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2016-2017 Canterbury Family Main Stage Season

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Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

October 7 - 30, 2016
Created by Richard Maltby Jr., Conceived by William Meade, Orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby
Sponsored by FastSigns Carrollton, Pinnacle, Relax the Back Addison

This unique musical explores love, faith, success, and struggle, using the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash.  Featuring his most memorable songs, a company of five actor/musicians celebrate the life of “the Man in Black” with his trademark strength, humor, and honesty.  Perennial hits such as “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” and “I Walk The Line" combine to show the journey of every man and woman’s walk between hope and despair. Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash is an experience sure to lift your heart and stir your soul.  

Silent Sky

January 20 - February 12, 2017
A new play by Lauren Gunderson
Sponsored by Atmos Energy

This new play by Lauren Gunderson blends humor and romance in a riveting exploration of the life and career of celebrated astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921), who fearlessly asserted herself in the male-driven, turn-of-the-century world of science and academia. A true story of discovery, Silent Sky invites us to join Leavitt and the real women "computers" working at the dawn of modern astronomy as they explore the magic of the universe in what is an historic journey of love, science and determination. 

The Gospel According to Charles Dickens, Thomas Jefferson and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord

April 14 - May 7, 2017
By Scott Carter

A Founding Father, a Victorian novelist, and a Russian revolutionary walk into a… stop if you’ve heard this one. Join us for a laugh-out-loud, whip-smart new comedy as Discord takes the third U.S. President, the author of A Christmas Carol, and the author of War and Peace, locks them in a room with ‘no exit’, and has them hash out their views of scripture and the true meaning of existence.  A blistering battle of wits from Scott Carter, Executive Producer of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, this perceptive new comedy examines what happens when great men of history are forced to repeat it. 

Native Gardens

June 2 - 25, 2017
A new comedy by Karen Zacarías

Gardens and cultures clash, turning friendly neighbors into feuding enemies in this funny Regional Premiere, written by Karen Zacharias, one of the most prominent Latina playwrights working today.  Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a longstanding fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege and entitlement. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose.

Sunday in the Park With George

July 28 - August 20, 2017
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine 
Sponsored, in part, by Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!) and Million Air Dallas

Inspired by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by French Impressionist Georges Seurat, Sunday in the Park with George, the dazzling musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, two of the greatest musical theatre artists of our time, brings art to vibrant life. George is an obsessive painter who risks it all, including his relationship with his lover Dot, to complete his latest masterpiece. A century later, George’s great-grandson is working as an artist in New York City. In search of inspiration, he soon discovers that the answer to his future is painted clearly in his past.

Holiday Extra!
Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold

December 2 - 23, 2016
by Maripat Donovan with Marc Silvia and Jane Morris

It’s “CSI: Bethlehem” in this holiday mystery extravaganza, from the author of Late Nite Catechism, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages – whatever happened to the Magi’s gold?   With gifts galore and bundles of laughs, Sister’s Christmas Catechism is sure to become the newest addition to your holiday traditions.

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