There’s no excuse for sitting at home this year; Parkland Theatre has entertainment for everyone: A children’s musical, a literary classic, a thriller, and a daffy musical comedy!
The theatre season opens October 3 with the youth musical How I Became a Pirate
based upon the popular children's book by Melinda Long (illustrated by David Shannon). Young Jeremy Jacob is instructed on how to talk like a pirate and schooled in pirate manners and etiquette (or the lack thereof) by Captain Braid Beard and his rowdy mates. A musical for pirates of all ages! Performances are October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 7 p.m. and October 6 and 12 at 3 p.m.
November brings the romantic classic Pride and Prejudice
, directed by Joi Hoffsommer. All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation. Performances are November 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m. and November 24 at 3 p.m.
The dramatic thriller Wait until Dark
by Frederick Knott will be performed for audiences in February. A Broadway hit, this masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene. Performances are February 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m. and February 23 at 3 p.m.
In April, the theatre season concludes in with the delightfully silly Monty Python’s Spamalot
. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail
retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Performances are April 17, 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m. May 1, 2, 3, at 7:30 p.m. and April 27 at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices are $14 for general admission, $12 for seniors (55+) and students, and $8 for youth 12 and under. Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Parkland Theatre also offers many discount performances. Please visit www.parkland.edu/theatre for details and reservations. Parkland Theatre is an educational and community-inclusive theatre, and all are welcome to audition for roles, work backstage, or simply support the theatre as part of the audience.