2021-2022 Season Announced by Dare to Defy Productions


July 2021
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack
The battle of the sexes takes center stage as former spouses feud onstage and off during a musical presentation of The Taming of the Shrew. Join us under the stars for this sophisticated, romantic and delightfully hilarious musical tale.

Sept 2021
Written by Neil Gooding, Additional Material by Stuart Smith
Revised Orchestrations and Arrangements by Brett Foster
Original Musical Adaptation by Scott Copeman

From the era that brought the world the Rubik’s Cube, Max Headroom and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes the “totally awesome” musical Back to the 80’s. In the style of movies such as Back to the Future, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Karate Kid, Back to the 80’s is a nostalgic romp through the greatest hits of the decade.


Oct 2021
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and Storied by Christopher Isherwood
Presenting Sponsor – Square One Salon, Production Partner – The Rubi Girls
Daring, provocative and exuberantly entertaining, Cabaret explores the dark and heady life of Bohemian Berlin as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

Jan 2022
Music and Lyrics by Philip Drennen and Skyler McNeely
Book by Skyler McNeely
World Premiere! An original, seafaring musical adventure, Charlie and Doggy follows two unlikely friends, Charlie, a
lonely boy from a harbor town and Doggy, a washed up old sailor, as they embark on the journey of a lifetime to seek out an ancient myth: The Song at the Edge of the World.

Mar 2022
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
On the night of his birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

May 2022
Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick
Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten! Two brothers set out to write the world’s first musical in this hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway.

KISS ME, KATE and CABARET are presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Whitmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com

BACK TO THE ’80S, COMPANY and SOMETHING ROTTEN! are presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

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