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Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius announces its 2019/20 season
Monday, March 11, 2019
Theatre Aquarius has announced its 2019/20 season. The six show will be:
★ Renovations for Six ★
by Norm Foster
September 18th – October 5th, 2019
Shayna and Grant are new in town and decide to host a dinner party. The guest list includes Billie and Wing who abandoned show biz to raise their daughter, haughty psychiatrist Veronica and her husband Maurice, an engineer who has left his high-paying job to write a novel. All three couples are undergoing house renovations and could use a little work on their relationships too! All hell breaks loose at the dinner party as secrets are revealed and cultures clash. A hilarious, fast-paced comedy for everyone who ever got stuck in a fixer-upper, in life or in love!
★ Never Not Once ★
by Carey Crim
October 23rd – November 9th, 2019
Eleanor brings her boyfriend home to meet her two moms, and she lets them know that she wants to find her biological father. Nadine, her non-biological mom thinks it’s a great idea, partly because she had a wonderful relationship with her own father. Allison, Eleanor’s biological mom is less enthusiastic, insisting she doesn’t even remember his name, and he never knew about Eleanor. Nadine secretly gives Allison the name Doug. This information sends Eleanor on a journey to an unexpected and explosive answer to the question “Where do I come from?” The fallout forces the whole family to confront the past in order to move on to a better future.
★ Hairspray The Broadway Musical ★
Book by Mark O’Donnell | Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman | Marc Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters
November 27th – December 29th, 2019
The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.
It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do!
★ Sweat ★
by Lynn Nottage
January 29th – February 15th, 2020
Lynn Nottage won the Pulitzer Prize for this riveting new play.
It’s the year 2000 in Reading, Pennsylvania and a group of friends go to work at the steel mill and then decompress at the bar like they’ve been doing for years. These workers have planned to save money and then retire with a nice, healthy pension. But their mill is making changes and the generations of loyalty these workers have shown don’t seem to amount to much. The company is considering layoffs, the war between community and capitalism begins, and tensions start destroying not only jobs, but relationships.
STRONG LANGUAGE, VIOLENCE
★ A Belly Full ★
by Mary Colin Chisholm and Marcia Kash
March 4th – 21st, 2020
When Marnie drags her much put-upon bestie Jane to a belly dancing class they are swept into a shimmying circle of sometimes endearing, sometimes outrageous women. Their friendship is tested through the demands of their spouses, babies, work lives and the arrival of some unexpected roommates.
But through all the belly aches, dilemmas, betrayals and some very ‘special’ cakes, the two friends learn to face life’s challenges as they prepare for a special charity night at their local Turkish restaurant.
★ Pollyanna The Musical ★
Book & Lyrics by Steven Gallagher
Music by Linda Barnett
April 15th – May 9th, 2020
Pollyanna is a new musical based on the classic 1913 novel by Eleanor Porter. It is an uplifting tale of hope triumphing over adversity, and how the power of one young girl’s positivity can – and does – change the people around her.
Pollyanna Whittier, an extraordinary eleven year old orphan, is sent to live with her stern Aunt Polly in the unhappy town of Beldingville, Vermont. Forbidden to speak of her parents in the presence of her aunt, Pollyanna plays the “Glad Game” to keep her spirits up. When tragedy strikes, even Aunt Polly must turn to the Glad Game to understand how much her outlook has changed since accepting Pollyanna into her life. Previously showcased at the 2016 “From Page to Stage” Festival in London, England, shortlisted for the Playwrights Guild of Canada – Best Musical ’16 and presented at the Charlottetown Festival Theatre Conference in PEI in ’17.
This World Premiere production will have direction by Dora Award winner Robert McQueen, book and lyrics by Steven Gallagher and music by Linda Barnett.
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