BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater
2013 - 2014 Season

2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL View Map
 


BIG ARTS Community Players: Performance Dates

NEW Child & Student Discounts for All Herb Strauss Theater Shows:

Children 17 and under: $5 ticket(s) with the purchase of an adult ticket. Students with Valid Student ID: $5


Previous Performances this Season:

Herb Strauss Theater The Big Bang

The Big Bang

Music by Jed Feuer
Book and Lyrics by Boyd Graham

April 11 - May 3, 2014

A madcap musical tour through history! The hysterically amusing musical extravaganza brings audiences on a whirlwind tour from creation to the present - and everything in between! Long on shtick and historical hilarity, the frenetic entertainment is based upon two producers securing millions of dollars to back a twelve hour stage history of the world. Potential investors get a taste of the most ambitious musical ever conceived as they watch eighteen side splitting numbers portraying Adam and Eve, Attila the Hun, the building of the pyramids, Julius Caesar and Columbus, just to name a few. In the process, the opulent Park Avenue apartment "borrowed" for the occasion is trashed as the two snatch furnishings to create makeshift costumes while singing and clowning their way through inventive recreations of the past, stopping occasionally for a little supplicating show biz patter. Written by Jed Feuer and Boyd Graham, the show was originally performed by its wacky creators Off Broadway.

Dates & Times:

Friday, April 11, Opening Night Reception: 7 pm, Show starts at 8 pm

Opening Night Reception Hosted by
The Starfish Grille

2 pm Wednesday Matinees: April 16 and 23
8 pm April 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30; and May 1, 2, 3


Adult $42 | Student/Child: $5




Herb Strauss Theater Romance Romance

Romance/Romance

Book and Lyrics by Barry Harman
Music by Keith Herrmann

March 7 - April 5, 2014

Love is in the air as two separate one-act musicals become one, giving audiences a glimpse into the stories of romance seekers. The first act is a delightful romp through the romantic ennui of turn of the century Vienna based on Schnitzler's tale, The Little Comedy, as two 19th-century aristocrats meet in disguise, fall in love and worry over how to confess their true identities.
The second act is a modern look at affection and disaffection in a summer house shared by two couples in the Hamptons and is based on the Jules Renard play Summer Share. Originally an Off Off Broadway sensation that successfully moved to Broadway, Tony®-nominated Romance/Romance is a perfect change from the modern mega musical.

Dates & Times:

Friday, March 7, Opening Night Reception: 7 pm, Show starts at 8 pm

Opening Night Reception Hosted by
The Starfish Grille


Adult $42 | Student/Child: $5




"Romance/Romance" is presented by special arrangement with
SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Herb Strauss Theater Defamation

Defamation

Written by Todd Logan

February 20 - March 2, 2014

When Race, Class, Religion and the Law Collide ... A Conversation Begins.
In a trial full of twists and turns, this riveting courtroom drama explores the issues of class, religion, race and gender. With the audience as the jury you will decide the final verdict.
Written by Todd Logan, the play leads the audience through a journey of complex issues and emotions as tensions are slowly escalated and the characters' defenses are increasingly stripped bare. The cast will be available after each performance to discuss the topics and issues raised in the play.

Dates & Times:

Thursday, February 20, Opening Night Reception: 7 pm, Show starts at 8 pm

Opening Night Reception Hosted by
The Starfish Grille

Adult $42 | Student/Child: $5


Season Sponsor
The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company
Patron Sponsor Linda & John Kramer

Herb Strauss Theater Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

January 10 - February 15, 2014

What happens after happily ever after? Find out in this Tony-award winning musical!
The Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine beloved musical is a retelling of classic Grimm stories as a parade of familiar folktale figures find their way "Into the Woods" and try to get home before dark. Audiences will be enraptured as a childless baker and his wife attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods, where they encounter Rapunzel (and her witchy "mother"), Cinderella, Jack (of Beanstalk infamy) and Little Red Riding Hood. Follow along as these iconic fairy tale characters experience a new cautionary tale about the responsibility of having your wishes come true.

Dates & Times:

Friday, January 10, Opening Night Reception: 7 pm, Show starts at 8 pm

Opening Night Reception Hosted by
The Starfish Grille

Adult $42 | Student/Child: $5



Original logo created by Martin Murphy.
Into The Woods is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Tel.: (212) 541- 4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com
Herb Strauss Theater Holiday Spectacular

Holiday Spectacular

An Original Musical Production
Written and Directed by
Bobby Logue and John Ramsey

December 19 - 31, 2013

Perfect for sharing with family, friends and loved ones, the fun-filled holiday celebration transforms the stage into a glistening winter wonderland! The theater will be decked out for the season and all of the on-stage talent shines like never before in a breathtaking new holiday show written and directed by BIG ARTS' very own Herb Strauss Theater Production Manager, Bobby Logue and Herb Strauss Theater favorite, John Ramsey. There is no better place to be this holiday!

Dates & Times:

Thursday, December 19, Opening Night Reception: 7 pm, Show starts at 8 pm

Opening Night Reception Hosted by
The Starfish Grille

Adult: $35 | Student/Child: $5



BIG ARTS Community Players:

BIG ARTS BIG ARTS Community Theater

Community Theater
Radio Hour

Community Players
at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall
 

7:30 pm, Thursday, January 30


7:30 pm, Friday, January 31


BIG ARTS Community Players will present an evening of radio theater on Thursday, January 30, with an encore performance on Friday, January 31, at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall.

The Community Players welcome volunteers to work on all aspects of production - both on stage and behind-the-scenes. The Players provide local live theater, performed for the community, by the community. For more information about volunteering call the office at (239) 395-0900 or email info@BIGARTS.org.


General: $12 | Student/Child: Free
To purchase adult tickets and to reserve student/child seats, please call BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at (239) 395-0900.




BIG ARTS BIG ARTS Community Theater

Community Theater
A. R. Gurney's Love Letters

7:30 pm, Monday, March 10

Community Players
at Herb Strauss Theater
 

BIG ARTS Community Players will present a reading of A. R. Gurney's Love Letters. The play is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. The actors read the evocative, touching and frequently funny, letters aloud. Love Letters was a finalist for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The Community Players welcome volunteers to work on all aspects of production - both on stage and behind-the-scenes. The Players provide local live theater, performed for the community, by the community. For more information about volunteering call the office at (239) 395-0900 or email info@BIGARTS.org.


General: $12 | Student/Child: Free
To purchase adult tickets and to reserve student/child seats, please call BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at (239) 395-0900.




Herb Strauss Theater Hamlet solo

Hamlet {solo}

by William Shakespeare
Hope and Hell Theatre Co. & Richard Jordan Productions
Performed by Raoul Bhaneja
Directed by Robert Ross Parker
Original Design Concept Deeter Schurig

November 30 - December 5, 2013

Award-winning actor Raoul Bhaneja, who has performed at the London Globe Theatre, plays all 17 roles himself as the plot twists and turns though a storyline filled with murder, revenge and the quest for the throne of Denmark. A global sensation, Hamlet {solo} focuses on three most essential elements of theatre: the actor, the text and the audience.
You've never seen the Shakespeare tragedy quite like this!
Backstage calls the show, "Enthralling!"

Dates & Times:

Saturday, November 30, Opening Night Reception: 7 pm, Show starts at 8 pm
New 4 pm Sunday Twilight Show: December 1
8 pm Shows: Monday, December 2; Tuesday, December 3; Wednesday, December 4; Thursday, December 5, 2013


Adult: $35 | Student/Child: $5

Children (17 and under) must be accompanied by an adult.
Children's tickets in series and subscriptions packages do not receive a discount.


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Tickets available at both Box Offices:

BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater
2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
(239) 472-6862
Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 2-8 pm (November-April)
Plus one hour before show time for Twilights and Matinees

BIG ARTS Center, Marks Box Office and Gift Shop:
900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel
(239) 395-0900
Marks Box Office Hours: 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday (October-April)

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Series and Discounts:

New at BIG ARTS

$5 Student/Child Ticket for ALL Herb Strauss Theater and Most BIG ARTS Performances


Children 17 and under: $5 child ticket(s) with the purchase of an adult ticket

Student with valid student ID: $5


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