FDU's Main Stage Theater Productions 2012/2013
Spring Awakening, the musical
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Winner of 8 TONY Awards, including BEST MUSICAL, SPRING AWAKENING celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget. Adapted from Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears and exhilaration of the teen years, it has been hailed as the “Best Musical of the Year” by the New York Times, New York Post, Star Ledger, New York Observer, and USA Today.
Wed, Oct 17th through Sat, Oct 20th at 8pm with additional performances on Fri, Oct 26th and Sat, Oct 27th at 8pm and Sun, Oct 28th at 2.30pm
High school matinee: Fri, Oct 19th at 11.00am
Please note this musical deals with mature themes and contains occasional strong language!
Dancing at Lughnasa
By Brian Friel
Friel's moving tale of five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936 has been called the most elegant and rueful memory play since The Glass Menagerie. Step into the kitchen of the fiercely proud Mundy sisters, a place for talking, laughing, and lively dancing—moments that defy the hardships of their daily life. Their brother, a missionary, has just returned from Africa, and the sisters find themselves each on the brink of momentous change. Friel's Tony-Award winning play captures a beautiful and exuberant sliver of these women's lives, a summer where love, and everything else, seemed possible.
Directed by Susan Kerner
Sets by Yu Han Huang
Costumes by Kathleen Doyle
Lights by Justin Partier
Performance dates: Wed, Dec 5th through Sat, Dec 8th at 8pm and Sun, Dec 9th at 2.30
High school matinee: Fri, Dec 7th at 11.00am
The Pajama Game
Music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell based on the novel 7 ˝ cents by Richard Bissell
The dangers of a workplace romance are explored to hysterical effect in this romantic comedy (from the creators of DAMN YANKEES). Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new boss Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well. Bright and brassy, this fast-paced Broadway favorite is brimming with such classics as “Hey There,” “Steam Heat” and "Hernando's Hideaway"!
Directed by Stephen Hollis
Musical Director Allen Cohen
Choreographed by Cindy Thole
Sets by Jonathan Wentz
Lights by David Landau
Performance dates: Wed, April 3rd through Sat, Apr 6th at 8pm with additional performances on Fri and Sat, April 12 and 13th at 8pm and Sun, Apr 14th at 2.30
High School matinee; Friday, April 12th at 11.00am
What The Butler Saw
By Joe Orton
The chase is on in this breakneck comedy of licensed insanity, from the moment Dr Prentice, a psychoanalyst interviewing a prospective secretary, instructs her to undress. The plot of What the Butler Saw contains enough twists and turns, mishaps and changes of fortune to furnish three or four conventional comedies. But however the six characters in search of a plot lose the thread of the action - their wits or their clothes - their verbal self-possession never deserts them. What the Butler Saw, Joe Orton's final play, will live to be accepted as a comedy classic of English drama.
Directed by Jason King Jones
Performance dates: Wed, May 8th through Sat, May 11th at 8pm and Sun, May 9th 2.30pm
High School matinee: Friday, May 10th at 11.00am
All performances take place in Dreyfuss Theater on the College of Florham campus, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison NJ 07940. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 973 443 8644. For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org