My Fair Lady
“The show that is the standard by which all others are measured, My Fair Lady will soon be coming to the Lubbock Moonlight Musicals’ stage! Based on Shaw’s play and Pascal’s movie “Pygmalion,” with book, music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, My Fair Lady is a musical masterpiece. With songs such as Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, The Rain in Spain, With a Little Bit of Luck, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, Get Me to the Church on Time and I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face it’s no wonder that everyone-not just Henry Higgins-falls in love with Eliza Doolittle.
Taking place in Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts’ Christine DeVitt Icehouse Theater, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals’ 2012-13 Dinner Theater production of My Fair Lady is a show you won’t want to miss. With performances October 19, 20, 26, and 27, it would be perfect for a date night, or an evening out with the family. The dinner line opens at 6:30 PM, and the show itself starts at 7:30. Show only tickets are avaliable.”
Tickets are available through Select-A-Seat at 806-770-2000 or by following this link: Select-A-Seat
Moonlight Dinner Theatre, a subsidiary of Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, will present its first annual Madrigal Dinners on two weekends in December. The production, entitled Christmas Joy—Past and Present, will happen on December 14, 15, 21, 22, and 23 in the Christine Devitt Icehouse Theatre at the Underwood Center for the Arts.
This production, the second of the 2012-1013 Moonlight Dinner Theatre Season, will be written and directed by Gerald Dolter. The show will feature many local favorites including Dolter and his wife, Karen as the Kind and Queen, Jonathan Frugé as the Court Jester, and Dr. John Hollins as the Music Director. Vocal music will include solos, duets, trios, and choral music from the Renaissance to the present. Authentic early instruments will accompany the voices. There will be plays, dances, and much audience participation.
The Icehouse is an intimate setting for this event,” said Gerald Dolter. “There are only 160 seats available per show. The audience will be asked to sing and dance with us. There will be non-stop activity—just like a Renaissance Fair. It is the perfect way to begin your Holiday season”
A sumptuous, complete meal of roast beef and turkey will be offered in courses. There will be a cash bar available.
Tickets for Christmas Joy—Past and Present are priced from $45-100, and are available at all Select-a-Seat outlets. Phone: 806-770-2000 or by following this link: Select-A-Seat
Dancing at the Crossroads
In the Celtic nations of Ireland, Scotland, and England, and in the American South, the metaphor of the crossroads was a very powerful one: a place of choice, of transformation, of meetings between peoples, places, and history; between this world and the next. Bluesmen went “down to the Crossroads” to bargain with Mr Scratch, who demanded a high price for guitar-picking skills; the Wild Huntroared across the moonlit skies of the Highlands; the Famine Irish left the quays of Derry and Cork to find a new home in the “Uttermost West”; True Thomas returned to Huntlie Bank to escape from Faerie, and the old West African gods traveled west with the Middle Passage to take up new homes in the Caribbean. All these people, places, and stories met at the magical New World crossroads of history and myth, and the music of these meetings transformed the history of the globe.
In this program, drawing upon the songs of Britain’s travelling peoples, the blues & sanctified singing of the American South, dance music from across the Celtic World, and music from even farther afield, we evoke the crossroads dances of old Ireland, supernatural encounters on Scottish lanes, singing gypsies and tinkers on the highways and byways of old England, and the power of the creative encounters which have helped people around the world and across the centuries to dance and sing their way to freedom.
Features songs, listening music, and dances, including polkas & slides from Cork & Kerry; sean-nos hard-shoe from Connemara, social and ritual dance from England, and flatfooting from the Appalachians; traditional and original compositions; solo, ensemble, and group singing in Irish, Scots, and English; and a re-imagining of bluesman Blind Willie Johnson’s titanic sermon on Revelations.
The show will happen on February 1, 2, 8, 9 in the Christine Devitt Icehouse Theatre at the Underwood Center for the Arts. Tickets are available through Select-A-Seat at 806-770-2000 or by following this link: Select-A-Seat
Moonlight Dinner Theatre, a sister production company of Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, will present the musical Damn Yankees to wrap up its second season of dinner theatre shows this coming April. Performances are planned for three weekends–April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, and 20, 2013 in the Icehouse Theatre at Mac Davis and Avenue J in Lubbock. Doors open and dinner will be served beginning at 6:30 pm. The show will begin at 7:30 pm. Catering will be by Honeychild Caterers.
The blockbuster musical Damn Yankees is a musical comedy based on a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop. Music and lyrics are by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The show, originally produced by Harold Prince, opened on Broadway in 1955 and ran for more than 1,000 performances. Bob Fosse was the choreographer. The production starred Ray Walston and Gwen Verdon.
Damn Yankees opens in 1956 Washington, DC, where Meg Boyd and other “baseball widows” around the nation’s capital lament about losing their husbands, who can be found doing nothing but watching TV or going to Griffith Stadium, to cheer their beloved Washington Senators. Disheartened by another loss for the Senators, Meg’s husband, Joe, mutters that he would sell his soul to the devil for “one long ball hitter” on the Senators. As soon as the words come out of his mouth, he is greeted by Satan himself in the form of the charismatic conman, Mr. Applegate. Applegate claims he can make not only Joe’s wish come true but he can also make Joe that ballplayer to fulfill his one lifelong dream. Using his real-estate business tactics, Joe talks Applegate into giving him an escape clause should he not like being a ballplayer. Applegate agrees to give Joe until the day before the season ends, September 24th at 9:00 PM, to get out of the deal at any time. Should Joe decide to play in the final game on the 25th, he will belong to Applegate.
Tickets for Damn Yankees are priced $68.50, $58, and $48 for dinner and theatre, and $20 for the show only. Prices include a service charge. The show will happen on April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, and 20, 2013 in the Christine Devitt Icehouse Theatre at the Underwood Center for the Arts. Tickets are available through Select-A-Seat at 806-770-2000 or by following this link: Select-A-Seat