PBA's theatre program offers a variety of exciting performances each year, ranging from new musicals to classic plays and everything in-between. These performances give all theatre students the opportunity to audition for parts, gain on-stage experience and participate in backstage work. All of our performances, unless otherwise noted, are located at our very own Fern Street Theatre (500 Fern St., West Palm Beach) in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach.
The Wizard of Oz
By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co.
Travel along with Dorothy as she escapes her mundane Kansas farm-life into the Land of Oz and helps her new friends The Scarecrow, The Tinman, and The Cowardly Lion, to obtain their desires for a brain, a heart, and courage. Through her journey over the rainbow, Dorothy discovers “there’s no place like home.” Join us for this family classic stage version with unexpected creative twists.
DATES: Oct. 3-5 & Oct. 10-11, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 5 & Oct. 12, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.
*Recommended for ages 6 and up; Musical
*Tickets go on sale September 9, 2019
Euripides, the most tragic of the Greek dramatists, offers the sorrowful tale of Hecuba, the grieving Queen of Troy who loses everything. Artfully interpretive and reimagined, Hecuba’s poetic dialogue will stir the mind to examine humanity in a world where war, enslavement, male tyranny and revenge rule the heart. “I have seen the dark and, therefore, I will choose the light.”
DATES: Nov. 21-23, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 23, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.
*Recommended for ages 14 and up; Greek Tragedy, Mature Content
*Tickets go on sale October 28, 2019
By Lauren Gunderson
Based on the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a 19th century astronomer, as she leaves her family in Wisconsin to join a group of women “computers” at the Harvard Observatory in Boston. While struggling to balance her dedication to science, family obligations, and the possibility of love she discovers a way to measure the universe. Silent Sky is a beautiful play gently reminding us what’s important -- that we matter; “because what you do outlasts you.”
DATES: Feb. 20-22, 2020 @ 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 22, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.
*Recommended for ages 12 and up; Drama
*Tickets go on sale January 21, 2020
Book by John August
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture written by John August
Everyone can take away a tale of family and love with Big Fish as we follow the life of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman and his larger-than-life stories. When his pragmatic son, Will, discovers he is about to be a father, he embarks on a journey to learn the truth behind his father’s epic adventures. Big Fish encourages us to create a legacy of joy and love -- and to dream BIGGER!
DATES: Apr. 23-25, 2020 @ 7:30 p.m.; Apr. 25, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.
*Recommended for ages 12 and up; Musical
*Tickets go on sale March 30, 2020
Includes playwright(s) and composer(s)
The Luck of Roaring Camp; Thomas Lubben; Michael Lubben and Joshua Lubben
Twelfth Night; William Shakespeare
Go, Dog. Go!; Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory; Michael Koerner
Little Women; Allan Knee; Mindi Dickstein and Jason Howland
The 39 Steps; Patrick Barlow
Student-Directed One Acts
The Scarlet Letter; Stuart Vaughan
The Boy Friend; Sandy Wilson
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised); Adam Long, Daniel
Singer and Jess Winfield
The Marvelous Wonderettes; Roger Bean, Brian William Baker
The Diviners; Jim Leonard, Jr.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Rupert Holmes
A Palm Tree in a Rose Garden; Meade Roberts
Doubt: A Parable; John Patrick Shanley
The Spitfire Grill; James Valcq
The Taming of the Shrew; William Shakespeare
Godspell; John Michael Tedelak; Stephen Schwartz
The Student Directed One Acts
The Curious Savage; John Patrick
Little Shop of Horrors; Howard Ashman, Alan Menken
Reeling; Barry Kornhauser
Dancing at Lughnasa; Brian Friel
Seussical: The Musical; Lynn Ahrens and Stephan Flaherty
As You Like It; William Shakespeare
A Doll's House; Henrik Ibsen
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown; John Gordon, Clark Gesner
Cabaret; Joe Masteroff; Kander and Ebb
Stop the World, I Want to Get Off; Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
A Long Christmas Dinner; Thornton Wilder
Something's Afoot; James McDonald, David Vos, Robert Gerlach, Ed Linderman
The Student Directed One Acts; Tennessee Williams
Pride and Prejudice; Adapted by Jon Jory
The Drowsy Chaperone; Bob Martin and Don McKellar, Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Nunsense; Dan Goggin
A Winter's Tale; William Shakespeare
She Loves Me; Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick
Exit the King; Eugene Ionesco