On the Mainstage

On the Town

On the Town

music by Leonard Bernstein
book & lyrics by
Betty Comden & Adolph Green
based on an idea by Jerome Robbins

directed by Charles Richter
musical director: Ed Bara
choreographer: Karen Dearborn

Oct. 26 - Nov. 4, 2012
Empie Theatre

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"New York, New York! It’s a helluva town! The Bronx is up, but the Battery’s down!” Three sailors on a one-day pass look for excitement and romance in this shiny, scintillating love letter to the Big Apple.

It’s 6 a.m. in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, on a summer morning during World War II. Three sailors—Chip, Ozzie, and Gabey—begin their 24-hour shore leave, eager to explore the big city. Gabey falls in love with the picture of “Miss Turnstiles, June 1944,” who turns out to be Ivy Smith. With the help of anthropologist Claire DeLoone and amorous cabbie Hildy Esterhazy, the sailors race around New York attempting to find Ivy before their leave ends and they have to ship out

With a fabulous score by Leonard Bernstein and zingy, hilarious book and lyrics by Comden & Green, On the Town is a splashy, spectacular dance musical created by four iconic talents of the American musical theatre.

Friday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 p.m.

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