2015-2016 Season

Announcing Stage One’s 2015/2016 Season!

Stage One’s 2015/2016 Season will include three shows; The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang.

The Rocky Horror Show
October 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, & 31 at 7:30 PM (Presented on JPAC’s Main Stage)
A Christmas Carol
December 3, 4, 5, 11, & 12 at 7:30 PM • 6 & 13 at 2 PM (Presented on JPAC’s Main Stage)
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
March 10, 11, 12, 18, & 19 at 7:30 PM • 13 & 20 at 2 PM (Presented in JPAC’s Gallery)

Where: The Janesville Performing Arts Center • 408 S Main St • Janesvillepac.org

About the shows:
The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics and a book by Richard O’Brien. A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror.

A Christmas Carol: As miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge falls asleep in his dreary home on Christmas Eve, three ghosts appear, each revealing to Scrooge the wrong doings of his life and what will happen if he continues in his evil ways. He is racked with fear and remorse and sets out on Christmas Day to bless with his newfound generosity all those whom he has neglected and abused.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a comedy play written by Christopher Durang. The story revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by the third, Masha, who supports them. They discuss their lives and loves, argue, and Masha threatens to sell the house. Some of the show’s elements were derived from works of Anton Chekhov, including several character names, the play’s setting in a cherry orchard, and the theme of the possible loss of an ancestral home. In 2013, it won the Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, among other awards.

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