2018-2019 Season Announced by Middletown Lyric Theatre

MLT_logoANNOUNCING OUR SUBSCRIPTION SERIES FOR OUR 2018-2019 40th SEASON
More information about auditions and other exciting special events will be posted here and on our web site soon. We have great things planned and we hope you will subscribe, attend and or participate!

SEPTEMBER: 14, 15, 21 & 22
SNAPSHOTS: A Musical Scrapbook
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Book by: David Stern
Conceived by: Michael Scheman & David Stern
Additional Music by: David Crane, Seth Friedman, Marta Kaufman, Alan Menken & Charles Strouse
Arrangement and Orchestrations by: Steve Orich
An original new musical from Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), in Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook Schwartz has taken his own musical songbook and reimagined it into a touching and authentic look into how we fall in love and the poignant power of trusting our hearts and memories.

NOVEMBER: 9, 10, 16 & 17
OTHER DESERT CITIES
by John Robin Baitz
Brooke Wyeth after a six year absence returns home to Palm Springs to celebrate Christmas with her parents, brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.

DECEMBER: 14, 15, 21 & 22
MIRACLE ON 34th STREET: A Live Musical Radio Play
Adapted from the original 1947 LUX Radio Broadcast this “live radio play” complete with Foley effects and a score of holiday carols, Miracle on 34th Street is a beloved musical that will melt even the most cynical of hearts. Our story begins as Doris Walker frantically recruits a last minute replacement for a drunken Santa for Macy’s Christmas parade. The man proves ideal for the job and for good reason – he says his name is Kris Kringle and that he’s the real Santa Claus. This tale takes us all the way to the Supreme Court where one little girl’s belief makes all the difference in this “Miracle.”

MARCH: 1, 2, 8 & 9
BABY 
Book by: Sybille Pearson, Music by: David Shire
Lyrics by: Richard Maltby, Jr.
Is there anything more exciting, frightening and utterly transformational than impending parenthood? Baby, the musical from acclaimed duo, Richard Maltby, Jr., and David Shire, examines how parents-to-be experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, as well as the desperate lows and the comic highs that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby.

APRIL: 5, 6, 12 & 13
FIX ME, JESUS
by Helen Sneed
In a Dallas Texas, Neiman Marcus changing room, on the most important day of her life, Annabelle Armstrong frantically searches for the perfect dress. A rising star in the Texas Democratic Party, Annabelle is trapped in the Reagan eighties. Her political career, love affair, finances, and family relations are in crisis; and strong-minded characters from her past begin to appear from behind the changing room mirror. FIX ME, JESUS is a dark comedy—the hilarious, timely, and poignant story of a woman who finds herself at the epicenter of history and politics, struggling for personal independence and social justice against the lifelong theft of her own power.

JUNE: 7, 8, 14 & 15
THE LOMAN FAMILY PICNIC 
by Donald Margulies
The setting is a new “luxury” high-rise apartment with Spanish décor in Coney Island, the home of a middle-class Jewish family struggling to put up a good front even though continually short of cash. The father, Herbie, who sells lighting fixtures, is chronically overworked and underpaid; his wife, Doris, tells herself (and whomever may be listening) that she loves her life—even though, as the play begins, she is shredding her wedding dress to make a Halloween costume; their older son, Stewie, eagerly awaits his bar mitzvah with an eye less on its religious aspects than on the potential loot to be gained in gifts; and the youngest son, Mitchell, is absorbed in writing a musical version of Death of a Salesman (entitled Willy!)

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