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Beyond Therapy
Norton Theatre
Comedy/Farce by Christopher Durang
February 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2014 at 7:30pm
February 8, 9 and 16, 2014 at 2pm

Directed by Ken Womble

In this outrageous romantic comedy, Bruce and Prudence, two young Manhattanites are seeking love. Their first date, via a personal ad, proves disastrous. The two report back to their respective therapists, libidinous Stuart, who once seduced Prudence, and eccentric Charlotte, who references the play Equus as a good source of advice. Charlotte interacts with Bruce with the help of a stuffed Snoopy doll. Durang’s plot, which has more bounces than a pinball game, goes from the unexpected to the unpredictible in an evening of hilarious chaos. Rated: R

Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus
Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra with UNC Opera Theatre
Glen Cortese, conductor and Brian Clay Luedloff, director
Monfort Concert Hall
February 14 & 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Performed in an original English translation by Brian Clay Luedloff
Continuing our collaboration with the Greeley Philharmonic, UNC Opera

Theatre is thrilled to present Die Fledermaus, with the Greeley Philharmonic. Fledermaus is the quintessential Viennese operetta with sparkling melodies, memorable choruses and abundant comedy. It’s a waltz-happy farce in which so little passes the logic test that ultimately everything seems to make perfect sense. You will enjoy every minute of it.

Sweeney Todd
Langworthy Theatre
Musical Thriller with book by Hugh Wheeler and music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
March 5, 6, 7, 8, 2014 at 7:30pm and March 9, 2014 at 2pm
Directed by David Grapes

Victorian Steampunk meets musical thriller in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s chilling tale of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime. The unjustly exiled barber Sweeney Todd returns to 19th century London, seeking revenge against the judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood expands to include his unfortunate customers. The resourceful proprietress of the pie shop soon has the people of London lining up in droves for her mysterious new meat pie! Sophisticated, macabre and visceral, Sweeney Todd has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor. Rated: PG-13

Bring On The Men – Dance 2014
Langworthy Theatre
April 3, 4, 5, 2014 at 7:30pm
Directed by Monte Black

View dance as an art form long enough, and one realizes that what seems a feminine art form is actually full of testosterone and not just by its inherent athleticism. George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Serge Diaghlev, Alvin Ailey, Frederick Ashton, Bill T Jones, Merce Cunningham, Bob Fosse, Ted Shawn, Mark Morris, Antony Tudor, Jerome Robbins, Alwin Nikolai and August Bournonville are all great choreographers, famous not only for ground-breaking art in motion, but also for the style developed by each. When watching dances created by these men, one can instantly ascribe the work to its choreographer. Bring On The Men - Dance 2014 presents that very thing: male choreographers from near and far providing a thrilling evening of exceptional and thought-provoking dance. Rated: PG

Jackie and Me
Langworthy Theatre
Comedy by Steven Dietz
April 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 pm and April 27, 2014 at 2pm
Directed by Mary Schuttler

What baseball fan wouldn’t love to travel back to 1947 to witness the drama of Jackie Robinson’s historic season with the Brooklyn Dodgers? A rare baseball card is Joey’s ticket for time travel to Branch Rickey’s office on the day that Jackie Robinson signed to play for the major leagues. The extraordinary twist: Joey is now black. Through his adventures Joey witnesses Jackie’s dedication, determination, courage and dignity during this turbulent time of segregation. Jackie and Me will have you on the edge of your seat as we all root for the man who changed the face of the game. Play Ball! Rated: G


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