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CATCO 2018-19 Season

Eubie!
music by Eubie Blake
lyrics by Noble Sissle and Andy Razaf
in celebration of the Harlem Renaissance centennial
September 7–15, 2018
CATCO’s contribution to central Ohio’s celebration of the Harlem Renaissance. Eubie! took Broadway by storm when it premiered in 1978. This revue features the music of famous jazz/swing musician Eubie Blake and contains twelve songs from the landmark 1921 production of Shuffle Along.
 
Breaking the Code
by Hugh Whitemore
co-production with Evolution Theatre Company
October 24–November 11, 2018
Mathematical genius Alan Turing was a pioneer in the field of computers and computer science. His work breaking Nazi code during World War II saved countless lives, yet he plummeted into ruin after his secret life was discovered.
 
The Christmas Schooner
co-production with CATCO is Kids!
book by John Reeger
music and lyrics by Julie Shannon
November 28–December 16, 2018
The crew of a Great Lakes schooner risks everything to bring the Christmas spirit to German immigrants in Chicago homesick for their motherland during the late 19th Century. Families and kids of all ages will be touched by this heartwarming musical that reveals the real meaning of Christmas. Show includes songs, such as “We All Have Songs,” “Pass it On,” “What is it About the Water?” And “Hardwater Sailor.”
 
Every Brilliant Thing
by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
January 23–February 10, 2019
A young man tries to make sense of his mother’s chronic depression. Fear of the onset of his own mental illness, leads him to make a list of a hundred, then a thousand, then a million of the greatest things the world has to offer. This one man tour de force will leave you with a deeper understanding of joy.
 
Life Sucks.
by Aaron Posner
adapted (sort of) from Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov
March 20–April 7, 2019
A contemporary spin on Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya written in 1898. Decades later, a group of individuals explores life’s most perplexing questions and ponders whether life really does suck. Imagine Woody Allen interpreting the Russian playwright in modern times and you will understand a fraction of the hysterical angst.
 
Holmes and Watson
by Jeffrey Hatcher
May 29–June 16, 2019
Sherlock Holmes is dead… or so it is assumed. The world knows the great detective went over the falls at Reichenbach with his nemesis Professor Moriarty. But as Holmes’ body was never retrieved, several frauds, fakes and charlatans have since come forward to lay claim to his identity, and it falls to Dr. Watson to disprove them.
 

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CATCO is Kids 2018-19 Season

Madagascar A Musical Adventure JR.
based on the DreamWorks animated motion picture
book by Kevin Del Aguila
original music and lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan
August 17–19, 2018
Take a journey out of the zoo and onto the stage with your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends from the blockbuster DreamWorks film.
 
The Lion King Experience KIDS
music and lyrics by Tim Rice and Elton John
Additional music and lyrics by Will Van Dyke, Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin and Hans Zimmer
book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi
November 10–11, 2018
A Saturday Morning Musical Production
Join Simba, Rafiki, Pumba and other legendary characters for this children’s classic, featuring classic tunes, “Hakuna Matata,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.”
 
The Christmas Schooner
co-production with CATCO
book by John Reeger
music and lyrics by Julie Shannon
November 28–December 16, 2018
The crew of a Great Lakes schooner risks everything to bring the Christmas spirit to German immigrants in Chicago homesick for their motherland during the late 19th Century. Families and kids of all ages will be touched by this heartwarming musical that reveals the real meaning of Christmas. Show includes songs such as “We All Have Songs,” “Pass it On,” “What is it About the Water?” and “Hardwater Sailor.”
 
Sunshine
a musical play based on the book Sunshine
by Ludwig Bemelmans
book by Jennifer Draganski and Sean Hartley
lyrics by John O'Neill and Sean Hartley
Music by John O'Neill
January 11–20, 2019
Regional Premiere
Grumpy landlord Mr. Sunshine likes things his own way – he especially likes quiet or at least he thinks he does until a less-than-perfect tenant/music teacher and her students change his life.
 
Babe, The Sheep Pig
by David Wood
based on the book by Dick King-Smith
March 1–10, 2019
Based on the popular movie, Babe, comes Babe, The Sheep Pig: a “tail” of farmyard adventure full of heroes, villains and an adorable piglet who charms his way to success at the Grand Challenge Sheep Dog Trials.
 
Seussical KIDS
book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
music by Stephen Flaherty
lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
March 23–24, 2019
A Saturday Morning Musical Production
Your favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life on stage in this musical production designed specifically for young theatergoers.
 
Haroun and the Sea of Stories
co-production with Columbus School for Girls
adapted by David Tushingham and Tim Supple
based on the book by Salman Rushdie
May 3–12, 2019
Regional Premiere
In this captivating work of fantasy peopled by magicians and fantastical talking animals, Haroun sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the Sea of Stories. Along the way, he learns about the power of storytelling, naming, and identity. Featuring original composed music and dances of South East Asian descent, Haroun and the Sea of Stories will be a feast for the eyes, ears, mind and soul.