BLOODY, BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
With book by Alex Timbers, music and lyrics by Michael Friedman
Directed by Chad Badgero, Music Direction by Seth Burk
October 4 - 7 & 11 - 13, 2012
Tells the story of America's first political maverick. A.J. kicked British butt, shafted the Indians and smacked down the Spaniards all in the name of these United States--who cares if he didn't have permission? An exhilarating and white-knuckled look at one of our nation's founding rock stars, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson recreates and reinvents the life of "Old Hickory," from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to his days as our seventh Commander-in-Chief. It also asks the question, is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him? What if he's really, really hot?
By David Lindsay Abaire
Directed by Blake Bowen
November 8 - 11 & 15 - 17, 2012
Thursday - Saturday - 8pm; Sunday - 2pm
Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month's paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who's made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.
*This production generously underwritten by Joan & Jerry Mattson
IN THE HEIGHTS
With music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegía Hudes
Directed by Chad DeKatch, Music Direction by Seth Burk
January 24 - 27 & 31 - Feb. 2, 2013
Tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.
*This production generously underwritten by Sam & Mary Austin
COMPULSION, OR THE HOUSE BEHIND
by Rinne Groff
Directed by Mycah Artis
March 21 - 24 & 28 - 30, 2013
Sid Silver is a man obsessed. When he learns about a young girl named Anne Frank and her extraordinary diary, Silver makes it his mission to ensure her tale is heard. But is the manuscript a work of art? A cultural treasure? Once publishers and producers get involved, it becomes "a very valuable product"—and his good intentions prove to be his undoing.
*This production generously underwritten by Karen & Jerry Jennings
“8” A DOCUMENTARY PLAY
By Dustin Lance Black
Directed by Chad Badgero
May 10, 2013
A one-night-only reading of “8,” a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. “8” is an unprecedented account of the Federal District Court trial in Perry v. Brown, the case to overturn Proposition 8, which stripped gay and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry. Peppermint Creek is proud to offer this groundbreaking and moving staged reading as a fundraiser to benefit American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact.
NEXT TO NORMAL
Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, music by Tom Kitt
Directed by Chad Badgero, Music Direction by Edric Haleen
July 11 - 14 & 18 - 20, 2013
Featuring a compelling and surging pop rock score, Next to Normal shatters through the façade of a suburban family dealing with the direct and indirect effects of mental illness. Winner of 3 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this intense, emotional and ultimately hopeful musical makes a direct grab for the heart with its story of a family coming to terms with its past and bravely facing its future. ORDER TICKETS NOW
*This production generously underwritten by Pam & Doug Badgero
Peppermint Creek Theatre Company's 2012-13 Season is generously underwritten by Foster Swift Collins and Smith PC. We're grateful for their support of the arts and culture community in Greater Lansing.