Mark your calendars and catch some fantastic theater presented by Mohon Masque and Mohon Masque Jr. Here’s what’s on tap for the 2016-17 school year:
Don’t Drink the Water, a comedy by Woody Allen
November 11-12, 2016
Mohon Masque presents Woody Allen’s comedy, Don’t Drink the Water Nov. 11-12. A cascade of comedy and a solid hit on Broadway, this affair takes place inside an American embassy behind the Iron Curtain. An American tourist, a caterer by trade, and his wife and daughter rush into the embassy two steps ahead of the police who suspect them of spying and picture taking. It’s not much of a refuge, for the ambassador is absent and his son, now in charge, has been expelled from a dozen countries and the continent of Africa. Nevertheless, they carefully and frantically plot their escape, and the ambassador’s son and the caterer’s daughter even have time to fall in love. (www.samuelfrench.com)
Show dates for Don’t Drink the Water are:
- Friday, November 11 at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, November 12 at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, November 12 at 7 p.m.
Performances will be held in the Black Box Theater in the new Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen (CAT).
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students.
The Lion King Jr.
January 13-14, 2017
Mohon Masque Junior presents Lion King Jr. in January. This middle school musical will feature students in grades 6-8.
Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, the African savannah comes to life with Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. (www.mtishows.com)
March 24-26, 2017
Mohon Masque presents “Grease” as the spring musical in March.
Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night” and “We Go Together,” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world’s most popular musicals. (www.samuelfrench.com)