Audiences who loved 2016's "Unnecessary Farce" at St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre can now see playwright Paul Slade Smith's latest clever creation "The Outsider" this fall.
Ned Newley doesn't even want to be governor. He's terrified of public speaking, and his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief of Staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for ... the worst candidate to ever run for office.
A timely and hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy, "The Outsider" will run Friday and Saturday evenings Sept. 13 through Oct. 25 with three noon lunch matinees Sept. 14, Oct. 12, and Oct. 26.
From the team that created "My Way," it's beginning to look a lot like a free, fresh, knocked-out coo-coo Sinatra Christmas, complete with 40 swingin' hits perfect for the holidays.
Nothing is silent about this night where four singers serve up cool versions of Sinatra mainstays like "Fly Me To The Moon," "New York, New York," "That¹s Life," "Love and Marriage," "I Get A Kick Out of You," "I've Got You Under My Skin," and "The Lady is a Tramp."
Plus, they make a little hey-hey with groovy versions of such Sinatra Christmas hits like "Mistletoe and Holly," "The Christmas Song," "Christmas Memories," "Winter Wonderland," "Silver Bells" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas." Toss in Rat Pack-ish versions of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and "The Twelve Days of Christmas," and "Christmas My Way" invites you to grab your bird, jingle your bells, pour a good stiff eggnog, and have yourself a merry little Christmas. Show dates are Friday and Saturday evenings Dec. 6 through Jan. 3 with a noon lunch matinee only Jan. 4, including a special New Year's Eve performance with live entertainment by Crossroads following the show for patrons' dancing and listening pleasure plus party favors and champagne at midnight.
"Shear Madness" is one of the most popular productions in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime. The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
Voted "Best Comedy of the Year" seven times by the Boston Globe and recipient of the title "Best Play of the Year" by both the Chicago Sun-Times and the Philadelphia Enquirer, "Shear Madness" has also received the Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America and has been inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame, the first play ever to receive that accolade. "Shear Madness" will run Friday and Saturday evenings March 13 through May 15, 2020, with noon lunch matinees on April 25 and May 16.
All three shows serve dinner anytime between 6-7 p.m. at the Hudson House Grand Hotel, where St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre is located. The shows begin at 8 p.m. The cost is $68 for dinner with a nonalcoholic beverage, tip, tax, and show; matinees, $46; and NYE, $88.40.
Exact dates for all shows with further information and reservations can be made by calling 715-386-2394 ext. 332 or going online at www.stcroixoffbroadway.com. Season tickets are available for a 10% savings on evening shows, as well as Stay & Play packages for dinner theatre with a hotel room and breakfast for $202.95/couple (NYE, $255.80).