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Directed by Dana Margulies Cauthen

June 2 - June 18, 2016

An inspiring musical about friends and artists struggling with addiction, poverty, AIDS and most of all, love.

Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the TONY Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

This is theatre at its best - exuberant, passionate, and joyous.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Note: This production is presented as PG-13. It contains mild adult language and situations, and may not be suitable for young children.

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Presented by Brightstar Touring Theatre

Children's Theater - Recommended Ages Grade K - 5

All General Admission Seats $7.00

Sat. June 4, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Our hilarious actors will have your young audience laughing in the aisles with this production that brings to life the stories of Pinocchio and Robin Hood. Packed with audience interaction this 45-minute adventure is brimming with character education lessons, audience participation and plenty of puns to bring these literary classics to life in an unforgettable fashion.

This event is part of the Williamsburg Players Children's Theatre series.

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Directed by Cory Steiger

4 Shows:
Thur. June 23 @ 7:00 PM
Fri. June 24 @ 7:00 PM
Sat. June 25 @ 2:00 PM
Sat. June 25 @ 7:00 PM

Roald Dahl's fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit. Critics rave James And The Giant Peach is a "masterpeach" for the whole family to enjoy!

A delightfully offbeat adaptation, James And The Giant Peach features a wickedly tuneful score by the TONY Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (Dogfight and A Christmas Story the Musical) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, The Musical Adventures Of Flat Stanley).

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion which results in a tremendous peach - and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.

You will love the outlandish characters and brand new material from one of Broadway's hottest duos, brought to life by our Music Theatre students, grades 4-9.

Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Book by David Henry Hwang; Music & Lyrics by Phil Collins; Based on the story "Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Disney film "Tarzan"

This is not a Williamsburg Players production.
$10 for kids (10 and under)
$15 for adults
Reserved Seating

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Directed by Cory Steiger

4 Shows:
Fri. July 29 @ 7:00 PM
Sat. July 30 @ 2:00 PM
Sat. July 30 @ 7:00 PM
Sun. July 31 @ 2:00 PM

The king of the apes and his lady love swing to the stage in this adaptation of the Disney film.

Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits like the Academy Award winning "You'll Be in My Heart" as well as "Son of Man" and "Two Worlds" make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan's life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe's territory and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.

A title that's recognizable the world over, Tarzan is a powerhouse of a musical!

Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Book by David Henry Hwang; Music & Lyrics by Phil Collins; Based on the story "Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Disney film "Tarzan"

This is not a Williamsburg Players production.
$10 for kids (10 and under)
$15 for adults
Reserved Seating

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