2016-17 Season
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On the 20th Century
Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Music by Cy Coleman

Directed by Sean Murray
Mar 9 - Apr 30, 2017
Low-Priced Previews Mar 9 - 17, 2017
It's nonstop laughs aboard the Twentieth Century, a luxury train traveling from Chicago to New York City. Luck, love and mischief collide when the bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffee embarks on a madcap mission to cajole glamorous Hollywood starlet Lily Garland into playing the lead in his new, non-existent epic drama. But is the train ride long enough to reignite the spark between these former lovers, create a play from scratch, and find the money to get it all the way to Broadway?
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Shockheaded Peter
Music by Adrian Huge, Martyn Jacques, Adrian Stout
Lyrics by Martyn Jacques
Book by Julian Bleach, Anthony Cairns, Graeme Gilmour, Tamzin Griffin
Based on Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann

Directed by Rob Lutfy
May 18 - Jun 18, 2017
Low-Priced Previews May 18 - 26, 2017
Fall into the world of Victorian nightmares as a manic music box spins stories of naughty children and misguided parents. Silly and sinister, Shockheaded Peter dares us to ask what's beneath the floorboards. Don't miss the most damning tale ever told on stage!
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Past Shows
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Arthur Laurents

Directed by Sean Murray
Jul 14 - Sep 4, 2016
Low-Priced Previews Jul 14 - 22, 2016
Indomitable stage mother Rose chases vicarious success and stardom as she pushes her daughters through the vaudeville circuit. When Dainty June flees the act to elope, Rose vows to make introverted Louise into a star. Boasting one show-stopping song after another - like "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "Let Me Entertain You" - this classic musical was inspired by memoirs of the legendary burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee.
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Seven Guitars
by August Wilson
Directed by Jennifer L. Nelson
Sep 28 - Nov 6, 2016
Low-Priced Previews Sep 28 - Oct 6, 2016
In the backyard of a Pittsburgh tenement in 1948, friends gather to mourn for a blues guitarist and singer who died just as his career was on the verge of taking off. The action that follows is a flashback to the busy week leading up to Floyd's sudden and unnatural death. Seven Guitars is part bawdy comedy, part dark elegy and part mystery. This lyrical play is the fifth in August Wilson's ten-play cycle which charts the African-American experience through each decade of the 20th century and is performed in rep with King Hedley II.
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King Hedley II
by August Wilson
Directed by Jennifer L. Nelson
Sep 29 - Nov 6, 2016
Low-Priced Previews Sep 29 - Oct 7, 2016
King Hedley II shares the story of King - a man recently released from prison, attempting to rebuild his life amid changing times and a backdrop of the crime and drug struggles in the community where he exists. King dreams of a life of stability and self-reliance beyond incarceration, gangs and broken family. The play dares to ask what it takes to transcend the limitations of life and personal circumstance, and if pure will is enough to change a man's destiny. King Hedley II is the ninth play in August Wilson's ten-play cycle that, decade by decade, examines African American life in the United States during the twentieth century.
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A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Adaptation and Lyrics by Sean Murray
Score by Billy Thompson

Directed by Sean Murray
Nov 22 - Dec 24, 2016
Low-Priced Previews Nov 22 - 25, 2016
Cygnet Theatre invites you to start your own family tradition with one of ours. This season welcomes the return of the holiday classic adapted from Charles Dickens' timeless tale of hope and redemption. This re-imagined, fully staged production features original new music, creative stagecraft and puppetry, and live sound effects. Step into a Victorian Christmas card for a unique storytelling experience that is sure to delight the entire family!
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Bad Jews
By Joshua Harmon
Directed by Rob Lutfy
Jan 12 - Feb 12, 2017
Low-Priced Previews Jan 12 - 20, 2017
The night after their grandfather's funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal battle royale over a family heirloom. In one corner is the unstoppable and self-assured force of "Super Jew" Daphna. In the other, the immovable and entitled object of her secular cousin Liam. And in the middle is Liam's brother Jonah, trying to stay out of the fray. Bad Jews is a savage comedy about family, faith, and legacy.
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