Our 2016-17 Season


Music and Lyrics by Roger Miller, Book by William Haupton

Based on the timeless Mark Twain classic "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", BIG RIVER sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the unruly Huck helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are full of humor, suspense and heart, bringing to life our favorite characters from the novel, including: the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the hilarious King and Duke; Huck’s partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, as well as their rowdy gang of pals; Huck’s drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; and the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, this lively journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.Premiering on Broadway in 1985, it won 8 Drama Desk Awards and 7 Tony awards including Best Musical.


Created by Shannon Rider, Written by Shannon Rider and Barry Martin
October 14 – 23, 2016

More than just a Prohibition-era Cabaret show, I WANNA BE BAD is an interactive journey – which immerese the audience in the atmosphere of a Prohibition Era Speakeasy. Here you will meet a host of colorful characters, including Cab Calloway’s Minnie the Moocher and Smokey Joe and witness their torrid love story. Along with Minnie and Joe’s struggles, you will experience torch singers, jazz and blues standards of the era, shady bootleggers, scintillating cabaret dancers and more. This is more than just another musical, it’s an experience.

By William Gibson
November 4 – 20, 2016

A true American classic, THE MIRACLE WORKER dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher, Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, and almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. A winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Play.


Music and lyrics by David Nehls, book by Betsy Kelso
Dec 2-17, 2016

It’s holiday time in Armadillo Acres, North Florida’s premier mobile-living community, and everyone’s filled with warmth and beer. But when a freak bout of amnesia strikes the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. Be on hand as Betty, Lin, and Pickles jingle all the way with some new neighbors in an all-new, all-trailer-park musical! This companion to the original THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL is just as much of a cat-fightin’, sun-worshippin’, chair-throwin’ good time-—but with tinsel and Keg Nog. And we're bringing back the cast that played to sold out houses in December 2015!

In repertory with
By Ken Ludwig
December 3 – 18, 2016

It’s a story of a mouse whose house Santa skipped - and he wants to make sure he has cookies out so he won’t be missed again! But before you can say “Merry Christmas!,” you are taken off on the wild adventures of this mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl filled with schemes, confrontations, hip-hop music, mistaken identities, bravery, and all things naughty and nice! ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS will be presented for 6 matinee performances while North Florida’s premier mobile-living community will be returning for 8 performances in the evenings!

Music and Lyrics by Steven Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler
January 27 – February 12, 2017

Set in 1900 Sweden, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desirée Armfeldt and the men who love her: a lawyer, and a Count. Both men -- as well as their jealous wives -- agree to join Desirée and her family for a weekend in the country at Desirée's mother's estate. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises. Based on Ingmar Bergman's comedy of manners, "Smiles of a Summer Night", it's a musical of masterful execution and elegance. Winner of four Tony Awards, this is a musical work that has entranced audiences around the world. Features Sondheim's popular song, the haunting "Send in the Clowns."


kidsrule8x10KIDS RULE THE 8 X 10


February 24 - March 12, 2017
For our 5th annul festival of short plays, we have asked playwrights to submit scripts with at least one role for an actor age 6-17. The result will be more performing opportunities for our local youth. The 10 minute play festival has been a huge success for Lucky penny, not only offering roles for actors of all experience and age, but also to allow playwrights the opportunity to have their works performed.


By Jordan Harrison
April 21 – May 7, 2017

Katha and Ryu have become allergic to their 21st-century lives. After they meet a charismatic man from a community of 1950s re-enactors, they forsake cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties. In this compulsively authentic world, Katha and Ryu are surprised by what their new neighbors - and they themselves - are willing to sacrifice for happiness.

Book by Peter DiPietro, Music by Galen Blum, Wayne Barker and Vinnie Martucci, Lyrics by Tom Chiodo
June 2 – June 18, 2017

The internationally popular game CLUE is now a fun filled musical which brings the world’s best known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room and with what weapon. The audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the night. Three audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons and rooms; there are 216 possible solutions! Only one hardnosed female detective is qualified to unravel the merry mayhem. Comic antics, witty lyrics and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room. Surprises and twists abound!

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