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Ella the Musical

September 6 - October 12, 2013
Musical tribute to the legendary Ella Fitzgerald.
Book by: Jeffrey Hatcher
Conceived by: Rob Ruggiero & Dyke Garrison
Musical Arrangements by: Danny Holgate
Directed by: Robert Barry Fleming

The Queen of Jazz. The First Lady of Song. The great Ella Fitzgerald. It's a life lived out loud in this exhilarating new musical that weaves myth, memory and music to tell the uplifting and poignant story of one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time. It's 1966 and the fabled songstress is preparing for one of the most important concerts of her career. Ella reflects on her life, her secrets and the love of music that made her soar. Featuring more than a dozen of her most famous hits, including They Can't Take That Away From Me, How High the Moon and That Old Black Magic, this swinging celebration is a must-see dazzling musical event for anyone who wants to fall in love with the magic and soul of Ella Fitzgerald all over again.


Don't Dress for Dinner

October 25 - November 23, 2013
Hilarious Bedroom Farce.
By: Marc Camoletti
Adapted by: Robin Hawdon
Directed by: Michael Butler

Here comes the brilliant sequel to REP's hilarious and stylish sold-out hit, Boeing-Boeing. It's 10 years later. Robert and Bernard are happily settled down, but the shenanigans continue in what many consider to be the most brilliant bedroom farce of all time.

"Hurtling along at the speed of light, Marc Camoletti's breathtaking farce is a near-faultless piece of theatrical invention." - The Guardian

"A nifty farce about double adultery and gourmet cooking." - Sunday Times of London


A Christmas Carol

December 12 - 22, 2013
Still "THE Christmas Carol to see in the Bay Area."
By: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Cynthia Caywood & Richard L. James
Directed by: Scott Denison

Brimming with music and dance, love and laughter, spectacular special effects and scary ghosts, it's no wonder the critics have called it "THE Christmas Carol to see in the Bay Area." Join the thousands who make this theatrical event a part of their annual holiday traditions.


Clybourne Park

January 31 - March 1, 2014
Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize Winner.
By: Bruce Norris
Directed by: Michael Butler
Contains Shocking Adult Language

Winner: 2012 Tony Award for Best Play.

Winner: 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Home is where the heart - and history - is. Jokes fly and hidden agendas unfold as two vastly different generations of characters tip-toe the delicate dance of social politics. Two seminal events - 50 years apart - are at the crux of the conflict in the same North Chicago house. This rich and lightning-quick comedy is every bit as provocative as it is entertaining - as it cleverly spins the events of A Raisin in the Sun into an unforgettable new story about race and real estate in America.

"Brilliant...dangerous and provocative, but pulverizingly funny to boot." - Variety


Sleuth

March 28 - April 26, 2014
Classic Twisty Thriller.
By: Anthony Shaffer
Directed by: Mark Anderson Phillips


One of the best stage thrillers of all time, Sleuth has been wowing audiences with its breathtaking surprises and revelations for decades. Successful British mystery writer Andrew Wyck invites his wife's lover to his mansion and proposes an intricate scheme in which they can all come out winners. So begins the twisty, high-stakes game of brinksmanship that the NY Times called "clever as a wagonload of monkeys solving the crossword puzzle - intricate as the Hampton Court maze - good, clean bloody fun!"

 

The Real Housewives of Walnut Creek: The Musical

April 17 - May 11, 2014

World Premiere of a NEW, REP-Commissioned Pop Musical.

Written by and Starring: Molly Bell
Directed by: Michael Butler
Some adult language and situations.

Meet the wives: Joanne, Penny, Babette, Beezus and Lulu AKA: The Real Housewives of Walnut Creek. They are the ladies who have it all. Or do they? Secrets, lies and betrayal are at the center of this hilarious romp inspired by the infamous reality series. Set to a rockin’ score, this new musical from the star and co-author of Becoming Britney, Molly Bell, explores the underside of climbing the social ladder and staying ahead of the pack.

"Molly Bell wowed us with Becoming Britney and showed she has a great comedic gift for cultural observation. And as a singer/dancer/actor, she always delivers a powerhouse performance. I can't wait to see her take on this!" - Artistic Director Michael Butler


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

May 16 - June 21, 2014
Hilarious musical about trying to stand out and fit in at the same time.
Music and Lyrics by: William Finn
Book by: Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by: Rebecca Feldman
Directed by: Jeff Collister
Choreographed by: Jennifer Perry
Some comical use of adult language.

A hilarious tale of over-achievers' angst, Spelling Bee chronicles the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. A Tony Award-winning musical about trying to stand out and fit in at the same time, this riotous musical comedy is guaranteed to have you cachinnating (use it in a sentence, request a definition?). Dust off your dictionary and prepare yourself for the laughter and quirky charms of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!

"Can you spell irresistible? That's precisely the word for this entirely adorable musical!" - New York Times


Ella the Musical - RETURNS BY POPULAR DEMAND

June 25 - July 6, 2014
Musical tribute to the legendary Ella Fitzgerald.
Book by: Jeffrey Hatcher
Conceived by: Rob Ruggiero & Dyke Garrison
Musical Arrangements by: Danny Holgate
Directed by: Robert Barry Fleming

The Queen of Jazz. The First Lady of Song. The great Ella Fitzgerald. It's a life lived out loud in this exhilarating new musical that weaves myth, memory and music to tell the uplifting and poignant story of one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time. It's 1966 and the fabled songstress is preparing for one of the most important concerts of her career. Ella reflects on her life, her secrets and the love of music that made her soar. Featuring more than a dozen of her most famous hits, including They Can't Take That Away From Me, How High the Moon and That Old Black Magic, this swinging celebration is a must-see dazzling musical event for anyone who wants to fall in love with the magic and soul of Ella Fitzgerald all over again.