The Masquers, 2013-14 Season
A Chorus Line
November 14, 15, 16, 2013
In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for — with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It's the one opportunity to do what they've always dreamed — to have the chance to dance.
Winner of nine Tony Awards, including "Best Musical" and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This is A CHORUS LINE, the musical for everyone who's ever had a dream and put it all on the line. This singular sensation now comes to the Lakeshore on the Masquers Stage. Come meet our generation of "Broadway's Best"!
The Fox on the Fairway
February 27, 28, March 1, 2014
Ken Ludwig is the author of two of our previous productions - "Lend Me A Tenor" (1997) and "Moon Over Buffalo" (2008).
"The Fox on the Fairway" is Ludwig's homage to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s. You will be taken on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with ... golf.
Jesus Christ Superstar
May 8, 9, 10, 2014
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is perhaps the best known example of the musical genre known as Rock Opera. The first collaboration of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, who also partnered in the creation of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT and EVITA, makes its first appearance on The Masquers stage.
The SUPERSTAR story is a dramatic interpretation of the final days of Jesus, which centers on the relationship between Jesus and Judas. The feel of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is distinctly of its time — blazing guitar riffs, piercing vocals and powerful, throbbing orchestrations, along with many cultural influences from the late 60s / early 70s tossed in for good measure. It is a time capsule in many ways, yet remains entirely grand, glorious and thoroughly relevant to people of all times. It is electric in its delivery and emotional in its impact on audiences.