Crazy for You
By George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin; Book by Ken Ludwig
A zany boy-meets-girl romantic comedy, Crazy For You® tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre where he falls for spunky Polly Baker, the theatre owner’s daughter. But Polly takes an instant dislike to the city slicker, so Bobby vows – through cunning, razzmatazz, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity – to win Polly’s heart and save the theatre.
Memorable Gershwin tunes from the score include “I Got Rhythm,” “Naughty Baby,” “They Can't Take That Away from Me,” “Embraceable You,” “But Not for Me,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” Music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, book by Ken Ludwig, co-conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent, inspired by Guy Bolton and John McGowan's Girl Crazy.
November 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7:30 p.m.; November 6, 13 at 2:30 p.m. in Collins Alumni Auditorium
An Enemy of the People
By Arthur Miller, adapted from the play by Henrik Ibsen
“But remember now, everybody, you are fighting for the truth and that is why you’re alone. And that makes you strong." - Dr. Stockmann
A small Norwegian town has just begun to win fame and wealth through its medicinal spring waters when Dr. Stockmann, resident physician in charge, discovers that the waters are poisoned. He is shocked to find that instead of being thanked, he is looked upon as a dangerous crank out to bring ruin upon the town. The press will not report his findings; the officials refuse to give him a hearing; and every weapon of blackmail, slander, and eviction are brought against him as he stands against family, friends, and neighbors in a quest to save them.
Arthur Miller adapts Henrik Ibsen's classic work that forces us to ask: How much do we owe to our communities?
Recommended for ages 12+.
February 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 12, 19 at 2:30 p.m. in Shamblin Theatre
Elevate Dance Concert
Lipscomb Theatre’s resident dance company, Foundation Dance Theatre (FDT), in conjunction with invited professional choreographers, presents an exciting performance featuring all styles of dance including jazz, ballet, tap, theatre, modern and more. FDT company members include Lipscomb University students with a strong dance background and a passion for telling stories through movement.
March 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m.; March 5 at 2:30 p.m. in Shamblin Theatre
Pride and Prejudice
By Kate Hamill
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this P&P for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation. Because what turns us into greater fools…than the high-stakes game of love?
Playwright Kate Hamill imbues hilarious new life into this classic love story with a decidedly progressive take on the trials and travails of Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, and, of course the delightful Bennet clan! But not to worry, empire waists and lavish Regency-era attire still abound in this familiar yet surprisingly modern premiere adaptation.
April 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 7:30 p.m.; April 16 at 2:30 p.m. in Shamblin Theatre