Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award® for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.
The rare instance of a musical thriller, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe!
After he witnesses the murder of his mother's lover by his father, Tommy becomes catatonic, even as he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors in post World War II England. But one day he's discovered playing a pinball machine with such a knack that he's enabled to break from his catatonia, and he becomes an international superstar. The classic '60s rock opera by The Who is transformed into one of the most thrilling musical smashes of the '90s. This show promises to appeal to baby boomers and young rockers alike.
Adapted from a book-length poem written in and about the Roaring Twenties, Andrew Lippa's WILD PARTY tells the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment shared by Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville dancer and a vaudeville clown. In a relationship marked by vicious behavior and recklessness (mirroring the time in which they live), they decide to throw a party to end all parties.
LTC's first attempt to put up a 90 minute musical in 24 hours. Come check you your favorite songs from glee all wrapped up in one show. All proceeds go to Dance Marathon. Dance marathon teams who attend will receive spirit points.
An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch...who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his Wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk).
HAIRSPRAY sweeps audiences to 1960's Baltimore, where the 50's are out -- and change is in the air. Loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing, and wins a spot on the local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show." Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. Can a larger-than-life adolescent manage to vanquish the program's reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love (singing and dancing all the while, of course!) without mussing her hair?
That sweet transvestite and his motley crew did the time warp on Broadway in a 25th anniversary revival. Complete with sass from the audience, cascading toilet paper and an array of other audience participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock 'n' roll sci fi gothic is more fun than ever.
See The Livingston Theatre Company's second Annual 24-Hour Musical Challenge, where we put on an original musical in only twenty-four hours! We work morning, noon, and night to make a musical happen on what was just a day earlier an empty stage. All the planning, preparation, and practice is in one 24-hour package.
Last year, our event won the Student Life ROSCAR award for Excellence in Campus Programming in the category Outstanding Small Event, and raised over $1,000 for Dance Marathon!
A group of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school faces issues of sexuality and personal identity. As they struggle to come to terms with who they are, and who the world thinks they should be, they seek answers from their Church, their friends, and ultimately, from within themselves. Its rich, vibrant score draws on many styles of contemporary music.