2011 - 2012 Season
Provocative and Edgy Tony Award-Winning Musical
Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the Play by John Van Druten
and Stories by Christopher Isherwood
September 28-November 6, 2011
“This Cabaret is everything it should be: sensational, disturbing and absolutely mesmerizing”—The New Yorker
What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play. The boys are beautiful…the girls are beautiful…this fall The Stage is beautiful. Presented in a true cabaret-like atmosphere, come hear the music play as The Stage recreates the Kit Kat Klub in 1929 Berlin. Winner of Tony Awards three decades apart, join us for a newly revolutionized version of the classic musical.
Back by Popular Demand
By Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez
November 23-December 18, 2011
“The actors in this play were so funny, their timing so impeccably perfect, that they literally killed three-quarters of the audience, whose bodies have already been donated to science for the study of comedy's lethal effects.”—Metro
This fast-moving, irreverent comedy returns to The Stage for another round of extreme holiday cheer. Every Christmas Story Ever Told is a fond and furious look at the holiday classics and traditions we all remember. From Frosty to Rudolph and the Grinch to It's A Wonderful Life, no pop culture holiday icon is spared in this whirlwind of holiday merriment.
Performed at the Majestic California Theatre
Celebrating the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and many others.
Powerful Exploration of the American Dream
By Sam Shepard
February 15–March 11, 2012
“...wildly poetic, full of stage images and utterances replete with insidious suggestiveness..."—New York Magazine
Fierce and unforgettable, Sam Shepard's brilliant and powerful play probes deep into the disintegration of the American Dream. Universally acclaimed as a work of extraordinary vision and force, the play portrays a realistic family drama, in which comedy and horror are merged, as in real life. Buried Child is revered as one of Shepard's best plays.
By Jeannie Barroga in collaboration with Alleluia Panis
April 4-April 29, 2012
Recipient of The 2009 Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Playwright Collaboration Initiative Grant
The World Premiere of Buffalo'ed retells the story of the Buffalo Soldiers, descendants of American slaves, who were stationed in the Philippines at the turn of the 20th Century, during both the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars. The military presence of the United States Army's Buffalo Soldiers' during the Philippine occupation is a little-known thread in the fabric of American history. It is an American story told through dialogue and movement.
Book by Alex Timbers
Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman
June 6-July 29, 2012
"Insanely funny! Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson makes a bid for the smartest, sharpest new musical in years." - Time Out
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson tells the story of America's first political maverick. An exhilarating and white-knuckled look at one of our nation's founding rock stars, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson recreates and reinvents the life of "Old Hickory," from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to his days as our seventh Commander-in-Chief. It also asks the question, is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him? What if he's really, really hot?
(all titles and dates subject to change)