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It’s the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer Julia Budder is throwing a lavish party in her lavish Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs in the bedroom, where a group of insiders have staked themselves out to await the reviews. The group includes the excitable playwright; the possibly unstable wunderkind director; the pill-popping leading lady, treading the boards after becoming infamous in Hollywood; and the playwright’s best friend, for whom the play was written but who passed up this production for a television series. Add to this a drama critic who’s panned the playwright in the past and a new-in-town aspiring singer, and you have a prime recipe for the narcissism, ambition, childishness, and just plain irrationality that infuse the theatre—and for comedy. But don’t worry: This play is sure to be the hit they have all been hoping for.



Directed by Kevin Heath

Starring Ruth E. Stein, Michael Johnson, Rosalind Farotte, Rachel Perry, Gannon Janisch* and Peter Mandel*

(*making their Limelight debut)



2018  NEW HOURS AND NEW TICKET PRICES: Purchase Early. We sell out fast!


All Regular Tickets  $25 each

Senior Tickets Now Available!  $22 each (65+)


NEW HOURS: Doors now open 30 minutes later

​Fri/Sat nights:  Doors open 7:00pm, show at 8:00pm ​


Sunday Matinees:  Doors now open 1:30pm, show at 2:00pm


Thursday nights: Doors open 6:30pm, show at 7:30pm

MOM'S GIFT

By Phil Olsen
Our 2018 Holiday Show

November 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 30

December 2, 7, 8


A Heartwarming Comedy

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For the first time, Limelight will offer a second, not to be missed, musical in our season. Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk winner, The Last Five Years, has been translated into a handful of languages and was named one of TIME Magazine's ten best shows of 2001. A testament to the show's longevity, and spurred by the show's regional popularity, The Last Five Years enjoyed an Off-Broadway revival at Second Stage in 2013. A film adaptation was released in 2014, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.


Limelight is thrilled to welcome Morgan Daley (Limelight Cabaret 2017) as Cathy, and Chris Janssen (Limelight Cabaret 2017, and The Bridges of Madison County at SBMT) as Jamie. Both making their debut in a full run at Limelight. This incredible duo partners with Diane Milo (Director/Vocal Director) to create this remarkable love story on our stage.

THE LAST FIVE YEARS

By Jason Robert Brown
June 29, 30, 

July 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21


Musical

Our 2018 Main Stage Season

Welcome to our 8th Season at Limelight

New faces, old friends and a year of laughter, love and life.

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In this comedy with a heart, Mom can't stop trying to fix things in her family. Even though she has been dead for 11 months. She shows up at her husband’s birthday party as a ghost with a mission and, like Clarence in It’s A Wonderful Life, she has to accomplish a task to earn her wings. Only what the task actually is, is a mystery. There are so many things to fix. The problem is complicated by the fact that the only person who can hear or see Mom is her daughter who has been ordered by the court to spend Dad’s birthday with him as part of her Anger Management Program. One by one the family's secrets are peeled away revealing a shocking truth that surprises even our ghost.

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perfect "feel good" comedy to start your holidays off!

Directed by Kevin Heath

Starring Christy Wait, Denee Lewis, Angie Higgins*, Myra Kaelin*, Tom Shamrell*, and Mike Hugill*

(*making their Limelight debut) 

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Tenderly, the Rosemary Clooney Musical offers a fresh, remarkably personal, and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her a legend. In Tenderly, Rosemary Clooney’s journey starts with her simple Maysville, Kentucky childhood and follows her rise to Hollywood stardom. With her signature songs woven in and out, we learn both the story of her successes on film, radio, and TV, as well as her struggles in her personal life – with a career fading during the advent of rock-and-roll and her battles with addiction and depression. Audiences stand and cheer as they rejoice at her triumphant comeback and even more successful career as a jazz singer.

Limelight has once again partnered with the
Creative Team from "Always...Patsy Cline". Diane Milo(Director/Rosemary) and Michael Johnson (Musical Director/Costume Design) return to the LAT stage to bring another unforgettable legend to life on our stage. We are excited to welcome Michael Hirsch to our stage for the first time. playing multiple roles including Rosemary's Doctor, Bing Crosby, Jose Ferrer, and Frank Sinatra, to name a few.

The run of this show is sure to sell out, so purchase tickets early. We will have a special Mother's Day matinee performance with a Champagne Cocktail Bar and you can order a special box lunch from The Milias Restaurant (pricing and selections will be posted soon!).

IT'S ONLY A PLAY

By Terrance McNally
September 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29


Comedy



April 27, 28, 29     May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 18, 19  (Three Matinees)

Special Package: Mother's Day Matinee Performances May 13 1pm Champagne Bar Package (with option to order a special box lunch from The Milias Restaurant!)


Purchase tickets early! Performances will sell out!