You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised)

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a musical comedy, based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Shultz.  Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gessner.  Additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, dialogue by Michael Mayer.

Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. In this revised version the sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang is maintained, but a fresh insouciance and playfulness is revealed. The new script features two new songs, particularly funny dialogue, and new, catchy orchestrations. Whether you’re keen to fly with the Red Baron, moon over the Moonlight Sonata, or just do your best to find “Happiness,” You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a crowd-pleasing classic.

Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 pm.  Tickets are $18.00 for adults and $12.00 for students. 

September 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2019

And the Winner Is…. by Mitch Albom

And the Winner Is… tells the comic story of Tyler Johnes, a self-obsessed movie star, who is finally nominated for an Oscar, then dies the night before the awards. Outraged at his bad luck and determined to know if he wins (even though he’s dead), he bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to return to earth for the big night. Along the way, he drags his agent, his acting rival, his bombshell girlfriend and his ex-wife into the journey, in a wildly twisting tale of Hollywood, the afterlife, and how we are judged.

November 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 2019

FUNDRAISER – It’s a Wonderful Life, a Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s broadcast.  With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.  Add to your holiday celebrations by coming to see this Wonderful (pun intended) show.  Bring your family and friends, too.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students.

December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 2019

The MLT Juniors present: Into the Woods by James Lapine

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students.

January 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2020

Nightwatch by Lucille Fletcher

A mystery/thriller

Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. Her husband tries to comfort her, but when he steps away for a moment Elaine screams as she sees (or believes she sees) the body of a dead man in the window across the way. The police are called, but find nothing except an empty chair. Elaine’s terror grows as shortly thereafter she sees still another body—this time a woman’s—but by now the police are skeptical and pay no heed to her frantic pleas. Her husband, claiming that Elaine may be on the verge of a breakdown, calls in a lady psychiatrist, who agrees with his suggestion that Elaine should commit herself to a sanitarium for treatment. From this point on, the plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved—Elaine’s old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid Helga—all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws towards its riveting and chilling climax.

Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students.  SAVE 20%!!  Purchase your tickets by February 22nd and pay $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for students!!

March 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2020

Dracula, a Musical by Paul Michael Brown

Dracula, a Musical premiered in 1993 in McKeesport Little Theater.  Roughly based on Dram Stoker’s 19th century novel, the musical is part character drama and part comedy.  The musical takes place in the 1927 estate of solicitor, Jonathan Harker.  His fiance, Mina Murray, finds herself torn between her love for Jonathan and the mysterious visitor, Dracula, while her best friend, Lucy Westenra, becomes Dracula’s first victim.  Will Mina be his next??  You will find yourself drawn into the lives of the characters and the hauntingly beautiful music of the show.  

Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are $18.00 for adults and $12.00 for students.

May 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 2020