Emerson Stage

Past Seasons

Fathers and Sons (2013-2014 Season). Photo by Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo.

O Beautiful By Theresa Rebeck, directed by Benny Sato Ambush
The Spitfire Grill Book and music by James Valcq, lyrics and book by Fred Alley, based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff, directred by Spiro Veloudos
Life is a Dream/La Vida es Sueño By Pedro Calderón de la Barca, adapted and directed by Melia Bensussen
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Based on the book by Kate DiCamillo, adapted for the stage by Dwayne Hartford, original music by Kyle Sorrell, directed by Robert Colby
Lizzie Stranton By Lydia R. Diamond, directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner
Richard III By William Shakespeare, directed by Maureen Shea
New Works Festival
      NewFest: Woe Be Gone, by Jamie L. Davenport (2016 Rod Parker Playwright Award-winner), directed by Joe Antoun 
      NewFest Readings by Grace Hoffman, Katherine Logan, and Sam Terry 
      New Fest Shorts by Allison Raynor, Lina Benich, Samuel Fidler, and Julian Sky Aldana-Tejada
      New Play Workshop - We Are Pussy Riot By Barbara Hammond, directed by Kenneth Prestininzi
Guys and Dolls Based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, directed by Scott LaFeber

Anything to Declare? Translated & adapted by Greg Leaming, from the play by Maurice Hennequin & Pierre Veber. Directed by Benny Sato Ambush.
Middletown By Will Eno, directed by Sarah Hickler
Dancing at Lughnasa By Brian Friel, directed by Courtney O'Connor
The World Goes 'Round Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, directed by Stephen Terrell
Uncommon Women, And Others by Wendy Wasserstein, directed by Maureen Shea
Mother Hicks by Suzan Zeder, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian
New Works Festival
      NewFest: On My Honor, by Robin Goldberg '15 (2015 Rod Parker Playwright Award-winner), directed by Joe Antoun 
      NewFest Readings by Grace Hoffman, Hannah Mattison, Evan Vihlen, Emma Young
      New Fest Shorts by Mitchell Buckley, Mary Frances Noser, Kyle Peters, Everett Mason, directed by Harsh J. Gagoomal
      NewFest Songs Composed by Jonathan Acorn, Victoria Beaudoin, Simon Kiser, Lily Richards
      X Dance Artistic direction by Marlena Yannetti, choreography by Madeleine Beimford, Allison Boudreau, Nelly Calhoun, Michael Chancellor, and Mark Wolf Roberts
Merrily We Roll Along Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by George Furth, directed by Scott LaFeber

Big Love by Charles Mee, directed by Courtney O'Connor
The Love of the Nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by Sarah Hickler
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy adapted by Cheryl L. West, based on the book by Gary D. Schmidt, directed by Robert Colby
Starting Here, Starting Now music by David Shire, lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr, directed by Scott LaFeber
Fathers and Sons by Brian Friel, adapted from the novel by Ivan Turgenev, directed by Benny Sato Ambush
Fefu and Her Friends by Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Maureen Shea
New Works Festival
         NewFest: The Listener, written by James Holod Kennedy, directed by Joe Antoun
         NewFest: New Readings: plays written by Kelly Voke, Zak Stevens, Pablo Milla, Jamie Hovis, Julian Aldana-Tejada, Lina Benich, Mitchell Buckley, Allison Raynor; songs by Nicky Brownson, Patrick Greeley, Misha Lambert
         X Dance: Artistic Direction by Marlena Yannetti, choreography by Kaitlyn Frank, Gabriel Nesser, Olivia Moriarty, Cassie Schauble, Cassie Samuels
Carousel, music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, directed by Stephen Terrell

Tartuffe by Molière
The Grapes of Wrath by Frank Galati, adapted from the novel by John Steineck
Small Steps by Louis Sachar, music composed by Karl Mansfield
Standardized Testing - The Musical!!!! with book, music, and lyrics by Sam Willmott
X Dance with choreography by Katharyn Burke, Chelsea Holifield, and Jaclyn Pipolo
The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare
NewFest: Catatonia by Dan Robert
Two Gentlemen of Verona with book by John Guare and Mel Shapiro, music by Galt MacDermot, and lyrics by John Guare, based on the play by William Shakespeare

Cloud Nine by Caryl Churchill
Paraffin and Nursing by Adam Rapp
Robin Hood by Greg Banks
She Loves Me with book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and based on a play by Miklos Laszlo
X Dance with choreography by Tyler Catanella, Janet Mullen, Ashley Maietta, Kameron Tarlow, and Wynn Harrison
Twilight: Los Angles, 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith
NewFest: Rough & Tumble by Patrick McDonald
Café Variations with book by Charles Mee and music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin

Light Up the Sky by Moss Hart
The Actor by Horton Foote and The Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang
Bud, Not Buddy by Reginald André Jackson and adapted from the novel by Chrisopher Paul Curtis
Nine with book by Arthur Kopit, music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, and adapted from the Italian by Mario Fratti
X Dance with choreography by Emily Geaman, Skylar Grossman, Carly Jurman, Audrey Stuck, and Ryan Ziegler
The Golden Age by Louis Nowra
NewFest: Chops by Kirin McCrory
Man of La Mancha with book by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, and lyrics by Joe Darion

Incorruptible by Michael Hollinger
6 Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello
Esperanza Rising by Lynne Alvarez, based on the book by Pam Muñez Ryan, and with original music by Victor Zupanc
Illyria with book, music and lyrics by Peter C. Mills and adapted by Peter C. Mills and Cara Reichel from Shakespeare&rsqu;s Twelfth Night
X Dance with choreography by Michael Lupacchino, Amanda Maltx, Rachel Rosenbloom, Miguel Septien, and Ariel White
Vendetta Chrome by Anne Washburn, The Bluest Eye by Lydia Diamond, and October, November by Sally Oswald
NewFest: Paint by Dan DeNicola
Into the Woods with book by James Lapine and Music and Lyrics by Sephen Sondheim

Lady Windermere’s Fan by Osar Wilde
Pterodactyls by Nicky Silver
The Hundred Dresses by Mary Hall Surface and based on the book by Elanor Estes
Little Womenwith book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
X Dance with choreography by Michael Lupacchino, Laura Murphy, and Adam Thomas
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Harold’s Fall or King Will by George Watsky
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with book by Larry L. King and music and lyrics by Carol Hall

Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss
Top Girls by Caryl Churchill
The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Bat Boy: The Musical with book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming and music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe
X Dance with choreography by Maryann Colella, Kira Cowan, Megan Donavan, Brittany Hershkowitz, Chelsea Lembo, and Tim Stokel
The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry
Cloud Tectonics by José Rivera
NewFest: The Rubik’s Cube by Kimberly Barrante
City of Angels with book by Larry Gelbart, music by Cy Coleman, and lyrics by David Zippel

Seventy Scenes of Halloween by Jeffrey M. Jones
The Misanthrope by Moliére
X Dance with choreography by Tyler Ashley, Andrea Cummings, Lisa Dimick, Jessica Masiello, Sarah Sadie Newett, Katy Phillips, Amanda Shind, and Mijal Weissberger
The Witch of Blackbird Pond adapted by Y York and based on the book by Elizabeth George Speare
Assassins with book by John Weidman, and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Pullman Car Hiawatha and The Long Christmas Dinner by Thornton Wilder
A Movie Star has to Star in Black and White by Adrienne Kennedy
Emerson Dance with choreography by Debra Bluth, Martha Mason, and Cheri Opperman with Jessica Masiello and Sara Sadie Newett
NewFest: Lift by Kelly McCabe
On the Town with book and lyrics by Adoph Green and Betty Comden and music by Leonard Bernstein

The Distance from Here by Neil LaBute
A New Brain with book by William Finn and James Lapine and music and lyrics by William Finn
Experimental Dance
Sideways Stories from Wayside School adapted by John Olive and adapted from the books by Louis Sachar
Undiscovered Country by Tom Stoppard
Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind
Emerson Dance
A Long Bridge Over Deep Waters by James Still
Machinal by Sophie Treadwell
NewFest: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by David Larson and Life in Space by Justin Becker
Grease with book, music, and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

The Me Nobody Knows by Robert H. Livingston, Herb Schapiro, and Stephen M. Joseph, music by Garry William Friedman, and lyrics by Will Holt
The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster
Experimental Dance
All of a Kind Family adapted by Melia Bensussen from the books by Sydney Taylor with music by Catherine Stornetta and lyrics by Melia Benussen and Catherine Stornetta
Picnic by William Inge
The Cradle Will Rock with book, music, and lyrics by Marc Blitzstein
Hobson’s Choice by Harold Brighouse
Emerson Dance
Hedwig and the Angry Inch with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask
NewFest: Blue Cheese Chronicles by Sarah Carey
Working with book by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, music by Stephen Schwartz, Micki Grant, Craig Carnelia, Mary Rodgers, and James Taylor, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Micki Grant, Craig Carnelia, James Taylor, and Susan Birkenhead, and based from the book by Studs Terkel

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