The Western Stage 2014 40th Anniversary Season


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PICNIC | May 10-June 1, 2014
By William Inge

A Pulitzer Prize winning play A touching and moving drama set in 1955. A pretty, but not too smart girl and an attractive, but immature young man struggle to escape their small minded home town.

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WOODY GUTHRIE’S AMERICAN SONG | June 7-22, 2014
Songs and Writings by Woody Guthrie
Conceived and Adapted by Peter Glazer
Orchestrations and Vocal Arrangements by Jeff Waxman

A life story filled with twenty-two dazzling, unforgettable American folksongs This Land is Your Land, So Long It’s Been Good to Know You, Union Maid, Nine Hundred Miles, and Bound for Glory.


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WEST SIDE STORY | August 9-30, 2014
Based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Entire Original Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Originally Produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
By Arrangement with Roger L. Stevens

The world’s most celebrated American musical, featuring songs such as Something’s Coming, Maria, America, Somewhere, Tonight, and I Feel Pretty.

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THE ARSONISTS | September 13-October 4, 2014
By Max Frisch. English translation by Alistair Beaton

A mysterious, frightening and thoughtful play that shows us how easily normal people can be taken in by evil.

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HARVEY | October 31-November 23, 2014
By Mary Chase

A Pulitzer Prize winning comedy. One of the American Theatre’s most lovable characters, Elwood P. Dowd, and his unwavering friendship for a 6 foot 3 inch tall invisible rabbit named Harvey.

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A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL | November 15-December 6, 2014
Book by Joseph Robinette
Music and Lyrics by  Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Based upon “A Christmas Story” ©1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by
Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark
and on the book “In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash” by Jean Shepherd.

A delightful holiday musical based on the 1980s film, filled with happiness and humor celebrating childhood innocence.

 

 

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