APT SEASON 33

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APT SEASON 33 LINE UP

ABOUT THE SHOWS

Sunset Boulevard, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton based on the Billy Wilder film.

Auditions July 31, 2018 at 7pm

Performances September 14-16, 20-23, 27-30, 2018.

In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in a fantasy world. Screenwriter Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, is persuaded to work on Norma’s “masterpiece.” Seduced by her and her luxurious lifestyle, Joe becomes entrapped. His love for another woman leads him to try and break free with dramatic consequences. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning masterwork of dreams and desire in the land called Hollywood includes lush, swelling standards “With One Look,” “As If We Never Said Goodbye” and “Perfect Year.”

Things To Do In Munich by Oren Safdie (WORLD PREMIERE!) 

Auditions September 17, 2018 at 7pm

Performances November 2-4, 8-11, 2018

This production contains adult language and content and is recommended for mature audiences.

From the writer of Checks and Balances (premiered at APT in November 2012),* is a Kafka-esque black comedy, steeped with historical references and ironic twists, that follows the journey of Sheldon Hoffman, a reclusive Jewish accountant in his 40s, as he attempts to fulfill his mother’s last wishes by transporting her ashes back to Munich to be reunited with his father where he died in the holocaust.  Upon his arrival in Germany (c.1974), Sheldon is confronted by a web of German bureaucracy, confiscation, misplacement, and redirection of his mother’s ashes, a manhunt and a kidnapping. Ironically, it all leads to a final reunification with his parents ... in the spiritual sense, of course.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson.

Auditions November 5, 2018 at 7pm

Performances December 14-16, 20-23, 2018

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!  This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple—and the tradition will continue at APT!

Jesus Christ Superstar music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice 

Auditions December 17, 2018 at 7pm

Performances February 8-10, 14-17, 21-24, 2019

The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. A timeless work presented again at APT with a modern, mixed media approach, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.” 

Stupid Kid by Sharr White (FIRST NON-PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTION BY SPECIAL ARRANGMENT WITH THE AUTHOR)

Auditions February 11, 2019 at 7pm

Performances March 22-23, 28-31, 2019

This production contains adult language and content and is recommended for mature audiences.

Playwright Sharr White has molded the riveting study of a family under the worst kind of stress imaginable – for this is stress which doesn’t go away with time and only gets more and more intolerable as the years roll by—with hilarious results. Stupid Kid weaves the tale of 14-year old Chick Ford, who is tried as an adult and convicted of his girlfriend’s rape and murder, a crime which he swears he didn’t commit. Fourteen years go by, and the Innocence Project becomes involved in his case – only to find that his DNA suggests that he did not kill the victim. When Chick is released from prison at 28, he returns home to poverty-ridden East Colorado to find that his family is flat broke and less than welcoming. 

A Kid Like Jake by Daniel Pearle 

Auditions March 25, 2019 at 7pm

Performances May 3-5, 9-12, 2019

This production contains adult language and content and is recommended for mature audiences.

On the eve of the admissions cycle for Manhattan's most exclusive private schools, Alex and her husband Greg have high hopes for their son Jake, a precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to G.I. Joe. But as the process continues, Jake's behavior becomes erratic and perplexing, and other adults in his life start to wonder whether his fondness for dress-up might be cause for concern. The story of a husband and wife struggling to do right by their son, A Kid Like Jake is a study of intimacy and parenthood and the fantasies that accompany both.

A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath 

Auditions May 6, 2019 at 7pm

Performances June 14-16, 20-23, 2019

This production contains adult language and content and is recommended for mature audiences.

In the final scene of Ibsen’s groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event—when Nora slams the door on everything in her life—instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll’s House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?  

Annie, book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin; based on Little Orphan Annie by permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc.

Auditions June 17, 2019 at 7pm

Performances will take place July 26-28, August 1-4, 8-11, 2019

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow." With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City.