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2008-2009 Season

Our 2008/2009 Season of Shows looks to be another exciting season of plays, musicals and special events.

Season Tickets for the new season will go on sale on Tuesday, September 2th.

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  1. Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  2. Doubt: A Parable
  3. Thoroughly Modern Millie
  4. What is This Thing Called Love?
  5. The Glass Menagerie
  6. The Sound of Music

(Please note all titles are subject to change due to copyright availability and productions requirements.)

We also have several other events yet to be announced including a Roadside Matinee Series for Youth production, a new Cabaret Performance by Andrea Huber and more.

Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Book by: Hugh Wheeler
Music & Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim
Based on a version of Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond
A "Broadway in Concert" Production
Directed by Andrea Huber

Audition Dates: September 15 & 16, 2008 at 7 pm at the Roadside Theater
Show Dates: Oct. 24, 25, 26 & 31 and Nov. 1 at 7:30 pm and Nov. 2 at 3 pm.

Roadside Theater presents a "Broadway In Concert" version of this chilling, suspenseful and heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime. Sweeney Todd is an infamous tale of obsession, revenge, murder and meat pies in the dark streets of 1846 London.
Benjamin Barker, a skillful barber returning from 15 years wrongful imprisonment in Australia, seeks revenge upon the two men who took away his most valuable possession - his family. Rechristening himself Sweeney Todd, Barker, along with the aid of the economically depraved Mrs. Lovett, sets out on a path of retaliation full of close shaves and secret ingredients which will eventually lead to his doom.
Sophisticated, macabre, visceral and uncompromising, Sweeney Todd nevertheless has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor: audiences find themselves laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next.
"A staggering theater spectacle and more fun than a graveyard on the night of the annual skeleton's ball... So joy to the world, dear children! Sweeney Todd is here to enrich your nightmares." - Daily News "Must be seen by anyone who cares about the gifts and risks of Broadway at its best." - Newsweek "There is more of artistic energy, creative personality and plain excitement than in a dozen average musicals." - New York Times

We regret children under five years of age cannot be admitted to any performance.
Season Ticket Holder Reservations begin Sept. 30. General Ticket Sales begin Oct. 7.

Non-US Military ID Cardholders must contact the Roadside Theater with passport information no later than Tuesday morning before performances for admittance.

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Doubt: A Parable

By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Andrew Meredith
Doubt will be performed at the Off Main Street Theatre, Mannheim

Audition Dates: August 26 & 27, 2008 at 7 pm at the Roadside Theater
Show Dates: Nov. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21& 22 at 7:30 pm and Nov. 16 at 3 pm.

DOUBT, a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama, is a gripping story. Suspicion is cast on a priest's behavior but the story is less about scandal than about fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty. In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. The absorbing, ever-shifting plot leaves both the characters and the audience wondering whether they were justified in their thoughts, motives and actions.

We regret children under five years of age cannot be admitted to any performance.
Season Ticket Holder Reservations begin Sept. 30. General Ticket Sales begin Oct. 7.

Non-US Military ID Cardholders must contact the Roadside Theater with passport information no later than Tuesday morning before performances for admittance.

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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Book by Richard Henry Morris
Music by Jeanine Tesori
New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
Directed by Jim Sohre

Audition Dates: September 29 & 30, 2008 at 7 pm at the Roadside Theater
Show Dates: Dec. 12, 13, 19 & 20 and Jan. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24 at 7:30 pm. Dec. 21 (Special Family Matinee) and Jan. 11 & 18 at 3 pm

Thoroughly Modern Millie is a high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston. It's a zany new musical that took Broadway by storm!
Taking place in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It's a New York full of intrigue and jazz - a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based on the popular movie, the stage version of Thoroughly Modern Millie includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers.
Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment.

Season Ticket Holder Reservations begin November 25, 2008. General Ticket Sales begin December 2, 2008.
Children aged five and under are permitted only to Special Family Matinees.

Non-US Military ID Cardholders must contact the Roadside Theater with passport information no later than Tuesday morning before performances for admittance.

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What is This Thing Called Love?

A Cabaret Performance by Ms Jeanne Ragonese and Dinner Theater at the Off Main Street Cabaret Theatre, Coleman Barracks.

Show Dates: Jan. 30 & 31 and Feb. 6 & 7, 2009 Dinner at 6:30 and Cabaret at 7:30

We are thrilled to present Jeanne Ragonese, a brilliant and versatile performer from our own back yard, in this special evening of music. This cabaret evening celebrates that wonderful, funny, romantic, heartbreaking, ridiculous thing called love - perfect as an early Valentine's Day treat for you and a favorite person.

Season Ticket Holder Reservations begin Jan. 13. General Ticket Sales begin Jan 20.

Non-US Military ID Cardholders must contact the Roadside Theater with passport information no later than Tuesday morning before performances for admittance.

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The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Chris Overly

Audition Dates: Jan 5 & 6 at 7 pm at the Roadside Theater, Heidelberg

Show Dates: March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 and April 3 & 4 2009 at 7:30 pm; March 22 at 3pm

This classic American drama is a heartbreaking memory play of family and lost dreams.
The Glass Menagerie, set in 1937 St. Louis, focuses on a chapter in the life of the Wingfield family as seen through the eyes of Tom Wingfield. Tom's mother, Amanda, a faded southern belle, desperately hopes to find a husband for her daughter, Laura, a terribly shy, crippled girl. Laura's only solace from her reality is her precious "glass menagerie," a collection of delicate glass animals. The Glass Menagerie remains an American classic filled with lyrical symbolism about the inability to escape the harshness of reality.

We regret children under five years of age cannot be admitted to any performance.
Season Ticket Holder Reservations begin Feb 24. General Ticket Sales begin Mar 3.

Non-US Military ID Cardholders must contact the Roadside Theater with passport information no later than Tuesday morning before performances for admittance.

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Sentimental Journey

A 50th Anniversary Musical Variety Show
Hosted By Andrea Huber

Show Dates: April 24 & 25 and May 1 & 2 2009 at 7:30 pm

Internationally-renowned Soprano, Anrea Huber is back to help us celebrate 50 years of entertainment with the Roadside Theater.
In addition to Andrea Huber, the night will feature performances from our very own Roadside Theater Show Choir, "Sound Sensation", special solo acts and musical performances.

Children under five are not permitted.

Non-US Military ID Cardholders must contact the Roadside Theater with passport information no later than Tuesday morning before performances for admittance.

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The Sound of Music

Book by Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Directed by Dane Winters

Auditions: Feb 23 (ages 17 and up) and Feb. 24 (age 5-16) at 7 pm at the Roadside Theater, Heidelberg

Show Dates: May 22, 23, 29 & 30 and June 6, 12 & 13 at 7:30 pm and May 24 & 31 and June 7 & 14 at 3pm (Special Family Matinees.)

The final musical written by Rogers and Hammerstein, The Sound of Music has remained one of the most cherished musicals in the world. The musical's heroine is a sweet young postulant, Maria. When Maria proves too high-spirited for religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain von Trapp.
The Sound of Music is based on the true tale of the von Trapp family who escape from Nazi-occupied Austria and went on to tour the world singing in concert. Their heartwarming story still enraptures audiences and delights people of all nationalities and ages.

Season Ticket Holder Reservations begin May 5. General Ticket Sales begin May 12.

Children aged five and under are permitted only to Special Family Matinees.

Non-US Military ID Cardholders must contact the Roadside Theater with passport information no later than Tuesday morning before performances for admittance.

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