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Metropolis Performing Arts Centre has released the lineup for their next season. The season begins with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s fairytale mash-up INTO THE WOODS in September. In February, Metropolis will produce Marc Camoletti’s farce BOEING BOEING about a bachelor and his three flight attendant fiancées. The Tony Award-winning best musical AVENUE Q runs May-June, and the 60’s revue BEEHIVE closes out the season in July.
Tickets are now available at MetropolisArts.com.
The Metropolis 17/18 Season (from the press release):
INTO THE WOODS – Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine
One of Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved musicals, this dark comedy features classic Brothers Grimm characters along with the Baker and his wife who wish “more than anything” for a child. Cursed by the Witch, they journey to break the spell and along the way find other fairytale characters with wishes of their own. Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king’s festival, Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk, Rapunzel, who wishes to see the world, and others learn to be careful what they wish for, as fate has two ways of crashing their dreams: by refusing wishes and by granting them.
BOEING BOEING – By Marc Camoletti, Translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans
Soar into this hysterical farce set in 1960’s Paris. Confident bachelor Bernard prides himself on being able to discretely maneuver his three globe-hopping flight attendant fiancées. With the help of his impeccable scheduling abilities and his begrudging housekeeper, Bernard has successfully kept them apart, until now. A surprise visit from an old friend, Robert, and the invention of a new faster jet gives way to a series of events landing all three unsuspecting women at Bernard’s flat at the same time. Buckle in for a bumpy ride as this bachelor tries to avoid a major collision.
AVENUE Q – Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx, Book by Jeff Whitty
What exactly does a recent college graduate do with a BA in English? Well, if that graduate also happens to be a puppet they move to Avenue Q, of course. There he’ll find others like him trying to make sense of their “purpose” in life dealing with careers and relationships. Tony winner for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, this musical is stuffed with an upbeat and incredibly witty score. Avenue Q does not intersect with that other famous Street where puppets live, as this show is entertaining, touching, and hilarious, but definitely not one for the kids.
BEEHIVE: The 60’s Musical – Created by Larry Gallagher
A rockin’ celebration following six women as they honor the legendary music and performers of the 60’s. Filled with classic hits from iconic singers including Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, The Shirelles, Diana Ross, Lesley Gore, Connie Francis, The Supremes and more. This colorful era is lovingly recreated with songs like Downtown, It’s My Party, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, One Fine Day, Where The Boys Are, My Boyfriend’s Back and more timeless favorites. Let loose and enjoy the music of this powerful decade that inspired these dynamic female vocalists.