2023-2024 Theatre Productions

Malvern Theatre Society
Spring 2024 Upper School Musical

Children of Eden
Duffy Arts Center
March 1, 2, 8 and 9
7:00 p.m.

From musical theatre greats, Stephen Schwartz and John Caird, comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children, and faith-not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! An expansive and ambitious musical, the original production used a cast of sixty.

Adam, Eve, Noah, and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message that "the hardest part of love... is letting go."


 

Malvern Theatre Society
Fall 2023 Upper School Musical

Young Frankenstein
Duffy Arts Center 
November 3, 4, 10, & 11

It's alive! The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches.

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapted his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment. - (Synopsis provided by Music Theatre International)


 

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Malvern Theatre Society
Middle School Musical

Willy Wonka JR.
Duffy Arts Center
January 12 & 13

Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure and coming to the Duffy Arts Center stage this winter! Join us for Willy Wonka JR. on January 12 & 13.

The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. 

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka Factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory — or suffer the consequences. - (Synopsis provided by Music Theatre International)