A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
By: Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Directed By Stephan DeGhelde
Feb 14- March 1
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum HCT brings you Broadway's greatest musical farce, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum... one of the funniest musicals ever written. Sondheim’s joyous musical romp through Rome has desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga. This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine – "something for everyone, a comedy tonight!
Driving Miss Daisy
By: Alfred Uhry
Second Stage Studio
Directed By: Jim Walker
March 27- April 5
HCT is proud to present, Driving Miss Daisy, the winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play. A warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady, and a proud, soft-spoken chauffer . A long-run Off-Broadway success and an Academy Award-winning film. —"…a perfectly poised and shaped miniature on the odd-couple theme." —NY Post
By: Michael Frayn
Directed By: Jonathan Forrester
May 1-May 17
Hendersonville Community Theatre is excited to present a main stage comedy referred to as “the funniest farce ever written. Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. This classic is not to be missed!
AIN'T RETIREMENT GRAND
BY: Gil Perlroth
Second Stage Studio
Directed By: Jimmy Ferraro
JUNE19- JUNE 28th
Ain't Retirement Grand is a NEW, Upbeat, Hilarious, Musical that confirms Retirement IS Grand! You will Laugh Out Loud to more than 20 songs about Early Bird Specials, Driving, Wills, Doctors, HMOs, Pets, Exercise and more. The show is for and about retirees, those about to retire, baby boomers, seniors and ANYONE who wants a FUN time at the theater! Hernando Today called it..."BROADWAY MUSICAL GOLD!"
Shrek The Musical
July 31- August 16th
HCT brings Shrek The Musical, a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs, to the HCT main stage. You will see all the beloved characters you know from the film brought to life on stage. "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. A "must see" for the entire family!.
By: Ayad Akhtar
Second Stage Studio
Directed By : Bob Reece
Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. "…a continuously engaging play about thorny questions of identity and religion in the contemporary world, with an accent on the incendiary topic of how radical Islam and the terrorism it inspires, have affected the public discourse. Everyone has been told that politics and religion are two subjects that should be off limits at social gatherings. But watching Mr. Akhtar's characters rip into these forbidden topics, there's no arguing that they make for ear-tickling good theater."
To Kill a Mockingbird
Directed By: Janice Verrucci-Schreiber
October 23 - November 8th
HCT is proud to bring to the stage the Pulitzer Prize-winning story of a town in the midst of the Great Depression, where Scout and her brother, Jem, live with their widowed father, Atticus Finch. Reminiscent of a bygone era, the play immerses us in a simpler time as the children play outside in the summer, act out stories and muse about their mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. Timeless and lingering, this hard-hitting work explores prejudice, compassion and the courage to do what is right.
A Tuna Christmas
By: Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams
Directed By: Ellen Pappas
A Christmas delight awaits you at HCT with the production of A Tuna Christmas, the hilarious sequel to the classic, Greater Tuna. It's Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities report on various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest. In other news, a voracious production of A Christmas Carol is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Join HCT for its blockbuster finale 2020 season!
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Emily and Dave Weir-Word, Hendersonville