Pollard Theatre Company's 27th Season
Book and lyrics by Stew
Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald
Created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen
Back by popular demand! Singer songwriter Stew's daring original musical, Passing Strange, takes audiences on a journey across the boundaries of place, identity and theatrical convention. Stew brings us the story of a young bohemian who charts a course for "the real" through sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Loaded with soulful lyrics and overflowing with passion, this critically acclaimed musical takes us from middle-class black America to Amsterdam, Berlin and back again on a journey towards personal and artistic authenticity...better known as “the Real”.
Book by Kevin Del Aguila
Music and Lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker
Conceived By Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport
Altar Boyz is a foot-stomping, rafter-raising, musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their national 'Raise the Praise' tour. The Boyz are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs from Ohio: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham. With their tight harmonies and spectacular choreography, the Altar Boyz will delight you. As they perform their signature hits such as 'Rhythm In Me,' 'The Calling,' and 'I Believe,' the Boyz question their loyalty to each other and ask whether or not faith is really holding them together. They finally deliver a message of unity, that 'there is no star as bright as its constellation, no harmony in a single voice.'
Adapted by Stephen P. Scott
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
by William Gibson
Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution because her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from the Perkins Institute, which sends them a "half-blind Yankee schoolgirl" named Annie Sullivan to tutor their daughter. Despite the Kellers' resistance and the belief that Helen "is like a little safe, locked, that no one can open," Annie suspects that within Helen lies the potential for more, if only she can reach her. Through persistence, love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate, bringing her into the world at last. Based on a remarkable true story, The Miracle Worker is an inspiring and unforgettable tale that continues to move audiences to become an American classic.
Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
In The Heights is an award-winning musical about life in Washington Heights, New York: a tight-knit community where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. Blending a book steeped in broadway tradition with a Tony award winning score infused with salsa, rap and hip hop, In The Heights takes on its authentic and exhilarating journey to rediscover family, community and what it means to be home.
by Eve Ensler
"I bet you're worried. We were worried. We were worried about vaginas.” So begins Eve Ensler's hilarious, eye-opening tour into the last frontier, the forbidden zone at the heart of every woman. Adapted from the award-winning one-woman show that's rocked audiences around the world, this groundbreaking evening of theatre gives voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, and thoroughly human stories, transforming the question mark hovering over the female anatomy into a permanent victory sign. With laughter and compassion, The Vagina Monologues transports audiences to a world we've never dared to know, guaranteeing that no one whose seen it will ever look at a woman's body the same way again.