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The Moonlight Players upcoming 2011-2012 shows

posted Aug 8, 2011, 3:27 PM by Vu Sleeper

WILLY WONKA (09/23/11 - 10/23/11), Directed by Cathy McEachern, Moonlight Warehouse Theatre
Willy Wonka
Sept. 23-Oct. 23, 2011
Directed by Cathy McEachern
Assistant Director Sonny Dyon

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic 1971 family film “Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory." Lyrics & Music by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley. Adapted for stage by Timothy A. McDonald & Leslie Bricusse . Based on the Book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

PINOCHIO (11/18/11 - 12/11/11), Directed by James “Scotty” Schultz, Moonlight Warehouse Theatre
November 18, 2011 – December 11, 2011
Director James “Scotty” Schultz

Take the hijinks of the commedia dell'arte, add those zany characters including Geppetto, Fire Eater, Fox and Cat, and the most wonderful Blue Fairy imaginable then mix in a nonstop adventure, and you're all set to raise the curtain. The house-on-fire pacing will leave you breathless, the hilarious comedy will leave you laughing, and some unexpectedly touching moments will leave you loving this Pinocchio even more. By William Glennon. With permission of Dramatists Publishing.

NINE (01/13/12 - 02/12/12), Directed by Jan Sheldon, Moonlight Warehouse Theatre
January 13, 2012 – February 12, 2012
Director: Jan Sheldon

Book by Arthur Kopit, Music by Maury Yeston, Adapted from the Italian by Mario Fratti. 1982 Tony® Award for Best Musical. 2003 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Nine, winner of 1982 Tony for Best Musical, is based on Fellini's classic film 8 1/2. It is the fictional story of celebrated film director, Guido Contini. Facing writer's block, he recalls all the amazing women who have affected his life. With permission of Samuel French.

BOEING-BOEING (03/09/12 - 04/01/12), Directed by William McCoy, Moonlight Warehouse Theatre
March 9, 2012 – April 1, 2012
Director William McCoy

By Marc Camoletti, Adapted by Beverley Cross. 2008 Tony - Best Revival of a Play. This 1960's French farce, adapted for the English-speaking stage, features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has French, German and American fiancees, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent "layovers". He keeps "one up, one down and one pending" until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard's apartment at the same time. In 1991, the play was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most performed French play throughout the world. With permission of Samuel French.

GODSPELL (04/20/12 - 05/13/12), Directed by Dan Martin, Moonlight Warehouse Theatre
April 20, 2012 – May 13, 2012
Director: Dan Martin

Book by John Michael Tebelak, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. "Godspell" is one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time. Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, "Godspell" boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, "Day By Day." As the cast performs "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side," the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life. Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, "Godspell" is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. With permission of Music Theatre International.

DAMN YANKEES (06/08/12 - 07/01/12), Directed by Tom Kline, Moonlight Warehouse Theatre
Damn Yankees
June 8, 2012 – July 1, 2012
Director Tom Kline

Book by George Abbott & Douglass Wallop, Music & Lyrics by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross. Based on the novel The Year The Yankees Lost The Pennant by Douglass Wallop. Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil (the charming but devious Mr. Applegate) for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life (and wife) he's left behind. With the help of a handy escape clause and a guilt-ridden temptress named Lola, Joe outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self and shepherds the Senators to the World Series. With permission of Music Theatre International.

OUR TOWN (07/27/12 - 08/19/12), Directed by Kent Vanderberg, Moonlight Warehouse Theatre
Our Town
July 27, 2012- August 19, 2012
Director Kent Vanderberg

Thornton Wilder. Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually—in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre—die. With permission of Samuel French.