2017-2018 Season

Main Stage

Exploring Choices

 

September 15–October 8, 2017

Tony Award Winner

Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 engaging and unforgettable characters, through this play with music we learn how Peter Pan earned his flight credentials and how a mustachioed pirate became Captain Hook.

Written by Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's novel Peter and the Starcatchers Tony Award-winning play.
Directed by Jay Manley

 

Exchanging Choices

October 27–November 19, 2017

Northern California Premiere

In this comedy with a heart, Mom has been dead for 11 months and shows up at her husband’s birthday party as a ghost with a mission. Like Clarence in “It’s A Wonderful Life,” she has to accomplish a task to earn her wings. Only what the task actually is, is a mystery.

Written by Phil Olson
Directed by Doug Baird

 



Engaging Choices

 

December 1–17, 2017

World Premiere

It's December 1945, New York City — the first post-war holiday season at the famous Savoy ballroom in Harlem where singers, dancers, and musicians put on an exciting floor show filled with the swinging sounds and steps of the day in Savoy style.

Created by Cathy Spielberger Cassetta & Gus Kambeitz
Choreographed by Carol Hawley

 

Educating Choices

 

Jan. 12 – Jan. 28, 2018

West Coast Premiere

When a complaint is filed against one of the 70,000 teachers in New York’s public schools, they’re sent to a Reassignment Center. There, they sit and wait for their case to be reviewed. Based on real teacher “rubber rooms” in New York City, this surprising and engaging dramatic comedy follows five teachers one school year while they await their hearing.

Written by Topher Payne
Directed by Cathy Spielberger Cassetta

 



Embracing Choices

February 16–March 11, 2018

Tony Award Winner

Twenty-year old Annie Sullivan embarked on a journey that would change the life of her charge, Helen Keller, who would, in turn, change the lives of others for generations. The Miracle Worker reveals the power of commitment and strength when the choice is made to reach beyond< the understandable and tangible.

Written by William Gibson based on Helen Keller’s biography The Story of My Life
Directed by: Leslie Lloyd

 

Escaping Choices

April 13-May 6, 2018

Bay Area Premiere

With a drop-dead funny book and shamefully silly lyrics and lethally catchy music, this fast-paced musical, set in 1952 Macao, China, lovingly parodies Hollywood film noir classics of the 1940s and ’50s.

Book and Lyrics by Christopher Durang
Music by Peter Melnick