Production History

Live Arts has a rich performance history.

Take a trip down memory lane and remember those shows that have had lasting impressions on our hearts and our stage.  If a link is available, click to see the cast/crew information.

2016-2017 Season

THE ELECTRIC BABYseason26-shows-electric-baby-title

by Stefanie Zadravec 
October 14 to November 5, 2016
Presented by Silverchair  
Six characters, three stories, and only the mysterious moon floating through her magical phases sees them all. One life-changing coincidence later, their journeys begin that curious braiding that can connect each of us to all of us, and make every strand stronger. Together and separately they search—for their destiny, for forgiveness, for acceptance, and finally, perhaps, just for a moment’s peace together. While they search, old tales are told, folk remedies are shared, and always, the Baby glows.

GUYS AND DOLLSseason26-shows-guys-and-dolls-title

Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser; Book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows; Based on story & characters by Damon Runyon
December 9, 2016 to January 15, 2017
Presented by Old Dominion Bank
Sit Down, Live Arts will be Rockin’ the Boat all night long with our own, no-holds-barred take on this treasured musical, as Sarah and Sky, Nathan and Adelaide navigate their way into safe harbors against odds high enough to scare away even Big Julie. Whether you’d rather Follow the Fold or sit in on the Oldest, Established, Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York, there’s a place for you in Damon Runyon’s Manhattan love story. Join us for a high octane evening full of the music you love and the story with the happy ending only Broadway could provide.

WELL

by Lisa Kron 
February 3 to February 25, 2017
Presented by Lisa Grant and Tim McNamara
I want to figure some things out, that’s all. I love you, so I need to understand. Why do some get well and others, not? Is it a chance, or a choice? And that patient who became the healer for her world—how did she do that? What is the connection between treatment and getting better? And Mother, will you please, for one minute, just shut up! Sorry, I do love you, but they don’t need a drink, they don’t need a snack, they just need to help me. I’m trying to figure this out and you’re so distracting. I know I can do this, I know how to do it, and as soon as I figure it out, I’ll be able to…

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

written by Rick Elise, composed by Wayne Barker, based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
March 10 to March 26, 2017
Presented by Woodard Properties and Sponsored by Alexander Nicholson
The Boy had no home, no friends. He even got his name by accident. All the grownups he knew lied (no wonder he won’t grow up!). The Girl is an apprentice Starcatcher who tells great bedtime stories. They share the starstuff adventure with pirates, mermaids, islanders who hate the English but love gourmet pasta, and Queen Victoria (God Save Her!). Come along while we turn the story you’ve known all your life into a whole new-yet-familiar adventure.

THE REALISTIC JONESES

by Will Eno 
April 21 to May 13, 2017
Presented by Susan Jacobson and Norm Oliver
Simple conversations, complex communication; minor irritations, major confrontations; everyday affection, transcendent love. Winner of two Drama Desk Special Awards and nominated for three Drama League Awards in 2014, Will Eno’s poignant look at everyday people is full of gentle humor and wry commentary on how we deal with our own mortality. The Joneses (both couples) are doing their very best to navigate modern life in all its glorious everyday chaos, while fighting for the quiet time and inner space to make sense of it all. This play will warm your heart and break your heart, showing that there is somebody’s hero in each of us, even though none of us can be heroic all the time. And as long as we stick by each other, we don’t have to be.

DEATH OF A SALESMANDeath of a Salesman at Live Arts

by Arthur Miller
May 19 to June 4, 2017

Willy Loman is just an ordinary, hardworking American man, trying to hold it all together.  His grown sons, Biff and Happy, are up for anything, it seems, except working hard. Meanwhile, their mother, Willy’s wife Linda, strives to keep the family from falling apart.

In Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, the family-man who fought for everything is on the edge of losing it all, and now more than ever “attention must be paid.”

 

2015-2016 Season

DIRTY BLONDE

CITY OF ANGELS

THE OTHER PLACE

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

HUNTER GATHERERS

DREAMGIRLS

2014-2015 Season

THE SUGAR

LES MISÉRABLES

CROOKED

VANYA AND MASHA AND SONIA AND SPIKE

THE MOUNTAINTOP and GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES

FIGHT NIGHT

XANADU

2013-2014 Season

THE MOTHERFUCKER WITH THE HAT

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

GETTING NEAR TO BABY

GREY GARDENS

THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE

THE MASTER & MARGARITA

2012-2013 Season

Playwrights’ Lab: Summer Shorts

Melanin

CLYBOURNE PARK

That Night Follows Day

New Works on Fire

A CHORUS LINE

24/7

SPEECH & DEBATE

Late Night!

IN THE NEXT ROOM or THE VIBRATOR PLAY

OR

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

LEGALLY BLONDE

2011-2012 Season

Melanin

SUPERIOR DONUTS

THE PRODUCERS

24/7

THIS IS NOT A PIPE DREAM

CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION

ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL

HE WHO GETS SLAPPED

HAIRSPRAY

Playwrights’ Lab: Summer Shorts

2010-2011 Season

THE DISHWASHERS

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

24/7

THE GIVER

THE MEMORY OF WATER

MAPPING THE DARK

The Live Arts Shorts Festival

SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION

ZOMBIE PROM

2009-2010 Season

GLENGARRY GLENROSS

GYPSY

Our American Ann Sisters

INTIMATE APPAREL

MOTHER HICKS

24/7

HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY

HENRY IV, PARTS 1 & 2

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES

13

2008-2009 Season

DOUBT

FLYIN’ WEST

SWEENEY TODD

VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET

24/7

THE MATCHMAKER

TARTUFFE

EURYDICE

FOOTLOOSE

THE GARDEN

2007-2008 Season

THE CLEAN HOUSE

AMERICAN BUFFALO

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

The Little Match Girl, LATTEE

THE GOAT, or WHO IS SYLVIA?

IN THE BLOOD

MOTHER COURAGE & HER CHILDREN

A Comic Ballad of Misfortune, LATTE

THE BEARD OF AVON

STRING OF PEARLS

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

LYSISTRATA

2006-2007 Season

AMADEUS

HELEN

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES

THOM PAIN

THE PILLOWMAN

THE VIOLET HOUR

THE GOOD TIME ARE KILLING ME

THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

OLD TIMES

2005-2006 Season

NOISES OFF

HAVING OUR SAY

MACBETH

HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH

METAMORPHOSES

WORLD’S WIFE

OUR LADY OF 121st STREET

The Tale of Pearl & Edmond, LATTE

ALL MY SONS

URINETOWN

Summer Theater Festival

2004-2005 Season

ANGELS IN AMERICA PT. 2

SUBURBIA

CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

WINTERTIME

THE UNDERPANTS

THE DAZZLE

EVITA

FAR AWAY

MOMENT OF FLIGHT/ ROPE

RAISIN IN THE SUN

TOM JONES

Summer Theater Festival

2003-2004 Season

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDERNSTERN ARE DEAD

THE GRAPES OF WRATH

TOPDOG UNDERDOG

COPENHAGEN

NINE

JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN

ANGELS IN AMERICA PT. 1

Summer Theater Festival

THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY

2002-2003 Season

LOST IN YONKERS

THE WILD PARTY

AH WILDERNESS

SUMMER EVENING IN DES MOINES

BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL

Summer Theater Festival

COFFEE HOUSE 13

2001-2002 Season

WIT

THE COMMON GOOD

EDWARD II

CLOUD NINE

THE WIZ

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

FLOYD COLLINS

Summer Theater Festival

LATTEHOUSE IV

2000-2001 Season

PRIMER

THE WOMEN

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

VENUS

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST & TRAVESTIES

Summer Theater Festival

LATTEHOUSE III

1999-2000 Season

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE

THE WAY OF THE WORLD

THE WINTERS TALE

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN

CANDIDE

VINEGAR HILL

THE CHEMISTRY OF CHANGE

CLOSER

LOOT

1998-1999 Season

A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY

MRS WARRENS PROFESSION

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN

SEVEN GUITARS

HUMAN INTEREST

SOMETHING WANTING

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

1997-1998 Season

FALSETTOS

COFFEEHOUSE 11: MONSTER THERAPY

THE SECOND SHEPHERD’S PLAY

THE SEAGULL

EDGAR

THE JOURNALS OF LEWIS AND CLARK

THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

1996-1997 Season

THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP

GRANDPAS BIRTHDAY & NO REDEEMING VALUE

THE ROAD TO MECCA

THE WAITING ROOM

RHINOCEROS

CABARET

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

DANCE TALK

GREATER TUNA

New Play Festival

1995-1996 Season

BORDERLANDS

CONFESSIONS OF A NIGHTINGALE and GERTRUDE STEIN GERTRUDE STEIN

Third Annual Playoffs

ASSASSINS

ENDGAME

THE VISIT

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

1994-1995 Season

OFF THE MALL

COFFEEHOUSE 10 FIRESIGN THEATRE

MORE FUN THAN BOWLING

THE ODD COUPLE

REDWOOD CURTAIN

ALL IN THE TIMING

WALK

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

Second Annual Playoffs

1993-1994 Season

SNOW WHITE & SEVERAL DWARVES

MARVIN’S ROOM

BURN THIS

THE COUNTRY WIFE

ROAD SONGS

CHICAGO

CHEKHOV ONE ACTS

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

HAMLET MACHINE

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE

The First Annual Theater Playoffs

 1992-1993 Season

THE MAIDS

SPEED THE PLOW

LEFTHANDED FREE THROWS

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A GIRL’S GUIDE TO CHAOS

HOW I GOT THAT STORY

THREEPENNY OPERA

COFFEEHOUSE 7

COFEEHOUSE 8

COFFEEHOUSE 9

1991-1992 Season

SOME THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE WORLD ENDS ( A FINAL EVENING WITH THE ILLUMINATI)

DUMB ANDY

THE FANTASTICS

THE GREAT CROSS COUNTRY RACE

COFFEEHOUSE 4

COFFEEHOUSE 5

COFFEEHOUSE 6

1990-1991 Season

NO EXIT

TALLEY’S FOLLEY

COFFEEHOUSE 1

COFFEEHOUSE 2

COFFEEHOUSE 3

THE WOOLGATHERERS

THE BELLE OF AMHERST

THE BALLAD OF THE SAD CAFE