The summer musical "1776" will grace the ABOB stage June 30, July 1-2 and July 7-9.
"1776 is a musical with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone. The story is based on the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It dramatizes the efforts of John Adams to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence and to sign the document."
The musical features a bevy of great male roles, including John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin, and a pair of featured female roles (Martha Jefferson and Abigail Adams.) It is filled with comedy and poignant drama as the founding fathers who are trying to agree on the founding of a nation can't even agree whether to open the window at Independence Hall. It features many memorable songs, including "Sit Down, John," "Mama Look Sharp" and "The Egg."
Directors are Melissa and Sydne Nielsen.
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Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" has been added to the 2017 ABOB season. It will run June 9-11 and 16-17. It is one of the true masterpieces of playwriting, and each role in the four-person cast is a challenge for actors.
"The play is introduced to the audience by Tom, the narrator and protagonist, as a memory play based on his recollection of his mother Amanda and his sister Laura. Because the play is based on memory, Tom cautions the audience that what they see may not be precisely what happened.
Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern belle of middle age, shares a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son Tom, in his early twenties, and his slightly older sister, Laura. Although she is a survivor and a pragmatist, Amanda yearns for the comforts and admiration she remembers from her days as a fêted debutante. She worries especially about the future of her daughter Laura, a young woman with a limp (an aftereffect of a bout of polio) and a tremulous insecurity about the outside world. Tom works in a shoe warehouse doing his best to support the family. He chafes under the banality and boredom of everyday life and struggles to write, while spending much of his spare time going to the movies — or so he says — at all hours of the night.
From the "One Acts"
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We're located at 236 Buffalo Street in Conneaut's historic downtown. Please enjoy dinner before the show at one of the local dining establishments, many of which are within walking distance or a short drive.
Doors open 30 minutes before any scheduled event.
Arlene's Broadway on Buffalo is committed to making live theater affordable for everyone! All of our tickets are priced at just $10 for adults and $8 for students, regardless of the production cost of the show being performed!
Tickets are generally available for purchase at the door and, for more popular shows, may be reserved in advance by calling (440)-599-PLAY.
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Coming in June
"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" will come to the ABOB stage April 21-23 and 28-30. Mark your calendars now!!!