Our 2013/2014 Season of shows!
All Shows times are Thursday at 8 pm, Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm unless otherwise noted.
For audition information please check here.
Bye, Bye Birdie
Book by Michael Stewart, Lyrics by Lee Adams, and Music by Charles Strouse
September 5 – 15, 2013
BYE BYE BIRDIE is one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. It is a satire done with the fondest affection, and tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. Put on a Happy Face, One Boy, A Lot of Livin' to Do, Kids and Spanish Rose are musical theatre classics. This is the tops in imagination and good old fashion fun.
Purchase individual tickets to Bye, Bye Birdie here.
By Marsha Norman
September 26 – October 6, 2013
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. This eloquent, enthralling and ultimately shattering play explores the final hour in the life of a young woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living.
Purchase individual tickets to 'night Mother here.
The Mystery of Irma Vep
By Charles Ludlum
October 24 – November 3, 2013
This definitive spoof of Gothic melodramas, recently revived Off-Broadway to raves, is a quick change marathon in which two actors play all the roles. A sympathetic werewolf, a vampire and an Egyptian princess brought to life when her tomb is opened make this a comedy that has everything.
Purchase individual tickets to The Mystery of Irma Vep here.
Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin, and Book by Thomas Meehan
December 5 – 15, 2013
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Purchase individual tickets to Annie here.
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
By Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald, and John K. Alvarez Original Music by Will Knapp
December 16 – 22, 2013
Instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told -- plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season!
Please note that Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) will run Monday through Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 3 pm and 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm.
Purchase individual tickets to Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) here.
By Neil Simon
January 23 – February 2, 2014
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, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. 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!"
Purchase individual tickets to Plaza Suite here.
By Stephen Temperley
February 20 – March 2, 2014
For more than half a century the name Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter. Not unreasonably so, as this wealthy society eccentric suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano when she was in fact incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. Nevertheless, her annual recitals in the ballroom of the Ritz Carlton hotel, where she resided, brought her extraordinary fame. As news of her terrible singing spread, so did her celebrity. Her growing mob of fans packed her recitals, stuffing handkerchiefs in their mouths to stifle their laughter—which Mrs. Jenkins blissfully mistook for cheers. The climax of her career was a single concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944. Famously, it sold out in two hours.
Purchase individual tickets to Souvenir here.
August: Osage County
By Tracey Letts
March 13 – 23, 2014
Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a major new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.
Purchase individual tickets to August: Osage County here.
THRILL ME:THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY
Book, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff
April 3 - 13, 2014
Relationships can be murder. THRILL ME is a two-character musical drama that recounts the chilling true story of the legendary duo who committed one of the most infamous and heinous crimes of the twentieth century. Focusing on their obsessive relationship and utilizing Leopold's 1958 parole hearing as a framework, THRILL ME reveals the series of events in 1924 Chicago that led about-to-be law students Leopold and Loeb to be forever remembered as "the thrill killers." Nathan Leopold was passionate about Richard Loeb, who was passionate about crime and excitement. They created a secret agreement to satisfy each other's needs. Soon Richard convinced Nathan that they embodied Nietzsche's idea of the "Superman" and were above society. Then he drew him into his plan to lure a young boy to his death just to prove they could get away with it. But soon their perfect crime unraveled due to a careless mistake. Or was it so careless?
Purchase individual tickets to Thrill Me here.
By Larry Shue
May 8 – 18, 2014
The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time "Froggy" has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So "Froggy," before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.
Purchase individual tickets to The Foreigner here.
Our 2013/2014 Season Tickets are on sale now!
More than just a ticket to every show
At NTC, our season tickets are a little different. When you purchase our season ticket, you actually purchase a set number of admissions. For example, our regular season ticket is good for 10 admissions - however you wish to use them. You could attend every show in our season once and use 10 admissions, or attend five shows and bring a friend to each one (5 x 2 = 10). This system offers you total flexibility in how you use your admissions, and you never feel like you have to see every show in our season lineup, just the ones that appeal to you!
Season ticket holders enjoy many other benefits as well:
- Discounted admission
- Special reserved seating (with a chocolate on your seat!)
- Invitations to "members only" events and performances
- Your name listed in our show program
As an NTC season ticket holder, you also enjoy knowing you are supporting live theatre in your community.
Season Tickets are a great gift for the theatre lover in your life!2013/14 SEASON TICKET PRICES
REGULAR SEASON 10 Admission Ticket - $125.00
SENIOR CITIZEN (65+) OR STUDENT (with valid ID)
REGULAR SEASON 10 Admission Ticket - $100
Purchase your 2013/2014 season tickets HERE!
ALREADY HAVE YOUR 2013-2014 SEASON TICKET? Go here for a brief tutorial on how to redeem your season ticket benefits!(Remember - your season ticket for 2013/2014 doesn't become valid until September 2013!)
If you have questions about the content of any of these shows, please email
NTC's Artistic Director, Paul Conroy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.