The Wick Theatre Announces its Second Season

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Coming on the heels of the rousing success of their 2013 debut which included three Carbonell nominations for The Sound of Music and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the Wick Theatre is thrilled to continue their high-level of excellence with an exciting 2014-2015 season. In keeping with the theatre’s mission to bring classic American musical theatre to the stage, the theatre carefully selected shows that are fun, family- friendly and representative of some of the greatest musicals of our time. Evening performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and matinees Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Single tickets are $58 and Museum tour /lunch/show packages are available at www.thewick.org or by calling the box office at 561-995-2333. “I must express my sincerest gratitude for the incredible support and critical acclaim The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum has received in its inaugural season,” said Executive Producer, Marilynn A. Wick. “This has been a dream come true for my family and me. Our goal was to bring a magnificent new entertainment venue to the people of South Florida, and we have been overwhelmed by the incredible support we received by this community. With your input, we have planned another exciting season, and we look forward to seeing you all for many years to come!” The 2014/2015 Season at the Wick Theatre Swing! October 23-November 16 “Two thirds rhythm and one third soul.” That’s how Fats Waller defined the uniquely American form of popular music and dance known as Swing. A joyful celebration in both music and dance, Swing! is full of incredible hits from the greatest era like It Don’t Mean a Thing, Jumpin’ at the Woodside, Hit Me With a Hot Note, Harlem Nocturne, G.I. Jive and Stompin’ at the Savoy. As this enthralling song-and-dance show makes abundantly clear, swing was never a time and place, it was always a state of mind! “The most purely exhilarating show in town.” – The New York Post “Astonishing….a Masterpiece.” – Gannett Newspapers “Sophisticated wit, tuneful and sexy.” – USA Today. Mame December 4-December 28 Book by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee Music by Jerry Herman This classic musical based on the novel “Auntie Mame” by Patrick Dennis tells the ageless story of Mame Dennis’ eccentric, bohemian lifestyle suddenly interrupted when her late brother’s son is entrusted to her care. But rather than adopt to any societal standards about child rearing, money-making and romance – Mame does everything with her own dramatic flair. Many of Jerry Herman’s most memorable melodies grace this production including Mame, It’s Today, Open a New Window, If He Walked into My Life, We Need a Little Christmas, Bosom Buddies and That’s How Young I Feel. Winner of 3 Tony Awards for Best Actress, Best Featured Actress and Actor and 3 Outer Critics Circle Awards for exceptional performances. La Cage aux Folles January 8-February 15 With music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and an incredibly inspired book by Harvey Fierstein, La Cage aux Folles is the story of a flamboyant gay couple who must pretend to be straight for one night — with one of the men in drag — to dupe the conservative political family of their son’s fiancee. This treasure-trove includes a host of great Herman songs like I Am What I Am, A Little More Mascara, Song on the Sand, The Best of Times and the title song La Cage aux Folles. Winner of 6 Tony Awards in 1984. “Carry your maiden aunt off to La Cage aux Folles…It’s a family show, a glittering, fast stepping extravaganza.” – New York Daily News Man of La Mancha February 26-March 22 Set in the dungeons of the Spanish Inquisition, Miguel de Cervantes gives a dramatic defense by reenacting the story of Don Quixote of La Mancha: the passionate and poignant tale of a noble knight who lives in a world of madness and cannot see that chivalry has died. His holy quest is a mission of salvation to find compassion not for himself but for others. The incredible showfeaturesmusicbyMitchLeighandlyricsby Joe Darion and some of its songs have become Broadway standards such as The Impossible Dream, It’s All the Same, Dulcinea, I’m Only Thinking of Him, I Really Like Him and Little Bird remain in your thoughts and in your soul well after you see the show. Oklahoma! April 2-April 26 The first collaboration between the amazing duo of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Oklahoma! is set in the western Indian territory in the midst of a high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys and provides a colorful back ground against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl play out their love story. Some of the most memorable hits of the musical theatre are in this show including Surrey With the Fringe on Top, The Farmer and the Cowman, Out of My Dreams, People Will Say We’re in Love and the beloved title song Oklahoma! The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943. It was a box- office smash and ran for an unprecedented 2,212 performances, later enjoying award- winning revivals, national tours, foreign productions and an Academy Award-winning film adaptation in 1955. Dames at Sea May 7-May 24 A long-running hit off-Broadway that brought stardom to Bernadette Peters, this campy song and dance show is based on the nostalgia of Hollywood musicals of the 30’s. It’s big time New York, into which sweet little Ruby from Centerville, Utah has come to make it big on Broadway. Not surprisingly and in true Broadway fashion, Ruby begins the day in the chorus, and ends it as a star on the deck of a battleship which just happens to be passing by. Full of fun music including Choo, Choo Honeymoon, Raining in My Heart, The Beguine (Do You Remember Pensacola), Good Times Are Here to Stay and the 11-hour, save-the-day number, Star Tar, Dames at Sea was selected as “Best Musical of the Year” by Time, Newsweek, and Outer Critics Circle. “A winner! A gem of a musical!” – The New York Times Evening performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and matinees Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Single tickets are $58 and Museum tour /lunch/show packages are available at www.thewick.org or by calling the box office at 561-995-2333.