by Catherine Tudor
Here are some suggestions for several plays that we should perform in the coming years:
- Avenue Q: This musical is done entirely with puppets and performed in a way that is satirical while dealing with different issues such as racism.
- Seussical the Musical: Based off of many of Dr. Seuss books such as “The Lorax”, “Horton Hears a Who”, and “Green Eggs and Ham”.
- Guys and Dolls: Set in the 1920’s, this production is about a gambler who makes a bet that he can woo a female conservative missionary and take her on a date.
- Fiddler on the Roof: Set in Russia, the musical is about a father protecting his daughter and trying to instill traditional values of the Jewish community.
- Cabaret: Set in 1931 Berlin with the Nazis rising to power, the musical focuses on the nightclub “The Kit Kat Klub” along with 19 year old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with young American writer Cliff Bradshaw.
- Hairspray: Set in 1962 Baltimore, all plus size teen Tracy Turnblad wants is to dance on her favorite tv show, win the affection of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a tv network.
- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Six awkward spelling bee competitors compete in a spelling championship and learn something about winning and losing.
- West Side Story: This is basically Romeo and Juliet set in the early 1960’s
- Legally Blonde: It’s all about a blonde girl who goes to law school to get her boyfriend back
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: This is about a man that allows 5 children into his chocolate factory and there is a grand prize at the end of the tour.