Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
An exciting revue tailored especially for The Western Stage featuring the work of the incomparable Stephen Sondheim, widely acknowledged as the most innovative, most influential and most important composer and lyricist in modern Broadway history. For more than 50 years, he has set an unsurpassed standard of brilliance and artistic integrity in musical theatre.
June 10 & 11, June 24 & 25, July 22 & 23
PAGES on STAGE Reading Series
A series of three staged-readings of titles of interest for future TWS seasons, only one weekend each!
Antagonism between an acerbic 72 year old widow and a gay dance instructor give way to comedy and profound comparability as they swing, tango, foxtrot and cha-cha.
"A moving meditation on love, loss, and the emotional power of food."
A friendship tested by issues of privilege and cultural appropriation. Part play, part poetry slam, Brown Face follows a group of college students in the competitive world of spoken word poetry.
August 5 - 26
Book & Lyrics by Timothy Knapman
Music & Lyrics by Stuart Matthew Price
Imaginary is an exciting, funny and inspiring musical about the wonder of childhood, the power of the imagination and what it means to grow up. Milo is Sam’s only friend and they spend all their time together, using only their imaginations to transform their world into a place of adventure and excitement. But as Sam’s first day at a new school approaches, his mother worries that Milo is holding her son back, stopping him from growing up. School turns out to be full of surprises– and secrets. With a cast of adults and kids, IMAGINARY centers on an enduring friendship with other-worldly twists and turns that change lives forever.
Sept 29 - Oct 28
By Amy Herzog
After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 MILES looks at how two outsiders find their way in today's world.
Sept 30 - Oct 29
The Thanksgiving Play
By Larissa FastHorse
Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.
Nov 11 - Dec 3
It's a Wonderful Life
Live Radio Show Full Length Version
Adapted by Joe Landry
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
SQUIRREL GIRL GOES TO COLLEGE:
A SQUIRREL GIRL PLAY
by Karen Zacarias
Based on the Marvel Comics by Will Murray & Steve Ditko