The groundbreaking musical “Assassins” by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman opens the Triad Pride Acting Company’s 2022-23 season with a bang! “Assassins” investigates the personalities of nine men and women who attempted to assassinate nine Presidents. These Presidential assassins are never glorified or celebrated but presented by Sondheim and Weidman to explore how and why each of these outsiders stop and alter history. The show is entertaining yet thought-provoking, hilarious, jolting, and heart-wrenching, as the history of these men and women unfurls across and often without regard to time.
Broadway Our Way, Season 2
This time, it’s the villains’ turn. Join the bad boys and girls of stage and screen in a musical revue in the vein of “Broadway Miscast” or “Broadway Backwards,” where men sing songs written for women and women sing songs written for men. Performances run November 11-20, starting at 8 PM on Friday and Saturday and 2 PM on Sunday.
Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it? DEATHTRAP provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness, and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment.
Performances of Deathtrap run February 17-26 at Congregational United Church of Christ at 400 W Radiance Drive in Greensboro. More information will be available in 2023.
It is Germany, 1891, a world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. The beautiful young Wendla explores the mysteries of her body and wonders aloud where babies come from… until Mama tells her to shut it and put on a proper dress. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior interrupts a mind-numbing Latin drill to defend his buddy, Moritz – a boy so traumatized by puberty that he can’t concentrate on anything… not that the Headmaster cares. He strikes them both and tells them to turn in their lesson. One afternoon, in a private place in the woods, Melchior and Wendla meet by accident and soon find within themselves a desire unlike anything they’ve ever felt. As they fumble their way into one another’s arms, Moritz flounders and soon fails out of school. When even his one adult friend, Melchior’s mother, ignores his plea for help, he is left so distraught that he can’t hear the promise of life offered by his outcast friend, Ilse. Naturally, the Headmasters waste no time in pinning the “crime” of Moritz’s suicide on Melchior to expel him. And soon, Mama learns that her little Wendla is pregnant. Now the young lovers must struggle against all odds to build a world together for their child.
Spring Awakening will run from May 12-21 in Greensboro. More details will be available in 2023.