Classic Entertainment presents the 2019-2020 Broadway Entertainment Series! Join us for another hit Broadway Season at The Classic Center Theatre. Shows this season include A Bronx Tale, Beautiful: The Carol King Musical, Waitress, Escape to Margaritaville, and An American in Paris!
A Bronx Tale November 11, 2019 | 7:30 p.m. The Classic Center Theatre
Three years ago, Academy Award® nominee Chazz Palminteri teamed up with Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro, Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks and Tony Award® nominee Sergio Trujillo to create this streetwise musical - based on Palminteri’s true life story.
A Bronx Tale, Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser, takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be.
Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Academy Award® and Tony Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Tony Award® nominee Glenn Slater (Love Never Dies), A Bronx Tale is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical December 9, 2019 | 7:30 p.m. The Classic Center Theatre
For five years, the Tony and GRAMMY Award®-winning Beautiful: Carole King Musical, has thrilled Broadway with the inspiring true story of one woman’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
From the string of pop classics she wrote for the biggest acts in music to her own life-changing, chart-busting success with "Tapestry," Beautiful takes you back to where it all began – and takes you on the ride of a lifetime. Featuring over two dozen pop classics, including “You’ve Got a Friend,” “One Fine Day,” “Up on the Roof,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and “Natural Woman,” this crowd-pleasing international phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember – and a story you’ll never forget.
Waitress January 20, 2020 | 7:30 p.m. The Classic Center Theatre
Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying encounter with someone new — shows Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.
Brought to life by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team, this Tony Award®️-nominated hit features original music and lyrics by 7-time GRAMMY®️ nominee Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award®️ winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).
Escape to Margaritaville March 18, 2020 | 7:30 p.m. The Classic Center Theatre
Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all—and stay to find something they never expected.
With a book by Emmy Award® winner Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl, Raising Hope) and Emmy Award® nominee Mike O’Malley (Survivors Remorse, Shameless) Escape to Margaritaville is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and many more. USA Today calls it "A little slice of paradise!" and Entertainment Weekly raves, "It will knock your flip-flops off!" So don't let the party start without you.
An American in Paris April 2, 2020 | 7:30 p.m. The Classic Center Theatre
ROMANCE! ADVENTURE! GERSHWIN! WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE!
In post-war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry’s life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret - and realizes he is not her only suitor. Winner of four Tony Awards®️ and inspired by the Academy Award®️-winning film, this exquisite production features your favorite Gershwin songs including “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “‘S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” and “Stairway to Paradise.”
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