JCC CenterStage Artistic Director Ralph Meranto announced the lineup for the theater's 2015-16 Season during a digital press conference on YouTube. The 39th JCC CenterStage Subscription Series will include two world premiere musical events, two regional premiere plays and a high-profile revival.
"The season is a Melting Pot," Meranto said. "Each show reflects differing worlds colliding through either race, culture, religion, or political beliefs. I love stories like these because they bring out the wildest comedy, the most powerful drama and the most passionate music."
"Oy Vey, It's the Calamari Sisters!" (World Premiere) October 8-25
"Coney Island Christmas" (East Coast Premiere) December 5-20
"The Hit Factory 2: Brill and Beyond" (World Premiere Musical) February 6-21, 2016
"Other Desert Cities" (Area Premiere) April 2-17, 2016
"Ain't Misbehavin'" May 7-22, 2016
In addition to the 5-show subscription series, CenterStage will present the following special events:
"Green Day's American Idiot" July 11-19, 2015
"Big Wigs, featuring Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune" December 27-31, 2015
"Michael DuBois' Solo Circus" January 2-3, 2016
"A Twist of Lemmon" offers a rare glimpse into the creative process and personal life of actor Jack Lemmon.