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Click here to view our 2013-2014 Season brochure or scroll below to see a listing of all shows.
Becky's New Car
October 1- 20, 2013
By Steven Dietz
Becky Foster is stuck in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change... until a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire offers her nothing short of a new life...and we are offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn't dare.
November 12 – December 8, 2013
Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan; Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters
Welcome to the '60s! Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray is a family-friendly treat piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.
January 14 – February 2, 2014
By Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverly Cross; Revised by Francis Evans
Bernard has three "fiancées," each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent layovers. He keeps one up, one down and one pending until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Bernard's apartment at the same time.
February 18 – March 16, 2014
Music by Richard Rodgers; Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the play "Green Grow The Lilacs" by Lynn Riggs; Original Dances by Agnes de Mille
Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Fall in love again with your favorite characters and songs from that Western Territory soon to be a brand new state!
Five Guys Named Moe
April 1 - 19, 2014
Book by Clarke Peters; Music and Lyrics by Louis Jordan
Our hero's woman left him, he's broke, and it's almost five o'clock in the mornin'. But don't be worryin' 'bout him. Five Guys Named Moe, cajole, wheedle, comfort and jazz him with the whimsical hit songs of beloved songwriter Louis Jordan. With more than 50 top ten singles on the rhythm and blues charts, this great composer and saxophonist brought a new slant to jazz that paved the way for rock-and-roll.
The Elephant Man
April 29 – May 11, 2014
By Bernard Pomerance
This "moving drama, lofted on poetic wings ... nests in the human heart." - Time Magazine. Based on the fascinating life of John Merrick, The Elephant Man focuses on his transformation from a sensational object of pity to a witty favorite of 19th century London's aristocracy.
October 10 - 27, 2013
Adaptation by Bo List
Based on the novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Shelley
Adapted directly from the classic novel, this "haunting" production makes its regional premier at Venice Theatre after a critically acclaimed debut at Lexington SummerFest.
January 9 - 26, 2014
By Tracy Letts
Set in a decrepit donut shop in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, this gentle comedy by Tony and Pulitzer winner Tracy Letts explores the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship.
Underneath the Lintel
March 13 - 30, 2014
By Glen Berger
The journey to solve a puzzling mystery begins when a Dutch librarian discovers a surprise in the overnight return slot ...a travel guidebook that is 113 years overdue!
April 10 - 27, 2014
By Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy
With boundless humor, two actresses reexamine the ongoing quest to find parity and love in a contest handicapped by erratic gods - or in this case, goddesses.
Summer Cabaret Festival
July 19 - August 25, 2013
Enjoy the art of cabaret in its purest form at "Pinky's Cabaret"! Throughout the summer our area's hottest talent will keep you entertained with a variety of music and comedy in a nightclub setting.
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!
November 1 - 24, 2013
Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro; Music by Jimmy Roberts
This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as 'the relationship' and pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, and to those who have dared to ask, 'Say, what are you doing Saturday night?'
The Marvelous Wonderettes
December 6 - 22, 2013
By Roger Bean
Take a trip down memory lane where you'll meet four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! Learn about their lives and loves while being treated to songs like "Lollipop", "Stupid Cupid", "Lipstick on Your Collar", "It's My Party", and over 20 other classic hits of the '50s and '60s.
February 7 – March 2, 2014
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Mark Hardwick and Mike Craver
From Hazel Hunt's living room, she and her wacky quintet of singer/musicians set hearts thumpin' and toes tappin' across the airwaves of WGAL. Relive the abandon of the 1920s in this exuberant musical comedy. Back by popular demand!
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Summer Stock Production)
July 24 – August 4, 2013
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.
Schoolhouse Rock Live!
September 12 - 29, 2013
Book by Scott Ferguson and Kyle Hall and George Keating
Music & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Bob Dorough and Dave Frishberg and Kathy Mandry and George Newall and Tom Yohe
Based on an idea by David McCall and television series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe
The pop culture phenomenon and Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning series springs to life on the musical stage. Brush up on your history, grammar, math, and more with clever, imaginative and tuneful songs.
A Christmas Carol
December 19 - 22, 2013
Original Music by E. Suzan Ott
Lyrics and New Music by Scott Keys
New music arranged and scored by Jason Brenner
Adapted from the original story by Charles Dickens
A festive annual tradition at Venice Theatre now in its 14th year, this musical version of Dickens' classic tale follows Ebenezer Scrooge as he reflects on his past, present and possible future. Will he find the true spirit of Christmas in time?
How I Became a Pirate
May 8 - 25, 2014
Book, Music and Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman
Based upon the book "How I Became a Pirate" by Melinda Long and Illustrations by David Shannon
Captain Braid Beard and his mates recruit Jeremy to help them find the perfect digging spot for their treasure. Jeremy learnes about being a pirate and, in turn, teaches them about being a typical kid. With upbeat music and funny lyrics, this adventure story is about finding one's own heart - a path that can't be found on any treasure map!