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  • ANNOUNCING...

    Clear Spaces Subscription Program for the 2016 Season!

    There's no business like show busi-ness like no business I know.

    Everything about it is appealing, everything that traffic will allow-

    A Clear Space Theatre Subscription offers you the opportunity to support Clear Space and see the shows you want to see - all at a great price! Theres something for everyone from classics like ANYTHING GOES and CHICAGO, to family-friendly musicals like SHREK and MEET ME IN ST LOUIS, and contemporary shows including CHESAPEAKE, THE LAST FIVE YEARS and HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE.

    A Season Subscription includes tickets to the following productions:

    DEATHTRAP (January/February) ANYTHING GOES (March/April)

    25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (May) CHESAPEAKE (June)

    PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT (Summer Repertory) TBA (Summer Repertory)

    SHREK (Summer Repertory) HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (September/October)

    THE LAST FIVE YEARS (October) MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (November/December)

    Exclusive subscriber benefits:

    Now you can choose your favorite seats and keep them all season! Save 20% off the regular ticket price.

    Priority seating and free exchanges (subject to availability). Additional 20% off the Spotlight on Young Performers series when you buy now (INTO THE WOODS JR and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR). One free ticket per subscriber to the production of CHESAPEAKE.

    Your support helps Clear Space continue its legacy of presenting musicals and plays in an intimate setting and offering meaningful education and community programs.

    Theres no business like show business- Lets go on with the show!

  • DEATHTRAP By Ira Levin January 29-February 14

    Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a "dry" spell

    which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student a thriller which

    Sidney immediately recognizes as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney's plan is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts.

    Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter, that audiences

    will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play.

    THE LARAMIE PROJECT By Moiss Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project March 5 & March 6 ONLY!

    In October 1998, a 21 year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside

    Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later. His name was Matthew Shepard, and

    he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from interviews and

    personal experiences in Laramie. The project is a fundraiser in collaboration with CAMP Rehoboth, our local community center.

    ANYTHING GOES Music and Lyrics By Cole Porter; Book By Timothy Crouse and John Weidman March 18-April 3

    The age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications which ensue intrigue every audience, and no musical puts it on stage better than ANYTHING GOES. This

    show is an amusing story wrapped around one of Cole Porters magical scores including songs like Its De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get A Kick Out Of You, All

    Through The Night, Anything Goes, Youre The Top, and Blow, Gabriel, Blow. Sure to be a literal toe-tapper, ANYTHING GOES is a show not to be missed!

    INTO THE WOODS JR Book By James Lapine; Music and Lyrics By Stephen Sondheim April 15-April17

    Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witchmeet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his

    wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn

    that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

    THE 25th ANNUAL PUTMAN COUNTY SPELLING BEE Music and Lyrics By William Finn; Book By Rachel Sheinkin May 6-May 22

    An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

    CHESAPEAKE By Lee Blessing June 3-June 5

    An art-loving performer, an art-hating Senator, and a Chesapeake Bay Retriever all clash in this funny, touching, and surprising story, written by Lee Blessing (A Walk

    in the Woods). When a grant recipient named Kerr becomes the central focus of a conservative politician's campaign to defund the arts, Kerr decides to make a

    protest piece. His subject? The politician's beloved four-legged sidekick. This one-man show is a tale with a tail, about art, passion, politics, friendship, faith, and

    humanity. Performed by Andrew Criss (Lips Together, Teeth Apart).

    PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Book by Stephan Elliott & Allan Scott; Based on the Latent Image/Specific Films June 23-September 3

    Based on the smash-hit movie, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette and Adam (two drag

    queens and a transsexual), who take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. Aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) they search for love and

    friendship and end up finding more than they ever could have dreamed. With a hit parade of dancefloor favorites including "Its Raining Men, I Will Survive, Hot

    Stuff, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and I Love The Nightlife, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!

    MUSICAL TBA June 25-August 30

    Join us for a roaring twenties musical.

    SHREK Music By Jeanine Tesori; Book and Lyrics By David Lindsay-Abaire; Based on the Dreamworks Film June 29-September 1

    "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek" And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek. This musical adventure features all the beloved characters you know from the film brought to life on stage.

    HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE By Paula Vogel September 23-October 9

    A wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. HOW I

    LEARNED TO DRIVE is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize, this play is a potent

    and convincing comment on a taboo subject, and its impact sneaks up on its audience.

    THE LAST FIVE YEARS Book, Music & Lyrics By Jason Robert Brown October 21-October 30 TWO WEEKENDS ONLY!

    Jason Robert Brown's emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters meet only once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

    BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR Music By Alan Menken; Lyrics By Howard Ashman & Tim Rice; Book By Linda Woolverton November 11-13

    The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast

    can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. Be Our Guest and step into this enchanted world featuring songs

    from the animated feature.

    MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS Music and Lyrics By Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane; Book By Hugh Wheeler November 25-December 11

    Suddenly theres a blackout. Imagine yourself standing as the lights from the Worlds Fair fill the stage; youve never seen such a spec