Summer Stock Austin is back for 2017! Gearing up for its 13th season (we can’t quite believe it, either), high school and college students from all over the country will once again come together as part of a “stock” company to build, design and perform three professional-grade musicals in a matter of weeks under the guidance of industry professionals. And without further ado, here is your Summer Stock Austin 2017 season lineup—tickets go on sale Friday, May 26 at 10AM!
Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
July 21 – August 12 in Rollins Studio Theatre
Monty Python’s Spamalot, the musical comedy sensation “lovingly ripped off” from the film classic Monty Python and The Holy Grail, leaps onto the Rollins stage this summer, spreading laughter and cheer throughout the kingdom. As gleefully silly yet wickedly smart as Monty Python, the beloved British comedy troupe that inspired it, Spamalot parodies the legend of King Arthur and his band of haphazard knights as they sing and dance their way through an inane divine quest, dodging giant wooden rabbits, obnoxious Frenchmen, and a death-defying limbless knight along the way. Don’t miss this madcap comedy of magic and mayhem!
Director/Choreographer Ginger Morris. Assistant Director Dustin Gooch. Musical Director Dustin Struhall. Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle; Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle. From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. Winner of the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Award for Best Musical.
A Shoe Story: A Brand New Musical Comedy
July 25 – August 12 in Rollins Studio Theatre
Loosely based on “The Elves and the Shoemaker”
In A Shoe Story Sydney, a 13th generation shoemaker, lives in a flooded town. Her business is failing and Sydney will have to close the shop for good if she can’t sell her last pair of shoes. But when a shoeless girl arrives at her door, the shoemaker gives the shoes away. Luckily for Sydney some refugee elves, on the run from the law, decide to make shoes for her in exchange for a safe place to stay. What is there to do but to solve everyone’s problems with rap battles, lounge singing, and magical, tap-dancing shoes? It’s a story your entire family will enjoy! A Tall Tale… with plenty of Heart and Sole! Did we mention the rap battle/pun-off?
Director/Musical Director Allen Robertson. Choreographer Sara Burke. Book by Allen Robertson and Damon Brown; Music and Lyrics by Allen Robertson.
Irving Berlin’s ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
August 2 – 12 in Rollins Studio Theatre
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Irving Berlin’s glorious wild west spectacle, celebrates the legendary sure-shot, Annie Oakley. ANNIE GET YOUR GUN is loosely based on the true story of renowned sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her tempestuous romance with gunslinger Frank Butler. The musical features countless standards, including “You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “I Got Lost in His Arms,” and “Anything You Can Do.” The original production, starring Ethel Merman, opened at the imperial Theatre on May 16, 1946 and proved to be Berlin’s longest-running Broadway show, playing 1147 performances. The 1999 revival attracted the talents of Bernadette Peters and Reba McEntire. Join us for one of Broadway’s most loved musicals!
Director/Choreographer Scott Thompson. Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin; Book by Dorothy Fields and Herbert Fields. Academy Award winner for best score, and multiple Tony Award winner—ANNIE GET YOUR GUN is a treasure to the American Musical.
Summer Stock Austin’s Theatre-For-All Day Camp continues!
Come and join us for another round of Theatre-For-All Day Camp! Come and join us for the “Theatre For All” Day Camp hosted by Austin’s own award-winning theatre company, Summer Stock Austin. This special day of theatre will include a performance of A Shoe Story, the World Premiere of a musical by the Biscuit Brothers’ Allen Robertson and Damon Brown; a backstage tour and meet-and-greet with the cast; theatre games, improvisation workshop, stage combat and much more! Plus all children will learn an original song with choreography from the show to be performed at the end of your camp experience! For ages 5 to 12. Learn more and sign up here.
Tickets for Summer Stock Austin’s 13th season go on sale Friday, May 26 at 10AM. Don’t forget, uy tickets to any three Summer Stock Austin performances of Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun, Monty Python’s Spamalot or A Shoe Story and save 10%! Purchase your Summer Stock Austin season package here.