SEASON 104 | 2023-2024
THE CLASSIC IN SAN MARCO
Features mature language and themes
The Diary of Anne Frank
Based upon the book: Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl
Sept. 21, 22, 23*, 23, 28, 29, 30*, 30, Oct. 1*, 2023
The Diary of Anne Frank premiered on Broadway in 1955, only 10 years after Anne Frank’s
death and eight years after the publication of her diary documenting two and a half years
spent in hiding from Nazi persecution. In a world turned upside down by the Holocaust,
Anne Frank held on to her faith in humanity. This story of resilience, optimism and a young
girl’s extraordinary spirit transcends time and offers hope to today’s world.
Winner of the Tony Award, the Pulitzer Prize and the Critic’s Circle Award.
“…a moving document on the stage.” —NY Post
THE MAINSTAGE SEASON
Features mature language and themes
Just Desserts: A Musical Bake-Off
Book and Lyrics by Barbara Campbell; Music by Brad Ross
Nov. 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12*, 16, 17, 18, 19*, 2023
It’s sweet! It’s savory! It’s five strangers putting their hearts, reputations, and baking skills on
the line to become the crème de la crème of bakers at a county fair. For some, the bake-off
will mean the end of their dreams. For others, a new beginning. They’ll all get their just
desserts, but it’s the personal journey each contestant takes that will remain with audience
members long after the winner is announced.
“..a lighthearted musical comedy with heart and playfulness.” —Quadcities.com
On the Market
By Jason Odell Williams
Jan. 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21*, 25, 26, 27, 28*, 2024
A former singer, now realtor, struggles with the modern dating scene after becoming a
widow two years ago. Now her life is turned upside down when she finds a mysterious note
from her dead husband telling her it’s okay to “move on.” A modern romantic comedy for
grown-ups about love, loss, and finding your Forever Home.
“A breezy rom-com with one laugh line after another that leaves a hopeful lump in your throat.” —City News
By Kenneth Jones
March 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17*, 21, 22, 23, 24*, 2024
As the Civil Rights movement is brewing, a children’s book about a black rabbit marrying
a white rabbit stirs the passions of both a segregationist State Senator who wants the book
to be banned, and a no-nonsense State Librarian in 1959 Montgomery, Alabama. A contrasting
story of childhood friends—an African American man and a woman of white privilege, reunited
in adulthood—provides private counterpoint to the public events swirling in the state capital.
Inspired by true events!
“Alabama Story explores thorny racial issues with smarts and sensitivity.” —DC Metro Weekly.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
By Steve Martin
April 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28*, May 2, 3, 4, 5* 2024
In Steve Martin’s clever absurdist comedy hit, Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meet in a
Parisian café in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory
of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. These two geniuses
muse on many big ideas of the day as they spar with the café regulars and each other about
art, science, inspiration, love, and the promise of the 20th century. At the height of the mayhem
a charismatic dark-haired singer, time-warped in from a later era, surprises everyone when he
arrives at the Lapin Agile to join in the merriment.
“Very engaging... mixing the sublime with the ridiculous... Very good fun.” —The New York Times
SHOUT! The Mod Musical
Created by Phillip George & David Lowenstein
“Mod Musings” & “Groovy Gab” by Peter Charles Morris
& Phillip George
June 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16*, 20, 21, 22, 23*, 2024
With its irresistible blend of hip-swiveling hits, far out fashions and fab dance moves,
SHOUT! The Mod Musical takes audiences back to the music, style and freedom of the 1960s
as it follows five groovy gals as they come of age during those glorious days that made England
swing. Traveling in time from 1960 to 1970, this international smash hit chronicles the dawning
liberation of women and features cool classic tunes including “To Sir with Love,” “Downtown,”
“Son of a Preacher Man” and “Goldfinger.”
“…entertaining and altogether fun. Groooooooovy!” —TalkEntertainment.com