February 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24 & 25
Death by Chocolate by Paul Freed
This “Who dun it” will keep you guessing! When members of the newly renovated Meadowbrook Health Resort start dropping like flies on the eve of the grand re-opening, it is not the best advertisement. The clues point to a sinister box of chocolates and the suspects include all the outlandish characters working for the resort. The delightfully sarcastic and cynical hotel manager finds himself teaming up with a mystery writer and amateur sleuth in a wacky race against time to find the cause and the murderer.
April 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 28 & 29
Smoke on the Mountain
Our spring musical tells the hilarious and heartwarming story of a Saturday night gospel sing at a country church in the Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played by the Sanders family, a traveling group attempting to make their return to performing after a five year hiatus. Though they try to appear perfect in the eyes of a congregation who wants to be inspired by their songs, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true – and hilariously imperfect – natures. By the evening’s end, the Sanders Family have endeared themselves to us by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share in their triumphs.
June 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23 & 24
Revenge of the Fairy Queen by Dwayne Yancey
For our June youth/adult production this year, Renaissance is proud to present the premier of local playwright Dwayne Yancey’s Revenge of The Fairy Queen! In this imaginative and hilarious unauthorized sequel to Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Titania realizes that Oberon has duped her into falling in love with a mortal transformed into an ass. Furious, she plots revenge to be carried out on Midwinter’s Day. However, her plot goes awry in a very big way as complications and adventures ensue.
September 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22 & 23
Once Upon a Mattress (Fall Musical)
Winnefred the Woebegone is just a simple swamp princess looking to win the heart of Prince Dauntless. But can she pass the impossible test Queen Aggravain has in store for her? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the classic tale The Princess and the Pea provides some side-splitting shenanigans. For after all, a princess is a delicate thing.
November 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17 & 18
The Games Afoot by Ken Ludwig
It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated castle complete with complete with hidden chambers and surprises quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this funny, quirky, and thrilling whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.