October 2016 – March 2017
“There’s No Place Like Home.” –Dorothy Gale
THE WIZARD OF OZ
L. Frank Baum’s classic and timeless tale of Dorothy Gale, the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion’s search for what lies over the rainbow in The Wizard of Oz (RSC) re-opens our renovated Waterman Theatre. Featuring the songs we love to hear- Over The Rainbow, Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead), If I Only Had A Brain, If I Only Had A Heart, If I Only Had The Nerve, We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road), The Jitterbug, and The Merry Old Land of Oz.
Director Jonel Langenfeld sets Dorothy’s adventure along the train tracks of Midwest and turns up the beat with a steam punk bent. Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.
Waterman Theatre Re-Opening Celebration
Performing Arts Series: Ailey II
One of America’s most beloved dance companies returns to the ARTSwego stage. Sylvia Waters, founding artistic director, received an honorary doctorate from SUNY Oswego in 1996. Her successor Troy Powell carries forward and refreshes the Alvin Ailey vision of artistic excellence and outreach. New works and classic repertoire.
“Amazing young dancers giving their all to choreography…”
— New York Times
Monday, March 27, 2017 • 7:30PM
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Directed by Devin Brain
America’s premiere touring classical theatre company presents their diverse-cast production of this Shakespeare classic. With a presidential election year and the “Ides of March” just behind us, take time to reflect on ambition, loyalty, love of country, backroom politics, and the historical patterns we can’t stop repeating.
“Delivered…crisply and compellingly”
—New York Times
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 • 7:30PM
X: A New Play by Marcus Gardley
Directed by Ian Belknap
The assassination of Malcolm X—both the story we think we know and details seldom shared—brought vividly and lyrically to life. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar provides the framework for an award-winning playwright to deepen our understanding of this complex, compelling figure in the tumultuous era of the 1960s.
“One of the most promising contemporary playwrights”