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June 22, 2004 > Stage 1 announces three musicals for upcoming 2004-2005 season

Stage 1 announces three musicals for upcoming 2004-2005 season

Stage 1 Community Theatre has peppered its 2004-2005 Season with exciting musicals as well as a Black Box production and a Children's Production to be announced later in the year. The upcoming shows and performance dates:

By Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. It's Rydell High in 1959. Grab your favorite Pink Lady and travel back to when beehives were in and coifs were cool! Grease, one of Broadway's longest-running musicals, takes a hilarious, tuneful and loving look at what it was like growing-up in the super-cool '50's with the funniest gang of high school students you'll ever meet. Grease takes place in a time when hot-rod-loving boys in black-leather jackets chased boy-crazy girls in white bobby socks and pedal pushers.
Performance dates are Sept. 10-25.

By Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd-Webber. Travel back to another time for the best "feel-good" show of unmatched musical magic! With a rainbow of musical styles -- all by the composer of Phantom of the Opera, Cats and Sunset Boulevard -- the entire family will be enthralled by this Biblical story of Joseph and his 11 brothers. Joseph is a hip retelling of the Genesis story, with musical styles ranging from country western to French cabaret to Calypso.
Performance dates are January 14-29, 2005

By Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt Try to remember a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences! The Fantasticks, in fact, holds the title of longest-running musical in the world, and with good reason. At the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of young love that manages to be both nostalgic and universal at the same time. Songs in the show include "They Were You," "Try To Remember" and "Plant A Radish.
Performance dates are February 11-27, 2005


By David Auburn. This Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-award winner examines trust, love, duty and sanity by combining elements of mystery and surprise with old-fashioned storytelling to provide a compelling evening of theatre. A troubled young woman has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. After his death, she begins to question how much of her father's madness or genius she has inherited. Told with warmth, deep emotion and humor. Not recommended for children under 10.

Performance dates are June 10-25, 2005 in Stage 1's Black Box Theatre.

*Pending performance rights. Otherwise, a different play will be substituted.

A Children's Theatre production will run July 21-31, 2005.
Stage 1 Theatre (at Newark Memorial High School)
39375 Cedar Blvd., Newark
For more information and tickets, call (510) 791-0287 or visit

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