Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim book by Hugh Wheeler
Production sponsored by Léni Fé Bland
DECEMBER 5 – 22, 2013
This "Night Music" is an impressive and inviting opening chapter in the ETC's new, next phase." –SB News-Press
Perfect debut to christen the sparkling new 300-seat venue." – Richard Mineards, Montecito Journal
Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, this beloved musical is a warmly humorous and, at times, farcical story of romantic attachments, detachments, and mismatchings. Infused throughout with the flavor of a waltz, the musical takes place in turn-of-the-century Sweden, where the acclaimed actress Desirée Armfeldt, played by Stephanie Zimbalist, lights up the stage and dazzles men's hearts. When both her former lover and her current paramour—and their wives—show up for a weekend at her mother's country estate, romance and passion are in the air. Screen legend Piper Laurie plays the wise and sardonic Mme. Armfeldt and Patrick Cassidy in the role of Fredrik Egerman. Directed by ETC Executive Artistic Director Jonathan Fox, A Little Night Music features one of Sondheim's best-known songs, "Send in the Clowns."
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Production sponsored by Tom and Paula Bruice
FEBRUARY 6 – 23, 2014
Does where we grow up inexorably imprint itself on our destiny? Nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play, this comic drama about social class takes place in two Boston neighborhoods: working-class Southie and upscale Chestnut Hill. Margie Walsh has just been let go from her job at the Dollar Store and is now one bingo game away from being evicted from her home. Perhaps her high school boyfriend, Mikey, who has managed to escape his blue collar upbringing to become a successful doctor, could be her ticket out. With surprising plot twists and filled with humor, pathos, and suspense, Good People is one of the most popular plays today on American stages. Directed by Jenny Sullivan.
Good People is a powerful, complex, multilayered , and riveting drama! Don't miss it!" –CASA Magizine
Outstanding ...it’s a wild and entertaining ride.” –SB Independent
Based on the Myths of Ovid written and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman
Production sponsored by The Stephen and Carla Hahn Foundation
MARCH 27 – APRIL 13, 2014
Unlike anything you have ever seen!” –Broadwayworld.com
Ancient stories and characters—King Midas, Orpheus and Eurydice, and others—are brought to stunning life in a unique theatrical experience. Winner of several Tony Awards and nominated for Best Play, Metamorphoses dramatizes several of the mythological tales of Ovid through dreamlike imagery, haunting beauty, lyricism, music and ritual dance. Set in and around a pool of water, Metamorphoses juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in its depiction of the transformative power of love. Directed by Jonathan Fox.
Production contains brief nudity.
With Additional Support by Debby and Peter Stalker
by John Logan
May 15 - June 1, 2014
It's 1958, and the renowned painter Mark Rothko is commissioned to create a series of paintings for a new and exclusive Four Seasons restaurant. But is it art, or is he merely selling out for commercial gain? Red, winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play, pits Rothko against an idealistic young protégé in a thrilling look into the artistic temperament and the relationship between the artist and his creations, as well as the primal relationships between father and son, teacher and student. Intense, funny, philosophical, and sensual in its examination of the creative mind, the play—like Rothko's vibrantly colored rectangle paintings—brims with energy and ecstasy. Directed by Brian Shnipper.
With Additional Support by Herb and Elaine Kendall
by Matthew Lombardo
JULY 10 – 27, 2014
A new touching and delectable comedy about the saucy and inimitable Tallulah Bankhead, who once said of herself: "I'm as pure as the driven slush." Based on a real event, Looped takes place in the summer of 1965, when a boozed-up Ms. Bankhead needed eight hours to redub—or loop—one line of dialogue for what turned out to be her last film, the 1965 horror flick, "Die! Die! My Darling!" things are not easy for poor Danny Miller, who's had the good fortune to be chosen to direct that particular sound editing session. Looped will be directed by six-time Emmy Award winner Glenn Jordan.
With Additional Support by Luci and Rich Janssen
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