2016 Season

You Can’t Take It With You

By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman Comedy | April 8 – 23

A Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy from George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Fireworks ignite when Alice brings her fiancé and his straight-laced parents home to meet the endearingly

unconventional Vanderhof family.

Jesus Christ Superstar

Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical | May 13 – June 4

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s powerful rock opera tells the story of Jesus and his followers in a way the Gospels never did. Seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot, the last days of Jesus come alive through the magic of 1970s rock lyrics.

On Golden Pond

By Ernest Thompson Drama | June 17 – July 2

Two-time Emmy Award winner Stuart Margolin returns to GVT’s stage in Ernest Thompson’s poignant drama On Golden Pond. Ethel and Norman Thayer spend their summers at their lake house. Their vacation is turned upside down when their estranged daughter leaves the Thayers with her fiancé’s son. The summer is one of new and reconciled relationships.


Book & Lyrics by Arnold Margolin | Music by Weslie Brown Musical Comedy | July 21 – August 6

The world premiere of a musical by Emmy Award winner Arnold Margolin and Weslie Brown. It looks like Elizabeth Summers is finally getting her big break, until she realizes everyone thinks she’s Elizabeth Somers. In this case of mistaken identity, Elizabeth’s dreams are coming true, but will she be able to play the part?

Pump Boys and Dinettes Book

Lyrics and Music by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, and Jim Wann Musical | August 25 – September 10

At a lonely gas station across the street from an empty diner on Highway 57, four gas station attendants and two waitresses share their day through music and humor. This country western musical shows us how we can find joy in the simplest of ways.

The Member of the Wedding

By Carson McCullers Drama | September 30 – October 15

In this funny and heart-warming American classic, penned by one of America’s finest novelists, 12-year-old tomboy Frankie feels disconnected from her life and dreams of escaping by running away with her brother and his fiancée. Set in a small Southern town in 1945, race, politics, sex and adolescence whirl around Frankie as she struggles through hope and disappointment to belong to something.

One Slight Hitch

By Lewis Black Comedy | October 28 – November 12

It’s Courtney’s wedding day and everything is perfect...until the doorbell rings. An uninvited guest with ties to Courtney’s past threatens her future bliss. Lewis Black’s hilarious farce is truly a riot!

Let It Snow

By Peter Quilter Holiday Musical | December 2 – 17

All Jack wants for Christmas is a little peace and quiet, but it’s not meant to be. He’s in for a big surprise when his vaudeville-performing parents show up uninvited with a trunk full of props and years of marital discord. Peter Quilter’s charming holiday musical will have you laughing all the way!


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