ANNOUNCING OUR 2013 Hot Summer Nights Season!!!
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Kennedy Theatre (April 24th - May 5th) is a hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Ages 16+. RUNNING TIME 95 minutes.
I Do! I Do! – Kennedy Theatre (May 29th – June 9th) The show begins with Michael and Agnes on their wedding day. Their vows behind them, they look forward to spending the rest of their lives together. We watch as they go through their wedding night jitters, raise a family, and negotiate mid-life crises. Michael eventually admits to his infidelity, and although Agnes is angered by his actions, she forgives him and the couple reconciles. They re-discover how much they really need each other. Then, after 50 years of marriage, the couple leaves their house to the next pair of newlyweds. For ALL ages.
God of Carnage – Kennedy Theatre (June 19th – 30th) is a comedy of manners without the manners! This internationally acclaimed comedy takes you into the most dangerous place on Earth: parenthood. The play is about two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into unmannered chaos. From the writers that brought you the hit comedy Art comes this savagely funny Tony Award-Winning Best Play that will leave you roaring with laughter! For Mature Audiences.
Urinetown – Fletcher Opera Theatre (August 6th- 11th) One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Ages 13+.
Oh What A Night III – Fletcher Opera Theatre (August 23rd- 25th) Come celebrate Broadway with our annual concert event featuring a whole new crop of songs from all the BIGGEST AND HOTTEST shows on Broadway that are “too big” for us to produce at Hot Summer Nights! You can expect songs from Jersey Boys, Phantom Of The Opera, Wicked, Les Miserables and so much more…starring all your favorite stars from Raleigh and New York. For ALL ages.