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Contra Costa Musical Theatre

CCMT's 2012-2013 Season

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October 12 -
November 10, 2012

 

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber / Lyrics by Tim Rice

In a brilliant celebration of words, music and color - this enchanting musical explodes like glittering fireworks!  Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from countrywestern and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock n' roll, this Old Testament tale of Joseph and his coat of many colors - with its family-friendly storyline, universal themes and catchy music - emerges both timely and timeless.  Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's enduringly popular musical favorite is warm-hearted and irresistible the best kind of feel-good show!


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March 22 -
April 21, 2013

 

Music by Richard Rodgers / Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II / Book by Howard Lindsay & Russell Crouse

When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. This final collaboration of American Musical Theatre's most celebrated team is Family Theatre at its best!

Center REPertory Company's 2012 - 2013 Season

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Lucky Stiff

August 31 - October 7, 2012

Musical Murder Mystery Farce
Book and Lyrics by: Lynn Ahrens
Music by: Stephen Flaherty

Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island) exploded on the musical theatre scene in 1988 with this Off Broadway hit - a zany, offbeat and very funny romantic murder mystery farce complete with slamming doors, mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds and a corpse in a wheelchair.


Steve Martin's The Underpants

October 19 - November 17, 2012

Wild and crazy satire.
By: Steve Martin
Adapted from: Carl Sternheim

From the mind of Steve Martin, the renowned comic actor and author of Picasso at the Lapin Agile, comes a wild and crazy satire. Louise and Theo's conservative existence is shattered when Louise's bloomers fall down in public. When two admirers show up to rent a room and woo her in secret, Louise discovers that her wardrobe malfunction has made her the center of attention in a story bursting at the seams with surprise, scandal and sexy underwear. Steve Martin has created a comedic masterpiece that reflects on our fascination with fame, our reliance on gender roles and our obsession with sex.

"An ambitious amalgam of comic book and social commentary, made out of sex jokes, slamming doors and sophisticated repartee" - New York Times


Status Update

November 1 - November 18, 2012

World Premiere of new comedy with music!
By: Dorothy Fortenberry
Music by: Colin Wambsgans
Directed by: Becca Wolff

Annabel has one boyfriend, two dinner guests and - most crucially - 534 friends on Facebook. When her birthday party goes from bad to terrible, Annabel decides to abandon the "real world" altogether and jumps head first, like a 21st-century Alice, down the wormhole with her pal Keyboard Cat. Once inside the Wonderland of the Internet, Annabel finds ex-boyfriends, old colleagues, political action and even her mom - but she keeps looking for a way back to herself. A comedy with music about internet addiction for the curious and the curiouser.


A Christmas Carol

December 6 - 16, 2012

Inspiring Holiday Tradition
By: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Cynthia Caywood & Richard L. James
Directed by: Scott Denison

Brimming with music and dance, love and laughter, spectacular special effects and scary ghosts, it's no wonder the critics have called it "THE Christmas Carol to see in the Bay Area." Join the thousands who make this theatrical event part of their annual holiday traditions.


Old Wicked Songs

February 1 - March 2, 2013

The power and bond of music.
By: Jon Marans

"One of the best plays of the year, a fascinating exploration of art, guilt, compassion and identity." - NY Post.

Hoping to reconnect with his music and shatter the artistic block that's plagued his career, a young American piano prodigy ventures to Vienna in the spring of 1986. He is assigned to an elderly vocal teacher who gives him the "Dichterliebe" song cycle by Robert Schumann. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this is the inspirational journey of two very different men, with music as their one common bond, who must find a way to break through their pasts.

"A vivid, beautiful play!" - NY Daily News

"A winner." - New York Times


Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps

March 29 - April 27, 2013

Fast-paced whodunit.
Adapted by: Patrick Barlow
From the Novel by: John Buchan
From the Movie by: Alfred Hitchcock

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash and some good old-fashioned romance!


Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World

April 25 - May 12, 2013

Bay Area Premiere

Anyone who has ever looked for love knows the dilemma: Do you make a safe, sensible match? Or take a risk on an exciting someone who might - just might - be the one Great Romance of your life? Musa, and Egyptian immigrant and Sheri, a very quirky Caucasian waitress must negotiate the twists and turns of not only love, but cultural expectations in this charming romantic comedy with a delightful twist.

"...a comic charmer and a humane reminder that most of us are pilgrims of one kind or another in this big, complicated, rewarding land we share." - The Seattle Times.

"...a Romeo and Juliet story - an Annie Hall story, a West Side Story story" - The Stranger.


Sweet Charity

May 17 - June 22, 2013

Fellini + Fosse = multi-Tony Award-winning musical.
Book by: Neil Simon
Music by: Cy Coleman
Lyrics by: Dorothy Fields
Based on a screenplay by: Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli & Ennio Flaiano

It started with Fellini, was made world famous by Fosse, and now this multi-Tony Award winner bursts onto the Lesher stage with all the singing and dancing you could hope for! Meet Charity Hope Valentine, the girl who wants to be loved so much that she sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through romances with the "animal magnetism" hero, the "ultra-chic continental" hero and the "impossible-to-believe but he's better-than-nothing" type hero. This delightful musical features fabulous dancing and great tunes such as "Hey Big Spender" and "If My Friends Could See Me Now!"


Contra Costa Musical Theatre | PO Box 4446 Walnut Creek CA 94596 | phone: 925.210.0268 | ccmt@ccmt.org
 

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