Book, Music and Lyrics By Meredith Willson
Con man Harold Hill doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef when he comes to River City, Iowa, to sell musical instruments and uniforms for a boys' band. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for the local librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. Featuring favorites songs such as (Ya Got) Trouble, Seventy-six Trombones, Marian, The Librarian, and Shipoopi. The Music Man was a part of our 2004-2005 Season at the Palace and we are happy to bring it back to our stage. (Auditions July 27-29)
Tickets go on sale August 9th.
Based on the Play by J. M. Barrie; Musical by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne, Mark Charlap, Carolyn Leigh
New to the Palace stage, this timeless classic about lost boys, pirates, and lost innocence is one of the world's most celebrated musicals. Here is all the charm of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, the children Wendy, Michael and John, pirates and Indians, embellished with show-stopping songs, Never Never Land, I Won't Grow Up and I'm Flying. (Auditions Aug. 24-27)
Tickets on Sale Sept. 20th.
By Ken Ludwig
Weekends Jan 10 - Feb. 2nd Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m. and Sun. at 2:00 p.m.
This night in September of 1934 is the biggest in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. World famous tenor Tito Morelli is to perform Othello, his greatest role. Through a hilarious series of mishaps, Tito is given a double dose of tranquilizers causing his assistant and the theatre manager to believe he is dead and setting off a chain reaction of slapstick and mistaken identity. This comedy will leave you teary eyed with laughter. First performed at the Palace in 2003 and again in 2007, we bring back Lend Me a Tenor for your enjoyment. (Auditions Oct. 19-21)
Tickets on sale Nov. 15th.
Come make another Memory at the Palace! A true musical theatre phenomenon, CATS opened in London and ran for a record-setting 21 years and for 18 years on Broadway. Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, CATS tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of the Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to be reborn into a new life. The Palace is proud to bring back this hit show from our 2007 season. (Auditions Dec. 7-10)
Tickets on sale Dec. 20th.
By Ken Ludwig
Weekends Apr. 11 - May 4th Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m. and Sun. at 2:00 p.m.
This madcap comedy was last performed at the Palace in 2006. The Boston Herald calls this play “nothing less than a love letter to live theater." Charlotte and George Hay are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac and Noel Coward's Private Lives, when they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee. (Auditions Jan. 18 - 20)
Tickets go on sale Feb. 14th.
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Guys And Dolls
Weekends May 16 - June 15 Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m. and Sun. at 2:00 p.m.
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Music/Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Come for the “oldest, established, permanent, floating crap game in New York.” Stay for the Hot Box Dancers, the Havana nights and all the gamblers, dolls, showgirls and redemption you can handle. Last seen at the Palace in 2006, we hope you join us for this classic New York musical that never fails to entertain. Based on The Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon. (Auditions March 1 - 4)
Tickets on sale March 21
Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story (2014)
By Alan Janes
Weekends June 27 - Aug 3 Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m. and Sun. at 2:00 p.m.
We left you wanting more in 2011, so Buddy is back at the Palace! On February 3rd, 1959, the man who changed the face of popular music tragically died in a plane crash at age 22. Now,Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story tells the story of the three years in which he became the world’s top recording artist with a show that features over 20 of his greatest hits including Peggy Sue, That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Not Fade Away, Everyday, Rave On, Maybe Baby, and Raining In My Heart. (Auditions April 12-15)
Tickets on sale May 2
The Full Monty
Book by Terrance McNally, Music/Lyrics by David Yazbeck
For the first time at the Palace, we bring you this hilarious and moving musical version of the Academy Award-nominated 1997 film. Six unemployed steelworkers try to make some quick cash by becoming a team of male strippers. Their unlikely new job strengthens their self-esteem and friendships. As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness and anxieties, they find strength as a group and overcome their inner demons. FOR ADULT AUDIENCES. (Auditions June 7-10)
Tickets on sale June 27