2017 MainStage Season


Peter and the Starcatcher
A Play by Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Guest Director: Louis Farber

Jan 20-21, 27-28, Feb 3-4, Feb 10-11 @ 7:30PM
Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 @ 2PM

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, containing a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly,  a Starcatcher-in-training, who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Directed by Shelby Maticic

March 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31, April 1 @ 7:30PM
March 12, 19, 26 @ 2PM

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.
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**unexpected**
By John Perovich
Directed by Gerald Thomson

May 19-20, 26-27, June 2-3, 9-10 @ 7:30PM
May 21, 28, June 4 @ 2:00PM

A play that explores love (in its various forms), by combining the Greek myths of Pyramus & Thisbe, Orpheus & Eurydice, and Psyche & Cupid. The lead female characters are sisters under the roof of a single mother, who is quite jaded about love. She’s also quite dangerous and will stop at nothing to make sure that her daughters never fall in love and stay with her forever.
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Dogfight
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Based on the Warner Bros. film and screenplay by Bob Comfort
Directed by: Shelby Maticic

July 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, August 4-5 @ 7:30PM
July 16, 23, 30 @ 2PM

It’s November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.
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**Depend on Me**
By Brian Maticic
Directed by Fernando Perez

Oct 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 @ 7:30PM
Oct 8, 15, 22 @ 2PM

Synopsis: Monica just moved back to town after grad school, and has responded to an ad looking for a roommate. Celia is as much an introvert as Monica is a bubbly extrovert, but Monica’s charm leads them to create a friendship that is tested and strengthened and manipulated when death begins to surround Monica. This dark comedy explores the struggles and strains of conflicting personalities in a roommate, and friendship, and the dark depths people can plunge to in order to feel needed. What would you be willing to kill for?

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jessica Holt

Nov 3-5 10-11 @ 7:30PM
Mischief meets merriment in this fresh reimagining of Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedy. In just one night, four magical stories are cleverly woven together: the marriage of the Athenian duke to the Amazon queen; the battle of the king and queen of the fairies; the follies of four lovers in a forest; and the hilarious antics of amateur actors staging a play. Enter a vibrant world where fairies fly overhead, a donkey bursts into song, and love potion makes your perspective turn on a dime.
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**Elf Academy**
By Shelby Maticic
Directed by Brian Maticic

Dec 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 @ 7:30PM
Dec 3, 10, 17 @ 2PM

The latest addition to the Brelby holiday cycle. This winter epic takes us behind the scenes of the place where the real Christmas magic happens and where the next generation is being trained to take on their roles in Santa’s workshop. This is the north pole like you’ve never seen it before…where polar bear armies threaten to invade and destroy the spirit of Christmas for good.