Main Stage Productions
Stageworks Theatre produces eight theatrical works (dramas, comedies, and musicals) each season which reflect high artistic quality and cultural diversity. We strive to inspire adults, teens, and children by providing a safe and encouraging environment that fosters creativity, respect, personal growth, and character development.
We are dedicated to building long-term relationships with our actors, theatre artists, patrons and community by providing exceptional entertainment and professional education.
UPDATE AS OF 3/16: Following public health recommendation, Stageworks Theatre has postponed all performances, events, camps, and classes until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus. We will continue to monitor developments closely, and will inform you via email and social media as the situation changes. We will resume only once we feel it is safe and responsible to do so. At that time, we will make every effort to reschedule main stage and academy spring productions. All dates are TBD.
2019 - 2020 Season
Written as a remembrance of his sister Susan who died from complications of diabetes, Robert Harling’s beloved play is a tribute to the bond that six women share with one another. Set in a small-town beauty shop in the South, the women of Steel Magnolias trade gossip, recipes, and beauty tips. But when confronted with tragedy, the true strength of these members of “weaker sex” is revealed in their deep seated love for one another.
Parental guidance suggested for ages 12 and under due to mature themes, such as dealing with death, infidelity, etc.
Book by JOE MASTEROFF
Based on the play by JOHN VAN DRUTEN
Stories by CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD
Music by JOHN KANDER Lyrics by FRED EBB
Winner of eight Tonys (including Best Musical) with an unforgettable score by Kander and Ebb, Cabaret sits on the seedy cusp of the Nazi’s rise to power in 1931 Berlin. Decadent chorus girl Sally Bowles is determined to live a life of carefree ignorance. An American writer dreams that he can save Sally and change the course of events, but he is powerless in the face of Nazi brutality.
Cabaret is a devastating critique of apathy, and a clever and terrifying look at totalitarianism.
Parental guidance highly suggested for ages 17 and younger due to strong adult themes and sexuality. The setting and characters are edgy, and the show will be performed with the writer’s original purpose.
Adapted by JOE LANDRY
What better way to ring in the holiday season than with Frank Capra’s classic film brought to life as a 1946 radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials and a live foley (sound effects) artist. George Bailey, a man with all the right stuff except luck, takes stock of his life one fateful Christmas Eve. His feckless guardian angel Clarence shows him that success can be measured in many ways, leading to an ending warmer than a hot mug of cocoa on a cold winter’s night. Fun for the whole family!
By KEN LUDWIG
Put on your deerstalker cap, the play's afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyles's classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny theatrical adventure along the lines of The 39 Steps. The male heirs of the Baskervilles are seemingly being dispatched by a hellish hound and it's up to Sherlock Holmes to solve the mystery before the last one is killed! A dizzying web of clues unravels as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Is there really a fiendish hound prowling the moors at night? What secrets do the morose housekeepers the Barrymores hide? Will Sir Henry Baskerville find true love with the delicate Beryl Stapleton? Can Holmes and Watson solve the mystery in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be!
Fun for the whole family!
Book by JOE MASTEROFF
Music by JERRY BOCK Lyrics by SHELDON HARNICK
Based on a play by MIKLOS LASZIO
In 1930s Budapest, long before the advent of dating websites and selfies, lonely hearts Georg and Amalia write longingly to one another. While they might be perfect on paper, sparks fly when they unknowingly become co-workers in the same perfume shop. A sweetly funny predecessor of the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan romance You’ve Got Mail, this endearingly upbeat musical is as sweet as a first kiss.
Parental guidance recommended for ages 12 and under due to mild adult theme.
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, MONTY
Book & Lyrics by ERIC IDLE Music by JOHN DU PREZ & ERIC IDLE
A new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Original Broadway Production produced by Boyett Ostar Productions,The Shubert Organization, Arielle Tepper Madover, Stephanie McClelland/Lawrence Horowitz, Elan V McAllister/Allan S. Gordon, Independent Presenters Network, Roy Furman, GRS Associates, Jam Theatricals, TGA Entertainment, and Clear Channel Entertainment
PYTHON’S SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”
Parental guidance recommended for ages 17 and under for mild adult themes, comedy and strong language.
By AGATHA CHRISTIE
The longest running play in history, Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap is loosely based on an actual case of child abuse from 1945. Four guests arrive at Monkswell Manor, seen to by Mollie and Giles Ralston. All of them have secrets to hide. When they find themselves snowed in with a deranged killer on the loose, relief comes in the form of Police Segeant Trotter. But can the murderer be revealed before the snow melts?
Parental guidance recommended for ages 12 and under due to mature themes.
Book by DENNIS KELLY
Music & Lyrics by TIM MINCHIN
Based on the book, Matilda, by ROALD DAHL
Based on the Roald Dahl children’s book of the same name, this Tony-winning musical is a heartfelt and heartwarming story of empowerment. Precocious Matilda faces a bleak childhood, saddled with shallow and unappreciative parents along with the wickedly cruel Headmistress of her school. But with the help of invention and spirit (and a friendly librarian!) Matilda uses the magic of books, words, and ideas to save herself and her friends.
Fun for the whole family!