2015-16 Season Announcement

Spinning Tree Theatre proudly announces our 5th season of plays and musicals

 

WEST SIDE STORY

Book by Arthur Laurents. Music by Leonard Bernstein. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

Spinning Tree founders Michael Grayman and Andy Parkhurst have a rich history with the show (a combined 9 professional productions, including the 40th anniversary Broadway tour supervised by Jerome Robbins and Arthur Laurents), and are delighted to reproduce the original Jerome Robbins choreography with an all-local professional cast.

August 20 – September 6, 2015

 

THE TURN OF THE SCREW

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, from the story by Henry James.

Kansas City premiere! A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children, and realizes that they are not alone. Are they being haunted by ghosts, or by her fevered imagination? James’ 1898 gothic thriller is brought to life with two of Kansas City’s finest actors in a “dazzling act of the imagination” (The New York Times).

October 15 – November 1, 2015

 

13

Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn.

Kansas City professional premiere! Evan Goldman just moved from NYC to small-town Indiana and has to deal with his parents’ divorce and his Bar Mitzvah, all while navigating the complicated social circles of a new school. Featuring 13 of Kansas City’s brightest stars-to-be in an explosive and heart-warming evening of song and dance.

February 11-28, 2016

 

AMADEUS

by Peter Shaffer

In 18th century Vienna, court composer Antonio Salieri is highly admired and praised…until Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives. This internationally celebrated, Tony Award-winning play (which became an Oscar-winning movie) pits blazing human ambition against heavenly genius in a sumptuous yet intimate production featuring a large cast of local favorites.

April/May, 2016 (exact dates tba)

 

Titles and dates subject to change. Venues tba.

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