2019 Chanticleers Theatre Show Season

The 39 Steps

By Patrick Barlow
Directed by John Maio

February 1 – February 24, 2018

Equal parts farce, clown comedy and heart-stopping noir thriller, The 39 Steps is a hysterical stage adaptation of John Buchan’s classic novel and Hitchcock’s hit 1935 spy thriller film. The story portrays one man’s flight from wrongful accusation through a series of improbable adventures as he is pursued by authorities. Four actors play 139 roles of fast-paced fun, thrilling action and riotous invention.

 

Other Desert Cities

By Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Katina Letheule

May 3 – May 26, 2019

Brooke Wyeth has been in continuous rebellion against her conservative parents for a long time, moving to the East Coast and adopting liberal political beliefs, but she still craves their approval. She returns home to affluent Palm Springs after a six year absence to celebrate the holidays but the warm desert air turns decidedly chilly when news of Brooke’s soon-to-be published memoir reopens painful chapters in their family history. A moving play about family love, compassion and forgiveness.

 

Born Yesterday

By Garson Kanin
Directed by Michael Sally

July 19 – Aug 11, 2018

World War II has just ended, and an uncouth, wealthy junkyard tycoon, Harry Brock, comes to Washington to try to “buy” a congressman. He has brought with him a charming but uneducated former chorus girl, Billie Dawn, whose lack of social graces embarrasses even Harry. Harry hires journalist Paul Verrall to smarten her up but in the process she learns just how deep Harry’s corruption goes. Sparks fly and the laughter is non-stop in this beloved classic comedy.

 

Cabaret

Book by Joe Masteroff
Directed by John Baiocchi

Oct 18 – Nov 17, 2019

”Leave your troubles outside… in here life is beautiful.” Cabaret beckons us to enter the Kit Kat Klub and the decadent world of 1930’s Berlin. In glorious song and dance, Cabaret tells a cautionary tale of folks living in a bubble, unaware of the dangers that lay ahead. Songs include “Willkommen,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Perfectly Marvelous,” “Two Ladies,” “Tomorrow Belongs to Me,” “Married,” “If You Could See Her” and “Cabaret.” Cabaret is musical entertainment at its best.