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Heaven Can Wait

By Harry Segall

October 10-12 | 7:30 PM
October 16-18 | 7:30 PM

Mr. Jordan is checking passengers who are to depart in an airplane for the Hereafter. The routine is interrupted by the arrival of Joe Pendleton, an attractive prizefighter, who refuses to admit he is dead, and it is revealed that Joe is not scheduled to arrive for another 60 years! But Joe can’t return to Earth because his manager had his body cremated! The search is on as Heaven attempts to locate a permanent body for Joe, who in the meantime is sent to earth in an interim body, falls in love, and is forced to deal with a murderous couple. Can he keep his new true love? Can he stay alive long enough for Heaven to find a new body? For now, Heaven Can Wait!

$10 | General Admission | The Emerson Black Box Theater

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the play “Green Grow the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs
Original Dances by Agnes de Mille

October 29 - 31 | 7:30 PM
November 1 | 7:30 PM

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant Oklahoma!

“From the first notes of ‘Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, it is clear why Oklahoma! remains such a popular musical.” - Herald Tribune

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

December 2-5 | 7:30 PM
December 6-7 | 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

The old miser Ebenezer Scrooge is rather stuck in his ways and certainly never expected to be visited by the ghost of his old friend Jacob Marley, who sends him on a haunting journey with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to view his life and the possibilities that lay ahead if he remains on the course he’s traveling.
Don’t miss the Cratchit Family (including Tiny Tim!) and the rest of your favorite Dickens characters as they once again show us the true meaning of Christmas.

$10 | General Admission | The Emerson Black Box Theater

A New Brain

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn & James Lapine

February 27-28 | 7:30 PM
March 5-7 | 7:30 PM

By the Tony-award winning authors of Falsettos, here is an energetic, sardonic, often comical musical about a composer during a medical emergency. Gordon collapses into his lunch and awakes in the hospital surrounded by his maritime-enthusiast lover, his mother, a co-worker, the doctor, and the nurses. Reluctantly, he had been composing a song for a children’s television show that features a frog - Mr. Bungee - and the spector of this large green character, and the unfinished work haunts him throughout his medical ordeal. This is the music and story of a man reflecting on his life, relationships, and work when confronted with the fact that this could be the end. Did he let life pass him by, or is there still time to live it?

$15 | General Admission | The Emerson Black Box Theater

Pericles, Prince Of Tyre

By William Shakespeare

April 17-18 | 7:30 PM
April 23-25 | 7:30 PM

This action-packed production is a tempest-tossed hero’s quest–a magical mystery tour spanning decades and continents, culminating in one of the most joyous reunions in the Shakespearean canon. Featuring pirates, goddesses, jousting knights, and a lost princess, Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a theatrical journey you don’t want to miss!

$10 | General Admission | The Emerson Black Box Theater

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