2017 SUMMER SEASON

THEATRE WEST 2017 SEASON

                                               “Always…………..…..Patsy Cline” / May 31, June 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10 / 7:30                                           

            June 3 & 10 / 2:00 Matinee 

                “Always……………………..Patsy Cline”  is based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife, Louise Seger.   Having heard Cline on the “Arthur Godfrey Show” in 1957, Seger became an immediate avid fan of Cline’s and constantly hounded the local disc jockey to play Cline’s records on the radio.  In 1961 Cline went to Houston for a show.  Seger and her buddies arrived an hour and a half early and, by coincidence, met Cline who was traveling alone.  The two women struck up a friendship that evolved into one of mutual respect and lasted until Cline’s untimely death.

The musical focuses on the fateful evening at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom when Seger hears of Cline’s death.  Seger supplies a narrative while Cline floats in and out of the set singing tunes that made her famous – Anytime,  Walkin’ After Midnight, She’s Got You, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy to name a few. 

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2017 Special Event “ THE THREE STEPHENS”  / JUNE 17 / 2:00 & 7:30 P.M.

Theatre West company singers and musicians will perform Broadway music written by Stephen Sondheim, Stephon Schwartz, and Stephone Flaherty in a Cabaret style concert.  Songs from “WICKED”,  “INTO THE WOODS”,  “CHILDREN OF EDEN”, “RAGTIME”, “COMPANY”, “PIPPIN”,  “SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE”,  “SWEENEY TODD”, “SEUSSICAL”, and  “ONCE ON THIS ISLAND” will be featured, 

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                                                   “Lucky Me” by Robert Caisley / June 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, July 1  / 7:30

June 24 / 2:00 Matinee

Sara’s having a bad week.  Really bad!!!   The light bulbs in her apartment keep burning out; there’s a leak in the roof; the aquarium is full of dead fish; the cat’s gone AWOL, and her father — who chased off her last beau — is suspicious of Tom, their new neighbor, a TSA agent who just brought Sara home from the emergency room on New Year’s Eve with a fractured metatarsal.   As Tom’s attraction to  Sara increases, he learns of the bizarre streak of bad luck that’s been haunting Sara for years – twenty-two years to be precise.    

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“The Secret Garden”  / July 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22 / 7:30 

           July 15, 22 / 2:00 Matinee

Music and Lyrics by Marsha Norman,  Music by  Lucy Simon   / 1991 Tony Award Winner

 This enchanting classic of children’s literature is re-imagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers”, spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden‘s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

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 THEATRE WEST “TOFY” CAMP / CHILDREN’S MUSICAL / JULY 29, 30

Disney’s “Aladdin Kids”

 The 2017 Theatre West Theatre Opportunity For Youth / (TOFY) camp dates have been scheduled for  July 17 – 30.  Registration and Auditions / May 19  / 4:00 – 8:00 P.M at the WNCC Little Theatre  /  www.theatrewestnebraska.com under On Stage/ TOFY Camp for link to register online in advance.