Desert Stages Theatre is excited to announce their TEEN SHOWS for the 2019-2020 Season!
Chicago High School Edition
Show dates Aug 30th- Sept 29th, 2019
by Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse, John Kander, Maurine Dallas Watkins
Directed by Chris Chavez
In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal.
Chicago High School Edition is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC
Show dates Oct 18th- Nov 10th, 2019
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Show Dates Jan 17th- Feb 16th, 2020
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Jack Feldman, Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.
Directed Lisa Barton-Figueroa
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!
Newsies is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
A Chorus Line
Show Dates May 29th- June 28th 2020
Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante, Music By Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Directed by Lisa Barton-Figueroa
A Chorus Line is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the American Musical Theatre: the chorus dancers– those valiant, over dedicated, underpaid, highly trained performers who back up the star or stars and often make them look even more talented than they are. It is also a celebration of the American Musical itself. A Chorus Line is also about competition, and competition might easily be the common denominator that grabs the audience and holds it by the collective heartstring until the final, ultimate choices are made. For everyone, at one time or another, puts his life on the line. We all compete, no matter what business we’re in, for promotion, for attention, for approval and for love. Specifically, A CHORUS LINE takes the audience through the final grueling audition run by the director, Zach, for a new Broadway musical.
A CHORUS LINE is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark, A Concord Theatricals Company www.tamswitmark.com
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