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To our patrons,
Here at the Cardinal Theatre the health and safety of our patrons, students and teachers are of our upmost concern. Amidst the spread of the COVID-19 virus we have decided to cancelled all in person performances for the first semester of the 2020 season. At this time we are uncertain of what the rest of our 2020-21 theatre season holds, but we hope to be able to return to live theatre as soon as the health guidelines deem it appropriate. Until that time, we will be filming our productions and premiering them digitally on our originally scheduled opening weekend. The TWHS Theatre program is fully self supported through ticket sales and donations. We hope that when you tune in to watch our show you would consider donating as well.
As a theatre we want to thank the community for your love and support during these unknown times and hope to be able to reopen our doors soon.
The Cardinal Theatre Production Team
THE SEUSSIFICATION OF
ROMEO AND JULIET
a play by Peter Bloedel
A whimsical reinvention of Shakespeare's tragic love story, complete with rhymed couplets, creative wordplay, and fantastical machines -- similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with if he ever had his way with the script...
Premiere Date: October 23 & 24
Broadway on Demand
TWISTED TALES OF POE
a radio play by Philip Grecian from the stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe
Four stories from Edgar Allan Poe are told in the form of a staged radio drama, complete with sound effects and music. The prisoners of Leverett Street Jail, Death Warrant Division, await their fates as three of the doomed souls tell their stories, and we enter the mind of the fourth
Premiere Date: November, 2020
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
a play by Moss Hart & George Kaufman
Grandpa Vanderhof and his wacky family, the Sycamores, have been happily living their zany lives in his house by Columbia University in New York for many years. This family (and their friends) are a madcap group of eccentrics, marching to the beat of their own drum, with pride and joy. You Can’t Take It With You is a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy.
Premiere Date: December, 2020
a play by Jane Martin
A young woman tests her Christian faith by handling poisonous snakes. A baton twirler sees the face of Jesus 30 feet in the air. A destitute woman wants to live in McDonald’s, where the sick are cured by Big Macs and nobody dies. A housewife escapes to Oz every day. These are just a few of the stories in Talking With . . . by Jane Martin, a unique collection of monologues by marvelous characters, who come together in an unforgettable theatrical event. They make us laugh and they make us think. And even when their challenges and crises appear larger than life, the characters embody universal issues: unbearable loneliness, crises of confidence, bereavement, loss of hope and struggles with faith.
Premiere Date: TBD, 2021
Premiere Date: February, 2021
book by Thomas Meehan
music by Charles Strouse
and lyrics by Martin Charnin
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
a play by Marjorie Sokoloff
The Witch was the fairest one of all first, and she will not be silenced any longer! This updated version of the classic story unveils the villain's perspective, from her tragic childhood to her quest for revenge. So how did the story really go? Join all seven quirky dwarves, a tongue-tied prince, a sassy mirror, a dancing chicken, and of course Snow White, in a tale about beauty, friendship, and happily-ever-afters with a twist.
Premiere Date: TBD, 2021
NUNSENSE: THE MEGA-MUSICAL
book/music/lyrics by Dan Goggin
Nunsense is a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood died from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia Child of God. Thus, the remaining nuns – ballet-loving Sister Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother Superior Sister Regina, and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert – stage a talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed. With catchy songs and irreverent comedy, Nunsense is sure to keep audiences rolling with laughter
Premiere Date: May, 2021