Main Stage

Performances: Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sundays 2:00pm matinee

The Davis Musical Theatre Company proudly announces our current season of Broadway Musicals to be performed at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, Davis.

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2019 - 2020 Season - Upcoming Shows

The Drowsy Chaperone - January 3 through January 26, 2020

Underwritten by Vince & Kelly Nahr

The Drowsy Chaperone is a lavish 1920s musical with vaudeville gags and Charlestons galore!  Robert Martin is set to marry Janet van de Graaf, a young Broadway starlet giving up performing.  But between Janet's inebriated Chaperone, the oblivious hostess Mrs. Tottendale, the egomaniacal lothario Adolpho, and Janet's scheming producer, Feldzieg, there are more than enough hijinks to go around!  Of course, that's not the musical we're putting on.  Instead, prepare for The Drowsy Chaperone, which tells of the eccentric and melancholy Man In Chair, who puts on a record of his favorite musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, and imagines the show springing to life in his apartment.  Through his eyes, we learn why some of the gags performed have been distorted by historical context, how some of the characters we're seeing are products of questionable acting talent, and what the truth is behind the darkness that haunts the Man in Chair.

Directed by Kyle Jackson
Choreographed by Kyle Jackson

Auditions: Nov 3, 2019 & Nov 4, 2019

Camelot - March 6 through March 29, 2020

Underwritten by Suzy Goldschmidt, in honor of David Goldschmidt

Camelot brings the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table to life with an extraordinary score and a story that poignantly dramatizes the human conflict at the heart of this classic tale. Based on T.H. White’s novel, The Once and Future King, Camelot tells the story of Arthur, a young squire who becomes King after extracting the sword Excalibur from its legendary rock. Camelot opens in the midst of the battle that destroyed King Arthur’s kingdom, and goes back to tell the story of how the battle came to be. The musical follows Arthur from a young, ambitious, idealistic King who dreams of creating a just society to the despairing king bearing witness to his dream’s demise. Arthur’s dream is inspired by his vivacious Queen Guenevere. Together, they create a kingdom where might works at the service of right and the King serves at a round table with no head — a symbol of collaboration and unity. But just as this utopian vision starts to become reality, everything begins to unravel. When Guenevere falls in love with Arthur’s most celebrated, beloved, and loyal knight, Lancelot, they begin a romance as doomed as it is passionate. Their troubles are compounded when Arthur’s illegitimate son, Mordred, arrives on the scene. In a world of human realities, can Camelot achieve the utopia of which Arthur dreams?

Auditions: Jan 5, 2020 & Jan 6, 2020

MEL BROOKS' Young Frankenstein - April 24 through May 17, 2020

Underwritten by Dave & Rachel Lyman

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. It will surely be the perfect opportunity for a production company to showcase an array of talents. With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.

Directed by Steve Isaacson
Choreographed by Cynthia (Mitterholzer) Krivicich
Musical direction by Jonathan Rothman

Auditions: Mar 8, 2020 & Mar 9, 2020

Titanic, The Musical - June 26 through July 19, 2020

Underwritten by Sharon Joyce

The sinking of the Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912, remains the quintessential disaster of the twentieth century. A total of 1,517 souls—men, women and children—lost their lives (only 711 survived). The fact that the finest, largest, strongest ship in the world—called, in fact, the “unsinkable” ship—should have been lost during its maiden voyage is so incredible that, had it not actually happened, no author would have dared to contrive it.

But the catastrophe had social ramifications that went far beyond that night’s events. For the first time since the beginning of the industrial revolution early in the 19th Century, bigger, faster and stronger did not prove automatically to be better. Suddenly the very essence of “progress” had to be questioned; might the advancement of technology not always be progress?

Nor was this the only question arising from the disaster. The accommodations of the ship, divided into 1st, 2nd and 3rd Classes, mirrored almost exactly the class structure (upper, middle and lower) of the English-speaking world. But when the wide discrepancy between the number of survivors from each of the ship’s classes was revealed—all but two of the women in 1st Class were saved while 155 women and children from 2nd and 3rd (mostly 3rd) drowned—there was a new, long-overdue scrutiny of the prevailing social system and its values.

It is not an exaggeration to state that the 19th Century, with its social stricture, its extravagant codes of honor and sacrifice, and its unswerving belief that God favored the rich, ended that night.

The musical play TITANIC examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. This is the factual story of that ship—of her officers, crew and passengers, to be sure—but she will not, as has happened so many times before, serve as merely the background against which fictional, melodramatic narratives are recounted. The central character of our TITANIC is the Titanic herself.

The winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this incredibly moving show will leave you breathless.
(Note: This is NOT a musical of the 1997 movie by James Cameron)

There will be NO Performance on Saturday, July 4, 2020

Recommended for all audiences

Directed by Steve Isaacson
Musical direction by Jonathan Rothman

Auditions: Apr 26, 2020 & Apr 27, 2020

2020 - 2021 Season - Upcoming Shows

The Sound Of Music - September 4 through September 27, 2020

When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.

Shrek, The Musical - November 6 through November 29, 2020

Once upon a time, in a far-away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task - if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

Mel Brooks' - The Producers - January 8 through January 31, 2021

The Producers tells the story of a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer, Max Bialystock, and a nerdy, young accountant, Leo Bloom, who concoct a scheme to raise thousands of dollars from backers and then put on a flop of a show. With all the money that will be leftover, the pair will be rich! Only one thing goes wrong: the show is a gigantic hit! Some of Mel Brooks' irreverent humor.

Recommended for ages 13 and up

Urinetown - March 5 through March 28, 2021

Terrible title, Funny show! Nominated for 10 Tony Awards and taking home 3, Urinetown is a satirical comedy musical, that pokes fun at the everything, from government bureaucracy and the legal system to corporate America’s mismanagement and social irresponsibility. The show even parodies the Broadway musical itself.  With music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, Urinetown, boasts itself as the show with a terrible title, but a great show that brings a surprise ending to this unorthodox and thought provoking musical.

Evita - April 23 through May 16, 2021

Argentina’s controversial First Lady is the subject of EVITA, Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's dynamic musical masterpiece. Escaping her dirt-poor existence for the bright lights of Buenos Aires, Eva Peron, “saint to the working-class and reviled by the aristocracy,” was destined to leave a fascinating political legacy unique in the 20th century. Featuring such iconic songs as “On This Night of a Thousand Stars,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall,” and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” EVITA creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself.

Recommended for ages 10 and up

Disney's Mary Poppins - June 18 through July 11, 2021

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