A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman

music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is a murderous romp filled with unforgettable music, non-stop laughs and a scene-stealing role for one actor playing all eight of the doomed heirs who meet their ends in the most creative and side-splitting ways. This is a must-produce for any theatre looking for a truly original and fresh new comedy that will delight audiences and leave them begging for more.

*preview performance Sept. 22 at 730pm

Thu / Fri / Sat at 730 - Sun at 2pm

2022-09-23T12:00:00 - 2022-10-16T12:00:00

Thu / Fri / Sat at 730 - Sun at 2pm

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created by David Grapes and Todd Olson

arrangements by Vince di Mura

Have we got a world premiere for you! Farmers Alley Theatre transforms into a swingin' nightclub to celebrate the holidays with you!

A Swinging Christmas: The Holiday Music of Tony Bennett will be an unforgettable evening of song and featuring eighteen classic holiday tunes plus the standards that made Bennett famous like "I Wanna Be Around," "The Good Life," "Rags To Riches," and of course, Tony's signature song "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" and a jamming jazz trio, led by Nicholas Mueller.

Our cabaret-style seating, desserts, and beverages return for this special production the whole family will love.

If you liked Farmers Alley Theatre's productions of My Way: The Songs of Frank Sinatra or Some Enchanted Evening, you'll love this world premiere production.

 

*preview performance Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 pm

Thu / Fri / Sat at 7:30 pm

Sat / Sun at 2:00 pm

Nov
18
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Dec
18

written by Lauren Yee

1989. An American college basketball team travels from San Francisco to Beijing for a “friendship game” against a Chinese squad.

Far from friendly, the matchup quickly becomes a high-stakes battle, as the American coach fights for his reputation and his Chinese counterpart fights for his life. Both countries try to tease out the politics behind this newly popular sport.

Cultures clash as the Chinese coach tries to pick up moves from the Americans and Chinese-American player Manford, spies on his opponents.

Caught in the middle, Manford must prove his mettle on the court while unraveling a long-kept secret. Cultures and generations clash in this kinetic, darkly comic sports drama.

Inspired by events in her own father’s life, playwright Lauren Yee applies a devilishly keen satiric eye to…her generation (and its parents).

 

"Full-court banter and intensity mark a gripping 'Great Leap!'" - The Washington Post

"'The Great Leap' scores with a mix of hoops and heartbreak." - Los Angeles Times

 

 

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27
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12

by Mark St. Germain

Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist. Few, however, know the incredible journey that preceded it.

From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a sniper, to her struggle to succeed as a single mother newly arrived in America, Mark St. Germain deftly illuminates this remarkable woman’s untold story.

BECOMING DR. RUTH is filled with the humor, honesty, and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth,” America’s most famous sex therapist.

 

"Fascinating, heartbreaking, and hilarious!" - Broadway World

“[Dr. Ruth’s] story is certainly a stirring one…[and this is] an illuminating portrait.”  - NY Times

“It’s a simple premise…but it works for Westheimer’s story, which is fascinating (and heartbreaking) all on its own. [St. Germain] convincingly and humorously conveys Westheimer’s surprising dignity, courage, and resilience.”  - The New Yorker

“Anyone who is interested in Dr. Westheimer…or in true-life adventure tales of Holocaust survivors…should find BECOMING DR. RUTH an enjoyable way to spend ninety minutes.”  - Huffington Post

“Mark St. Germain’s heartfelt bioplay dutifully chronicles Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s inspirational life story…”  - Time Out NY

 

Tickets on sale beginning Jan. 27th.

 

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Mar
19

by Douglas Lyons

America’s dishiest family is coming together for Grandpa’s funeral – hopefully without killing each other!

Rivaling sisters, Baneatta and Beverly, are burying their father—but it’s the non-stop family drama that might be the death of them. Beverly just wants to show the congregation what she’s been “blessed with.” Baneatta’s husband tries to keep the family peace while preparing the eulogy. Baneatta’s youngest son brings his very white, very Jewish boyfriend who is maybe, sort of, okay definitely afraid of Baneatta. Meanwhile, Beverly’s daughter couldn’t mind her own business if it was on a leash. But when a family secret reveals itself at the church altar, things really go crazy…and even Baneatta can’t deny the truth.

 

Apr
21
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May
7

RENT

by Jonathan Larson

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. 

This is theatre at its best – exuberant, passionate and joyous.

2023-06-23T12:00:00 - 2023-07-09T12:00:00
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Script & Lyrics by Adam Tobin

Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

Based on the children's book by Chelsea Clinton

Some of America's most fearless women get the spotlight in this new musical for Young Audiences based on the best-selling children's book.

She Persisted, The Musical is the trailblazing piece of theatre based on the best-selling children's book written by Chelsea Clinton and beautifully illustrated by Alexandra Boiger.

Fourth-grader Naomi's field trip to a Women's History Museum turns into a time travel adventure where she encounters inspirational women who have overcome barriers and made waves throughout U.S. history. From activists to athletes, artists, and more, it's a perfect, 90 minute musical for the whole family — grandma and grandpa too!

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25
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