By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Feb 26 - Feb 29, 2016

THE WIZARD OF OZ
By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Jun 15 - Jun 19, 2016

During the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands Anne Frank began to keep a diary on June 14, 1942, two days after her 13th birthday, and twenty two days before going into hiding with her mother, father, sister, and three other people. The group went into hiding in the sealed-off upper rooms of the annex of her father's office building in Amsterdam. The sealed-off upper-rooms also contained a hidden door which the Franks would hide in during the parts when Nazi soldiers were investigating the buildings for harbored Jews. They remained hidden for two years and one month, until their betrayal in August 1944, which resulted in their deportation going to Nazi concentration camps.

 

Performances will occur June 15-19, 2016 at Disney's Contemporary Resort

All performances will begin at 8:00 PM

 

Directed by: Andrew Waldinger

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Aug 10 - Aug 14, 2016

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. 

Coming Summer 2016

Directed by: Lena Feliciano

by George M. Cohen
Sep 24 - Sep 27, 2016

Novelist Billy McGee makes a bet with a wealthy friend that he can write a 10,000 word story within 24 hours. He retires to a summer mountain resort in the dead of winter and locks himself in, believing he has the sole key. However he is visited during the night by a rapid succession of other people, including a corrupt politician, a crooked cop, a hermit, a feisty girl reporter and a gang of criminals, etc., none of whom have any trouble getting into the remote inn: there appear to be seven keys to Baldpate.

McGee gets no work done, instead being drawn into the hijinks and eventually foiling a plot by the crooks to get a huge amount of money from the hotel safe that is earmarked for a city street railroad deal and falling in love with the reporter. He observes derisively that all of these complicated incidents and characters are ones that he has written over and over again. Just before midnight, he finds out that everyone is an actor hired to perpetuate a hoax, orchestrated by McGee's friend to keep him from completing the story.

Directed by: Lori Cole

by Noël Coward
Oct 17 - Oct 21, 2016
Disney’s Contemporary Resort - Sorcerer's Apprentice Ballroom

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantakerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting "happy medium", one Madame Arcati. As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles' current wife Ruth is accidentally killed, "passes over", joins Elvira and the two "blithe spirits" haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.

Disney's Contemporary Resort Sorcerer's Apprentice Ballroom

October 17-21, 2016

Directed by: Cheryl Wilson

By Neil Simon
Nov 08 - Nov 12, 2016
Disney’s Contemporary Resort - Ballroom of the Americas

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before and was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today? This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart for a little sexual diversion. Little does he know she is much more than he expected or bargained for, and has an agenda all her own. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her or as Mother yells, "I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!"

November 8-12, 2016

Directed by: Nicole McBee and Haylee Van Dalen