February 6th - 8th, 2015
This American musical with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, was inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The young protagonist, Tony, one of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre.
February 20th - March 1st, 2015
One of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beautiful fairy tales, the timeless appeal of The Snow Queen lies in its persuading us that life is truly magical. The wicked Snow Queen casts her icy spell on the world, turns young Kay’s heart to ice and takes him away as her eternal prisoner to her Ice Palace at the very top of the world. Gerda, Kay’s friend, must journey forever north and brave many dangers in her attempt to save Kay and break Winter’s grip.
June 12th - 28th, 2015
Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world, where she meets a good witch, and a friendly village of munchkins. Her journey is not without peril, as she also encounters a wicked witch and a series of her enchantments. Aided by her newfound friends, Dorothy makes her way to Oz to see the wizard in the hopes that he will be able to send her home. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto too as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.
Les Miserables (The Play)
March 6th - 8th, 2015
Based on the Novel of the same name by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables, one of the world's greatest literary classics, sold out it's first edition the day it went on sale in 1862. Since then, it has never been out of print. It is the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his relentless pursuit by "law and order" police inspector Javert. We also catch a glimpse into the lives of the tragic Fantine and her daughter Cosette, the wretched Madame Thenardier, the lovelorn Eponine - among others. Filled with fascinating vignettes of 19th-century France, the story boasts a brilliant cast of characters who weave an exciting tapestry of humankind at it's best and worse.
A Midsummer Night's -Dream
April 17th - 18th, 2015
This classic comedy by William Shakespeare tells the story of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors, a duke and his soon-to-be queen, and their interactions with woodland fairies. Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, the handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who's transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites and elves bring forth magic, action, love and humor as the ingredients for this unforgettable spell.
Matthews Community Center
100 McDowell Street East
Matthews, NC 28105