Of the six productions just announced for NTAC 33rd season, four of them have their origins in what is now officially known as the
After the first two definitely American shows —
"Forty-Five Minutes" launches the new season Aug. 11 with a showbiz story stitched between Cohan songs like "Give My Regards to Broadway" and "You're a Grand Old Flag." The musical plays just two weekends, through Aug. 21.
Simon's comedies have been priced out of many theaters' reach, but NTAC is biting the bullet to revive the 1985
This episode finds Eugene Jerome enduring basic training and coming of age in Biloxi, Miss., during
The first of the British imports is Amy Rosenthal's "Sitting Pretty," not a stage version of the old
Next up is Hugh Whitemore's "Pack of Lies" (Jan. 27 to Feb. 26), the story of two friends torn apart when Scotland Yard invades their lives on the premise that one of them is a KGB agent. It's described as "a play about the morality of lying."
"Crown Matrimonial" is Royce Ryton's history-based account of King Edward VIII and his abdication because of his love for a divorced American woman (which paved the way for his younger brother, George VI, celebrated in
Wrapping up the British-flavored NTAC season will be a revival of the bouncy musical "The Boy Friend," billed as a "witty and stylish musical cartoon of the Jazz Age." The show, which introduced
Performances will be given Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at the Newport Theatre Arts Center, 2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach. For more information and advance reservations, call the NTAC box office at (949) 631-0288.