The Little Theatre of Manchester's
2015 season of main-stage productions!
a season of
Scheming, Dreaming and Fairy Tales!
Is He Dead? The first major production in Connecticut! Starving artist Jean-François Millet is an amazingly talented painter, but, like all living geniuses, his work is unappreciated. Scheming with the help of his colleagues, he stages his own death in order to increase the value of his paintings. The big question: if he’s dead, how can he collect his riches? The answer: Put on a dress and return as his sister, of course! This fast-paced comedy by the granddaddy of American Humor, Mark Twain, is a combination of the Marx Brothers, Three Stooges and RuPaul’s Drag Race. Premiered almost 100 years after Twain’s death, this “new” show is incredibly ironic! Show Dates: February 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 Directed by Debi Freund
next to normal is a Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkeyand music by Tom Kitt. It’s the story of a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness, and the attempts to alleviate it, have on her family. She dreams of being next to normal. The musical addresses issues that we may think of as uncomfortable. But, a musical? Bet you weren’t expecting that! Show Dates: April 10- 12, 17-19, 24-26 Directed by Joe Keach-Longo
Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig follows in the footsteps of last season's smash hit Noises Off! It’s a delightful farce, offers a little sexual innuendo and a bit of slapstick. You’ll enjoy the period time-frame, drinking and womanizing male star, justifiably jealous wife, young stage manager desperately trying to keep things together, important person(s) in the audience, at least one character who's passed out and is believed missing and non-actors forced to become actors. Show Dates: June 12-14, 19-21, 26-28 Directed by Karen Sidel
Barefoot in the Park – Sweet and funny, this slice of life was written by one of our favorite playwrights, Neil Simon. Corie and Paul Bratter are newlyweds. You’ll see their first home -- an apartment on the top floor of a brownstone in New York City. During the course of four days, they learn to become a married couple, facing the usual daily ups-and-downs and facing the question of “do opposites attract?”. Corrie dreams of Paul becoming more easy-going, to, for example, run "barefoot in the park". Show Dates: August 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 LTM Directed by Michael Forgetta
Shrek, the Musical – It’s time for fairy tales in this wonderful musical adventure of an ogre whose quiet life has been infested with well-known story-book characters, an over-the-top best friend Donkey and the surprise of his life -- falling in love with a Princess. Composer: Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire. A tale for the whole family about an ogre we’ve all come to know and love! Don't 'kid' yourself, this show is not just for kids! Show Dates: November 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 Directed by John Pike
Please note: there will be no Thursday performances in the 2015 season
Single tickets for comedies and dramas are $24 VIP or $19 for General seating
Single tickets for musicals are $29 VIP or $24 for General seating
VIP seats are the first six rows in the house. All areas are first-come, first-served.
General Information about LTM Productions . . . .
Pratt and Whitney, a United Technologies Company, is our season sponsor for 2015! "Thank you Pratt and Whitney for your confidence in what we do for community development and your continued support for our efforts," John Nelson, President, Governing Board.
Opportunities to sponsor individual shows are available, with great benefit to your business or organization! Call the box office for more information.
Little Theatre of Manchester is always looking for volunteer ushers and folks interested in other opportunities to be part of all that community theater brings to, well, the community! If you'd like to join our ranks, give us a call or drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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