The Mornington Players present The Broadway Sunday Matinee series Every second Sunday of the summer, come to the Fellowship Hall Little Theatre in the Dundalk United Methodist Church to enjoy air conditioned comfort while viewing a presentation of a Broadway show live on DVD on the big screen, sponsored by The Mornington Players. All showings begin at 2:00, house opens at 1:30. Admission is only $2.50. Concessions will be available for purchase.
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Sunday June 27th – Into The Woods A baker and his wife journey into the woods in search of a cow, a red cape, a pair of golden slippers and some magic beans to lift a curse that has kept them childless. Tony Award winners Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason and the rest of the original Broadway cast weave their magic spell over you in Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece, directed by James Lapine, a seamless fusion of fairy tale characters and what happens after “happily ever after.
Sunday July 11th – Cathy Rigby in Peter Pan Tony Award nominee Cathy Rigby stars in this dazzling production that tells the story of a boy who refuses to grow up. Capturing all of the timeless charm and enchantment of the long running smash hit Broadway musical, PETER PAN transports your entire family, like never before, into J.M. Barrie’s beloved adventure of lost boys, Indian maidens and pirate rogues. The richly scored music, performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of England sparkles with such musical favorites as I’M FLYING, I WON’T GROW UP, UGG-A-WUGG and so much more! This engaging story is the perfect way to introduce a whole new generation to the magic of Broadway and to one of the most treasured family classics of all time.
Sunday July 25th – Sunday in the Park with George Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters star in this 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte by Georges Seurat is one of the great paintings of the world, and in “Sunday in the Park with George,” book writer James Lapine and composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim bring a story based on the work brilliantly to life. While the painting depicts people gathered on an island in the Seine, the musical goes beyond simply describing their lives. It is an exploration of art, of love, of commitment. Seurat connected dots to create images; Lapine and Sondheim use connection as the heart of all our relationships.
Sunday August 8th – Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Stephen Sondheim’s Victorian horror thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is generally considered his greatest work, macabre but darkly humorous with a viscerally powerful score that has found a home both on Broadway and in opera houses. George Hearn (who replaced Len Cariou of the original Broadway cast) plays the title character, a wronged man whose lust for revenge drives him to murder (an 18th-century legend who has been traced to a real-life barber), and Angela Lansbury plays his partner in crime, Mrs. Lovett, who finds a practical business use for Todd’s victims. This combination of horror and humor is echoed in Sondheim’s score: brooding menace (“The Ballad of Sweeney Todd,” “My Friend”), achingly beautiful ballads (“Johanna,” “Not While I’m Around”), clever puns (“A Little Priest”), coloratura arias (“Green Finch and Linnet Bird”), and intricate choral and ensemble numbers. RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES www.morningtonplayers.com