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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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 Rosalind Farotte, Rachel Perry, Jason Harris, Bruce Pember, Michael Johnson, Gannon Janisch* and Peter Mandel*

(*making their 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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Our annual fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Limelight partners with Steve Spencer and Kae Jenny-Spencer for the 8th year in a row. Door prizes and special surprises abound, in addition to a wonderful show for the holidays!

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! It's "Topper" meets "It's A Wonderful Life"

Directed by Kevin Heath

Starring Christy Wait, Bill Tindall, Denee Lewis, Angie Higgins*, Myra Kaelin*, and Tom Shamrell*

(*making their Limelight debut) 

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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 Alicia Teeter  as Cathy, and Chris Janssen as Jamie. Both making their debut in a full run at Limelight. This incredible duo partners with Diane Milo (Director/Vocal Director, recently seen on our stage as Rosemary Clooney) to create this remarkable love story on our stage.


Directed by Diane Milo
Starring Alicia Teeter and Chris Janssen

THE LAST FIVE YEARS

By Jason Robert Brown
June 29, 30 July 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21

Musical

Senior Tickets $22 each (65+)   All Other Tickets  $25 each


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

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

Our 2018 Main Stage Season

Welcome to our 8th Season at Limelight

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