Dear MSL Audience and Friends, 

 

We're thrilled to share with you this preview of our 2022 Season schedule, which astute readers will note, also includes the return of our beloved Summer Camp offering!  

We'll have more exciting information to share in the weeks and months to come, but we're very excited to bring this slate of live entertainment center stage at Main Street LIVE!

Making a triumphant return as well, our Season Pass for 2022! Click on the image below for an enlarged view of the details.  Contact our box office when you're ready to pick up your pass, lock in your savings, and plan your visits to the theater!  

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Main Street LIVE 2022 Season Preview

Maybe Baby, It's You
Written by Charlie Shanian & Shari Simpson

Maybe Baby, It's You is a comedy about the search for that most elusive of entities, the soul mate, and told in a series of 11 vignettes that cover ground from the first kiss to the not-so-golden years of marriage. A raucous ride through male-female relationships and other would-be and shouldn't-be couples trying to find each other. Maybe Baby, It's You. Or maybe…it isn't

 

February 11-13, 18-20

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Goodbye Charlie
By George Axelrod

George and Charlie are writers, best friends, and partners in crime “skirt chasing.” Charlie is shot by an angry husband during a yacht party, falls out a porthole and is lost at sea. After George provides the eulogy for Charlie and returns to the beach house, Charlie “returns” as a woman (cigar in hand) and gets a second chance at life and love.  Lauren Bacall on Broadway and Debbie Reynolds onscreen portrayed the title role in this knockabout farce.

 

April 15-17, 22-24

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Fools

By Neil Simon
 

“Fools” is a comic fable, set in a remote Ukrainian village during the late 19th century. The play opens with young Leon Tolchinsky arriving in Kulyenchikov to become the new schoolmaster, eagerly anticipating his new position.  Leon has been hired by Dr. Zubritsky to educate his lovely daughter, Sophia.  But something is up!  Leon soon learns that there was a curse put upon the village long ago that makes everyone stupid.  This is a charming story about the power of love.

 

June 3-5, 10-12

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Murder at the Orient Express

By Craig Sodaro
 

The richest and most ruthless man in town hires a private eye to find out who’s been sending him threatening notes. They are to meet at the Orient Express, a Chinese restaurant run by two Irish sisters and a German waitress, to review the long list of potential killers. Murder and mayhem erupt during a blackout and the PI begins to unravel the suspects’ identities, hopefully in time to serve up justice on a pupu platter!  A laugh a minute!

 

August 12-14, 19-21

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Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch or... The Perfumed Badge

By Shubert Fendrich
 

This melodrama takes place in the lobby of the Roaring Gulch hotel where the hero, Harry Heartstone, is found in hot pursuit of the villain, Snipe Vermin.  The story takes an unusual turn because the villain and hero are twin brothers, and it is inevitable that the two should meet in a face-to-face gunfight!  Colorful characters in Roaring Gulch include the lady sheriff, Willie Lovelace; the evil proprietress of the hotel, the Widow Black; a stranded actress, Martha Muldoon; and the nutty sidekick of Snipe, Bill Filbert.   A delightful, roaring good time!

 

October 7-9, 14-16

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It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

By Joe Landry
 

Based on the story “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern, this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio show broadcast.  The story of idealistic, desperate George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.  An angel is sent from Heaven to help him by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.    “Teacher says, 'Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.’ “

 

December 2-4, 9-11

Main Street LIVE Summer Camp 2022:
June 6th - 10th, 13th - 17th
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Once Upon a Mattress

Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, & Marshall Barer
Lyrics by Marshall Barer


Many moons ago in a far-off kingdom, the Queen decreed no couples could marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, found a bride. Princesses came from far and wide to win the hand of the Prince but none could pass the Queen’s impossible tests.  That is, until the ‘shy’ swamp princess Winnifred the Woebegone showed up. Would she be able to pass the Sensitivity Test and marry her prince?  This rollicking spin on the classic tale The Princess and the Pea, is a hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic production the entire family will enjoy.
 

Performances June 17-19