CPCC Summer Theatre goes back, back and even farther back (to the French Revolution, in fact) with the musical lineup for its 2014 season. The lone non-musical is set in the modern day, but what’s more timeless than a story of grandparents who’ll do anything to keep their grandson from moving 3,000 miles away?
Tickets went on sale this week for CPCC’s 41st season of professional summer stock. They’re $22 and $18 ($10 and $5 for children), and season packages can still be had. Details: 704-330-6534 or tix.cpcc.edu. Here’s what’s in store, with all shows at Halton Theater except as noted:
Wildhorn’s music, which is reminiscent of his score for “Jekyll & Hyde,” is paired with book and lyrics by Nan Knighton. Expect swordplay, daring rescues – you get the idea.
Gene DePaul wrote the music, and the songs include the immortal “Jubilation T. Cornpone” and The Country’s In the Very Best of Hands.” The show comes from the comic strip created by Al Capp and features all the comic Appalachian types you could want.
Ariel defies her father, King Triton, to get a pair of legs and pursue a human prince on land, while she and her aquatic pals romp through “Under the Sea” and other Alan Menken-Howard Ashman songs.
The Richard and Robert Sherman songs from the 1964 film are intact, but they added new ones for the 2006 Broadway musical – which, by the way, was written by Julian Fellowes of “Downton Abbey” fame.