|The New Vic's 47th Season - 2013|
Special Limited Engagement! January 25 & 26
A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. Based on the best selling book by Ilene Beckerman.
Fund raising benefit 2 nights only. $40 per person.
February 15th through March 16th
Winner 1975 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding New American Play. Nominee 1975 Tony Award for Best Play
One of the most popular romantic comedies of the century, Same Time, Next Year ran four years on Broadway. It remains one of the world's most widely produced plays. The plot follows a love affair between two people, Doris and George, married to others, who rendezvous once a year. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers.
"Delicious wit, compassion, a sense of humor and a feel for nostalgia" - New York Times
March 29th through April 27th
In this side-splitting and thought-provoking new comedy, Leon and Bill concoct a list of attributes of the ideal woman - the top ten best qualities in a mate. When this allegedly "Ideal Woman" actually arrives on the scene the men quickly learn that their list could use a few revisions. Be careful what you wish for - especially in choosing a mate. This old adage leads to hilarious results in Foster's sparkling new comic hit.
"Laugh for laugh, this is the funniest show I've seen on any stage this season." - Detroit Free Press
"Sharp, snappy and irresistibly funny. – Contra Costa Times
"Sparkling. Paralysingly funny!" - Halifax Daily News
"Outrageously funny. Brilliant writing!" – Rossmore News
May 10th through June 15th
With nearly 1000 songs to his credit the master craftsman from Peru, Indiana Cole Porter was unmatched as a tunesmith. Writing both the music and Lyrics his work has been performed by some of the greats. When The New Vic brings you this original production of Porter's music you are in for a special treat.
June 28th through July 27th
By Kim Carney
Directed by Guest Director Dr. R. L. Smith
Set in a lower middle class household in Lansing, Michigan, we meet mom, Neva Gurley, and her three grown children who, in spite of their late 20's and early 30's ages, are as fanatical in their support of the MSU Spartan football team as anyone on the planet! Johnny, 33, a former Spartan player is screaming and cheering from the living room as he watches a video of a game from the previous season, while brother Duke, 27, and Marion, 29, act like untamed teen-agers while waiting to watch today's game. But they're also eager to meet brother Wayne's latest flame whom he's bringing from Ann Arbor, the hated home of the despicable Wolverines! When Wayne shows up with Erin in her "Michigan" sweatshirt, the Spartan's game soon takes second place to the siblings' curiosity about Wayne's new girlfriend. Indeed, Erin turns out to be a perfect exception to the adage "what you see is what you get.!" Adult language
August 9th through September 21st
The musical for which you choose the music. During the first half of our 47th season you, our Loyal audience, will be asked to search their memory-banks for musical highlights from memorable New Vic productions over the past several years that you would Like to see in highlight form again. Request forms will be available at the theatre through out the first half of the season. BY REQUEST was a popular addition to our 2002 season ten years ago and reappears this season, well, ……by request.
October 4th through November 2nd
By Arnold Johnson and Deborah Ann Percy
World Premiere Production
On Halloween night, 1974, Ralph, diffident scion of a wealthy Chicago family with a troubled past, receives a visit at his Lakeshore Drive condo from his impetuous sister Babs. Fuming over her husband’s infidelity, Babs finds Ralph brooding over a recent visit from their malevolent father. After an evening of too much champagne, Babs and Ralph “awaken” to find that they have died—apparently from carbon monoxide poisoning. In a sequence of brief scenes they gradually discover that they are fated to haunt the condo indefinitely, materializing only on Halloween of each year; their responses give the condo a forbidding reputation. Finally, after some twenty years (and one act), the key to their release from purgatorial bondage appears when the latest of the condo’s owners—Margaret and William—arrive from the suburbs struggling with an unhappy mystery of their own. In a sequence of events that is funny and chilling by turns, the troubled spirits and the flesh-and-blood couple improbably unite their efforts to help free each other from the dark secrets of the past and some unexpected horrors of the present.
November 15 - December 28
34rd Annual Production of Ted Kistler's acclaimed adaptation of Charles Dickens' holiday classic. Reservations now available.
The 47th Annual presentation of The New Vic Theatre Chorus celebration of the words and music of Christmas. Free to New Vic members, $10 to non-members.
Season Tickets available now at the Box Office
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