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Aug 16 ~ Sept 1
Here is Rydell High's senior
class of 1959 duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their
gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers,
evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head
"greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive
the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings
and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'", and "We Go
Together", recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis
Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An 8-year run on
Broadway and two subsequent revivals place Grease among the world's most
Contains mild language,
recommended for teens and older.
MET's next board meeting will be Tuesday, December 9th 6:00pm, at
Native New Yorker on the NW corner of Brown & Mesa. (next to the MET
Black Box on Brown!)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Oct 4 ~ Oct 20
Based on the popular 1988
film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
centers on two con men living on the French Riviera. Lawrence Jameson
makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money.
Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with
fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting
on a train, they attempt to work together only to find that this small
French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a
settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female
heiress, wins, and the other must leave town. A
hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing,
humming and guessing to the very end! Contains mature content.
Nov 8 ~ Nov 17
In 1943 OKLAHOMA! launched a
new era in the American musical. It also began the most successful
songwriting partnership in Broadway history, and was named "Best Musical
of the Century" by the New York Drama League. Rodgers & Hammerstein's
first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having
set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still
being followed today. Set in a Western Indian Territory just after the
turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers
and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a
handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love
story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two
headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a
surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new
life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a
brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!
Suitable for the entire family!
August: Osage County
Jan 31 ~ Feb 9
Winner! 2008 Pulitzer
Winner! Tony® Award,
A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady
little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after
Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom
of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the
drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a major new play
that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the
Midwestern American family. Contains mature content, not intended
Apr 4 ~ Apr 20
Mark Twain's timeless classic
sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn
helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the
Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful
and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the
novel-the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the
uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they
seem; Huck's partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals;
Huck's drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; the lovely Mary Jane
Wilkes and her trusting family. Propelled by the award winning score
from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey
provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.
Adapted from the novel “The
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, BIG RIVER won 8 Tony
Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score.
Suitable for the entire
The Full Monty
May 30 ~ June 15
Seeing how much their wives
enjoy watching male strippers during their "Girls' Night Out,"
unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York come up with a bold way to
make some quick cash. In the process they find renewed self-esteem, the
importance of friendship and the ability to have fun. As the guys work
through their fears, self-consciousness, feelings of worthlessness and
anxieties (over everything from being overweight to child custody, to
bigotry, to being gay), they come to discover that not only are they
stronger as a group, but that the strength they find in each other gives
them the individual courage to face their demons and overcome them.
There is great heart to THE FULL MONTY, and the ultimate themes
expressed in the show, about taking charge of one's life and following
one's dreams are great lessons for all of us. And truth be told, the
final impact of THE FULL MONTY can be achieved without ever losing your
Contains mature content and
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At various times throughout the season, MET will continue our popular cabaret series
by presenting favorite performers in a relaxed cabaret-type setting.
Our next cabaret music night will feature
Songs & Scenes from our
singing your favorite songs from popular
Broadway shows, performing exclusively!
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