2021-2022 Season

Our 2021-2022 season was an exciting mix of recent winning musicals, classic favorites, and fresh original works!

In accordance with updates in CDC recommendations in spring 2022, wearing masks for play attendance became strongly encouraged, but not required. We continued to conduct play rehearsals fully masked, but the plastic half-shields used for most performances were no longer required for our final show of the season, The Lightning Thief. (For the final show, each performance weekend began with mandatory cast testing in order to prevent most possibilities of covid transmission.)

Spring marked a turning point for many theatres in the Valley recovering from fewer and smaller productions, and lower attendance, prior to widespread vaccinations and other precautions. Spotlight ended the season celebrating a welcome return to sold-out shows.

  • Fun Home

    Fun Home

    Sep. 17–Oct. 3: This extraordinary musical retells graphic novelist Alison Bechdel’s memoir of growing up in a funeral home, coming out, and coming to terms with memories of her father. Book & Lyrics by Lisa Kron. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Directed by Kenny Grossman.

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  • The Addams Family Young@Part®

    The Addams Family Young@Part<span class="rsup">®</span>

    Oct. 22–Nov. 7: Everyone’s favorite ghoulish family is back in a musical for younger performers. Written by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice, and Andrew Lippa. Directed by Kenny Grossman.

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  • Peace, Love, and Cupcakes

    Peace, Love, and Cupcakes

    Dec. 3–19: A musical based on Cheryl and Carrie Berk’s popular book about “socially invisible” girls who find empowerment in their cupcake club. Written by Rick Hip-Flores. Directed by Heather Walker and Callista Walker.

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  • Cloudy With a Chance of Musicals

    Cloudy With a Chance of Musicals

    Dec. 31-Jan. 1: This premiere of Kenny Grossman’s latest musical follows a magic rain cloud that brings music to lift the spirits of troubled towns. Directed by Kelly Swope.

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  • Hair


    Jan. 14–Feb. 6: The “American tribal love rock musical” revives the counterculture of the 60s with a hit score. By Gerome Ragni, James Rado, and Galt McDermot. Directed by Chanel Bragg.

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  • Charlotte’s Web: The Musical

    Charlotte's Web: The Musical

    Feb. 25–Mar. 13: E.B. White’s classic tale of friendship in the barnyard as a great modern musical, by Joseph Robinette and Charles Strouse. Directed by Kenny Grossman.

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  • Playfest 2021-’22

    Playfest 2021-'22

    Apr. 1–10: One show premiering three winning one-act plays, written by Rebecca Bain, Katie Kloberdanz, and Zoey Waller. Directed by Alyssa Armstrong, Dean Kelldorf, Alec Pursell, and Jack Taylor.

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  • The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

    The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

    May 13–29: Teenager Percy Jackson discovers he’s a demigod in this hilarious rock version of the myth of Perseus. Written by Joe Tracz and Rob Rokicki, based on the novel by Rick Riordan. Directed by Bobby Sample.

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