The Season

Thursday, June 21, 2018 to Sunday, July 1, 2018

Culbreth Theatre

Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante, Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Directed and Choreographed by Matthew Steffens

This singular sensation burst on the Broadway scene in 1975 with a never-before-seen look inside the hearts of dancers willing to give their all for a spot in a Broadway show. Now, more than four decades later, the Tony award-winning show continues to resonate with sizzling dance numbers and unforgettable characters whose passion and stories ring as true in today’s world as they ever have before.

Thursday, July 5, 2018 to Sunday, July 15, 2018

Ruth Caplin Theatre

By Mary Chase

Directed by Desdemona Chiang

Best friends come in all shapes and sizes. Just ask Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and gentle man whose best friend happens to be a 6-foot-3 rabbit named Harvey that only he can see. When Elwood’s sister Veta prepares to launch her daughter into society, the family’s reputation is at stake and the wheels are set in motion for a story that shocks and entertains. Chaos and confusion ensue as the town tries to catch a man and his invisible rabbit. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Harvey is a charming comedy about hope, family and the power of staying true to who you really are.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 to Sunday, July 29, 2018

Culbreth Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by George S. Kaufman
Adapted by Mark Bedard
Musical Adaptation by Gregg Coffin

Frank Ferrante, who wowed Heritage audiences in 2014 with his internationally acclaimed one-man show An Evening with Groucho, returns to direct and star in The Cocoanuts. This tour-de-farce romp puts Groucho at the helm of a fourth-rate 1920’s Florida hotel where he tries to swindle gullible tourists with shady land deals. Groucho maneuvers through romantic and comedic misadventures with the help of his hilariously hapless brothers. Irving Berlin songs add to the frivolity of a deliciously silly musical that is perfect for the whole family!

Thursday, July 26, 2018 to Sunday, August 5, 2018

Ruth Caplin Theatre

By Katori Hall

Directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams

On the stormy evening before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King has a chance encounter with a mysterious maid at the Lorraine Motel.  Katori Hall’s Olivier award-winning play reimagines Dr. King’s final hours as he confronts his innermost thoughts and fears. King bridges the distance between this world and the next in this surprising and deeply moving play.

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