while Henry champions his youngest as his heir. With intelligence and humor, this fictional play presents a historically accurate picture which still resonates with relevance today. These characters from 800 years ago still quarrel with spouses, compete with annoying siblings, indulge in adultery and sexual experimentation, and struggle to balance work and family. This quintessential drama of domestic turmoil and competing ambitions is as ageless as civilization.

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Next To Normal

 

 

Music by
Tom Kitt

Book & Lyrics  by
Brian Yorkey

Next to Normal

February 8-24, 2013

Directed  by
MATTHEW DiCARLO &
COREY RUBEL

 

 

Next to Normal is a brave and breathtaking musical that focuses intensely, with heart-breaking credibility, on the crippling tribulations of a suburban family. This portrait of Diana Goodman, a manic-depressive housewife, and the people whom she both deeply loves and deeply wounds, forcefully invites us to consider the liberating effect of confronting the origins of our pain. An emotional powerhouse, Next to Normal, slices through to the staggering revelation of the cause of Diana’s illness, and the impact it has had on her family: her husband, Dan, and her children, Natalie and Gabe. The relentless, electric momentum of the surging score mercilessly mirrors the characters’ confusion, disconnection, and self-imprisonment.
Reserved seating – $20Adult, $18Senior/Student
Fridays and Saturday at 8:00PM, Sundays at 2:00PM.
Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’,
e-mail boxoffice@villagerstheatre.com or call 732-873-2710
Group Rates available upon request.

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Cactus Flower

By Abe Burrows

Based on a play by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Grady

Cactus Flower

Sept 16 – Oct 2, 2011

Directed by
CARLA ZACKSON-HELLER
Produced by
BRYAN MURRAY 

PLAY SYNOPSIS: In this witty romantic comedy, Julian Winston, a middle-aged Park Avenue dentist (and an attractive bachelor) tells his much younger girlfriend, Toni, that he’s already married, in order to avoid commitment. Then, unexpectedly and in a moment of weakness, Julian promises to leave his wife for Toni. When Toni insists on meeting the wife, Julian recruits his introverted, prickly assistant to pose as his fictitious spouse. This ingenious plan further complicates the complications he has already created, while inadvertently cultivating the sandy soil in which love might blossom unexpectedly. The 1969 movie version of this classic comedy featured Goldie Hawn in her first major film role.

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Jesus Christ Superstar

 

 

 

Music by
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book and Lyrics by
Tim Rice

JESUS CHRIST

SUPERSTAR

November 4 – 20, 2011

Produced  by
DONNA KIMBERLIN and COREY RUBEL

Directed and Musically Directed by KHY GARNER

Assistant Directed by JILLIAN KIMBERLIN

Choreographed by RENEE LICIAGA
Jesus Christ Superstar is a monument in musical theatre history. A Rock Opera originally released as an album in October, 1970, amidst much controversy, the work focuses on the last seven days in the life of Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas, and is staged in flamboyant, mind-blowing style. We hear Judas expressing concern about Jesus’ rise to power and his association with the prostitute, Mary Magdalene. Ignoring Judas’ apprehensions, Jesus leads his followers to Jerusalem where Judas’ fears are confirmed, leading, ultimately, to the Crucifixion. Songs include I Don’t Know How To Love Him, What’s The Buzz, Heaven On Their Mind, and Superstar.
Reserved seating – $18 Adult, $16 Senior/Student
Fridays and Saturday at 8:00PM, Sundays at 2:00PM.
Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’,
e-mail boxoffice@villagerstheatre.com or call 732-873-2710 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting  732-873-2710      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
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