The Academy Theatre is pleased to announce our
2019- 2020 Main Stage Shows!
Winner of a Grammy and 7 Drama Desk Awards, Little Shop of Horrors, America’s horror comedy rock musical, is about Seymour Krelborn, a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for HUMAN BLOOD.
October 4-20, 2019
With a perfect combination of street-smarts and optimism, Annie warms the hearts of the audience as we witness her rise from next-to-nothing in New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who left her at the orphanage years ago. Though things don’t quite work out the way she has planned, she does manage to thwart the plans of the evil Miss Hannigan and find a new family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his secretary Grace Farrell, and her lovable pooch, Sandy. This highly awarded and praised show including 14 Tony Awards and 15 Drama Desk Awards is the perfect nostalgic way to get into the holiday spirit.
Directed by Sue Wentz
November 30- December 22, 2019
Hush Up, Sweet Charlotte is the story of an aging reclusive Southern belle with a horrifying hidden family secret. While descending into madness, she must fight to save her family’s historic plantation from divisive interlopers with their own agenda.
February 7-23, 2020
Peter Pan tells the classic J.M. Barrie tale of a young boy who refuses to grow up. On a quest to find stories with which to entertain his young cohorts in Neverland -- an island refuge for “Lost Boys” -- Peter returns to the real world and meets Wendy, Michael, and John Darling. The Darling children accompany Peter back to the magical Neverland, where they learn to fly, get involved in all sorts of adventures, defeat the evil Captain Hook, and are changed forever. J.M. Barrie’s masterful story shines especially brightly with a rich score that includes such beloved songs as “Tender Shepherd,” “Never Never Land” and “Distant Melody.” A delightful musical featuring singing pirates, daring swordfights, and fantastical make-believe, Peter Pan is a story that is filled with magic, delight, and just a fairy dusting of heartbreak.
Directed by Sue Wentz
April 17 - May 10, 2020
Be the dancing queen at the Academy Theatre as ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show!
Directed by Chris Fettig
June 12-28, 2020