Little Mermaid Jr

From classic literature to the Academy Award-winning film and Broadway musical, Ariel’s undersea journey is a beautiful love story for the ages.  Presented from September 6-8 on the Barlow Mainstage at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr will showcase Academy students in their natural habitat.

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

Willy Wonka Jr

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure.

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.

Xanadu Jr

A Greek muse inspires love, laughter and the world’s first Roller Disco in this 1980s glitter explosion based on the cult film and Broadway musical.

Xanadu JR. is inspired by the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical and the Universal Pictures’ cult classic movie that starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. Xanadu JR. is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches while the original, legendary chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats.

Xanadu JR. follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first Roller Disco. (Hey, it’s 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.

5 Carols for Christmas

It’s the 1950’s and 5 friends, each named Carol, are getting ready for their musical holiday show, but when the power goes out, plans have to be changed and stat!  In the ever-changing balance between wholesome fun and satire, Jim Christian’s 5 Carol’s brings the spirit of the holiday season straight to the stage.  Come laugh with the ladies this Christmas and join in the fun!

Wait Until Dark

When Sam Hendrix carries a doll across the Canada-US border, he sets off a chain of events that will lead to a terrifying ordeal for his blind wife, Susy. A sinister con man, Roat, is desperate to get his hands on that doll, but he’s about to realize he’s met his match.  In an eerily, intense drama, made popular in the 60’s by the illustrious Audrey Hepburn, Wait Until Dark is a game of cat and mouse that is well worth the the hair standing on the back of your neck.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Life is a bowl full of cherries, unless you are Charlie Brown, then it’s a bowl full of rocks.  The whole gang is here: Lucy, Schroeder, Sally, Linus, Snoopy, and the loveable “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown. Whether Snoopy is flying with the Red Baron or Lucy is screaming about being kissed by a dog, you’re sure to reminisce with this loveable group of kids who pontificate and sing themselves straight into the heart of the child within each one of us.  Put this show on your calendars – you won’t want to miss the fun!

Don’t Drink the Water

Have you ever gone on a European vacation, had your plane redirected to a country behind the Iron Curtain, and been accused of being spies?  Even if you haven’t, the New Jersey family, the Hollanders have got you covered in this uproarious Woody Allen comedy, Don’t Drink the Water.  While this outspoken family is panicking, they are left in the hands of the missing US Ambassador’s hapless son Axel, who seems to be doing anything but helping.  This is the perfect night of comedy and laughter, tickets to this show are sure to go fast!

Ragtime

Set in the turn-of-the-century New York City, Ragtime weaves a musical tapestry of an African American musician, an immigrant Jewish father, and a wealthy suburban family and tells how their lives are knit together by hope for the future and the intricacies of love, during a time when dreams seem as close to reality as the nose on the end of your face.  With alluring music and compelling characters, audiences will be swept up in the story of the hopes and fears that live within all of us.

Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance

The dynamic duo, Gilbert and Sullivan have managed to create a joyful masterpiece of hilarity, and fun in the charming Pirate opera, Pirates of Penzance.  Frederic, the indentured pirate apprentice has finally turned 21, which means the end of his obligation and he prepares to enter his non-pirate life when he is smitten by the beauty of the Major-General Stanley’s daughter, Mabel.  What happens next is a riotous and charming fable of the classical kind. Brimming with jubilant and animated music, you will not want to miss this operatic experience of epic proportions.