Little Shop of Horrors
By Alan Menken, composer; Howard Ashman, writer
October 15 – November 16, 2014
Ready for some “digestibly raw fun”? Don’t miss this charming, tuneful, and hilarious show that spoofs the 1950s-era B-movie sci-fi flicks. One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, Little Shop of Horrors features a lively Motown rock 'n' roll score about an extraterrestrial plant with a man-eating appetite. Its tendrils of enjoyment and scariness are sure to capture you.
Knock Me A Kiss
By Charles Smith
January 7 – February 8, 2015
Knock Me a Kiss is a fascinating, but fictional account of the 1928 marriage of W.E.B. DuBois' daughter to one of Harlem's most talented poets. The marriage marked the height of the Harlem Renaissance and was viewed as the perfect union of African-American talent and beauty, but the union of man and woman failed. This powerful play exposes the tragically flawed error in judgment by one of the greatest intellects of the 20th century.
Jazz Hot Mamas
World Premier by Nate Jacobs
February 25 - March 29, 2015
In this hot musical revue, Nate Jacobs salutes the great women performers of the jazz era such as Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Etta Jones, and Peggy Lee. They rose to stardom, broke barriers, and left a legacy few can match. Their phenomenal voices, style, and grace won over audiences around the world. Don’t miss this sensationally sizzling show!
songs by George C. Wolfe; music by Chic Streetman;
Adapted for the stage from three short stories by Zora Neale Hurston
April 15 - May 17, 2015
"I git to the git with some pain n' some spit n' some spunk." The rich, earthy language of writer Zora Neale Hurston is evident in these three tales of love, revenge, and redemption. Spunk, with its music and dance, humor and intensity, breathes new life into her remarkable short stories from the Harlem Renaissance. They are “tales of survival told in the key of the blues,” with a common theme of hope for the future. An award-winning, Off-Broadway show.