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Broadways Next Hit Musical

Broadway’s Next H!t Musical

Bradways Next Hit Musical

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Main Stage, Tickets $39 – $35

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Tickets On Sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am

About the Show

Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny.

The New York Times calls Broadway’s Next Hit Musical “Hilarious!” Time Out NY says “At last! A musical of, for, and by the people.”

The hysterical Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full blown improvised musical – complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore. BNHM has been seen recently at The Triad, Tribeca Film Festival, and at the New York Musical Theater Festival, among many others.

Under the direction of improv veterans Rob Schiffmann and Deb Rabbai, TheaterWeek hailed the show as “brilliant” and The New York Post called Broadway’s Next Hit Musical “remarkable.”

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT’S THE NAME OF THE SHOW MY FRIEND BARB IS DRAGGING ME TO TONIGHT?
Broadway’s Next Hit Musical.

SOUNDS FUN! SO WHAT MUSICAL ARE YOU GOING TO DO?
We don’t know yet.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON’T KNOW YET?
We’re going to make up a whole musical right in front of you.

HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
Magic.

SERIOUSLY.
We are some of New York City’s best improv comedians and musicians. We’ve been perfecting our ability to create a whole musical from a single audience suggestion for over 15 years. Also, magic.

AUDIENCE SUGGESTION?
Yes. When you arrive at the theater, you will see slips of paper and a giant fishbowl. Think of the title of a song you want to hear us make up, write it down, and put it in the bowl. If we pick it, we’ll make up a song based on your title, and that song might inspire our musical for the night!

NEAT! I’M GOING TO WRITE DOWN “SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW.” I LOVE THAT SONG.
NO! WAIT! STOP! If you write down the title of a song that actually exists, how can we make it up? We’ll have to pretend like we don’t know it’s a real song, and then it gets weird. Write down a fake song title so that we can improvise it from scratch. Like, “My Cat Ate My Shoelaces,” Or, “This FAQ Is Really Boring.” It’s funnier that way, trust us.

OKAY, I THINK I GET IT. SO WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENS IN THE SHOW?
The first half of the show is a glamorous awards show, hosted by our hilarious emcee extraordinaire. Four master thespians take turns coming to the stage and drawing song titles from the bowl. They take those titles and turn them into full blown improvised songs, fighting tooth and nail against each other to win the grand prize of the evening — the Phony Award.

BNHMTHE PHONY AWARD?
Yeah, like the Tony Award but, you know, not real.

CUTE.
Yeah, we know.

SO WHERE DOES THE MUSICAL COME IN?
After we do four songs, there’s a vote, and the winning song gets turned into a full-on made-up musical in the second half.

OKAY, I REALLY WANT TO COME NOW. BUT FINDING A BABYSITTER IS SO HARD. CAN I BRING MY 9-YEAR-OLD? Yes! Our show is 100% family-friendly. No cursing and nothing foul. There may be fowl, but no guarantees.

GREAT! MY 80-YEAR-OLD MOTHER WANTS TO COME TOO, BUT I’M AFRAID SHE WON’T WANT TO SIT THROUGH A LONG SHOW.
Then she’s in luck! It’s only 90 minutes.

FANTASTIC. BUT WAIT, LET’S GET BACK TO THE MADE-UP SONGS THING. YOU WON’T REALLY PICK MY SUGGESTION THOUGH. YOU JUST PRETEND TO PICK OUR TITLES WHEN REALLY, YOU USE PRE-WRITTEN SONGS, RIGHT?
We really, truly, might pick your title. And if we don’t, we might pick your friend’s. Or your husband’s. Or your kids. Or a good-looking stranger’s.

SURE, BUT YOU’VE LOOKED THROUGH THOSE TITLES IN THE BOWL, AND ONLY A FEW FROM THE ACTUAL AUDIENCE ARE IN THERE, RIGHT? I BET THE REST HAVE BEEN PRE-PLANTED.
Nope! We don’t see those song titles until we are pulling them out in front of you onstage. Risky, right?

OKAY, BUT YOU JUST USE STOCK LYRICS RIGHT? EVERYTHING EXCEPT THE TITLE.
Nope! We promise every single word is made up on the spot right before your very eyes! If you come see us more than once, we guarantee you’ll never hear the same song twice.

WELL FINE, OKAY. BUT THE PIANO PLAYER JUST HAS A COUPLE DIFFERENT MELODIES THAT HE CHOOSES FROM, RIGHT?
Nope again. The piano player is also making everything up. Crazy, right?

I STILL DON’T BELIEVE YOU. HOW CAN THAT BE?
You’ll see!

YOU’RE REALLY TELLING ME THAT EVERYTHING IN THE SHOW, EVERY LYRIC, EVERY MELODY, EVERY DANCE MOVE IS MADE UP COMPLETELY ON THE SPOT, HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE, AND WILL NEVER BE DONE AGAIN?
That’s correct.

THAT’S AMAZING!
Thanks!

CAN I BUY A T-SHIRT?
Yes. They’re on sale for $15 in the lobby.

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Assisted Living

Assisted Living: The Musical®

Assisted Living

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Main Stage, Tickets $27 – $22

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Tickets On Sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am.

About the Show

Forget everything your granny told you about Assisted Living! Assisted Living: The Musical® is a 75-minute, one-act vaudevillian revue filled with original songs. It delivers laughs from the opening scene, when the show’s host couple enters heaven, suspecting their son pulled the plug to get his hands on Dad’s vintage Corvette. They don’t seem to mind. Instead, the couple fondly remembers Pelican Roost, an active, full-ser­vice retirement community, where 70-something is the new 20-something, and they party like it’s 1969!

Two actors play eighteen different characters who sing and dance, revel and kvetch, celebrate and bloviate their way through later life. You’ll laugh out loud to songs like “Help! I’ve Fallen (For You) And I Can’t Get Up” and “Golf Cart Seduction.” Assisted Living: The Musical® is for everyone who is ag­ing or hopes to age. You’ll see your parents, your friends and maybe some of yourself. Don’t miss the show where the Associated Press says, “Audiences are laughing so hard, they cry!”

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Assisted Living

Assisted Living: The Musical®

Assisted Living

Grunin Presents

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Main Stage, Tickets $27 – $22

Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!
Tickets On Sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am.

About the Show

Forget everything your granny told you about Assisted Living! Assisted Living: The Musical® is a 75-minute, one-act vaudevillian revue filled with original songs. It delivers laughs from the opening scene, when the show’s host couple enters heaven, suspecting their son pulled the plug to get his hands on Dad’s vintage Corvette. They don’t seem to mind. Instead, the couple fondly remembers Pelican Roost, an active, full-ser­vice retirement community, where 70-something is the new 20-something, and they party like it’s 1969!

Two actors play eighteen different characters who sing and dance, revel and kvetch, celebrate and bloviate their way through later life. You’ll laugh out loud to songs like “Help! I’ve Fallen (For You) And I Can’t Get Up” and “Golf Cart Seduction.” Assisted Living: The Musical® is for everyone who is ag­ing or hopes to age. You’ll see your parents, your friends and maybe some of yourself. Don’t miss the show where the Associated Press says, “Audiences are laughing so hard, they cry!”

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Man of La Mancha

Man of La Mancha

 

OCC Rep

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Main Stage
Adult $26, Seniors $17
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About the Show

Man of La Mancha is one of the world’s most popular musicals. Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterwork Don Quixote and set during the Spanish Inquisition, the original 1965 production won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Cervantes is in prison awaiting trial. He and his fellow prisoners perform a play-within-a-play, telling the story of the elderly Alonso Quijana, who renames himself Don Quixote and goes on a quest to right all wrongs in the world.

Featuring classic numbers including “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him” and “Little Bird,” the story transforms the prisoners and touches the audience.

Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion

Cast:

Don Quixote – Tim Koob

Sancho – Jared Babuschak

Aldonza – Anthe Haliotis

Innkeeper – Alfred Parchment

Maria – Katrina Calvert

Duke – Derek Rizzo

Dr. Sansone Carrasco – Josh Tamburro

Padre – Bill Goble

Barber – Charley Furey

Antonia – Gabriella Hay

Housekeeper – Annette Curran

Pedro – Mike Thullner

Anselmo – Corey Batchelder

Ensemble

Lucy Ferruzza
Erin DeLigny
Mark Babuschak
Chris Hrycenko
Mia Tarver
Becky Malinowski
Mark Francis
Gabriella Hay
Will Salmons
Arianna Scarano
Katrina Calvert
Marcos Vasquez

Production Team:

Director – Paul Chalakani

Choreographer – Beth Brierley

Music Director – Kara Leigh

Technical Director/Scenic Coordinator – Stephan Caldwell

Lighting Designer – Robert Rutt

Costume Designer – Jacquie Revier and Playtime Costumes

Sound Designer – John Tomasura

Production Stage Manager – Bryn E. Farace

Stage Manager – Erin Fitzsimmons

Asst. Stage manager/Properties Coord. – Kate Krisulevicz

Performances:

Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:30pm
Friday, July 20, 2018 at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 8:00pm
Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2:00pm

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The World Goes ‘Round

Black Box Theatre, Tickets $25 – $20
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OCC Repertory Theatre Company Presents:

The World Goes ‘Round

Enter the world of distinguished and celebrated writing team, Kander and Ebb. The World Goes ‘Round is a stunning revue of the songbook from the multi-Tony award-winning team, with the original production winning three Drama Desk Awards. Five individuals find themselves careening through the world of love, babies, and coffee. From Cabaret to Chicago, the nonstop hit parade features unforgettable gems, including “Mr. Cellophane,” “Maybe This Time,” “Cabaret” and “New York, New York,” interwoven into a passionate, harmonious, up-tempo evening of musical theatre.

*Please note: This show now takes place in the Black Box Theatre*

Thu., March 15, 2018 at 7:30pm
Fri., March 16, 2018 at 7:30pm
Sat., March 17, 2018 at 8:00pm

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Neil Berg’s 101 Years of Broadway – SOLD OUT

Neil Berg

Main Stage, Tickets SOLD OUT

To be added to the Wait List, please contact the Ticket Office at 732-255-0500. The Ticket Office is open Monday – Friday, 10am to 5pm.

Dinner Add On: SOLD OUT
Dinner in the Black Box Theatre catered by Prime 13.

 

101 Years of Broadway is a sprawling revue of American musical treasures from Irving Berlin to Andrew Lloyd Webber — including dazzling tributes to Rodgers and Hart, Kander and Ebb, Lerner and Lowe, George Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, and Oscar Hammerstein. 101 Years of Broadway is an unforgettable evening of music that “will keep Broadway buffs in a state of bliss for weeks to come.”

101 Years of Broadway recreates the biggest moments from the finest Broadway shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Evita, Wonderful Town, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Fiddler on the Roof. These amazing performers light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as fantastic numbers from Broadway’s newest hit shows.

Add on Dinner Buffet Menu to include:
Grilled sliced London broil with au jus and P13 BBQ sauce (grilled on site)
Grilled balsamic chicken breast (grilled on site)
Baked potatoes, butter and sour cream
Corn on the cobb
Mixed steamed vegetables
Baked beans
Tri color pasta salad, mozzarella, celery, onion, tomato and black olives, house vinaigrette
Fresh baked corn bread
Fresh sliced watermelon
Coffee, Tea, and Bottled Water

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Main Stage, Tickets $25 – $10

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OCC Repertory Theatre Company Presents:

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.

Please contact the Box Office for the High School Promo Ticket.

Friday, July 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM

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