E.C. Glass opens another year of great theatre on September 14. The season begins with Hello! My Baby, a musical written and conceived by Emmy Award winner Cheri Steinkellner. From debutante balls to Delancey Street, Hello! My Baby reboots the greatest hits of Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Eubie Blake and more. Their updated classics and fresh, new tunes are woven into a comic valentine set on the gritty sidewalks of New York City at the turn of the last century. Emmy Award winner Cheri Steinkellner (Sister Act) brings you a romantic farce that is fun for all ages. The show is presented on the main stage in the Auditorium, September 14, 15, 16 & 17 at 7:00 pm and September 18
Later in the fall, Glass Theatre will present Shooting Stars by Molly Newman. Funny and moving, Shooting Stars is a brash, fast-paced study of a women’s basketball team on tour in small town middle America. High-spirited and mostly southern, the girls quickly display their distinct personalities and personal hang-ups as they deal with each other, their paternalistic manager, and a tragedy within the organization. Presented in the EC Glass Alumni Studio Theatre November 16, 17, 18 & 19 at 7:00 pm.
In March, it’s the return of Disney to the E. C. Glass Civic Auditorium with Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Become a part of Ariel’s world with this beloved tale that features favorite songs like Kiss the Girl and Under the Sea. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs. Don’t miss this one March 29, 30, 31 & April 1 at 7:00 pm, April 1 & 2 at 2:00 pm.
The main season closes with Ken Ludwig’s award-winning farce, Lend Me a Tenor. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. Set in September 1934, Lend Me a Tenor takes the audience through a hilarious series of mishaps plaguing members of the Grand Opera Company as they try to perform Otello. Presented in the E. C. Glass Alumni Studio Theatre, May 24, 25, 26 & 27 at 7:00 pm
The season will also feature three shows directed by the students of the award-winning theatre department. Senior, Calvin Keener, takes the helm for Einstein is a Dummy, a children’s show which will be made available to elementary schools and other venues as well as the Virginia Thespian’s conference in February. Students will showcase their creativity and talent in Senior Showcase ’17 in May and in New Faces: Songs and Scenes in the Key of Love, February 15, 16, 17 & 18 at 7:00 pm
Season Tickets are currently available, and offer patrons who want to see all the great shows this year. Season tickets are $40 or $30 for students and seniors – an up to $32 savings on regular tickets! You can also purchase patron packages to receive multiple season tickets and other perks. Contact the theatre at email@example.com or by calling (434) 515-5370. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter by searching EC Glass Theatre or at www.ecglasstheatre.org.