Join us for our 1996-1997 season. It’s our Fifteenth Anniversary!



SWEENEY TODD
September 6-October 6
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim,
Book by Hugh Wheeler

Plunge headlong into this Tony Award-winning musical tale of revenge and murder in 19th- century London. Darkly comic. Powerful. Some of the most astonishing music ever written for the theatre. Directed by Don Toner. Music Direction by Allen Robertson. Featuring Joe York as "The Demon Barber of Fleet Street."

ON GOLDEN POND
October 18-November 17
By Ernest Thompson

A husband and wife facing their twilight years are brought even closer by near tragedy, and realize that every summer on Golden Pond must be cherished. Funny. Deeply moving. Warmly perceptive. Directed by Jill Parker-Jones. Featuring Sandy Walper and Dirk VanAllen.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
December 3-22
Adaptation by Don Toner and Ellsworth Schave
Music by Allen Robertson

Dickens’ immortal tale comes alive again, following last year’s hit run. Greed. Glorious redemption. A holiday treat for the whole family. Directed by Don Toner. Featuring Steven Fromholz as Ebenezer Scrooge. Season ticket subscribers get half-price discounts for this show, which is not included in the subscription season.

SHADOWLANDS
January 10-February 2
By William Nicholson

The story of a famous writer’s fall from intellectual smugness and bachelorhood, and his discovery of the transforming, awe-inspiring power of deep love. Soaring drama. Heart-warming laughs. Don’t miss this award-winning gem of a play. Featuring Babs George.

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
February 14-March 9
By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

One of the most popular, successful plays of modern times, this uproarious comedy is the perfect antidote to the treadmill world of the ’90s. Unforgettable. Unorthodox. Sounds the Bronx cheer at conventional American life. Directed by Michael Hankin. Featuring Tom Parker.

WOODY GUTHRIE’S AMERICAN SONG
March 21-April 20
Songs and Writings of Woody Guthrie,
Conceived and Adapted by Peter Glazer

Guthrie’s whole life was lived as one long, loving song of America. This award-winning musical receives its Texas premiere at Live Oak Theatre at the State. Singing prose. Wit. Humanity. Stage and Music Direction by Allen Robertson. Featuring Steven Fromholz as Woody Guthrie.

TO BE ANNOUNCED
May 2-June 1

Continuing in our tradition of premiering an original script each year, the season’s final selection promises something totally new. Last year, this place in the season went to the smash hit The Dead Presidents’ Club by Larry L. King. What will crop up for this year’s TBA slot? We promise you’ll be the first to know!

Photography by Christine Galida


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