February 7 – March 1, 2020
By Robert Harling
Directed by Kendall Tieck
Truvy’s salon is Chinquapin, Louisiana’s go-to place for a beauty fix with a hearty side of gossip. Along with her overeager assistant Annelle, Truvy pampers her small-town clients with blowouts , manicures and all kinds of unsolicited advice. Anybody who’s anybody is a regular: There’s the ringleader M’Lynn who dotes on her soon-to-be-married daughter Shelby, the moody Ouiser and the well-to-do widow Clairee. Through witty banter and wisecracks, this hodgepodge group of women form friendships as strong as steel, which they are forced to lean on when tragedy strikes.
Bridges of Madison County
May 1 – May 31, 2020
Book by Marsha Norman
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Based on the novel by Robert James Waller
Directed by John Baiocchi, Chanticleers Theatre Artistic Director
2014 Tony Award Best Score
This sweeping musical romance about the roads we travel and the bridges we dare to cross recalls
the unexpected affair of a devoted Italian-born housewife and a roving National Geographic
photographer —four sensual, heart-stirring days that would never be forgotten. Set amidst the cornfields of Iowa in 1965, it is an intimate remembrance of love both lost and found, brilliantly adapted by a Pulitzer Prize playwright and Tony Award composer from one of America’s favorite novels.