“What a person can do, a person should do.”
At the height of World War II, Jean Anouilh adapted this Sophocles tragedy to tell the tale of one fearless girl who stands up for her principles, defends her family, and takes on the tyrants that occupy her beloved city of Paris in 1944.
Las Vegas Academy Black Box | October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14
It’s November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to Vietnam, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. Everything changes when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits. Rose rewrites the rules of the game and teaches Eddie the power of love and compassion. Dogfight is filled with sweeping music by Oscar and Tony award winners Benji Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen and La La Land).
Lowden Theater for the Performing Arts | November 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11
Just in time for the holidays, “Impossible Bouquet” is an original dance drama that must be experienced in real time. Dare to come to a creation that will take you on an episodic journey with contemporary sound, text, and movement; dancers dripping in sound to tantalize the senses. The impossible bouquet is the one it seems we would never reach, but we can…
This is not your mother’s Nutcracker.
Lowden Theater for the Performing Arts | December 14, 15, 16, 22 and 23 – No 2nd Thursday
The ultimate show-biz musical, 42ND STREET is a celebration of Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theatre. Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star?
The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including “You’re Getting to Be a Habit With Me,” “Dames,” “We’re In the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and “Forty-Second Street.”
Lowden Theater for the Performing Arts | February 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 and March 1, 2 and 3
A New Play by Lauren Gunderson
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours,” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, but she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores the idea of a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.
Las Vegas Academy Black Box Theater | March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24