2019-2020 SEASON!

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Murder for Two

August 30 - October 6, 2019
Killer Musical Comedy!
Book & Music by: Joe Kinosian
Book & Lyrics by: Kellen Blair
Directed by: Paul Barnes

Murder for Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder! In this hilarious 90-minute show, 2 performers play 13 roles - not to mention the piano - in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. The New York Times calls it "INGENIOUS! A snazzy double-act that spins out a comic mystery animated by funny, deftly turned songs. You won't want to miss this killer musical comedy!"

Native Gardens

October 18 - November 16, 2019
Hilarious new comedy of good intentions and bad manners
By: Karen Zacarias
Directed by: Michael Butler

From the outrageous mind of playwright Karen Zacarias (The Book Club Play) comes this hot new comedy where gardens and cultures clash, turning friendly neighbors into feuding enemies in this hilarious comedy of good intentions and bad manners.

Tania, a very pregnant Ph.D. candidate, and Pablo, her rising attorney husband, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But when a questionable fence line puts a prize-worthy garden in jeopardy, neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute, challenging everyone's notions of race, privilege and where to draw the line on good taste.

A Christmas Carol

December 12 - 22, 2019
Still "THE Christmas Carol to see in the Bay Area."
By: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Cynthia Caywood & Richard L. James
Directed by: Scott Denison
Choreographed by: Jennifer Perry

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.

The Devil's Music
The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith

January 24 - February 22, 2020
A musical triumph in the spirit of REP smash hits Tenderly and Ella!
By: Angelo Parra
Musical Arrangements by: Miche Braden
Conceived and Originally Staged by: Joe Brancato
Directed by: Darryl V. Jones

Memphis, 1937. Transport yourself for one electrifying evening with Bessie Smith, as she recounts the incredible journey of her life and career, her loves and losses, and the songs that made her the show-stopping "Empress of the Blues."

This musical celebration is packed with Bessie's legendary hits, "I Ain't Got Nobody," "St. Louis Blues" and "T'ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do."

Pride and Prejudice

What if the love of your life is the person you least expect?
Adapted by: Kate Hamill
Adapted from the Novel by: Jane Austen
Directed by: Michael Butler

Bold and surprising, boisterous and effervescent, this progressive adaptation of literature's greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical! The outspoken Lizzy Bennet has declared Fitzwilliam Darcy is the last man on Earth she would ever marry. But when fate keeps throwing them together, will her feelings change?

In the Heights

Multiple Tony Award-winning Musical Sensation!
By: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by: Quiara Alegria Hudes
Directed and Choreographed by: Amanda Folena
Musical Direction by: Eryn Allen

Our season culminates with a landmark musical sensation so hot that we aren't allowed to announce yet. With a contemporary hip hop score from one of America's newest and most prolific actor/composer/lyricists, this show received Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Choreography, Best Score and Best Orchestrations.