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Taproot’s ‘Something’s Afoot’ begins tonight, next season lineup announced

July 13th, 2011 · Comments

Tonight is the first preview of Taproot Theatre’s latest production, the murder-mystery musical “Something’s Afoot.” Official opening night is Friday.

Natalie Anne Moe and Jenny Cross. Photo by Erik Stuhaug.

And Taproot has announced the lineup for its 2012 season, which includes two regional premieres, a musical, and a comedy about family vacations:

Taproot Theatre’s 2012 opens with Molière’s Tartuffe (translated by Richard Wilbur), a fast -paced farce that will have audiences rolling with laughter and rhyming in couplets (February 1-March 3).

Next comes the regional premiere of Freud’s Last Session, the off-Broadway hit by Mark St. Germain. Two of the 20th century’s greatest minds―C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud―spar to the end in this fictional meeting (March 21- April 21).

In the spring, Taproot Theatre gets in vacation mode with Leaving Iowa. By Tim Clue and Spike Manton, this warm and funny celebration of the classic family road trip reminds us that sometimes the journey is just as important as the destination (May 16- June 16).

Then it’s Chaps, which is perhaps your only chance to see a British cowboy croon at the moon, in this musical by Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner, with vocal arrangements by Malcolm Hillgartner and Chip Duford (July 11-August 11).

Finally, Taproot Theatre wraps up its 2012 Season in the fall with the regional premiere of Dorothy Sayer’s Gaudy Night, adapted by Frances Limoncelli. Sayers’ signature wit, insight and charm will delight you in this dazzling mystery (September 19-October 20).

Current subscribers can resubscribe for next season now; subscriptions open to the general public on Oct. 3. Single tickets go on sale in January.

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