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February 1 - 23, 2019
The original storybook heroines share their subversive, not-for-kids “true stories" behind the tales as old as time. In order to set the record straight, these royal renegades toss off their tiaras, replacing sugary duets and animated teapots with hilarious songs that expose the juicy details of each princess’s life post-happily ever after.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino
DISENCHANTED! is presented through special arrangement with Dennis T. Giacino (www.officialdisenchantedmusical.com).
April 5-20, 2019
Join Prima for this sensational classic that overflows with hope and fun. New arrangements and timely references offer a fresh experience of this exuberant musical. Experience an eclectic group of friends banding together as they share stories that embrace the power of love and community.
Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from veteran Prima guest artist and three-time Grammy winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden). Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including “All Good Gifts" and "By My Side."
GODSPELL-2012 REVISED VERSION is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
April 11-14, 2019
When “Day by Day” hit the airwaves, it was the era of everything from the Bee Gees to Journey. The 1970’s are a stairway to heaven lined with great tunes. Get ready to rock out to the decade’s most iconic songs in this slice of American Pie.
JUNE 1, 2019
Great music and powerful storytelling invigorate our lives. In support of making fresh theatrical experiences thrive in our community, this annual benefit supports Prima’s artistic programming and NextGen Initiative. The event also serves as an opportunity to honor an individual who has made a significant contribution to our community’s cultural vibrancy. The evening boasts an exciting auction as well. Libations and lite fare are included.
The 2019 Prima Benefit culminates with a concert by Tony Award winner, Alice Ripley. The multi-talented star of Broadway’s Next to Normal, Sunset Boulevard, Tommy, Side Show, and The Rocky Horror Show, brings an exciting show of re-imagined duets. Through personal accounts and carefully chosen musical remedies, “Ripley Prescription” shares both funny and poignant stories of how music and theatre heals our broken hearts. Expect to hear many of your favorite songs from Next to Normal, Sunset Boulevard, and more. The night is sure to be just the right medicine for all your ailments with Alice Ripley on vocals and drums, and Brad Simmons on vocals and piano.
June 2, 2019
In her Ripley Mechanics master class, Tony award winner (Next to Normal) and Broadway veteran Alice Ripley shares the rudimentary methods, nuts and bolts exercises, and keen thought disciplines that are essential for every successful performing artist who has committed their lifetime to the arts. Ripley Mechanics is also for those who simply want to learn about what we do, those with a desire to improve their connection to community. In this class, participating students will receive a workout with their prepared music as Ms. Ripley encourages them to move their bodies, and to take on the challenge of asking and answering probing questions regarding their expression and connection to the material. True to the experience of a performing artist, Ripley Mechanics is a blend of hands-on physical exercises and an exploration in theory. Ms. Ripley will "share, move, ask and answer" with the attendees as they break through barriers which may be preventing them from a full, true expression of the song. Ripley Mechanics also includes a lively discussion of Ms. Ripley's Tedx talk Magic Takes Time, a conversation about how to take what we do as actors and apply it to our off-stage lives in order to foster better relationships and a stronger community.
October 4-26, 2019
When the world is out of control, what lengths would you go to change everything for the better?
As Dr. Jekyll attempts to solve humanity’s most challenging dilemmas, his passionate drive is met with internal and societal friction. The scientist’s experiments spiral out of control, strengthening his notorious alter ego - Mr. Hyde.
Featuring an electrifying score, Jekyll & Hyde is an evocative, pulse-pounding tale. Don’t miss this enveloping production of a musical phenomenon.
JEKYLL & HYDE (B’WAY) is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
October 17-24, 2019
Dive into the haunting and beautiful work of Broadway’s legendary composer with this engaging acoustic concert. Become engulfed by stellar voices as they bring to life songs from musicals including Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, and Company.
December 6-21, 2019
The Temptations. The Jackson 5. The Supremes.
Motown shattered barriers and continues to inspire every generation to move to the same beat. Don’t miss this exciting concert celebration of the most beloved songs from Hitsville USA.