Main Stage Shows
September 17 — November 6
Preview Performances on Sept. 15 & 16
Poisoned apples, glass slippers ...Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious, naughty hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Cinderella is kind of a nitwit, Snow White can be a little mean, and Sleeping Beauty? Narcoleptic, apparently. In this musical comedy for grown-ups, the trio lead an all-princess revue aimed at upending their popular portrayals. When the princesses rail against princes who expect them to do all the housework, the show feels like a girls’-night-out retro rebellion for the suburban oppressed. Forget the princesses you think you know — these royal renegades tossed off their tiaras to set the record straight and bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to you. What you thought you knew about princesses will never be the same!!
“Sidesplitting Adult Parody!”
Coming up in our 44th Season!
The Magic of an Old-Fashioned Holiday
Nov. 12 – Dec. 29, 2021
Preview Performances Nov. 10 & 11
In this heartwarming new musical, a dad’s wish to celebrate an
old-fashioned Christmas leads him and his family on a magical journey to another time where he learns that while remembering the past is important, the best way to hold on to tradition is to enjoy the Christmas present! This one-of-a-kind show, written for Circa ‘21 by longtime Bootlegger Brad Hauskins, is a nostalgic celebration of family that will leave you filled with the peace and joy of the holidays.
"Hilarious! Nonstop Pandemonium"
Jan. 14 - March 12, 2022
Preview Performances Jan. 12 & 13
Welcome to opening night of community theatre troupe, Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’s newest production of an Agatha Christie-like 1920s murder mystery The Murder at Haversham Manor — where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous! The set, the props, the lighting and the sound thwart the performers at every turn. Eventually, a few of these semi-amateur thespians, demoralized by disaster, go rogue. It’s a stage manager’s worst nightmare — and an audience’s cue for laughter. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain!
Announcing our 2022 Season!
It’s sweet. It’s savory. It’s five strangers putting their hearts, reputations, and baking skills on the line to become the crème de la crème of bakers at a county fair. The heat is on to create three different types of desserts during the finals. A determined young woman dreaming of opening her own bakery. A sexy nail technician who wants to fit in. A shy school nurse who doesn’t want to be there at all. A mysterious man from Brooklyn who arouses suspicion about his past. And the reigning champion who is confident she’ll garner yet another victory this year. They’ll all get their just desserts at the Jefferson County Bake-Off! There’s a
little mystery, a little romance, some potential cheating, and some back-stabbing — exactly what you expect when the competition is fierce — and the results are deliciously satisfying!
March 18 - May 14, 2022
Preview Performances March 16 & 17, 2022
Rescheduled by popular demand! Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway, was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell
of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Filled with amazing music, spectacular costumes and dazzling sets, this “tale as old as time” offers family theatre at its best.
May 20 - July 16, 2022
Preview Performances May 18 & 19, 2022
Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the ‘70s take center stage in Broadway’s side-splitting homage to classic disaster films.
It’s 1979, and New York’s hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. Also attending is a faded disco star, a sexy nightclub singer with her eleven-year-old twins, a disaster expert, a feminist reporter, an older couple with a secret, a pair of young guys who are looking for ladies, an untrustworthy businessman and a nun with a gambling addiction. What begins as a night of boogie fever quickly changes to panic as the ship succumbs to multiple disasters. As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive ... or at least escape the killer rats.
Audiences and critics are wild for this hilarious homage to the era of bell-bottoms, platform shoes and the hustle. With larger-than-life characters, snappy dialogue and some of the most recognizable songs of the ‘70s — such as as “Hooked on a Feeling,” “Hot Stuff,” and “I Will Survive" — Disaster! will leave you dancing in your seat and rolling in the aisles.
July 22 - Sept. 10, 2022
Preview Performances July 20 & 21, 2022
The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon. The audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the fun-filled evening. Three audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons, and rooms; there are 216 possible solutions! Only one hard-nosed female detective is qualified to unravel the merry mayhem. Comic antics, witty lyrics, and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room. Even after the culprit confesses, a surprise twist delights the audience.
“Who wouldn’t want to be immersed in a classic board game full of mystery and fun?!” mdtheatreguide.com
Sept. 16 - Nov. 5, 2022
Preview Performances Sept. 14 & 15, 2022
A Circa '21 family favorite returns in this Irving Berlin classic!
Two World War II vets, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, have become partners in a song-and-dance act after the war. Looking for love, they follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters to a gig at a lodge in Vermont, only to discover that the nearly-bankrupt lodge where they were hired to perform is owned by their former commanding general. The classic holiday movie is brought to life onstage, filled with dancing, laughter, and some of the greatest songs ever written. The score features beloved songs “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Sisters,” “How Deep is the Ocean” and the ageless title tune. This promises to be a merry and bright theatrical experience for all ages.