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Introducing the 2013-2014 season.

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Something’s Afoot

Book, Music and Lyrics by James McDonald, David Vos & Robert Gerlach. Additional Music by Ed Linderman
September 20 through October 5, 2013

Combine Agatha Christie’s most ingenious murder mystery plot with a deliriously dizzy musical comedy score and what do you get? A delightful musical where the bodies pile up between songs, and the young lovers don’t know whether to kiss or run for cover!

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Other Desert Cities

by Jon Robin Baitz

October 25 through November 9, 2013

Writer Brooke Wyeth, who is returning to her parents’ Palm Springs home for the Christmas holidays, must decide what matters more: the tragic memory of her beloved older brother or the feelings of her intensely private and political parents.
Contains strong language.

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Elf–The Musical

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin; Music by Matthew Sklar, Lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum

December 6 through December 24, 2013

The movie became an instant cult classic, and the musical adaptation took Broadway by storm! When Buddy discovers that he’s not really an elf—the fact that he’s 6’2” and towers over the other elves in Santa’s Workshop should have tipped him off—he travels to New York to find his real father.

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A Few Good Men

by Aaron Sorkin

January 24 through February 8, 2014

“We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as a backbone to a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it.” —Lt. Colonel Nathan Jessep.
Contains strong language.

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Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare

February 21 through March 8, 2014

“I wonder that you will still be talking, Signor Benedick; nobody marks you.”

So begins one of the most exuberant and spirited battles of the sexes ever written, starring Beatrice and Benedick, two people who claim to thoroughly detest one another. But under the barbs they hurl at one another lie feelings that neither is even aware of—until circumstances bring them together to rescue their young friends.

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Deathtrap

by Ira Levin

March 28 through April 12, 2014

Sidney Bruhl is a playwright desperately in need of a hit—and just in time, a former student sends him the manuscript of his first play, a murder mystery called Deathtrap. Sidney smells a hit—but Sidney has never been that fond of sharing credit.

 
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Sweet Charity

Book by Neil Simon; Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano

May 9 through May 24, 2014

Charity Hope Valentine is a dancehall girl who dreams of love and believes the man of her dreams is just around the corner. A great score, including the songs “If My Friends Could See Me Now” and “Hey Big Spender!”, incredible dancing and one of the most memorable heroines of the past sixty years combine to make Sweet Charity a must-see show. Never before produced at PTC, Sweet Charity is a razzle-dazzle closer for the 2013-14 season.

 

 

 

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"You need three things in the theater - the play, the actors, and the audience, - and each must give something."
~
Kenneth Haigh