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2010-2011 Season

Forbidden Broadway 

Created and Written by Gerard Alessandrini 
September 10, 11*, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, October 1, 2, 3, 2010 

This long-running Off-Broadway musical revue skewers Broadway’s greatest musical classics in a hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters. Forbidden Broadway roasts theatre legends Annie, Chicago, Wicked, Into the Woods, Les Miserables, Rent, A Chorus Line, and many more.


A Few Good Men 

by Aaron Sorkin 
November 5*, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 2010 

Before being adapted into the 1993 movie with Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, and Jack Nicholson, this legal thriller, by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing), was a Broadway sensation. At a court-martial three military lawyers uncover a high-level conspiracy in the course of defending their clients: two United States Marines accused of murdering a fellow soldier. (Auditions: September 13, 14, 15) 

The Importance of Being Earnest 
by Oscar Wilde 
January 7, 8, 9*, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2011 

Oscar Wilde’s classic is a delight from the first cucumber sandwich on, when the double lives of Jack and Algernon catch up with them in ever escalating, hilarious ways as they pursue romance, swap names, and get into mischief. This timeless play is considered Wilde’s masterpiece and remains, 115 years after its London debut, one of the funniest plays of all time. 

 
Dancing at Lughnasa 
by Brian Friel 
March 4, 5*, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2011 

A lyrical masterpiece about five unmarried sisters living in County Donegal, Ireland in late August of 1936, this touching story won the 1992 Tony award for best play. An intimate portrait of playwright Friel’s mother and aunts, the story follows the sisters as they await the Celtic festival of Lughnasa while struggling with religion, romance, and each other.

Into the Woods 
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine 
May 13*, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, June 3, 4, 5, 2011 

The Broadway musical sensation by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine finally arrives at 
the Little Theatre of Norfolk! In this fractured fairy tale a baker and his wife embark upon a quest where they cross paths with Cinderella, Little Red, Jack, Rapunzel, philandering princes, a hungry wolf, and a transforming witch. Act 1 gives the characters their happy endings but when the giant’s wife returns for revenge in Act 2 it becomes apparent that there is really no such thing as “happily ever after.” (Auditions: March 7, 8, 9) 

* A special talkback with cast and crew will be held after this performance.
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