Village Theatre’s 2010-11 season opens with ‘The Full Monty’

  • Thu Mar 4th, 2010 2:16pm
  • Life

By Theresa Goffredo Herald Writer

Village Theatre has announced its season for 2010-11, which will open Oct. 26 in Everett.

Making up the five productions are two new musicals, an edgy bare-it-all comedy, a classic mystery and a Tim Rice-Andrew Lloyd Webber super hit.

Here’s a description of the season. All opening dates refer to Everett performances:

“The Full Monty”: Opens Oct. 26. Based on the internationally acclaimed film, this delightfully wicked comedy tells the story of six average-looking, unemployed steelworkers on the verge of a bold plan to get themselves out of debt and make amends with those they love.

“Anne of Green Gables”: Opens Jan. 7, 2011. Based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s best-selling novel, the story starts with the Cuthberts, who expect to adopt a boy but are surprised when a talkative and clever young girl steps off the train in Avonlea. Though she has a knack for getting in trouble, Anne will transform from a playful young girl to a confident young woman against the backdrop of a beautiful score.

“Sleuth”: Opens March 4, 2011. This classic tale follows wealthy mystery novelist Andrew Wyke as he invites young Milo Tindle to his elegant, isolated country house to settle some unpleasant business: Milo is having an affair with Andrew’s wife. This complex story of wits and deception is packed with thrills, twists and turns to keep you guessing to the very end.

“Iron Curtain”: Opens April 29, 2011. When the Soviets set out to create a Broadway musical, they decide they need to bring in some real New York writers — by force, if necessary. Enter Howard and Murray, two down-and-out musical theater writers on the brink of quitting. Kidnapped, taken to Moscow and forced to fix the worst musical ever written, these two guys find themselves literally working under the gun.

A 2007 Village Originals Festival favorite, artistic director Steve Tomkins quipped that in this show, “there’s no Communism like show-Communism.”

“Jesus Christ Superstar”: Opens July 8, 2011. The iconic musical writing team of Webber and Rice created this powerhouse musical based on the struggles of Jesus of Nazareth and Judas Iscariot during the last week of Jesus’ life. The score includes hits like “Superstar” and “I Don’t Know How to Love Him.”

Patrons can buy a subscription packages to see all five shows for the price of four starting at $140 for performances at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett.

Single tickets go on sale in September in Everett. Call 425-257-8600 or go to www.villagetheatre.org.

Theresa Goffredo: 425-339-3424; goffredo@heraldnet.com.