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2013-2014 Season

Sep 17-Oct 6 2013

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Still In Therapy Starring Steve Solomon

Oct 29-Nov 24 pride & prejudice 2013 By Jane Austen, adapted by Jon Jory Jan 28-Feb 16 tuesdays with morrie 2014 By Jeffrey Hatcher & Mitch Albom Mar 18-Apr 13 Laughter on the 23rd floor 2014 By Neil Simon May 6-Jun 8 little shop of horrors 2014 By Alan Menken & Howard Ashman

Oct 11-13 Kevin Johnson 2013 This ventriloquist gives the term tongue-tied a whole new meaning Dec 5-15 Winter Musicale 2013 The tradition continues Jan 3-5 Parents Night out! 2014 Call the babysitter, you won’t want to miss this hilarious comedy show Jan 9-12 The male intellect: An oxymoron? 2014 Enjoy non-stop laughs as Robert Dubac tries to answer the age old question, “What do women want?” Feb 19-23 The Capitol Steps 2014 Experience political satire at its funniest—and most musical Feb 28-Mar 2 Fancy Nancy the musical 2014 See the bestselling children’s book brought to life on stage Jul 4-5 Sing-A-long grease 2014 Now’s your chance to sing-a-long with your favorite gang from Rydell High Aug 8-9 Don McCloskey 2014 An eclectic singer-songwriter blending the folk troubadour tradition with all things Americana


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“...my wife and I stayed together for the kids...neither of us wanted custody!”

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Steve Solomon


In this hysterical prequel, we go back with Steve from his baby years with his twin sister, right up to the present. We’ll meet: Uncle Willie, Stuttering Cousin Bob, Demented Cousin Kenny, Steve’s new therapist, Cousin Sal (and Sal’s parole officer) and a myriad of astounding characters we know, love and tolerate from our own families; each one brought to life on stage by Steve using his gift for creating voices, dialects and wacky sound effects that only add to the hilarity of each story. Still In Therapy is Steve’s next hilarious installment in his quest to defend himself against those people whose sole purpose in life is to add chaos to his. Subscribe Today! Visit brtstage.org


“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.�

by jane austen adapted by jon jory


“The theatre is intimate. Plus you can’t beat the free parking and close restaurants!” - Wanda & John Kuchinsky, subscribers since 2008

On its 200th anniversary, join the worldwide celebration of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. This fast-paced and engaging adaptation tells one of the greatest love stories of our time. With four sisters, a neurotic match-making mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it’s difficult for the independent Elizabeth Bennet to escape the subject of marriage. So, when Elizabeth meets the handsome but proud Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense—but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. Filled with romance, laughter and a slew of memorable characters, it’s easy to see why Pride & Prejudice has captivated generation after generation. Subscribe Today! Visit brtstage.org


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“Take in as much joy as you can whenever and however you can.”

by jeffrey hatcher & mitch albom based on the book by mitch albom


Most teachers develop our minds. Good teachers touch our hearts. But great teachers change our lives forever. For Mitch Albom, Morrie Schwartz was such a teacher. Adapted from the New York Times best-selling novel, this is the story of a mentor’s undying need to teach life’s most important lesson. Spend your time with care. Spend your life with meaning. Spend your Tuesdays with Morrie.

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“Why do you always talk to me? Annoy somebody else once in a while.”

by neil simon


From Neil Simon’s real life experience on the Sid Caesar show, comes this sidesplitting comedy following the writing, fighting, and wacky antics in the writers’ room of a weekly variety show. While chaos reigns backstage, star Max Prince battles with NBC executives who fear his humor is too sophisticated for Middle America. With characters based on his co-writers, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar and the great Jackie Gleason, Simon perfectly showcases the hilarious jokes and banter of the original kings of comedy. Subscribe Today! Visit brtstage.org


“Feed me, Seymour!”

by composer Alan Menken & writer Howard Ashman


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With its nerdy floral shop worker, the girl he loves, and a giant man eating plant, Little Shop of Horrors is everyone’s favorite boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story. This popular cult classic is filled with such memorable hit songs as “Somewhere That’s Green,” “Skid Row (Downtown),” “Suddenly, Seymour,” “I’m A Dentist” and the famous title song, to name a few. It’ll be a night of pure, bloody fun. And remember, whatever you do, don’t feed the plants!

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special events Oct 11-13

Kevin johnson Oct 11 @ 8pm, Oct 12 @ 2pm & 8pm, Oct 13 @ 3pm • Tickets start at $30 Master ventriloquist Kevin Johnson has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, America’s Got Talent, and even had American Idol’s Simon Cowell tell him “America loves you.” After you give up trying to catch his lips moving, the magic really begins. You’ll fall in love with Matilda, laugh hysterically with Clyde and delight at the relate-ability of Harley. This show is certain to put a smile on the faces of audiences of all ages.

Jan 3-5

parents night out! Jan 3 @ 8pm, Jan 4 @ 2pm & 8pm, Jan 5 @ 3pm • Tickets start at $35 Are you a parent? Do you have parents? Need a night out? Then call the babysitter because this comedy show is for you! Parents Night Out is a chance to laugh at the trials of everyday life, family, marriage and parenthood. The show is an instant audience favorite, delighting theatre audiences around the country. Karen Morgan, a Southern belle, and Jim Colliton, a Boston Irishman, are both comedy veterans. They are also parents who are married—just not to each other—so they bring you both sides of the story. You won’t want to miss this hilarious show! Now, stop making that face or it WILL stay that way…


Jan 9-12

The male intellect: An oxymoron? Jan 9 @ 7:30pm, Jan 10 @ 8pm, Jan 11 @ 2pm & 8pm, Jan 12 @ 3pm Tickets start at $35 “Hilarious” is the only way to describe The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? You’ll laugh non-stop for ninety minutes as Robert Dubac ransacks his brain to answer the age old question, “What do women want?” And he does it all while drinking a beer. Hailed by critics and audiences alike, The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? is a rare thing; a clever combination of theater and stand-up comedy that is laugh-out-loud funny, provocative and insightful all at once. There are two types of people who should rush to see this show—men and women!

feb 19-23

the capitol steps Feb 19 @ 2pm & 7:30pm, Feb 20 @ 2pm, Feb 21 @ 8pm; Feb 22 @ 2pm & 8pm, Feb 23 @ 3pm • Tickets start at $40 Political satire at its funniest—and most musical— with the singing troupe that puts the mock in democracy! Selecting from a repertoire of albums developed over the past thirty years, The Capitol Steps offer a hilarious evening of parody that plays no favorites as they scrutinize the most talked about political issues and scandals of the day. They have been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC and PBS, and can be heard four times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their “Politics Takes a Holiday” radio specials. Subscribe Today! Visit brtstage.org


special events feb 28-mar 2

fancy nancy THE MUSICAL 11am • 1pm • 3pm Tickets: $15 Kids/$25 Adults Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” Nancy is positive—that’s fancy for 100 percent sure—that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted?

jul 4-5

Sing-a-long grease Jul 4 @ 8pm, Jul 5 @ 8pm Tickets: $20 You know it, you love it, and you know you want to sing along! Now is your chance to don those pink jackets, slick back your hair and let go of your inhibitions for an evening in which you are the star. Spend some time with Danny, Sandy and the gang, while singing (and dancing) along to the lyrics on the screen. It couldn’t be easier…or more fun! Dressing up is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential. And remember GREASE is the word!


Aug 8-9

Don Mccloskey Aug 8 & Aug 9 @ 8pm Tickets: $20 Don McCloskey is an eclectic singersongwriter blending the folk troubadour tradition with all things Americana (rock, hip-hop, punk and country). McCloskey has toured nationally in support of G. Love and Special Sauce and Donavon Frankenreiter. His Music has become a mainstay on WMMR and WXPN in Philadelphia and has appeared in episodes of MTV’s The Hills, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Michael Moore’s Academy Award-winning documentary, Bowling for Columbine. BRT is proud to welcome back Bristol’s native son with a two-night stand.

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america rising Sep 30, 2013 • Nov 4, 2013 • Mar 24, 2014 • May 19, 2014 America Rising opens the door to the hottest playwrights of American Theatre. This popular play-reading series showcases readings and workshops of new plays in development. By subscribing to this series, you are able to interact with the artists and help them develop their plays. The series takes place in our rehearsal studio (201 Cedar St, Bristol) on four Monday evenings throughout the year. Program includes a light supper at 5pm, followed by a reading and talkback. Subscribe Today! Visit brtstage.org


special events

Winter M led by Keith baker & the brt concert band tickets start at $35


Musicale The chill of winter is in the air as Keith Baker and the BRT Band, along with fabulous entertainers, take the stage to perform your favorite carols, classics and heartwarming songs. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the holidays in style.

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performance schedule Performance Package & Day

Time

My Mother’s Italian

*Pride & Prejudice

Tuesdays with Morrie

‡ Little Laughter Shop on the 23rd Floor of Horrors

week one 1

Tue (Preview)

7:30pm

Sep 17

Oct 29

Jan 28

Mar 18

May 6

2

Wed (Preview)

7:30pm

Sep 18

Oct 30

Jan 29

Mar 19

May 7

3

Thu (Opening)

7:30pm

Sep 19

Oct 31

Jan 30

Mar 20

May 8

4

Fri Festival

8pm

Sep 20

Nov 1

Jan 31

Mar 21

May 9

5

Sat

2pm

Sep 21

Nov 2

Feb 1

Mar 22

May 10

6

Sat

8pm

Sep 21

Nov 2

Feb 1

Mar 22

May 10

7

Sun

3pm

Sep 22

Nov 3

Feb 2

Mar 23

May 11

week two 8

Wed

2pm

Sep 25

Nov 6

Feb 5

Mar 26

May 14

9

Wine Down Wed

7:30pm

Sep 25

Nov 6

Feb 5

Mar 26

May 14

10

Thu

7:30pm

Sep 26

Nov 7

Feb 6

Mar 27

May 15

11

Fri

8pm

Sep 27

Nov 8

Feb 7

Mar 28

May 16

12

Sat

2pm

Sep 28

Nov 9

Feb 8

Mar 29

May 17

13

Sat

8pm

Sep 28

Nov 9

Feb 8

Mar 29

May 17

14

Sun

3pm

Sep 29

Nov 10

Feb 9

Mar 30

May 18

week three 15

Wed

2pm

Oct 2

Nov 13

Feb 12

Apr 2

May 21

16

Wed

7:30pm

Oct 2

Nov 13

Feb 12

Apr 2

May 21

17

Thirsty Thu

7:30pm

Oct 3

Nov 14

Feb 13

Apr 3

May 22

18

Fri

8pm

Oct 4

Nov 15

Feb 14

Apr 4

May 23

19

Sat

2pm

Oct 5

Nov 16

Feb 15

Apr 5

May 24

20

Sat

8pm

Oct 5

Nov 16

Feb 15

Apr 5

May 24

21

Sun

3pm

Oct 6

Nov 17

Feb 16

Apr 6

May 25

*Pride & Prejudice has an extended run through Nov 24. † Laughter on the 23rd Floor has an extended run through Apr 13. ‡ Little Shop of Horrors has an extended run through Jun 8.

(Plays and schedules subject to change.)

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