MLT Announces 2012-3013 Season

Middletown Lyric Theatre’s 2012-2013 Season
Life, Laughter, Love & Lunacy

September 13, 14, 15, 21 & 22
Closer Than Ever: Musical Revue
By: Maltby & Shire
An intimate, insightful tale about couples and unrequited love, included are several songs that were cut from the acclaimed BABY. Love, security, happiness-and holding onto them in a world that pulls you in a hundred directions at once. Maltby and Shire bring their celebrated craft and contemporary sensibility to songs about aging, mid-life crisis, second marriages, and role reversals.

November 1, 2, 3, 9 & 10
Shirley Valentine: Comedy
By Willy Russell
The heroine in this actor’s tour-de-force is an ordinary middle class English housewife. As she prepares chips and egg for dinner, she ruminates on her life and tells the wall about her husband, her children, her past, and an invitation from a girlfriend to join her on holiday in Greece to search for romance and adventure. Ultimately, Shirley does escape to Greece, has an “adventure” with a local fisherman and decides to stay. This hilariously engaging play was a hit in London and New York.

December 6, 7, 8, 14 & 15
Inspecting Carol: Comedy
By Daniel Sullivan & The Seattle Reparatory Company
A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off in this hilarious hit. A man who asks to audition at a small theatre is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor and he is given a role in the current production, A Christmas Carol. Everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity. (While A Christmas Carol is the catalyst for this show it is NOT performed in its entirety within the play)

February 7, 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2013
Bright Ideas: Comedy
By Eric Coble
How far would you go for your child? For Genevra and Joshua Bradley, the question is no longer hypothetical. Their three-year-old son, Mac, is next on the waiting list to get into the Bright Ideas Early Childhood Development Academy—and everyone knows once you’re in there, your life will unfold with glorious ease. Josh and Gen have had to scramble all their lives to get this far…and now they are one fatal dinner party away from the ultimate success as parents: The Right Pre-School. You may never look at pre-school—or pesto—the same way again…

March 21, 22, 23, 29 & 30
A-My Name is Alice: Music Revue
Conceived By Joan Micklin Silver & Julianne Boyd
Originally produced by the Women’s Project at the American Place Theatre in New York, Alice enjoyed a long run at the Village Gate Off-Broadway. This slick and lively revue created by a wide variety of comedy writers, lyricists and composers offers a marvelous kaleidoscope of contemporary women. Sophisticated, bawdy, funny and insightful, the twenty numbers portray friends, rivals, sisters and even members of an all-women’s basketball team. Winner of the Outer Critics’ Circle Award, Best Musical

April 25, 26, 27 & May 3 & 4
God of Carnage: Comedy
By Yasmina Reza – Translated by Christopher Hampton
A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

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