"Murder at the Orient Express"

February 8, 9, 10 2019

Seymour Twitt, the richest and most ruthless man in town, hires ace private eye Dudley Sharpe to find out who’s been sending him threatening notes.  Sharpe tells his new client to meet him a week later at the Orient Express, a Chinese restaurant run by two Irish sisters and a German waitress.  On that fateful snowy night, the Orient Express is strangely bustling with an odd assortment of customers who appear to be in disguise.  Sharpe shares a long list of potential killers with Twitt, but when Twitt gets his fortune cookie, his fortune take a bad turn for the worse!  Someone in the restaurant takes advantage of a blackout to kill Twitt with a pair of chopsticks through the heart!  With a blizzard cutting off all from escape, Sharpe begins to unravel the identities of the 12 suspects in the room, revealing how each is somehow connected to Twitt.  Will Sharpe be fortunate enough to crack the case and serve up justice on a pupu platter?

Just in time for Chinese New Year, this theatrical production includes a custom designed four-course Chinese dinner complete with your own fortune cookies. Some lucky winner will win a pair of tickets to City of Angels... who will be 'fortune'-ate enough to get the winning cookie??

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Our 2018-2019 Season!

A@A's is thrilled to be collaborating with Herstory Theater again as they present...

"It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play"

December 7, 8, 9 2018

Be part of the studio audience as WBFR radio presents the 1940s style radio play based on the beloved classic movie, complete with live sound effects and audience participation. Travel to Bedford Falls and meet George and Mary Bailey, Violet Bick, Henry Potter, Clarence Oddbody, and all the great characters that make up this wonderful story written by Joe Landry!

Doors will open early so you can enjoy a Christmas dinner as part of your show experience! The A@A's team in conjunction with Carmela Marie catering will be treating guests to a fabulous holiday meal as part of your show experience!

Look for more information as the menu unfolds!

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

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"The Fantasticks"

October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 2018

The Fantasticks, by Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, is the world's longest running musical - running for over 50 years in Manhattan and entrancing generations of audiences the world over. The show's original Off-Broadway production ran a total of 42 years and 17,162 performances, making it the world's longest-running musical. The musical was produced by Lore Noto. The poetic book and breezy, inventive score, including such familiar songs as "Try to Remember", helped make the show so durable.

The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play The Romancers (Les Romanesques) by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. The Fantasticks- a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The narrator, El Gallo, originally played by Jerry Orbach, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow". The famous score, which includes the classics "Try To Remember", "They Were You" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain", is as timeless as the story itself. This version will be told with a STEAMPUNK twist.

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being."

-Thornton Wilder

A@A's is thrilled to bring an original comedy by Ken Aveline to the stage...

"The Roast of Santa Claus"

November 30, December 1, & 2 2018

Remember the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts of yesteryear? Well, get ready to belly laugh as The Jolly Elf in the red suit gets his turn! Just like the roasts held at the Friars’ Club in New York City, Santa Claus will be the featured celebrity guest seated at a banquet table with fellow celebrity friends. including some of the biggest names in American myth- the tooth fairy, the Easter bunny.... and maybe even Santa's ex! (Bet you didn't know about her!)  Leave the kids at home and start your holiday out right by taking some time to settle in and be entertained! After all, grown ups deserve to have some Santa Claus fun too! (This show is not recommended for guests under 14 years of age.

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"City of Angels"

May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 2019

CITY OF ANGELS is two shows in one. It is the interweaving of two plots, one dealing with the writing of a screenplay in the legendary Hollywood of the 1940’s; the other, the enactment of that screenplay. This double feature quality leads to many other unique production values, the most notable being the fact that CITY OF ANGELS is perhaps the only “color coded” show any theatre audience is likely to see. The movie scenes appear in shades of black and white, and the real life scenes are in technicolor. The show boasts two musical scores. One provides the cast with numbers to help reveal certain emotions or to celebrate particular moments in the way that only music can. The “other” score was written to emulate pure movie soundtrack music, 1940’s vintage. It is entirely appropriate, then, that the final curtain comes down on two happy endings.

Director: Kate Luurtsema

Music Director: Jim Luurtsema

("City of Angels" is presented by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York.)