McLean Community Players Releases 2012-2013 SeasonBy Laura & Mike Clark • Jan 4th, 2012 • Category: News
McLean Community Players has released their planned 2012-2013 season:
- What I Did Last Summer, October 2012
- next to normal, January – February 2013
- Rumors, Spring 2013
- Damn Yankees, July 2013
Schedule is subject to change due to performance rights conflicts or other issues. Specific dates of performances and auditions are yet to be announced.
What I Did Last Summer is the warm-hearted, gently humorous play delineating the coming of age of a teenage boy and the foibles of the upper-middle-class society. Described as A.R. Gurney’s most compelling sojourn into the heart of America’s leisure class, What I Did Last Summer is put up October 2012.
next to normal is the ground-breaking rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. After first playing for D.C. audiences, it opened on Broadway and was nominated for eleven 2009 Tony Awards, winning three. It also won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, becoming just the eighth musical in history to receive the honor. The Pulitzer Board called the show “a powerful rock musical that … expands the scope of subject matter for musicals.” Local theater standouts Lisa Anne Bailey and David M. Rohde will direct and musically direct respectively. The McLean Players is one of the first local groups to bring this challenging, powerful work to Northern Virginia audiences. next to normal goes up January- February 2013.
Rumors lightens the mood, spring of 2013. After exploring more introspective subjects in several productions, Neil Simon returned to his roots with this self-described farce that has nothing on its mind except making the audience laugh. Original Broadway cast members included Christine Baranski, Ken Howard and Ron Leibman.
The Players close the exciting season with the musical classic Damn Yankees, book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The original 1965 Broadway production ran for 2,328 performances and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The musical has been revived four times on Broadway, becoming one of the most enduring works of musical theatre.
You can learn more about the McLean Community Players at their web site McLeanPlayers.org.
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Laura & Mike Clark started ShowBizRadio in August 2005 because they love live theater. They each have both performed in and worked behind the scenes in DC area productions, as well as earned a Career Studies Certificate in Theater from Northern Virginia Community College. Mike & Laura are each members of the American Theatre Critics Association, and Mike is a member of the Online News Association.