WHY YOU SHOULD SEE TOXIC
Because sometimes we need theater to help us talk about serious issues.
Because there were 51 school shootings in 2022.
Because of our kids.
Because this world premiere will inspire you to hug those you love.
Five years after a student opened fire at an exclusive private high school, killing several students and a beloved teacher, the survivors gather for the first time. Sitting in the classroom where the attack reached its horrifying climax, the group shares the scars each bears, and discusses what – if anything – can be done to curb the escalation of gun violence in America. The students engage in a debate that takes them from solitary anger to communal grief, and learn that true healing begins with listening.
Alexandra Velazquez, Arturo Montes, Stephanie Barajas, Nique Eagen, Sarah Dove, Joann (Jia Xin) Wu, Christina Bolognini, Victor Ragsdale, Arin Joseph Coleman, Jonathan Covey, Sam Kruger
Original Book by Jeff Whitty Adaptation by James Magruder Music and Lyrics by The Go-Go’s “We got the beat” with this bold, rockin’ musical comedy! From the visionaries behind Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q, and Spring Awakening comes this bold and hilarious love story set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s. With songs like “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” and “Vacation,” you’ll get swept up into this 16th-century prose romance where one royal family journeys to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts.
Book, Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Larson The iconic musical that taught us all to measure our life in love! Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.
Music by Richard Rodgers Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Adapted for the Stage by Tom Briggs From the Teleplay by Robert L. Freedman A fairytale classic with a modern twist! Inspired by the acclaimed 1997 teleplay starring Brandy and Whitney Houston, this version of the magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. The prince is having a ball and all eligible young women in the kingdom are invited for a chance at their happily ever after. After meeting the beautiful Cinderella, the two share a dance but Cinderella runs away before her fairy godmother’s magic wears off, leaving a single glass slipper. The prince must seek out the owner of the shoe and be reunited with his true love so they can both achieve an enchanting fairytale ending.
Book By Harvey Fierstein Music & Lyrics By Cyndi Lauper Directed and Choreographed by William Thomas Hodgson Music Directed by Kenji Harada This Tony-winning hit will lift your spirits to high-heeled heights! Kinky Boots is the big-hearted musical extravaganza that won six Tonys including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre album and London’s Olivier Award for Best Musical. Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein. Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they realized...and discover that when you change your mind, you can change your whole world. Estimated run time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Music by Matthew Sklar Lyrics by Chad Beguelin Book Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan The movie became an instant cult classic, and the musical adaptation took Broadway by storm! Buddy discovers that he’s not really an elf—the fact that he towers over the other elves in Santa’s Workshop should have tipped him off—and travels to New York to find his real father. He finds and spreads love, helping others rediscover the joy of Christmas along the way. Content Advisory: Most LASC Mainstage productions contain adult-themed material and are recommended for mature audiences. If you have any questions about this particular production, please call the box office for more information at 650-941-0551.
Book by Marshall Brickmanand Rick Elice Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa The Addams Family is a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. Content Advisory: LAYT productions feature youth performers ages 8 to 18, and are typically appropriate for audiences of all ages. If you have any questions about this particular production, please call the box office for more information at 650-941-0551.
From the critically acclaimed playwright of Admissions, Joshua Harmon, comes an affecting and hilarious play about finding and lacking love. Significant Other follows Jordan, a single young professional with a close group of female friends who slowly drift away as they each get married while he searches for his own “Mr. Right.” It revels in the paradox of feeling old when you’re still young and the sometimes crushing loneliness that comes with growing up. Content Advisory: Most LASC Mainstage productions contain adult-themed material and are recommended for mature audiences. If you have any questions about this particular production, please call the box office for more information at 650-941-0551.
A world premiere! In the sunless Pittsburgh winter of 1996, two co-eds connect over a shared love for R&B girl groups but quickly discover something deeper. While attending a predominantly white college, these two Black students create their own bubble of self discovery, music, and sanctuary. The stress of love, financial hardship, and the persistent lack of privacy threaten to destroy it. A finalist for the 2020 Bay Area Playwright’s Festival. “I wanna kiss you. I wanna kiss you, too.”
Winner of 4 Tony Awards! Hedwig is an “internationally ignored song stylist”, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess. This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine backed by a hard-rocking band. “Best rock musical ever!” - Rolling Stone
What makes a family? In Wolf Play, we meet a young boy who feels more connection to wolves than people: “Wolves suck at being alone. Wolves need family.” The play incorporates humor, puppetry, and sharply written dialogue in this tale of people grappling with questions of identity, trust, and parenthood. “There’s an unruly quality to Jung’s idea of what theater can be... It’s thrilling to see that potential unleashed on the vagaries of love...” – New York Times
Featuring a lively cast of dozens, delightful music, gorgeous costumes, and those deliciously spooky ghosts, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition returns home. This version of A Christmas Carol—adapted by Paul Walsh and Carey Perloff—stays true to the heart of Dickens's timeless story of redemption and brings a playful sensibility to his rich language. A Christmas Carol is a decades-long cornerstone of the A.C.T. repertory and has become a holiday tradition for families all around the San Francisco Bay Area. This will be your final chance to see this version of A Christmas Carol, one that has enchanted audience members like you for almost two decades. There will be a new version of A Christmas Carol in 2024—more on that soon. For now, don’t miss your chance to say farewell to this version of a classic.
American Theatre Company's presentation of "A Christmas Carol" has been delighting Tulsa audiences for over 46 years. A timeless tale of hope and redemption, this production represents community theater at its best. American Theatre Company's own original musical, this production is truly "Made in Oklahoma." It is written, composed, designed, acted, directed, and produced by Tulsans. Each year "A Christmas Carol" creates a special opportunity for multiple generations to enjoy the theatre together, whether as audience members or participants in the production. Tulsans who were brought to the production as children are now bringing it to their children. Join us in this special Tulsa tradition!