Terrence McNally &
Based on the Novel
Ragtime by E.L Doctorow
Last seen at DHT in 2003, RAGTIME, with a magnificent score and captivating story, has remained one of our very favorites. The show, hailed by Time Magazine as “a triumph”, is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, and literally bursts onto the stage.
Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together — that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician — united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together they confront history’s contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.
Charles M. Schulz
by Eric Schaeffer
Based on TV special
Bill Melendez and
with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Join us as this classic animated television special A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS comes to life on the stage at DHT. Beloved all over the world, this show will have you breaking out the hankies with its nostalgic, heart-warming message.
When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.
Based on a true story, CALENDAR GIRLS (also a 2003 hit movie) achieves exactly what it sets out to do. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, and it leaves you feeling better about life than you did when you entered the theatre.
When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a local hospital. They manage to persuade four friends to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend their small village in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.
Music & Lyrics
George and Ira Gershwin
Inspired by Material
Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse
If You Can Get It
A hilarious screwball comedy, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is an homage to a host of Jazz Age musicals, which were filled with songs, dances, and outlandish gags—in this musical, it’s all set to the superb score (“S’Wonderful”, “Fascinating Rhythm”, “But Not for Me”) of George and Ira Gershwin!
Set in the 1920s, the show is the story of charming and wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix the weekend of his wedding. Billie and her gang decide to hide cases of alcohol in Jimmy’s Long Island mansion. But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up for the wedding, it gets a bit crazy!
Book & Lyrics
Robert L. Freedman
Based on the Novel
Israel Rank by Roy Horniman
Music & Lyrics
A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is a knock-’em-dead, hilarious comedy; it was the hands-down critics’ favorite of the 2014 Broadway season, with ten Tony nominations, winning four, including Best Musical.
When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s a distant eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight, so he sets off down a rather ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives, to become the second Earl of Highhurst, without being caught? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing Monty’s mind…
Director & Choreographer
DISNEY’S NEWSIES, a bona-fide Broadway hit, was inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the musical addresses themes of social injustice and exploitative labor practices, and features a David-versus-Goliath struggle as the young newsboys learn to harness their power.
Set in New York City, the show is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies. He dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.