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Black Comedy

August 28, 2013  |  Posted by kworcester |  Comments Closed

November 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2013.
Auditions: September 15th & 16th, 2013 @ 7 p.m.

An enlighteningly funny farce by Peter Shaffer

An enlighteningly funny farce by Peter Shaffer.

This side splitting comedy features reverse lighting where light is dark and dark is light. Thus characters stumble around blindly in the light but the audience never searches for laughs. The story from acclaimed playwright Sir Peter Shaffer (Amadeus, Equus) starts when a power outage foils the plans of a young sculptor to impress his fiance’s father and a millionaire art collector with furniture he ‘borrowed’ from his out of town neighbor. His schemes are plunged into chaos when a fuse blows and his neighbor returns. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the stolen items before the light is restored, but ensure that hilarity ensues.

Christmas Pudding

July 11, 2013  |  Posted by kworcester |  Comments Closed

A Largely Literary Yuletide Feast, adapted by Mark Dawidziak and Sara Showman.December 13 & 14, 2013.

A Largely Literary Yuletide Feast, adapted by Mark Dawidziak and Sara Showman.

Featuring Christmas selections of all types by such writers as Mark Twain, J.M. Barrie, Robert Louis Stevenson, Hans Christian Andersen, Frank Stockton, G.K. Chesterton, Ogden Nash, William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, and Washington Irving, this two act world premier is family friendly and will be packed with a wide assortment of Christmas goodies. The selections include poems, songs and stories that strike a variety of moods: everything from the sentimental and spiritual to the sarcastic and silly.

Lucky Stiff

July 10, 2013  |  Posted by kworcester |  Comments Closed

February 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 28 & March 1, 2014
Auditions: November 10th & 11th, 2013 @ 7 p.m.

Hysterically funny fast paced musical comedy  Written by Lynn Ahrens, with Music  by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Hysterically funny fast paced musical comedy written by Lynn Ahrens, with Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Based on the book “The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth, Lucky Stiff is a zany, off beat, and very funny murder mystery farce complete with slamming doors, mistaken identities, missing money and of course a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered Atlantic City uncle on vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive and showing him the required sites he stands to inherit $6,000,000. Of course if he doesn’t the money goes to the dogs…literally. Winner of Washington’s Helen Hayes Award for Best Musical!

Monty Python’s Spamalot

July 9, 2013  |  Posted by gmaher |  Comments Closed

April 25, 26, May 2, 3, 9. 10, 11, 16 & 17, 2014.
Auditions: February 16th & 17th, 2014 @ 7 p.m.

Monty Python’s Spamalot

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Book & Lyrics by ERIC IDLE
Music by JOHN DU PREZ & ERIC IDLE

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, promises to spread laughter and cheer throughout the kingdom. Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and the quest for the Holy Grail in song (and their side trip to the fair city of Hudson), Monty Python’s Spamalot features “a chorus line of legless knights, men in tights (with legs), killer rabbits and sexy dancing divas.”  The production also promises “some of the most unforgettable musical numbers you will ever see in the theater on this evening!” The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” and received 14 Tony Award nominations.

 

Dinner and a Show

July 8, 2013  |  Posted by kworcester |  Comments Closed

The Hudson Players are again teaming with Hudson’s Restaurant on the Green to offer our patrons and unbeatable dinner and show option. For only $62, two people can enjoy dinner at Hudson’s Restaurant before the show (including an appetizer) and then be done in time to see a great Hudson Players production at the Barlow Community Center.

Available on select performances, dinner and show reservations must be made by the Tuesday prior to the upcoming weekend. Patrons will get their choice from a broad selection of Hudson’s great menu options and are asked to arrive at Hudson’s Restaurant on the Green at 6:15 on their selected show night to insure they will be able to enjoy a relaxed meal and be completed well prior to show time. Season tickets including the dinner and show option are also available for only $179 for the three main show season (Black Comedy, Lucky Stiff, and Monty Python’s Spamalot). Dinner and show tickets are also available separately for our special Holiday production, Christmas Pudding.

Dinner and show ticket reservations (including Dinner and Show Season Tickets), must be purchased either by phone (330-655-8522) or via mail (please email us at info@hudsonplayers.com for mail order info).

Season Tickets

July 7, 2013  |  Posted by admin |  Comments Closed

Season Tickets are the best way to see the Hudson Players great 2013-2014 season! With them you get to secure great seats to our three main 69th Season productions, along with getting a discount on our special holiday show. Our best ticket value, Season Tickets give you three shows for the price of two!

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