Brelby is pleased to announce the lineup for our 8th Season, premiering in 2016. As the West Valley’s new works incubator, we are proud to be producing the world premiere of 9 pieces by playwrights with ties to the Arizona arts community.
***Indicates a world premiere***
By Brian Maticic
Synopsis: Owen and Trent have been through everything together, and throughout their friendship, Owen has always been the stable one. Trent, a lazy but charming young man, decides to dodge his debt by faking his own death, leaving behind his best friend and fiance, Olivia. However, just after the deed is done, Trent wins the lottery. In an effort to collect his winnings, he attempts to enlist Trent’s help. Is Trent finally fed up with Owen’s antics? Join us for a dark comedy about friendship, responsibility, and luck.
Jan 22-23, 29-30, Feb 5-6, 12 @ 7:30 pm, Jan 23-24, 30-31, Feb 6-7, 13 @ 2 pm
***Meet the Dryers***
Conceived by Shelby Maticic, Ian Shelansky & Jamie Arakas
Synopsis: Meet the Dryers follows the story of James, an introverted 14 year old, who finds solace and acknowledgement through the extreme embellishment of stories about his real life family for his followers on Reddit. Our audiences will experience the fantastical world of James’ imagination played out onstage, as well as a glimpse into the personalities of his quirky family through their social media interactions, displayed prominently on the stage for the audience to see. When his stories begin to spin out of control, James begins to question whether he is in control of his online presence, or whether it is controlling him. Meet the Dryers is an exploration of how social media impacts our lives, no matter which generation you hail from.
April 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29 @ 7:30 pm, April 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30
***The Oz Chronicles***
An original Brelby adaptation
Directed by Brian Maticic
Synopsis: Our Season 8 summer epic will intertwine the original Oz series into a unique adaptation of the classic stories. Inspired by L Frank Baum’s unique and engaging world, Brelby’s take on the original American fairy tale will feature epic themes of good versus evil, new interpretations of classic characters, and the creative combat that our audiences have come to love and expect from our summer epics.
July 29-30, 5-6, 12-13, 19 @ 7:30 pm, July 30-31, 6-7, 13-14, 20 @ 2 pm
Ghost: the musical
Book & Lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin
Music & Lyrics by Dave Stewart & Glen Ballard
Directed by Shelby Maticic
Synopsis: Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, GHOST THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.
Sept 30, Oct 1, 7-8, 14-15 @ 7:30pm & Oct 2, 9 @ 2pm
By William Shakespeare
Synopsis: The witches prophesy that Macbeth will be made thane (a rank of Scottish nobility) of Cawdor and eventually King of Scotland. They also prophesy that Macbeth’s companion, Banquo, will beget a line of Scottish kings, although Banquo will never be king himself. Join us for this epic tale of desire, betrayal, and the struggle for power next Halloween.
Oct 28, 29, 31, Nov 4, 5 @ 7:30pm/ Oct. 30 @ 2pm
***Quest for Claus: the musical***
By Brian Maticic, Luke Gomez & Shelby Maticic
Music by Ben Cleaveland
Directed by Shelby Maticic
Synopsis: The Quest for Claus is a unique holiday tale from the creative minds at Brelby, shown through the eyes of a young boy on Christmas Eve. Come and enjoy a brand new Santa Claus origins tale about how young Nick sets out on a journey with his best friend, Jack Frost, to become the mystical figure we all know and love. Filled with familiar characters from the Nutcracker and Clara to the Abominable Snowman, this action packed story has something for everyone. Join us for a brand new version of this story, now a musical theatre adventure!
Dec 2-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-23 @ 7:30 pm, Dec 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 @ 2 pm