Live Theatre Workshop presents
Its 2008 Summer Season
Prelude to a Kiss, by Craig Lucas Directed by Terry Erbe
06/19/08 - 07/20/08
Peter and Rita follow their whirlwind courtship with a storybook wedding. After a mysterious elderly man appears and kisses the bride at the wedding, the two lovers are sent on a magical journey that they will never forget. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, their love is put to the test by wondrous forces.
I DO, I DO Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt Directed by Michael Martinez
07/24/08 - 8/24/08
This funny, tuneful musical about the joy and tribulations of marriage was originally produced on Broadway starting Mary Martin and Robert Preston, who won a Tony Award for his performance. Remounted in 1996 with updated lyrics and music, I DO! I DO! has always been a adored - New York Magazine stated "The score is a delight from top to bottom,â€ and the Associated Press describes it as â€œNothing but sheer pleasure. Yes, yes, pleasure all the way. A Dazzler. Beguiling.â€
Educating Rita by Willy Russell, Directed by Paul Schumacher
8/28/08 - 9/28/08
Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is hungry for education. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves. The play became a hit film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters.