2016 - 2017 (59th) Season

click on the show names below for cast list, pictures and round table discussion videos

Driving Miss Daisy
August 18 - September 11, 2016
Director:  Chuck Tweed

Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, voted by our patrons to open the season,  puts together a crotchety white Southern lady, and a proud, soft-spoken black man who form a bond that endures for 25 years.

September 29 - October 23, 2016
Director:  Richard Lemin

Joe Pendleton has a big problem. He finds himself being checked in for the Hereafter by a Mr. Jordan. When it is discovered Joe was called sixty years too early, the iconic Harry Segall comedy finds Joe in all sorts of trouble in his new body as a wealthy man about to be murdered by his wife. 

November 10 - December 4, 2016
Director:  Billie Thrash

A Jewel Box premiere of a comedy by Ken Ludwig , the author of Lend Me a Tenor (three-time Best Play Gem winner), and Moon Over Buffalo. It all starts out so easy. Leo Clark and Jack Gable, two down-on-their luck Shakespearean actors, find  a newspaper article about an ailing woman who wants to share her multimillion-dollar inheritance with her sister’s children, Max and Steve. When the men find out the aunt can’t find her nephews, you already know they plan to become Max and Steve. Minor problem: Max and Steve are actually Maxine and Stephanie. So, what do good Shakespearean actors do? Dress the parts! 

January 19 - February 12, 2017
Director:  Don Taylor

Avery Sutton is coming home after years of traveling abroad.  Big comic surprises abound when he finds the house  is tilted at a distinct angle, the dog hasn’t been fed in five years, and his Grandmother, who everyone thought was dead, is alive and kicking. That’s just for starters.  Michael McKeever’s play is a Jewel Box debut. 

March 2 - 26, 2017
Director:  Terry Veal

A howling snowstorm has a bus making a stop at a roadside diner with five weary travelers who will have to stay overnight. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse, finds herself kidnapped by Bo, a headstrong young cowboy, who wants to marry her. The William Inge comedy will have you laughing as she tries to tame his clumsy efforts in front of the other guests. 

April 13 - May 7, 2017
Director:  Angela Prock

Bali Ha’i is calling you.  The Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award-winning musical takes nurse Nellie Forbush to an island paradise during World War II with such classic songs as ‘Some Enchanted Evening’, ‘There is Nothin’ Like a Dame’, and ‘I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa  My Hair.’  With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and a book by  Mr. Hammerstein and  Joshua Logan,  you will be swept away to another time of learning and love.