Oh, Coward

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Weaving together songs and literary delights, Oh, Coward! celebrates one of the theatre’s greatest entertainers, Noël Coward. His effervescent music and charming quips combine for an unforgettable evening of the most memorable tunes of the twentieth century. In countless songs, musicals and plays (including the beloved Private Lives and Blithe Spirit), the multi-talented Coward made an indelible mark on the international theatrical landscape with his unique talent to amuse.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

posted in: 2013-2014 Season, Past Shows | 0

Liz Smith, of the NY Post, describes this as: “A delicious new musical. The joint is jammed and jumping with raucous laughter. It’s like ‘The Honeymooners’ meets ‘The Best Little Whorehouse’ in
‘Urinetown.’” This delectable morsel of modern America explores the relationships between the tenants of the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park in Florida. You’ll meet Pippi, “the stripper on the run;” the Dr. Phil-loving, agoraphobic Jeannie; Jeannie’s tollbooth collector husband, Norbert; anger-management-challenged Duke; and Betty, Lin, and Pickles, the wise (and wisecracking) chorus. Musical numbers include gems such as “This Side of the Track,” “Flushed Down the Pipes,” and “Road Kill.”

Always, Patsy Cline

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Always…Patsy Cline has been one of the most produced musicals in America, according to American Theatre Magazine. A tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963, the show is based … Continued

Pirates of Penzance

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The story concerns Frederic, who, having celebrated his 21st birthday (or so he thinks), is to be released from his apprenticeship to a band of tenderhearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people … Continued

Quilters

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Based on the book The Quilters: Women and Domestic Arts by Patricia Cooper and Norma Bradley Allen,
Quilters follows the story of a pioneer woman (Sarah) and six women who are called her daughters. Rather than a straightforward storyline, the musical is presented as a series of short tales and tableaux matched with musical numbers, each presenting an aspect of frontier life or womanhood: “…a show pieced together with love and stitched with pride…a thing of beauty, comfort and joy” (NY Post).

Fiddler on the Roof (2008)

posted in: 2008-2009 Season, Past Shows | 0

The second time that OxACT has produced this classic musical. Fiddler on the Roof is set in the small Jewish village of Anatevka, Russia, in 1905. It centers on the efforts of Tevye, a dairyman, his wife, Golde, and their five daughters to cope with their harsh existence under Tsarist rule. The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, was the first musical
to surpass the 3,000 performance mark, and it held the record for longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years.