Kentwood Players Upcoming Shows
Onstage in Los Angeles

November 10 – December 16, 2017
Avenue Q
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Based on an Original Concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Directed by Susan Goldman Weisbarth
Produced by Gail Bernardi and Margie Bates

Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is an irreverent and hilarious musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, love and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting laugh-out-loud humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere.

Although the show addresses humorous adult issues and is loosely based on a popular children's show (a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned), this show features adult themes, offensive language and an onstage portrayal of puppet sex. It is not appropriate for children under 16 years of age.

AVENUE Q is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
January 12 – February 17, 2018
The Crucible
by Arthur Miller
Directed by George L. Rametta
Produced by Lauren A. Jarvis
Using the historical and controversial subject of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials, The Crucible presents an allegory of events from the McCarthy Hearings of the 1950’s. Reason and fact become clouded by irrational fears and the desire to place blame for society’s problems on others. John Proctor, a blunt, out-spoken farmer is the play’s central character. He gets caught up in a conspiracy not even his own strength can control when his ex-lover Abigail throws false accusations on his wife Elizabeth. As Proctor tries to free his wife and prove all others accused of witchcraft innocent, he finds himself accused as well. One man stands in a tug-of-war between God and Satan, pride and damnation, and good and evil. It all leads to a climatic ending in which one lost soul finds peace with himself and realizes the importance of one's own dignity. Miller won the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, and The Crucible has gone on to become a classic, regarded as one of the great American dramas.
THE CRUCIBLE is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
March 16 – April 21, 2018
Sister Act
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard
Directed by Ben Lupejkis
Produced by Lori A. Marple-Pereslete and Patricia Butler
SISTER ACT is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
May 11 – June 16, 2018
Match
by Stephen Belber
Directed by Bruce Starrett
MATCH is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
July 13 – August 18, 2018
Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will
by Del Shores
Directed by Kirk Larson
Produced by Lori A. Marple-Pereslete
Produced by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
September 7 – October 13, 2018
Dangerous Obsession
by N.J. Crisp
Directed by Kathy Dershimer
Produced by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Note: All announced shows are subject to change
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