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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.

The run of this show is sure to sell out, so purchase tickets early.
We will have a special Mother's Day matinee performance that would make a perfect holiday gift.

ALL PERFORMANCES SOLD OUT

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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This joyful and touching comedy is written by a trio with numerous film and television credits. Together this team has written eight plays, including “The Dixie Swim Club,” that have been produced all over the country.

In “The Savannah Sipping Society,” four very different Southern women have a chance encounter at a spontaneous happy hour and decide to recapture the zest for life they have lost over the years. Randa (
Roberta Vinkhuyzen), perfectionist and overachiever, is forced to deal with a career derailment. Dot (Valerie Vanni, making her Limelight debut) must deal with the recent demise of her husband, a less than perfect retirement, and life alone. Outrageous MarlaFaye (Rachel Perry) blew into Savannah after she divorced her husband because of his affair with a 23-year-old dental hygienist. She desires a new happier life, particularly if it can also provide revenge on her ex-husband. Jinx (Christy Wait) is also new to Savannah and volunteers to be the life coach for this mismatched group, only to discover that she is the one in need of coaching.

Over the course of six months, they share continuous laughter, multiple misadventures, and more than a few cocktails. During that time, they find the momentum to take back the joy of life and discover they have formed lasting friendships.​

Directed by Kevin Heath

INSPECTING CAROL

By Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Theatre

Produced by Steve Spencer & Kae Jenny-Spencer
November 17, 18, 24, 25, 26

December 1, 3, 8, 9 (No show Dec 2)

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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

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Adult Comedy w/some language

A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off in this hilarious hit from Seattle. A man who asks to audition at a small theatre is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor and he is given a role in the current production, A Christmas Carol. Everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity. A delightful comedy for the holidays.
"I laughed till I cried...Sheer comic genius." - Journal American
"A razzle dazzle of funny characters and ingenious jokes." - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"A Dickens of a giggle." - Seattle Times
"A rollicking farce." - Everett Herald

Directed by Kevin Heath
Starring Rosalind Farotte, JoAnne Engelhardt, Jason Harris, Dave Leon, Dana Morgan, Bruce Pember, Michael Perry, Doug Doughty, John Varela, Christine Wanish and introducing Joseph King as Luther.



Our 2017 Main Stage Season

THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY

By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten
February 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

March 2, 3


Comedy with heart.

Welcome to our 8th Season at Limelight

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

​Our 2018 Annual Fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. 

Silent Auction and Door Prizes at every performance

  

The Final Show of our 7th Season

We usher in our new season with some changes with tickets and hours, effective January 1, 2018:


Tickets prices: $25 Adults and $22 for Seniors (65+)


Door times: Fri & Sat, doors now open at 7:00pm. Sunday, doors now open at 1:30pm.




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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 and Peter Mandel, making his Limelight debut. 


IT'S ONLY A PLAY

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


Comedy

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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, and Mike Hugill, making his Limelight debut


Written by: Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman 

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

Special Mother's Day Matinee May 13  (Purchase tickets early! This performance will sell out!)