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Grease 6/17 - 8/24
Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street

GREASE

BY WARREN CASEY AND JIM JACOBS

  
     It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hubcaps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby socks and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be provocative and rebellious.

     At the heart of the story is the romance between hot- rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski. They had a secret romance over the summer, but now back in the context of school, peer pressure and cliques make their love a bit more complicated. Can Danny maintain his cool dude status and still make demure Sandy his girl? The whole gang sings and dances around Danny and Sandy’s romance, through such hit songs as "Greased Lightnin’," "We Go Together,” and “Mooning,” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. Starting off with an eight-year Broadway run, Grease is among the world’s most popular musicals and has a cult-like following, especially among teens!

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Nantucket! The MusACKal 6/18 - 9/02

Nantucket! The MusACKal is a raucous 70-minute comedic musical about the history of Nantucket!


This fun-for-all show has an original, contemporary score that provides first-time tourists and year-rounders alike with a comprehensive and comical telling of Nantucket’s history in a tight 70-minutes!

Wednesday to Sunday @ 6:00p at Centre Stage, underneath the historic Nantucket United Methodist Church (go to the top of Main Street and look right!)

Performances July 3rd to September 1, 2019.

Directed by Graydon Gund
Choreography by Erika Berger
Music & Lyrics by Jeff Luppino-EspositoMatt Sav
Book by Ryan Runstadler

http://nantucketthemusackal.com/

**GROUPS (over 10 people) call 508-228-4305 to reserve seats together 

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Take It From The Top 2019 7/15 - 7/19
Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street

A Broadway THEATRE INTENSIVE TAUGHT BY BROADWAY'S TOP PROFESSIONALS.

For young artists to develop skills through music, dance and acting.  Participants will be exploring music, dance and acting using material in new current Broadway shows like Be More Chill, Beetlejuice, Moulin Rouge, Kiss Me Kate, the Prom and many more. 
Throughout the week, we offer practical theatre training from Broadway professionals which culminates in a fun and exciting showcase for family and friends. Our focus is to educate students through theatrical training and help them make daily progress as our students take risks to explore their talents. Each day involves instruction in music, dance and acting. Showcase performance on Friday. Discover how to strengthen audition skills, master dance technique and perform with confidence.  
Scholarships are available!*

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Grease Benefit Party 7/20 - 7/20
Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street

Summer lovin' takes hold of the Theatre Workshop stage this July and August as the smash new 1950's musical Grease takes the stage this season.  A rockin' production deserves a hand jivin', twist and shout, one of a kind summer night celebration.  The party of the summer takes place on July 20th and is a night not to be missed.  

Please join us for this free-flowing, casual evening with food stations, entertainment, dancing with the cast of TWN's Grease and some special Broadway guests!

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Seussical the Musical 7/23 - 8/10
Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street

Seussical the Musical, Theatre for young audiences Version 


Dr. Seuss' beloved characters characters come to life in this musical tale; including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Seussical is fun for the whole family! 

Performances run July 23 - August 10th at 10:30am; Saturday's at 1:00pm in Bennett Hall. 

Run Time: 75 minutes 

Direction by Hannah-Jo Weisberg
Musical Direction by Nick Wilders 

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Liz is bACK 8/19 - 8/19
Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street

Liz Callaway is bACK 

Presented by Season Producers Kay and Peter Bernon, Max and Pamela Berry and Produced by Chris and Winnie Mortenson, Bill and Laura Buck, Judy Seinfeld, Martin House Inn, and Nantucket Prime

For one night only join us as we transform Bennett Hall into a New York cabaret. You will think you have stepped into 54 Below as you experience this singular night of Broadway magic. A seat at a VIP table includes complimentary bubbly, a special gift to remember the evening and admittance to the EXCLUSIVE after party with the performers following the show at Prime Nantucket. 

Liz Callaway is a Tony nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist. She made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and for five years, won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats. She has also starred in the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love. Liz sang the Academy Award nominated song “Journey to the Past” in the animated feature Anastasia and is also the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin and the King of Thieves and The Return of Jafar.

On stage table seating is limited. Call our box office with any questions 508 228 4305.

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Moby Dick Rehearsed 8/21 - 8/24

For the ninth consectutive year, Theatre Workshop and the Nantucket Historical Association join forces as John Shea leads the faithful cast mates of the Pequod on thier fateful journey.  A Nantucket staple, not to be missed!

One of America's most celebrated stage and screen actors, Orson Welles, captures the great white whale in his adaptation of Moby Dick by Herman Melville.  This production takes place under the skeleton of the great whale inside the NHA's Whaling Museum, as Captain Ahab (John Shea) seeks to find and destroy the creature who bit off his leg.

PERFORMANCES:

August 21, 22 and 23 

All performances at 7pm

LOCATION:

Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA 02554

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Terms of Endearment 9/12 - 10/05
Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street

TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

BY DAN GORDON, BASED ON THE NOVEL BY LARRY MCMURTRY AND ON THE SCREENPLAY BY JAMES L. BROOKS
     

     Challenges in life and love test the resilience of a mother-daughter relationship in Dan Gordon's adaptation of Terms of Endearment, based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry and James L. Brooks's screenplay of the Oscar-winning film. Described as a heartfelt comedy drama, Terms of Endearment explores the tumultuous relationship between Aurora, a devoted but opinionated mother, and her often pregnant and always headstrong daughter, Emma.
     
     As Aurora struggles to impose order on her wayward daughter’s chaotic life, she finds her own taking an unexpectedly thrilling turn when she falls deeply in love for the first time in her life – with retired astronaut Garrett Breedlove. But Garrett it seems, is as big a cad as her daughter’s husband, and only when tragedy strikes the family is he revealed as a man with a heart of gold. This funny and touching story captures the delicate, sometimes fractured bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and lovers, both old and new.

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Matilda 11/22 - 12/14
Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street

MATILDA

BY DENNIS KELLY, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY TIM MINCHIN


     Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

     Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school kids’ saving grace! Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

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