GREAT Theatre Releases Schedule for 2016-2017 Season
ST. CLOUD -- GREAT Theatre has announced its show schedule for the 2016-2017 season. In honor of what would be Roald Dahl's 100 birthday, two of the shows are based on the influential author's work -- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and James and the Giant Peach. Other notable productions include musical versions of Sister Act and A Christmas Story, the children's classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the popular dinner theatre show, Tony N' Tina's Wedding.
The season begins with the fresh from Broadway tribute to the power of friendship is a reason to REJOICE! The New York Post proclaims " Big, glitzy numbers . . . with nuns! "Sister Act" ...one of the season's happiest surprises." And it was the number one choice of GREAT Season members in our annual show survey!
Tremendous things are in store for you as you join Charlie Bucket in a delicious tour of Willy Wonka's world-famous Chocolate Factory. Behind the magical gates is a chocolate river, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas must be seen to be believed. A play choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses.
For the holidays we introduce a new musical based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. It follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for an Official Red Ryder Range Model air rifle. Featuring iconic scenes from the movie and a versatile score including the inevitable "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!"
Based on one of Roald Dahl's most poignantly quirky stories this is a brand new musical on this "masterpeach" of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score of singing insects and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery launches a journey of enormous proportions.
Buckle in for a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins.) Filled with amazing stage spectacle and a flying, yes flying, car this is ultimately a feel-good story about the power of family and the bonds created to overcome any obstacle.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vitale cordially invite you to Tony and Tina's Wedding! With as many laughs as there are stereotypes, this big fat Italian wedding will have you feeling like you are a member of the family and thankful that you're not! Get invited to what the New York Times calls "Audaciously imaginative!"