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CATCO 2017-18 Season

Fun Home
book and lyrics by Lisa Kron
music by Jeanine Tesori
from Alison Bechdel's 2006
graphic memoir of the same name
September 13–October 1, 2017
Studio Two, Riffe Center
Fun Home – winner of five 2015 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical – is an iconic example of the power of drama that supplants dialogue with music. It is an emotionally charged story of a young woman's discovery of her own sexuality and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding her family and gay father's life.
 
American Buffalo
by David Mamet
November 30–December 9, 2017
Studio One, Riffe Center
CAPA and CATCO present Deaf West Theatre's explosively profane production of Mamet's early play. In this acclaimed production, first performed by Los Angeles-based Deaf West in 2015, all of the characters communicate using American Sign Language. The depth of the stakes between the characters is magnified by the expressiveness of this trio of misfits.
 
Daddy Long Legs
book by John Caird
music and lyrics by Paul Gordon
from Jean Webster's novel of the same name
January 31–February 18, 2018
Studio Two, Riffe Center

 
Eighteen-year-old Jerusha writes amusing and satirical essays about her life in the John Grier Orphan's Home. One of the home's trustees admires her writing and proposes to provide a full college scholarship. He stipulates that his gift remain anonymous and that Jerusha should never know who he is. She dubs her benefactor Daddy Long Legs because she imagines him to be old and gray. She is mistaken.
 
The Realistic Joneses
by Will Eno
March 7–25, 2018
Studio One, Riffe Center
Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses ponder some of life's big questions and must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities.
 
Educating Rita
by Willy Russell
April 11–29, 2018
Studio One, Riffe Center

 
Classes clash in this hilarious, but biting comedy, when Frank, a midlife university lecturer, meets a 26-year-old hairdresser, Rita, and he becomes her tutor. Both characters' eyes are opened to their very different lifestyles and they experience first-hand that the grass isn't always greener on the other side.
 
Aspects of Love
book and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
lyrics by Don Black & Charles Hart
from David Garnett's novel of the same name
May 30–June 17, 2018
Studio One, Riffe Center
Love takes many forms – love between couples; romantic infatuation; the devotion of married people; the ties of children to their parents. This chamber musical examines all of them as it weaves a magical dream of poetic poignancy. Love Changes Everything is the theme song of this drama and "nothing in the world will ever be the same."
 

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CATCO is Kids 2017-18 Season

Shakespeare and Star Wars:
Verily, A New Hope

by Ian Doescher
August 25–27, 2017
Lincoln Theatre

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Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight, an evil (Sith) lord, a beautiful princess held captive, as well as a young hero coming of age, Shakespeare and Star Wars abounds with all the adventure, valor and villainy of Shakespeare's greatest plays.
 
Madeline's Christmas
book and lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby
music by Shirley Mier
based on the book by Ludwig Bemelmans
December 8–17, 2017
Shedd Theatre, CPAC
A holiday Musical treat for the whole family adapted from Ludwig Bemelmans' delightful book! While on their morning walk with Miss Clavel, the girls come down with the flu, and as they take to their beds, many wonder if they will be able to go home for Christmas. When a mysterious stranger arrives, Madeline and friends get a holiday adventure beyond their wildest dreams.
 
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical
book and lyrics by Mo Willems
music by Michael Silversher
January 12–21, 2018
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC
The perfect show for a family-friendly outing, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical is based on the beloved Caldecott Honor-winning picture book series. The story: Girl loves stuffed animal. Girl loses beloved animal. Girl fights to get animal back. Trixie, her father, and her favorite stuffed bunny set off for the laundromat. Filled with adventure, song, and dancing laundry!
 
Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude
book by Michael J. Bobbitt and Jim Davis
music and lyrics by John L. Cornelius II
March 2–11, 2018
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC
Garfield, that chubby and sarcastic tabby cat, wants to have the best birthday ever. But his friends, Arlene, Odie, Jon and even his nemesis, Nermal, seem to have forgotten the special event. Me-owch! Garfield runs away, but quickly learns that "home is where the heart... and the food is."
 
The Throne of Oz
based on Frank Baum's
The Marvelous Land of Oz
adapted by Chris Leyva
May 4–13, 2018
Shedd Theatre, CPAC
Few fantasy lands have captured our hearts and imaginations as has the marvelous land of Oz! Join a young boy named Tip as he travels throughout the lands of Oz and meets our old friends the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman, as well as some new friends like Jack Pumpkinhead, the Wooden Sawhorse, the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug, and the amazing Gump as they thwart the wicked plans of an evil witch and overcome a rebellion.