The Board of Directors of Lubbock Community Theatre is proud to announce our 2013 - 2014 season!
This immensely successful rock opera needs little introduction, but when it was first produced on Broadway in 1971 it broke new ground in its stage treatment of the historical Jesus Christ. Based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew it deals with the last days of Jesus, and includes dramatized versions of several well-known parables. And yet it is something more - a religious experience, a demonstration of joy, and a celebration of the family of man. The cast are conceived as clowns, improvising scenery and costumes, and using many well-known theatrical devices, pantomime vaudeville and varied musical styles to interpret one of humanity's greatest events.
The Miser is a 1660’s theatrical comedy about a rich moneylender named Harpagon, who, despite his age, is trying to arrange a marriage between himself and an attractive young woman, Marianne. Unfortunately, Harpagon’s son, Cleante, is in love with Marianne, after saving her from drowning. Also part of the show is Harpagon’s daughter, Elise, who Harpagon wants to marry off to a wealthy family. Elise, though, is in love as well, with the steward, Valere.
Time Stands Still is set in Brooklyn and revolves around Sarah, a photo journalist who has returned from covering the Iraq war after being injured by a roadside bomb, and her reporter boyfriend James who is swamped by guilt after leaving Sarah alone in Iraq. They receive a visit from their friend Richard, a photo editor, who introduces them to his new girlfriend Mandy, who is much younger than he. The play focuses on their relationships and Sarah and James' prospects at a more conventional life. This is especially true after Richard & Mandy marry and have a child, forcing Sarah and James to re-examine their relationship, their goals, and their careers.
It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms. A riotous farce that recently enjoyed hit revivals in London and New York, Boeing Boeing is now set to arrive in Jet City—fasten your seat belts! It all boils down to juggling timetables and a reliable maid who never forget to change the photographs.
It is structured into five acts, each of which is a short musical parodying (and paying homage to) the style of an American or British musical theatre composer or composer/lyricist team, all dealing with roughly the same classic melodrama plot: "I can't pay the rent!" Composers include Rogers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, Kander and Ebb, Jerry Herman.