Back Home Again:
On the Road with John Denver
By Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman
Directed by Randal Myler
Associate Producer Adlon Partnership
September 11 – November 8, 2015 – Stackner Cabaret
Created by the writer and music director of the 2014/15 Stackner hit Low Down Dirty Blues, this world premiere event is a celebration of folk musician John Denver’s life and music, including hits like “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Rocky Mountain High,” and “Leaving On a Jet Plane.” Featuring versatile musician David Lutken (Woody Sez), Back Home Again offers a rare glimpse of the man behind the music and the stories behind the songs.
Guys on Ice
Books and Lyrics by Fred Alley
Music by James Kaplan
Conceived and Researched by Fred Alley And Frederick Heide
Directed and Choreographed by Jeffrey Herbst
November 13, 2015 - January 17, 2016 – Stackner Cabaret
Back in the Stackner for the first time since 2001, the hit musical Guys on Ice takes you inside a Northern Wisconsin ice shanty. Lloyd and Marvin brave the cold as they dream big dreams about catching big fish, while enjoying the simple luxuries of a faithful fishing-pole and a warm snowmobile suit — and hoping against an unwelcome visit from Ernie the Moocher! The production features Guys on Ice favorites Steve Koehler and Doug Mancheski, and the newest cast member, Bo Johnson (The Doyle & Debbie Show).
The Devil’s Music:
The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith
By Angelo Parra
Conceived and Originally Directed by Joe Brancato
Musical Arrangements by Miche Braden
Directed by JC Clementz
January 22 - March 20, 2016 – Stackner Cabaret
Laughter and bawdiness come together to deliver an entertaining and unforgettable evening as “The Empress of the Blues,” Bessie Smith, gives an after-hours show and recounts a life as large and outrageous as her talent. Featuring the incomparable Zonya Love, who last season brought the house down as Celie in The Color Purple, and Kenney M. Green (Ain’t Misbehavin’) as her sidekick Pickle. The Devil’s Music features songs including, “I Ain’t Got Nobody,” “St. Louis Blues,” “Baby Doll,” and “Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do.
Sirens of Song
Conceived and Directed by Kevin Ramsey
March 25 - May 29, 2016 – Stackner Cabaret
Celebrate the 20th Century woman through song! Fall under the spell of three powerhouse vocalists as they lead you on an uplifting journey of women's defining moments in American history and their influences around the world. Experience stories of joy, sorrow, victory, and loss through powerful visuals and timeless songs such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “I Will Survive,” and “Respect.” Created especially for The Rep’s Stackner Cabaret, Sirens of Song is a one-of-a-kind concert experience for all ages that will capture your heart and stir your soul!
Program, artists and prices subject to change.