This musical tells the story of a high school where everyone is pop punk, it's always 2006, and there's never been anything cooler than shredding, pizza, and flipping off your lame-ass parents.... Read more
Derek, a young wannabe pop-punk frontman, wants nothing more than to become king of Pop Punk High and win Amanda Bunkface's angsty, straight-ironed love. It seems all but impossible for a loser like Derek, but when he finds a bong in his attic containing the ghost/genie of Avril Lavigne, his wildest dreams may become reality after all. 'Pop Punk High' features a score reminiscent of blink-182 and Sum 41, and a book full of obscene humor.
The original and irreverent apocalyptic rock musical comedy born in a New Brunswick, NJ basement returns to Town Stages.... Read more
It's the end of the world in New Jersey! A burnout basement rocker and his ex-girlfriend, a rising star astrophysicist, may have the key to surviving the black hole bearing down on earth. If they can reconcile their feelings and manage a dangerous journey on the NJ Turnpike, they just may save their music, each other, and the mole people who live beneath them.
A children's musical from Secret Theatre about Pirate Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly.... Read more
Upon setting out, Pete decides it can't hurt to pick up some buried treasure as well, to help make the month's rent. Armed with an endearing crew of misfits like Jolly Roger (the insufferably happy second mate) and Miroslav, the Czech mate (get it?), Pete embarks on a journey complete with songs, sword fights, and plenty of audience interaction.
Secret Theatre's new musical for children about the spirited and feisty young Princess Particular.... Read more
Princess Particular is used to getting what she wants, when she wants it. And today she wants to be a ballerina. King Loadsadough and Queen Patience want their daughter to practice curtseying. Fortunately, her four maids, the Chancellor, and the Lady-in-Waiting are on hand to help the princess to follow her dream! Princess Particular is part of a rotating line-up of children’s musicals, presented every Saturday at The Secret Theatre.
Harlem Rep presents Lorraine Hansberry's classic play about a working-class African-American family that faces financial salvation or personal ruin after receiving a substantial insurance payment.... Read more
Set in Chicago's South Side, 'A Raisin in the Sun' revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband’s money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama.
In this solo piece, Barry Levey takes you on an around-the-world adventure as he tracks down Holocaust deniers from Illinois to Iran, on a journey to discover the shocking truth.... Read more
What role should past horrors play in defining our religious views, our self-perception, even our politics? Is there such a thing as a contemporary Jewish identity independent of the Holocaust? Should there be? What if the Holocaust had never happened?
The energetic, two-woman theater company Liv & Mags presents a new comedy, the possibly true, entirely fabricated, probably wrong story of Watergate as told by two girls who don’t know what happened.... Read more
Based off of the 5 things they think they know about the Watergate debacle, this wacky play attempts to retell the story of this Great American Scandal. Armed with their joint ignorance, original musical numbers, and plenty of costume changes, these ladies are here to educate you, sort of.
The Peoples Improv Theater presents a family-friendly musical comedy that blends music, puppets, and fantasy with real science and space exploration history, in its story of the demoted planet Pluto's quest of self-discovery.
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The year is 2006, and there's been a big shake up in the Milky Way: Pluto has been reclassified as a dwarf planet! When news of its demotion reaches the small planetoid, Pluto leaves the Solar System on a cosmic journey meeting groovy satellites, fun-loving gas giants, and a galaxy of other celestial oddballs on its quest to become a planet again. Best for ages 5 to 10.
Medicine Show Theatre presents Albert Camus's provocative classic about the mad Roman Emperor, in a new translation.... Read more
Camus's work combines perverse humor with splashes of vulgarity, and vaudevillian tendencies. Its central Caligula is a wild, unfettered leader of Shakespearean dimension.
Repertorio Español presents this dramatization of a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez about a retired colonel whose pension, delayed 15 years by an overwhelming bureaucracy, becomes an obsession.... Read more
Reduced to penury despite his veteran status, the protagonist and his wife live in anticipation of his pay. But every Friday the mail launch, the only apparent contact with the outside world, comes and goes with the same declaration from the postmaster, “Nothing for the colonel. No one writes to the colonel.” Presented in Spanish, with visual captions in English.
Repertorio Español's 50th season kicks off with the U.S. premiere of this 17th-century Spanish comedy, a parody of the erotic myth of Don Juan.... Read more
A comedy of honor, Ana Caro Mallén de Soto's play criticizes the social customs of her era, notably the position of women. The play is considered especially remarkable in its uncommon depiction of its heroine, Leonor. In defiance of popular tradition, Leonor doesn't require the aid of a man, and her happy ending is one of her own making. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext® In-Seat Captioning System. By request for matinee performances.
At Repertorio Español, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz debuts his newest play about the survival of a modern family who must confront the past in order to move forward.... Read more
'Exquisita Agonía' (Exquisite Agony) is a delicate but relentless story, which explores a middle-aged woman’s obsessive quest to find fragments of love in a young man who has received the gift of life when he receives a new heart. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext In-Seat Captioning System, by request ONLY.