NOV 23 - DEC 22, 2019
THE LION IN WINTER
by James Goldman
Directed by Chris Crawford
Henry II has let his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine out of prison to spend Christmas with the family. But more is afoot than decking the halls with boughs of holly. Each has their eyes set on the crown for a different son. Parents, siblings, and the King of France become embroiled in a game of thrones that threatens to destroy them all.
With a wildly comic tone, despite its dramatic action, James Goldman’s modern classic is the family drama that lurks beneath the upheaval of history. And you thought your family bickered at the holidays.
This show contains adult themes. Discretion advised.
JAN 30, 2019 - FEB 2, 2020
CHICAGO (High School Edition)
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Directed by David Mann
In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal.
MAR 10-15, 2020
NUNSENSE (The Mega Musical)
Royal Palm Players
by Dan Goggin
Directed by Joshua Chase Gold
Nunsense is a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood dies from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. Thus, the remaining nuns – Sister Leo, Sister Robert Anne, Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother Superior Sister Regina and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert – stage a talent show to raise the money to bury their dearly departed. Featuring tap dancing and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon.
APRIL 25 - MAY 24, 2020
music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
based on The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux
as adapted by Maurice Valency new version by David Thompson
Directed by Eric Davis
The Countess Aurelia lives in the basement of a quaint bistro in 1940s Paris, driven mad, reminiscing about her lost love. When oil is discovered beneath the streets of Paris, a group of corporate presidents hatch a scheme to blow up the bistro and get at it. The Countess rallies the denizens of the Paris fringe to foil their plot and exert a fitting punishment on the greedy execs. Can beauty, nature, and art prevail against greed and ravenous industry? Will the doves ever return to Paris?
Jerry Herman, Jerome Lawrence, and Robert E. Lee reimagine Giraudoux’s The Madwoman of Chaillot as a musical with the kind of decadent and ebullient score that is Herman’s trademark.
JUNE 27 - JULY 26, 2020
music by Michael Raabe
book by Eric Davis
lyrics by Michael Raabe and Eric Davis
based on the Oz books by L. Frank Baum
Directed by Eric Davis
This brand new musical, set in L. Frank Baum’s beloved Land of Oz, will take you to a place you’ve visited before, but never like this. Baum’s wisdom, imagination, and distinct point of view have inspired generations of readers and theatre-goers.
freeFall takes you over the rainbow to close our 10th full season of plays and musicals.