Stage Door Players Announces 40th Anniversary Season

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Stage Door PlayersStage Door Players has announced the theater’s 40th anniverary season.

The Andrews Brothers

A Madcap Musical Salute to the Swinging ’40s

by Roger Bean

A USO show is threatened with cancellation when a certain famous trio of singing sisters fails to show, and it’s up to three earnest and determined stagehands to go on with the show! Filled with over 25 songs made famous by the Andrews Sisters, including the showstoppers “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Slow Boat to China,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” and “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive.” Mistaken identities and madcap adventures along with the music of an entire generation highlight this wonderful valentine to the heroes of World War II.

Opening September 27, 2013

 

The Game’s Afoot

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Holmes For The Holidays 

By Ken Ludwig

It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of holiday revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Danger and hilarity are non-stop in this comedy whodunit set during the Christmas holidays by the author of Lend Me A Tenor.

Regional Premiere; Opening December 6, 2013

 

The Gin Game

By D.L. Coburn

This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize, which originally starred Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn, uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self-righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives.

Opening January 24, 2014

 

Miracle On South Division Street  

By Tom Dudzick

In this comedy/drama, we meet the Nowak family, living amidst the urban rubble of Buffalo, NY’s East Side. Clara, the family matriarch, runs her soup kitchen and tends to the family heirloom – a twenty-foot shrine to the Blessed Mother which adjoins the house, commemorating the day in 1942 when the Blessed Virgin Mary materialized in her father’s barber shop. When daughter Ruth divulges her plan to finally “go public” with the family miracle by creating a one-woman play about the sacred event, the entire family’s faith is shaken to the very core when a deathbed confession causes the family legend to unravel.

Regional Premiere; Opening March 21, 2014

 

Godspell 2012  

Book by John-Michael Tebelak

Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling rock score by Stephen Schwartz, GODSPELL 2012, incorporates the changes and updated references used in the 2012 Broadway Production, and boasts a string of well-loved songs., led by As the cast performs the international hit, “Day By Day” and many others, the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life.

Opening May 16, 2014

 

The Odd Couple

By Neil Simon

This Tony Award winning classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assembled for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results.

Opening July 11, 2014

Six show Season Ticket Packages on sale now starting as low as $78.00. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 770-396-1726 or visit www.stagedoorplayers.net.