Saturday, September 21, 2019

Brelby Theatre Company's 2020 Season!

Carrie the Musical
Music by Michael Gore
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Book by Lawrence D. Cohen
Based on the novel by Stephen King

February 14-March 1, 2020

Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it…

Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, the show's original authors have joined with director Stafford Arima (Altar Boyz) and MCC Theater for a newly reworked and fully re-imagined vision of this gripping tale. Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose).


Shakespeare in Love
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
And adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
With music by Paddy Cuneen
April 15-19, 2020

Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block... the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he's in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.



Echoes

(A world premiere musical)
Music & Lyrics by Helen Morris
Book & Additional Lyrics by Shelby Elise Maticic

June 12-28, 2020

Friends are the family we choose, but what happens when life drives you apart? Sisters Gemma and Cassie find themselves brought together after a perfect storm of tragedies drove a wedge between them and their childhood best friends Sadie and Callie. The four women have gone their separate ways, but find themselves drawn together to fulfill a youthful promise now that they’re well into adulthood. As they finally face the implications of their choices, will they be able to mend their broken relationships or will they fade away like echoes? 


LMNOP

Book, Lyrics & Music by Paul Loesel, Scott Burkell

August 21-September 6, 2020

Chaos arises when letters begin to fall from a town monument and government officials ban them one by one. The community depends on the strength of a determined teenage girl to fight for their freedom of speech.














The Oregon Trail

by Bekah Brunstetter

October 23-November 8, 2020

Jane’s trapped in her middle school computer lab playing “The Oregon Trail” for what feels like hours. The game becomes life and rips us back to the trail, 1848, where we travel in a covered wagon with Jane’s great-great-grandmother.














Bards & Beasts

By John Perovich

December 4-20, 2020

Friendship. Family. Fear. Alex and Taylor are the new kids in town after their Mom lands a new job. After meeting their neighbors—Lindsay and Dakota—the four friends grow close through playing Bards & Beasts—a fantasy tabletop RPG packed with adventure, heroes, and an evil so pure that it’s an abomination. Twenty years later, the group’s childhood memories are tested when one of them goes missing. The lines between fact and fiction are blurred in this haunting story of loss, monsters, and the courage to face the unknown.




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