Our 2020 season brings a lineup of grand journeys which all explore belonging. There will be breathtaking drama filled with mystery, empowering coming-of-age tales, and mischievous con-artists wreaking havoc. This promises to be another season of larger-than-life stories that will leave you captivated, delighted, and thoroughly entertained. Come home and feel the magic with us!
by Becky Mode
Directed by Steven Cole Hughes
SERVING UP LAUGHS ONE PLATEFUL AT A TIME
This laugh-out-loud comedy follows a day in the life of Sam, an out-of-work actor who manages the red-hot reservation line at the number-one restaurant in town. A cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing to land a prime reservation: impatient socialites, celebrity assistants, top restaurant reviewers, and even a mobster; interrupted only by demands from a hot-headed chef, Sam’s father, agent, boss, and oh so many more. Graham Ward returns to the CRT stage tackling 40 different characters in this comedic tour-de-force!
by Jen Silverman
THERE’S A GREAT LIBERTY IN BEING BAD
In her sprawling Iowa farmhouse, newly divorced empty-nester Sharon seeks a roommate. Her ad is answered by Robyn, a woman with a past looking to start over. As Robyn’s secrets are revealed, Sharon takes control of her own life in ways she never expected. Part The Odd Couple, part Thelma & Louise, this beautiful and deeply funny play stars Christy Brandt and Annie Butler.
by George Brant
MOTHERHOOD. MARRIAGE. MILITARY.
A hot-shot fighter pilot with a passion for the sky has her life forever changed by an unexpected pregnancy. Once the fearless pilot of an F-16, she now spends her days flying a military drone from a windowless trailer in the Nevada desert. Caitlin Wise stars in this gripping one-woman show that explores parenthood, military life, PTSD, and how one copes when the lines begin to blur between the horrors of war, and the safety of home.
Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
TOMORROW IS ONLY A DAY AWAY
One of the world’s most beloved musicals reaches the Creede stage! Join us for the adventures of Little Orphan Annie and her band of waifs and strays, featuring some amazing local talent. As Annie attempts to find her real parents, she enchants the rich and famous Oliver Warbucks while escaping the clutches of the devious Miss Hannigan, played by Kate Berry.
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the play “Green Grow the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs
FOR THE FIRST TIME ON OUR STAGE
The place is Oklahoma territory at the turn of the 20th century, a time when ranchers and cowboys are squaring off over land and water rights and love is in the air. Curly loves Laurey, though Laurey isn’t quite sure about Curly. Will Parker loves Ado Annie, though Ado loves, well, everybody! This 1943 Broadway hit was the first modern musical to weave catchy songs with vivid storytelling. Join us for this classic story about love and belonging.
The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
A TRIVIAL COMEDY FOR SERIOUS PEOPLE
It’s 1895 and Jack Worthing is engaged–that is if he can convince his potential mother-in-law to accept him. And that might prove difficult since his fiancé thinks his name is Ernest. Oh, and he doesn’t know who his parents are. Not to mention his ward thinks she’s ALSO engaged to Ernest. Oh dear! Mistaken identities and the search for one’s true self frame Oscar Wilde’s most famous comedy of manners.