2020-21 Mainstage Shows

A Jazz Musical 

Conceived and Composed by Ezra Weiss

Book by by Sarah Jane Hardy and Nick Fenster 

Based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

About the show: Tumble down the rabbit hole as Alice’s adventures through Wonderland are transformed into a spectacular jazz odyssey! This original NWCT adaptation is filled with classic characters from the Mad Hatter to the Queen of Hearts and a beautiful original score inspired by jazz greats from Davis to Monk.

  • First Read: Mid-August 2020
  • Performances: September 26 – October 18, 2020
  • Public Shows: Saturdays & Sundays at 11 am & 2 pm
  • School Matinees: October 1, 2, 7 (TBA), 8, 13 (TBA), 15, 16 at 10 am & 12 pm

Based on the motion picture by L. Frank Baum

Music & Lyric by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg

About the show: We’re off to see the Wizard! Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy, Toto, Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Lion in this classic story that proves there’s no place like home.

  • First Read: Late October 2020
  • Performances: December 5, 2020 – January 3, 2021
  • Public Shows (Includes Confirmed & TBA): December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31; January 1, 2, 3 at 12 pm & 4:30 pm
  • School Matinees: December 2, 3, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 (Snow TBA) at 10:30 am

Written by Ajai Terrazas Tripathi

In collaboration with Anita Menon & Sarah Jane Hardy

About the show: A brand new take on a familiar story. Rapunzel, locked in a tower to keep her safe, longs to get out into the world and DANCE! Sarah Jane Hardy and Anita Menon fuse Bharatanatyam and Tap to tell a story that transcends time, language and culture.

  • First Read: Early January 2021
  • Performances: February 6 – 28
  • Public Shows: Saturdays & Sundays; 12 pm & 4 pm
  • School Matinees: February 11, 12, 17 (TBA), 18, 19, 23 (TBA), 25, 26 at 10 am & 12 pm

Based on the book by Mo Willems
Written by Mo Willems & Mr. Warburton
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

About the show: Whatever you do, don’t let the Pigeon star in his own musical! Find out what happens when the Bus Driver has to leave her bus with Pigeon – will that wily bird finally get what he wants?

  • First Read: Early February 2021
  • Performances: March 20 – April 4, 2021 in Portland; Additional tour dates in April & May TBD
  • Public Shows: March 20, 21, 23 (TBA), 24, 25, 26, 27, 28; April 3 & 4 at 11 am & 2 pm
  • School Matinees: Tour dates in April & May TBD

Adapted by Benny Zelkowicz

Music by Ezra Weiss

Directed by Jennie Spector

About the show: NWCT’s original adaptation, based on Jewish folklore. Formed from clay, the Golem comes to life to help the world find joy and love, laughter and song.

  • First Read: Early April 2021
  • Performances: May 8 – 30
  • Public Shows: Saturdays & Sundays; 11 am & 2 pm
  • School Matinees: May 18, 19 (TBA), 20, 21, 25, 26, 28 at 10 am & 12 pm

Thank You NWCT Sponsors