Main Stage Shows

 

COMING SOON

March 19 — May 15

Preview Performances on March 17 & 18

Rated: G

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen in this installment of the popular series. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and the Jello molds are put away, these steadfast, sturdy women head to their farms, peel off their good girdles, and get on with their daily chores. In between picking eggs, milking cows, and dusting knickknacks, they congregate with some of the other lovable folks who inhabit this rural community. With plenty of crazy antics, loads of fresh laughs, and brand spanking new original songs, YOU SMELL BARN celebrates rural life in the 1950’s. And, at the center of it all, are your favorite Church Basement Ladies! 

 

Regional Premiere!

Coming up in our 44th Season!

 

A '60s Flashback That's Sealed With A Kiss

May 21– July 10, 2021

Preview Performances May 19 & 20

Rated: PG

Blast From the Past!

 

A fun, frothy flashback to the fabulous females who unmistakably left their mark on 1960s pop music, Matches big voices with big hairdos, Beehive features non-stop hits from early decade bubble gum classics to the explosive late ‘60s soul sound. Paying tribute to performers such as Brenda Lee, The Supremes, Connie Francis, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, and Aretha Franklin, this irresistible revue will fly you back in time to experience firsthand the music that thrilled a generation. Come rock out with “Respect,” “Natural Woman,” “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “One Fine Day,” “Downtown” and more! With two dozen beloved hits, the show takes you on a journey through song, documenting the dramatic changes that America underwent during the ‘60s. If you like 50s and 60s music, BEEHIVE The ‘60s Musical will have you dancing in your seats and coming back for more!
 

Put On Your Boogie Shoes!

July 16 – Sept. 11, 2021

Preview Performances July 14 & 15

Rated: PG13

Area Premiere!

 

Tony Manero doesn’t have much going for him during the week days. He still lives at home and works as a paint store clerk in his Brooklyn neighborhood. But he lives for the weekends when he and his friends go to the local disco and dance the night away. When a big dance competition is announced, he wrangles the beautiful and talented Stephanie to be his partner. As the two train for the big night, they start to fall for each other as well. 

Based on the 1977 movie phenomenon that launched the disco era and made John Travolta a household name, Saturday Night Fever features songs from the Bee Gees and is one of the most successful movie sound tracks of all time. The stage musical includes almost all of the songs from the original movie sound track, bringing us back to the time when disco was king. If you get “Boogie Fever” and feel like “You Should Be Dancin’,” this is the show for you!

“Sidesplitting Adult Parody!”

Sept. 17 – Nov. 6, 2021

Preview Performances Sept. 15 & 16

Rated: PG15

Area Premiere!

 

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!!

 

The Magic of an Old-Fashioned Holiday

Nov. 12 – Dec. 29, 2021

Preview Performances Nov. 10 & 11

Rated: G

Area Premiere!

 

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

Rated: PG

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!

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