FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Victoria Ball, Community Relations Administrator
(336) 333-7470 x 202
COMMUNITY THEATRE OF GREENSBORO ANNOUNCES ITS 67TH SEASON LINE-UP
AVENUE Q – (September 16-October 2, 2016)
SISTER ACT – (October 28-November 13, 2016)
THE LARAMIE PROJECT – (January 27-February 5, 2017)
GREASE– (March 17-April 2, 2017)
PETER PAN – (April 21-May 7, 2017)
GREENSBORO, NC, 05/12/2016 – Community Theatre of Greensboro (CTG) and Executive Director, Mitchel Sommers, are proud to announce the five production lineup for CTG’s 67th season! The season includes two Broadway comedies, two Broadway classics, and one moving play.
Mitchel Sommers says, “From just released musicals to family favorites to powerful drama to side splitting comedy, this is a season not to be missed! And what a deal!”
Tickets are now on sale. Season memberships are available for purchase at $125 which includes five flexible tickets to be used for any of the mainstage productions in any combination. From now until June 30th, patrons who purchase season memberships will get an additional flex ticket worth $20.
Tickets may be purchased in person at CTG box office at 520 S. Elm St. or by calling (336) 333-SHOW (7469) or online at www.ctgso.org. The Box Office is open Tuesday-Friday 12pm-4pm or 45 minutes prior to show time.
SEASON 67 OVERVIEW:
Avenue Q (September 16-October 2, 2016)
Music & Lyrics by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez, Book by Jeff Whitty, Based on original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Winner of the TONY® “TRIPLE CROWN” for BEST MUSICAL, BEST SCORE and BEST BOOK.
A puppet-filled comedy follows a group of 20-somethings seeking their purpose in big-city life. AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named PRINCETON who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets KATE (the girl next door), ROD (the Republican), TREKKIE (the internet sexpert), LUCY THE SLUT (need we say more?), and other colorful types who help PRINCETON finally discover his purpose in life!
Sister Act (October 28-November 13, 2016)
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner, Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane, Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard.
A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless.
The Laramie Project (January 27-February 5, 2017)
by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project
Based on the hate crime that attracted vast attention worldwide, bringing sexual discrimination and violence to the forefront of public discourse, THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
“A pioneering work of theatrical reportage and a powerful stage event.” —Time Magazine.
“Astonishing. Not since Angels in America has a play attempted so much: nothing less than an examination of the American psyche at the end of the millennium.” —Associated Press.
“There emerges a mosaic as moving and important as any you will see on the walls of the churches of the world…nothing short of stunning…you will be held in rapt attention.” —New York Magazine.
Grease (March 17-April 2, 2017)
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s with classics such as “Summer Nights”, “Greased Lightnin'”, and “It’s Raining on Prom Night” An 8-year run on Broadway places Grease among the world’s most popular musicals.
“A lively and funny musical-as well as the dancingest one in town.” – New York Daily News
Peter Pan (April 21-May 7, 2017)
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Music by Morris “Moose” Charlap, Additional Lyrics by Betty Comden, Adolf Green, Additional Music by Jule Styne, Based on the play by Sir J.M.Barrie
*Featuring CTG’s Executive Director Mitchel Sommers as Captain Hook
Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time for 60 years. Featuring the iconic songs “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up,” and “Never Never Land,” and a rousing book full of magic, warmth, and adventure, Peter Pan is the perfect show for the child in all of us who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up.