We are so excited to be celebrating this milestone and have worked tirelessly to ensure a memorable season for our patrons. We truly appreciate your continued commitment and support, and wouldn’t be celebrating these 35 years as successfully and financially stable without all of you. We are sincerely grateful!
I hope you enjoy the musical lineup that our program committee has selected for this landmark year. They have been hard at work considering surveys and suggestions, and, I think, you’ll agree, we have something for everyone this season. We open with Once Upon A Mattress, a Broadway classic that launched the career of Carol Burnett in 1959. This musical version of The Princess and the Pea will be directed by Bob Wells. After a three year struggle to obtain the rights, we are thrilled to announce A Christmas Story the Musical for our holiday production! The Associated Press said it’s, “A musical that dares mess with one of the most popular Christmas movies of all time and yet manages not only to do the film justice, but top it!” Nick Sugar will direct along with musical direction by Donna Debreceni.
A Christmas Story is followed by Avenue Q. Directed by Bob Wells, this laugh-out-loud musical won the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book. Bonnie & Clyde the Musical is a dramatic musical telling the story of the ill-fated and infamous lovers. The non-traditional score combines rockabilly, blues and gospel music performed by a live band. The Robber Bridegroom is a rousing, bawdy Southern fairytale from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Driving Miss Daisy! The score is one of the only genuine bluegrass scores ever heard in a Broadway musical. We end the season with Hairspray, based on the 1988 John Waters’ movie about a ‘pleasantly plump’ teenager who teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two. The musical won eight 2003 Tony awards including Best Musical and Best Score.
We are beyond excited to open our doors to the community for our 35th season at Town Hall Arts Center! THAC would not be celebrating this amazing milestone without YOUR continued support! With your support, Town Hall Arts Center will be here for many more years engaging, entertaining and sparking your creative side!
Cheryl McNab, Executive Director