Thursday, July 5, 2012

Seven Angels Announces Mainstage Lineup

Seven Angels Theatre, Waterbury has announced its 22nd Mainstage Series. For information and tickets, visit

THE LAST ROMANCE by Joe DiPietro October 18-November 11
Joe DiPietro (Playwright – Over the River and Through The Woods, and Book – Memphis, All Shook Up and I Love You Your Perfect, Now Change) comes his romantic comedy THE LAST ROMANCE. A crush can make anyone feel young again—even a widower named Ralph. On an ordinary day in a routine life, Ralph decides to take a different path on his daily walk—one that leads him to an unexpected second chance at love. Relying on a renewed boyish charm, Ralph attempts to woo the elegant, but distant, Carol. Defying Carol’s reticence—and his lonely sister’s jealousy—Ralph embarks on the trip of a lifetime and regains a happiness that seemed all but lost. A heart-warming comedy about the transformative power of love. You’re sure to fall in love with this tale that mixes heartbreak with humor and opera with laughter.

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET November 29-December 23
Music, Book and Lyrics by Meridith Wilson
From Meridith Wilson, the composer of The Music Man, comes the delightful musical adaptation of the classic holiday movie MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this holiday favorite spreading a wave of love throughout New York City, fostering camaraderie between Macy’s and Gimbel’s Department Stores, and convincing a divorced, cynical single mother, her somber daughter and the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth. Filled with humor and such beloved songs as “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” this joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment and the perfect holiday theatrical treat!

SAY GOODNIGHT, GRACIE by Rupert Holmes February 14-March 10
This Tony Award nominated play is based on the relationship between George Burns and Gracie Allen. George Burns, whose career spanned over 90 years of American entertainment history, laughingly lived and loved each day for all it had to offer. A solo tour de force and a tender, funny, life-affirming love story.
Tony Award nomination Best Play 2003 and 2003-04 National Broadway
Theatre Award Best Play.

THE IMMIGRANT March 21-April 21
Book by Mark Harelik. Lyrics by Sarah Knapp. Music by Steven M. Alper
The Immigrant is the biographical story of the author’s grandfather, a young Jew who fled the pogroms of Czarist Russia in 1909 and pushed his banana cart into the tiny Baptist community of Hamilton, Texas. A true story of parents and children, newcomers and natives, Christians and Jews, and the realization of the American Dream. The Immigrant received two Drama Desk nominations: Outstanding Book of a Musical and Outstanding Orchestrations. “

Music by Tom Kitt Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
The acclaimed, groundbreaking musical that took Broadway by storm. Winner of 3 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. With a thrilling contemporary score, NEXT TO NORMAL is an emotional powerhouse about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other.

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