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ANNIE KIDS
june 16, 2017, June 23rd, 2017 AND july 21, 2017
GRADES k - 4TH

Everyone's favorite little redhead takes the GCPA stage in her first adventure that won the hearts of musical theatre lovers everywhere. Despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City, Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's selfish wiles, finding a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie KIDS is sure to charm and delight with favorites including Hard Knock Life, You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile, and the timeless Tomorrow. 

Rated G

This production is enrollment-based and does not require an audition. Casting will take place within the first week of rehearsals.

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ZOMBIE PROM: ATOMIC EDITION
july 28th - 29th, 2017
GRADES 5th - 8TH

Grease meets The Walking Dead in this adorable Off-Broadway tale of love from beyond the grave. Senior sweetheart Toffee is pressured to break up with her rebel boyfriend Jonny, who reacts by charging off on his motorcycle and flinging himself into a toxic waste tower. A guilt-ridden Toffee is then surprised when Jonny returns from the dead, although a little worse for the nuclear wear, determined to prove himself by graduating and more importantly - taking Toffee to senior prom. Groove along to this 1950's hits score featuring songs like Rules, Regulations, and Respect with the Stalin-style principal Miss Strict, That's The Beat For Me with the slick show host Eddie Flagrante, and the classic romance of The Voice In The Ocean. You'll be on the edge of your seat to discover the answer to the ultimate question of life and death: Will Toffee take Jonny back and go with him to senior prom?

Rated G

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carrie the musical
august 11th - 13th, 2017
GRADES 9TH - 12TH

True to our mission to strengthen, enrich, and shape the communities of St. Louis, through this production GCPA is tackling one of the toughest topics our young people face, often on a daily basis: bullying. We hope our work on this powerful piece will encourage many needed conversations and inspire positive change. Carrie White is an outcast, at school viciously bullied by the popular crowd and at home manipulated by a loving but cruelly over-protective mother. When she discovers she has growing telekinetic powers, the tension rises between her oppressors and the few sympathetic advocates she finds in her gym teacher Miss Gardener and classmate Sue Snell. Sue convinces her boyfriend Tommy Ross to give Carrie one special night by taking her to the senior prom, but vengeful ringleader Chris Hargensen has other plans to make the night "special," climaxing in the ultimate display of Carrie's pain and power. Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, Carrie The Musical features a driving rock ballad score including moving numbers like In, Dreamer In Disguise, and the chilling Destruction. Join us as we dig into the darker parts of ourselves and ask the hard question, "What does it cost to be kind?"

Rated PG-13 for adult language, adult situations, and violence.

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A Little princess
january 26th-28th, 2018
GRADES 2nd - 12TH

Written by Tony-nominated composer/lyricist, Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), and Brian Crawley (Violet), A Little Princess is based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which was honored by School Library Journal as one of the "Top 100 Chapter Books" of all time. Separated from her father and the openhearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue – helping to transform a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery. As the girl wins the affection of the other boarders, she draws the ire of Miss Minchin, the dour headmistress, who forces Sara to work as a maid when her father is reported dead, and his fortune is seized. Sara counters all of Miss Minchin's best efforts to degrade her, all the while maintaining the grace and virtue of a little princess.

RATED PG.

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crazy for you
april 27th-29th, 2018
GRADES 5th - 12TH

A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, Crazy For You® tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. In Deadrock, Bobby falls for spunky Polly Baker, the theater owner’s daughter. But Polly takes an instant dislike to the city slicker, so Bobby vows – through cunning, razzmatazz, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity – to win Polly’s heart and save the theatre. Memorable Gershwin tunes from the score include “I Got Rhythm,” “Naughty Baby,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Embraceable You,” “But Not for Me,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”

Rated PG.

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