Godspell

Godspell

Godspell began as a student master’s thesis project at Carnegie Mellon University in 1970.  The original production was a collection of improvised scenes based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew  and music based on traditional hymns created and directed by John-Michael Tebelak.   Download Godspell Study Guide       Preview Share

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Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

How did four blue-collar kids become one of the greatest successes in pop music history? Find out at the musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. This Tony Award® winning musical takes you up the charts, across the country and behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. You’ll discover the secret of a 40-year friendship: ..

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Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia

Sophie seems to have everything going for her. She’s about to get married to the man she loves. She lives on a beautiful Greek island with a mother who cares about her. Her life should be perfect, but something is missing. Although she’s been raised by her loving mother, she’s never met her father.   In ..

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Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Anything can happen if we recognize the magic of everyday life.   Author P.L. Travers understood this special kind of magic when she published her first book, Mary Poppins, in 1934.  The tale of the mysterious nanny who teaches a troubled family to apperciate the important things in life went on to become one of the ..

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Memphis

Memphis

Act One Huey, a young white man, visits the underground Beale Street Club to listen to rhythm and blues (Down,Down Underground). When confronted by the owner,Delray Farrell, about his attendance at a black club,he explains his passion and connection to the music being created there (The Music of My Soul). A couple of weeks later, ..

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Peter and the Star Catcher

Peter and the Star Catcher

This is the fascinating story of how Peter Pan became the boy who would never grow up.  The creative team includes Rick Elice, who co-wrote the Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys and The Addams Family and actor-director-author Roger Rees, who is known for his Tony Award-winning performance in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Rounding ..

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Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess

On a quiet evening in Charleston’s Catifish Row, Clara sings a lullaby (“Summertime”) to her baby. In the courtyard, Clara’s husband Jake tries his hand at calming the baby (“A Woman is a Sometime Thing”) while the men gather for a game of dice (“Crap Game”).  Amongst the players and bystanders are Porgy, a crippled ..

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Rent

Rent

Based loosely on Puccini’s La Bohème, Rent tells the story of a group of friends struggling with love, drugs and AIDS. Among the group are the narrator – nerdy filmmaker Mark; his former lover, Maureen; Maureen’s public interest lawyer lesbian lover Joanne; Mark’s roommate HIV+ former drug addict, Roger; Roger’s lover the HIV+ drug addicted ..

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Spider Man – Turn Off the Dark

Spider Man – Turn Off the Dark

An ancient myth, told around a fire? A folk-tale passed down from generation to generation? No…and yes! When writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko created the comic book superhero Spider-Man in 1962, they tapped into ideas that had run through stories and mythology since the dawn of time: human beings granted the powers of ..

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The Lion King

The Lion King

Everything is connected.  Every action we take affects every other living creature.   Mufasa, The Lion King, calls this bond the Circle of Life.  In THE LION KING, Mafusa, the ruler of all creatures on the African Savanna, tells his son, Simba, that the environment must be valued and that we must treat each other with ..

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The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Paris Opera House WHERE THE PHANTOM WAS BORN. In 1858, the Emperor Napoleon III of France gave an order that a new building dedicated to the art of Opera would be built in Paris. The new Opera House would be the envy of the world. It would be a building not only for performances ..

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Traces

Traces

What do you think of when you hear the word “circus?” For most people it’s a blur of high-wire stunts, dancing animals and peanuts. Tents and elaborate costumes are nearly mandatory. And who could forget the clowns? But what would circus performers do if they had it their way? What kind of circus troupe would ..

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War Horse

War Horse

Welcome to the teacher resource guide for the U.S. premiere of War Horse the spectacular production from London’s National Theatre in collaboration with South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s 1982 novel, War Horse tells the story of a deep bond between an English farm boy and his remarkable horse and their separation ..

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Wicked

Wicked

Long before Dorothy dropped in, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald-green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these unlikely friends end up as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for the most ..

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