Summer Stock Austin is back for 2017. Gearing up for its 13th season, high school and college students from all over the country will once again come together as part of a “stock” company to build, design and perform three professional-grade musicals in rep under the guidance of industry professionals. Student tickets start at $15.
“Monty Python’s SPAMALOT,” the musical comedy sensation “lovingly ripped off” from the film classic Monty Python and The Holy Grail, leaps onto the Rollins stage this summer, spreading laughter and cheer throughout the kingdom. As gleefully silly yet wickedly smart as Monty Python, the beloved British comedy troupe that inspired it, Spamalot parodies the legend of King Arthur and his band of haphazard knights as they sing and dance their way through an inane divine quest, dodging giant wooden rabbits, obnoxious Frenchmen, and a death-defying limbless knight along the way. Don’t miss this madcap comedy of magic and mayhem July 21-August 12 at Rollins Studio Theatre.
“Annie Get Your Gun,” Irving Berlin’s glorious wild west spectacle, celebrates the legendary sure-shot, Annie Oakley at Rollins Studio Theatre, August 2-12. Annie Get Your Gun is loosely based on the true story of renowned sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her tempestuous romance with gunslinger Frank Butler. The musical features countless standards, including “You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “I Got Lost in His Arms,” and “Anything You Can Do.” The original production, starring Ethel Merman, opened at the imperial Theatre on May 16, 1946 and proved to be Berlin’s longest-running Broadway show, playing 1147 performances. The 1999 revival attracted the talents of Bernadette Peters and Reba McEntire. Join us for one of Broadway’s most loved musicals!
In “A Shoe Story,” July 25-August 12 at Rollins Studio Theatre, concerns Sydney, a 13th generation shoemaker, who lives in a flooded town. Her business is failing and Sydney will have to close the shop for good if she can’t sell her last pair of shoes. But when a shoeless girl arrives at her door, the shoemaker gives the shoes away. Luckily for Sydney some refugee elves, on the run from the law, decide to make shoes for her in exchange for a safe place to stay. What is there to do but to solve everyone’s problems with rap battles, lounge singing, and magical, tap-dancing shoes? It’s a story your entire family will enjoy! A Tall Tale…with plenty of Heart and Sole! Did we mention the rap battle/pun-off? Perfect for all ages.
Find out the details for Summer Stock Austin and all of these programs at www.summerstockaustin.org/.