July 19 - 21, 26 & 27
Written by Rodgers & Hammerstein
Directed by David Hope, Music Direction by Gene Anne Gifford
Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students
Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Winner of two Academy Awards for music, New York Drama League's Best Musical of the Century, four Laurence Olivier Awards, two Tony Awards and one Emmy. The ageless music includes Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin', The Surrey with the Fringe on Top, People Will Say We're in Love and Oklahoma.
"If ever a show earned its exclamation point, it's this one." -- Wall Street Journal.
SummerStock at the Ritz is an educational theatre arts training program that provides accomplished professional instruction to young people ages 16 through 29 who aspire to a higher level of performance in acting, singing, dance and technical theatre.
SummerStock at the Ritz will:
July 20 - 22, 27 & 28 2017
Book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Directed by David Hope and Music Director Gene Anne Gifford
Tickets: $20 for adults and $15 for students.
Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.
Carousel: July 21, 22, 23, 28, 29
South Pacific: July 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
Music by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
Adapted from the novel by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan.
Directed by David Hope
Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. The show is laced with on hit tune after another including A Cockeyed Optimist, Some Enchanted Evening, Bloody Mary, There is Nothin' Like a Dime, Bali Ha'l, Younger Than Springtime, This Nearly Was Mine and others.
Ticket Prices: $20 Adult / $12.50 Student
Photos courtesy Betty D. Walker
2013 PRODUCTION: LES MISERABLES
Show Dates: July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:35