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2017 Season

Steel Magnolias

Date(s): 01/27/2017 thru 02/12/2017
Time: Friday 7:30PM, Saturday 2PM & 7:30PM, Sunday 2PM

Steel Magnolias is a 1987 play written by Robert Harling.  There was also a 1989 film adaptation of the same name. The play and film are about the bond a group of women share in a small-town southern community, and how they cope with the death of one of their own.

The story is based on Robert Harling’s real life experience of the death of his sister, Susan Harling Robinson, in 1985 due to complications from Type 1 diabetes. He changed his sister’s name in the story from Susan to Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie.

As the title suggests the main female characters can be both as delicate as the magnolia flower, and as tough as steel.

9 to 5: The Musical

Date(s): 02/24/2017 thru 03/19/2017
Time: Friday 7:30PM, Saturday 2PM & 7:30PM, Sunday 2PM

9 to 5: The Musical is a musical based on the 1980 movie of the same name, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. It features a book by Patricia Resnick, based on the screenplay by Resnick and Colin Higgins. The musical premiered in Los Angeles in September 2008, and opened on Broadway in April 2009. It received 15 Drama Desk Award nominations, the most received by a production in a single year, as well as four Tony Awards nominations.

Shrek the Musical

Date(s): 04/07/2017 thru 04/30/2017
Time: Friday 7:30PM, Saturday 2PM & 7:30PM, Sunday 2PM

Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs, you name it) raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: I’ll get your homes back, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own: He’ll give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek obliges, yet finds something appealing–something strange and different–about this pretty princess. He likes her. A lot. But why does she always run off when the sun sets?

A Few Good Men

Date(s): 05/12/2017 thru 05/28/2017
Time: Friday 7:30PM, Saturday 2PM & 7:30PM, Sunday 2PM

This Broadway hit, which was also adapted into a hit movie, about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.  A riveting legal thriller!

South Pacific

Date(s): 06/09/2017 thru 07/09/2017
Time: Friday 7:30PM, Saturday 2PM & 7:30PM, Sunday 2PM

One of the most popular musicals ever!  Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile’s proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he’s fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe’s life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Date(s): 08/11/2017 thru 09/10/2017
Time: Friday 7:30PM, Saturday 2PM & 7:30PM, Sunday 2PM

The biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes alive in the musical retelling. Joseph — the favorite son of Jacob — is blessed with vivid dreams that foretell the future. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph endures a series of adventures which challenge him to his core. Soon he finds himself belonging to Potiphar, whose wife makes advances toward Joseph and ultimately land him behind bars. However, news of Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams sparks the interest of the hilariously Elvis-like Pharaoh. Soon, Joseph is out of jail and well on his way to second-in-command. Eventually, Joseph’s brothers find themselves unknowingly groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed. As they fail to even recognize him, Joseph tests their integrity. He ultimately reveals himself and the brothers are reconciled. A truly timeless Old Testament tale, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set to a multitude of musical genres, spanning from country western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock and roll.

Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream on

Date(s): 09/15/2017 thru 10/08/2017
Time: Friday 7:30PM, Saturday 2PM & 7:30PM, Sunday 2PM

It’s 1969 and we are transported back to Springfield High to throw a retirement party for our favorite homeroom teacher! As the girls sing their way through the greatest girl-group hits of the 60s and bid Ms. McPherson a fond farewell, one of the ladies reveals she’ll also be saying goodbye to Springfield to search for success and happiness on her own. Act Two finds the girls back together as the class of 1958 celebrates their 20-year class reunion. The classic pop and rock hits of the seventies provide the perfect soundtrack for these old friends to catch up on the places life has led them, all performed with their own “marvelous” spin!

We are of course planning a “reunion” of our own featuring the “Marvelous Wonderettes”, as Granbury Theatre Company presents the sequel to one of our hit shows of 2016!

Arsenic and Old Lace

Date(s): 10/20/2017 thru 11/05/2017
Time: Friday 7:30PM, Saturday 2PM & 7:30PM, Sunday 2PM

Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene — his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure — but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan. (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé — all while trying to keep his own sanity. as well. An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace has become a favorite amongst regional theatres throughout America.

Beauty and the Beast

Date(s): 11/17/2017 thru 12/23/2017
Time: Friday 7:30PM, Saturday 2PM & 7:30PM, Sunday 2PM

An arrogant young prince and his castle’s servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle enters the Beast’s castle after he imprisons her father Maurice. With the help of his enchanted servants, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.

With stunning costumes, enchanted sets and magical musical numbers, Beauty and The Beast is the perfect family show for the Holidays!