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June 24, 2015  |  Posted by kworcester |  Comments Closed

Play On!

Auditions: Sept. 13 & 147 p.m.
Performances: Nov. 6, 7, 13, 14, 15*, 20 & 21.

By Rick Abbott
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French

Play On! is the hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty authoress who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. When the authoress decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter.

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1776
Auditions: Nov. 15 & 167 p.m.
Performances: Feb. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21*, 26 & 27

Book by Peter Stone, Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Witness the birth of a nation as our forefathers struggle to craft the Declaration of Independence.

The seminal event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation.

It’s the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence…if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.

1776 is a funny, insightful, and compelling drama with a striking score and legendary book. It premiered on Broadway in 1969, earning warm reviews, and ran for 1,217 performances. The production was nominated for five Tony Awards and won three, including the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical was made into a film of the same name in 1972 and was revived on Broadway in 1997.

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People vs. Friar Laurence, The Man Who Killed Romeo & Juliet

Auditions: Feb. 14 & 157 p.m.
Performances: April 29, 30, May 6, 7, 13, 14, 15*, 20 & 21

Book, Lyrics, and Music by Ron West and Phil Swann
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French

People vs Friar Laurence is a hilarious musical comedy rendition starring the Friar of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Friar Laurence is behind bars and charged with the murder of the two young lovers. The twisted trial progresses into a Vaudeville-like mayhem in the race to determine the plot behind the ultimate blame for Romeo and Juliet’s demise at the feet of Friar Laurence. The fast-moving freight train of characters and non-stop Shakespearean spoof of adventure takes the audience on a musical journey of love, confusion and chaos.  The show, a smash hit for Chicago Shakespeare Theater, is the funniest mash up of Shakespeare, Gilbert & Sullivan, sketch comedy, and American theater you’ve ever seen.

“Whip-smart, intensely amusing … a blast…” – Chicago Tribune
“Creators Ron West and Phil Swann vigorously attack the elements of Shakespeare’s story, loosing the Bard’s words and adding a blizzard of laugh-inducing moments that ramp up the original story line. This is a land of witty songs, wacky characterizations and silly modern references that fit together like warped pieces of a very old puzzle.” – Chicago Sun-Times

“The People vs. Friar Laurence does to Romeo and Juliet what Mel Brooks did to Robin Hood and westerns, though it may be even wittier.” –Lansing City Pulse

*2 p.m. matinee

Season Tickets

October 19, 2014  |  Posted by admin |  Comments Closed

Season Tickets are the best way to see the Hudson Players great 2015-2016 season! With them you get to secure great seats to our three main 71st Season productions. Our best ticket value, Season Tickets give you 30% discount on all three shows! Read more

Dinner and a Show

June 18, 2014  |  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.

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 [email protected] for mail order info).