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Drag Story Hour
Step into “Veranda’s living room”—complete with shiny shimmery decor, a pian...
July 27 - August 12, 2018
An angsty rock musical adaptation of the seminal play about the trials and tribulations of growing up. In 1890’s Germany, grown-ups hold all the cards –...
February 16 - February 25, 2018
Every story, new or ancient, all are tales of love at heart. Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Original Score, Elton John’s Aida tells of...
Beauty and the Beast
November 17 - December 07, 2017
On that glorious mornWhen we're finally rebornAnd we're all of us, human again! Talking candlesticks, an enchanted rose, and dancing tableware?! Bookish Belle has never even...
September 22 - October 01, 2017
You have to believe you are magic! Outrageous '80s flair sparkles under the mirror ball in Xanadu, a laugh-out-loud musical based on the cult-classic film starring...
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
May 04 - May 20, 2020
In 15th century Paris, Notre Dame Cathedral stands in the heart of the city, a fortress of self-proclaimed righteousness and moral authority. Its citizens move...
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