Skyline Theatre Company has announced their 2013-2014 productions, marking the start of their fifth full season at the George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation in the Fair Lawn Community Center. Skyline will present one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, a heart-warming holiday favorite with a twist, and a hilarious take on Shakespeare’s classics as part of their upcoming season.
Skyline’s season kicks off in the fall with the Broadway musical smash that made Barbra Streisand a star of stage and screen, Funny Girl. Comedienne Fanny Brice had a career that spanned from Vaudeville to The Ziegfeld Follies to Hollywood as she became one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. Audiences will follow her life as she rises from the Lower East Side to Broadway and finds the one man she loves, no matter what. Featuring the classic hit songs “People” and “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” Funny Girl played over 1,300 performances on Broadway and comes to Skyline for a limited run this Oct. 11-13.
This winter, Skyline revives their perennial holiday favorite, bringing their very own Dickens back for another Bergen County tour de force performance. Dustin Charles stars once again in the breath-taking one man adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for special performances at the Maywood Public Library on Dec. 13 at 7:30pm, and at the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre at Bergen County Community College on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Mr. Charles stars as Dickens and all of his unforgettable characters from his 1843 novella. This adaptation, by Greg Oliver Bodine, serves up the magical story of Ebenezer Scrooge's journey from miserliness to redemption with warmth and humor. At one hour in length, it is a holiday treat for the whole family.
Skyline will bring laughter to Bergen County by presenting a show the New York Times calls “pithier than Python... irresistible!” The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is an irreverent romp with the Bard, delivering all 37 plays in 97 minutes. These madcap men in tights will appear May 2-4, 2014, as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.
Skyline Theatre Company, “Broadway’s Home in Bergen County,” brings professional performers, designers, and staff from New York City and the surrounding area together to produce an exciting array of musicals and plays. The company is proud of its Artists in Focus program which brings professionals from Broadway and television into the classroom, and an apprentice program that trains arts students with professionals while in production. Skyline is a proud associate member of the prestigious New Jersey Theatre Alliance, and their board is comprised of a diverse group of artists, business people and educators who are committed to bringing high quality theatre and programs to Bergen County.
Enjoy exciting professional theatre right here in Bergen County. Funny Girl, Oct. 11-13, A Christmas Carol, Dec. 13 and 17, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), May 2-4, 2014. Skyline will produce this season at the George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation in the Fair Lawn Community Center in Fair Lawn and on our special Christmas tour of Bergen County. Tickets are $28 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $18 for students. To purchase tickets online and for more information, visit www.skylinetheatrecompany.org. For ticket reservations by phone, please call 800-474-1299.