All Main Stage Performances will be on Friday evenings at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 3:00pm & 8:00pm, and Sunday afternoons at 3:00pm
August 3 - 19
Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, the most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly and Laurey, play out their love story. Love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. We have no doubt that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!
Oklahoma is presented through a special arrangement with R&H Theatricals
229 W. 28th St., 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Conceived and Originally Directed by JOHN-MICHAEL TEBELAK
MUSIC AND NEW LYRICS BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
Originally Produced on the New York Stage by
EDGAR LANSBURY / STUART DUNCAN / JOSEPH BERUH
August 24 - September 2
This immensely successful rock opera needs little introduction, but when it was first produced on Broadway in 1971 it broke new ground in its stage treatment of the historical Jesus Christ. Based on the Gospel according to St Matthew it deals with the last days of Jesus, and includes dramatized versions of several well-known parables. And yet it is something more - a religious experience, a demonstration of joy, and a celebration of the family of man. The cast are conceived as clowns, improvising scenery and costumes, and using many well-known theatrical devices, pantomime vaudeville and varied musical styles to interpret one of humanity's greatest events.
Godspell is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) All authorized performance are also supplied by MTI
Our 2018 - 2019 Season
September 7 - 23
The original “rock-opera” comes to life on the Music Mountain Theatre stage; this time, as you have never seen it – with an all female cast. In this powerful rendition of the passion play, the messiah is not a divine figure but a cultural phenomenon. Against the backdrop of conservative governance and rigid religiosity, Jesus Christ leads his followers toward destiny as his right hand man, Judas Iscariot struggles to avoid the inevitable. The ironic allusions to modern life, which are scattered through this depiction of political events, are magnified as viewed through a world ruled by women.The groundbreaking score features “Heaven On Their Minds”, “I Don’t Know How To Love Him”, “Gethsemane” and “Superstar”.
Book, Additional Lyrics: Rupert Holmes
Music, Additional Lyrics: John Kander
Lyrics: Fred Ebb
Original Book and Concept: Peter Stone
October 5 - 21
It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast & crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan! A hilarious journey for both performers and the audience, the original Broadway production garnered 8 nominations at the 2007 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
by Richard O'Brien
October 26 at 9pm
October 27 at 9pm & Midnight
We're BACK! One fateful night, Brad Majors and his fiancée, Janet Weiss innocently set out to visit an old professor. A thunderstorm and a flat-tire force them to seek help at the castle of Dr. Frank ’N’ Furter, an alien, transvestite scientist with a manic genius and insatiable libido. A loving homage to the classic B sci-fi film and horror genres with an irresistible rock’n’roll score, The Rocky Horror Show is a hilarious, wild ride that no audience will soon forget.
Book by Joseph Robinette. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Produced with permission of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Dalfie Entertainment.
November 9 - 25
Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven't.
Music by Alan Mencken Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens Mike Ockrent
Based on the story by Charles Dickens
November 30 - December 16
Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. This MMT staple is bound to get you into the Holiday spirit.
December 22 - 23
Join us for a night of cheer and merriment as we celebrate Holiday music of yesterday and today with live music and some of your favorite MMT singers. Songs once made famous by the likes of Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney and even Mariah Carey are now brought back to life by some of your favorite Music Mountain Theatre performers! A portion of the proceeds will go to Fisherman’s Mark Food Pantry, in Lambertville NJ. We welcome back Patrick Caroll and his 17 piece big band!
January 4 - 13
WRITTEN BY ADAM LONG, DANIEL SINGER AND JESS WINFIELD
An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre! Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.
January 18 - 27
Join us for a night of wonderful voices singing some of your favorite songs from the Broadway stage throughout the years.
February 1 - 17
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, David Henry Hwang
Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. Aida and Radames' love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.
February 22 - March 3
Written by Robert Harling
The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love.
March 8 - 24
Book by Abe Burrows & Jo Swerling
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on The Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon
Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.
April 5 - 21
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Help us celebrate this musical’s 50thAnniversary! 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. 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.
May 24 - June 2
Music by Jason Howland
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Book by Allan Knee
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
This beloved story of the adventures of the four March sisters is brought to vivid musical life in Little Women. Filled with adventure (both lived and imagined), heartbreak, and a deep sense of hope, the struggle of these “Little Women” to find their own voices mirrors the growing pains of a young America. With buoyant, joyful melodies, memorable characters, and a big-hearted message, Little Women reminds us that “sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.”
June 7 -23
Book by Terrence McNally
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Six unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York are miserable. They have no cash and no prospects. Meanwhile, they catch their wives and other women going crazy over male strippers. The six men then set out to make some quick cash showing off their "real man" bodies by becoming a team of male strippers. As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness and anxieties they find strength as a group and overcome their inner demons.
June 28 - July 14
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "Tales of the South Pacific By James Michener
Set against the dramatic background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific intertwines the themes of romance, duty, and prejudice to create a story that is all at once hilarious, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. Based on the anecdotes of a real-life U.S. Navy commander who was stationed on an island, the musical follows two intercultural love stories.
July 19 - 28
Written by Frederick Knott
Frederick Knott's thriller is the story of Susy Hendrix, a recently blinded housewife who unwittingly possesses a doll filled with illicit drugs. Harry Roat, a brutal and sophisticated criminal, coerces two small-time thugs into helping him con Susy into giving up the doll. A battle of wits ensues as Susy and the young girl upstairs launch a counterplot against the thieves. Come sit on the edge of your seats and see what happens.
August 2 - 18
Book by Peter Stone
Music Composed and Arranged by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Claiming to have never met a man he didn't like, Rogers was America's first international multimedia sensation, whose wit and homespun wisdom went straight to the nation's heart. The character of Will Rogers narrates his life story through a series of spectacular Ziegfeld Follies production numbers which come to life with Ziegfeld Girls, Ziegfeld's Favorite, wranglers, and a roper. After marriage, kids, fame and even a run for the presidency, Will's life ends with fateful plane ride he takes with his friend, Wiley Post.
August 23 - September 1
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.
NEW HOPE ACADEMY presents
October 27 and 28 at 7:00 PM
The play is filled with comedic jabs and quick witted humor that can only happen when you ask the question, what DO you do when your wife comes back from the dead?
Tickets $15 at the door - $10 NHS Alumni - Free to current NHA students
CALL 215-493-4200 for more information
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