Theatre Coppell 2014 - 2015 Season
Dr. Cook's Garden, by Ira Levin
August 22 – September 7, 2014
Dr. Cook, the local physician in a Vermont village, is loved for his decades of unselfish dedication to the medical needs of his neighbors. Also, his garden is the pride of the town and Dr. Cook’s joy. But when the doctor’s young protégé returns for a visit, a problem of medical ethics arises to haunt them. Both doctors – young and old – are pitted against each other in a scene of breath-stopping suspense.
Catch Me If You Can, book by Terrence McNally; Music by Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman
October 10 – 26, 2014
This musical version of Frank Abagnale’s incredible early life as a check-forger and con man is based on the Leonardo DiCaprio movie. It’s the true story of how a determined FBI agent pursued Abagnale for years, always one step behind the clever young man who loved comic books and easily passed himself off as an airline pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer.
A Christmas Carol, based on the Charles Dickens story
December 5 - 21, 2014
Bah! Humbug! Scrooge hates Christmas and despises any sentimentality that leads to good will and charity, even toward his own family. It takes ghosts with a dire prophecy to convince him that mankind should be everyone’s business. Eventually, Tiny Tim utters the legendary anthem of the best of all holidays: “God bless us every one!”
Rumors, by Neil Simon
February 6 - 22. 2015
Possibly the best farce ever written by the modern king of comedy brings three couples together in one house, where things don’t just go wrong; they go wrong again and again and again! Someone has accidentally shot himself and his friends want to spare him the bad publicity. One little white lie leads to another, then several more, then to so many, no one can keep up. Every time a door slams or the phone rings, the hilarity builds until the audience is laughing at everything from a bandaged ear to a stubborn potato chip bag to a frantic “La Bamba” dance.
Over the River and Through the Woods, by Joe DiPietro
April 10 - 26, 2015
Nick visits both sets of his grandparents in New Jersey every Sunday for dinner. He has been offered a dream job, and he will have to move away – news that doesn’t set well with his beloved, but clutching, relatives. They begin a series of schemes to keep Nick around, one of which involves bringing to dinner the lovely – and single – Caitlin O’Hare as bait. Both funny and warm-hearted, the story will make everyone remember how family love can sometimes lead to comic situations.
Little Women, the Musical, Book by Alan Knee, Music by Mindi Dickstein and Jason Howland
July 17 – August 2, 2015
When Jo March, who wants to be a writer, is told she must write more from her own experiences, she weaves a story of herself and her family’s struggles during the American Civil War. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s autobiographical book, this musical brings to life not only Jo, but also her beloved sisters, Meg, Beth, and Amy, as well as their mother, their wealthy neighbor, and his grandson, plus New York friends who eventually encourage Jo’s literary pursuits. The powerful music soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache, and hope.