Archive for August, 2012

Mamamouchi: The Musical! Online Tickets Available Now –>

August 22, 2012

Help us celebrate the start of our 10th Anniversary Season by ordering your tickets to our fall production today.  Click on the SeatYourself icon in the upper right hand corner of this page to get started.  Scroll down for more information about Mamamouchi!, the hilarious musical comedy.

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Brace Yourself for a Very Funny Fall!

August 18, 2012

 

Musical Comedy Classic Kicks Off Fall Theatre Season

August 10, 2012

The 2012-2013 theatre season will lead off with Mamamouchi: A Musical Comedy, an adaptation of Moliere’s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.  The play is a wonderfully crowd-pleasing mixture of fantasy, comedy, singing, and dancing.

Praise for the play: 

“A masterwork of musical comedy.”

The Cambridge Companion to Moliere

“The first 45 minutes constitute one long extended joke, but what a wonderful joke!”

The Harvard Crimson

Praise for the playwright:

“What is his standing in the gigantic literary Olympics?

In his class, Dramatic Comedy, he is the unquestioned champion.  He created the popular comedy as we know it today.”

Modern Library College Editions

“His inventiveness is extraordinary.  An actor-manager-director-playwright all in one, he knew and loved the stage as few have done, and wrote with it and his playgoing public always in mind.”

Signet Classics

Our production will change a number of things to modernize the play, but you can get a sneak peak at the translation that our adaptation will be based on here:     http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2992

Auditions will take place during the second week of school.  Stayed tuned for more details.  Feel free to post questions in the comments.

Note:  The painting above was inspired by Moliere’s play.   The master of the house, attempting to show off his new found fencing skills, is outdone by his maid in just one of the play’s many memorably comic scenes.  (“Jourdain Fencing His Maid,” by Charles Leslie–Victoria & Albert Museum, London)