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Broadway & Beyond

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Riverdance

MAR 2 - 4, 2021

Riverdance, as you've never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite, celebrated all over the world for its Grammy Award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking and innovative staging with spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of its music and dance — beloved by fans of all ages. Fall in love with the magic of Riverdance all over again.

South Pacific

MAY 6 - 7, 2021

Love transcends the harsh realities of war and prejudice in this sweeping Pulitzer Prize-winning tale centered around two unlikely love affairs. Set on a tropical island during World War II, this timeless Rodgers & Hammerstein classic features some of the most beautiful music ever composed, woven into an inspiring and timely story cherished throughout the world. The beloved score includes “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame” amidst big, Broadway production numbers with a chorus of American sailors and Navy nurses ready to take you to Bali Ha’i.

An Officer and a Gentleman

JUN 4 - 5, 2021

Zack Mayo’s got smarts and a body built for US Navy pilot boot camp, but he also has too much swagger… until he meets a drill sergeant who’s determined to drill his arrogance out of him. Zack finds comfort in the arms of a local factory girl. But it isn’t until tragedy befalls a fellow candidate that Zack learns the importance of love and friendship, and finds the courage to be his best self and win the heart of the woman he loves.

Waitress

JUL 6 - 7, 2021

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county —and a satisfying run-in with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

The Buddy Holly Story

RESCHEDULED
FEB 28, 2021

Forget feel good, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is FEEL GREAT! Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Featuring two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, including That’ll Be The DayOh BoyRave OnLa BambaChantilly LaceJohnny B. GoodeRaining In My HeartEverydayShout and many, many more, this show is just Peggy Sue-perb!

More to Know

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