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Showing posts from June, 2015

Theatre on the Square Announces 2015/16 Season

Theatre on the Square is thrilled to announce its 2015/16 season. Season tickets are now on sale. 

Enter Love

September 11 – 27, 2015 – Christel DeHaan Main Stage Director: Lynn Lupold
A musical about the ever-changing nature of romantic relationships in the first decade of the 21st century. It is set in an international airport, located in a large city somewhere in the mid-west. The production consists of a series of encounters—with dialogue and music—that take place between an assortment of couples and individuals at various locations—arrival and departure concourses, waiting lounges, baggage check, observation deck, and the central location, a bar—in the airport.
Special Co-Production – To be announced soon  October 3 – 31, 2015 – Christel DeHaan Main Stage Director: Ben Asaykwee
Miss Gulch Returns October 23 – November 8, 2015 – Stage Two
Brent Marty revives his one-man/one-woman musical comedy written and originally performed by Fred Barton. It is a loose parody of the character of A…

Dirty Dancing

“Nobody puts baby in a corner.” That famous line is just one of the many reasons the film “Dirty Dancing” became such a huge hit. Now it’s joined the ever-growing list of movies to become Broadway musicals in the past decade. Some have failed miserably, (I’m looking at you Ghost), while other have had a seamless transition to the stage. For me, this one worked. It avoided the pitfalls that so many of the recent movie-to-musical Broadway shows have made. It didn’t try to insert awkward ballads into the midst of a scene. It also relied heavily on the dancing, which was excellent. 

The plot lends itself to the musical format much more than most. It’s built around the story of a young girl learning to dance, so music and dance numbers were easily incorporated into the show, while staying incredibly close to the original story.  Baby, is a 17-year-old vacationing with her parents in the Catskills. She has her eyes opened as she gets to know the staff that works at the resort. As she falls f…