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Adult $40

Teen (ages 13-17) $10

Child (ages 6-12) Free with the purchase of an adult ticket; limit two per order. Additional child tickets are $10.


DATES: April 21 – May 21, 2023

PERFORMANCE TIMES: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2 pm

RUNNING TIME: To be announced


conceived by
Musical & vocal arrangements by Mel Marvin
Orchestration & vocal arrangements by John McKinney
Produced on Broadway by Richmond Crinkley and Royal Pardon Productions
Ivan Bloch, Larry J. Silva, Eve Skina in association with Joan F. Tobin
Originally produced by Arena Stage, Washington, D.C.
Directed by Marilyn Langbehn
Music direction by Kenji Higashihama
Choreography by John Butterfield
Rounding out the season is Tintypes, conceived by Mary Kyte with Mel Marvin and Gary Pearle, from April 21-May 21, 2023. This Tony-nominated, nostalgic musical revue offers snapshots – tintypes, if you will – ­of America in its last Age of Innocence. This musical melting pot of changing times blazes to life in a tuneful, high-spirited brew of popular songs from 1890 to 1917, performed by five archetypes of the period: Anna Held, the beautiful music hall star; Emma Goldman, the notorious anarchist; Susannah, a black domestic based on Ziegfeld’s pioneering male star, Bert Williams; a Chaplin-esque immigrant; and the outrageous Teddy Roosevelt, the youngest man ever to be elected President of the United States.

Mary Kyte (co-author) is an American choreographer and writer. Her Broadway credits include Smile, which she choreographed, and Tintypes, which she choreographed and conceived. Tintypes was nominated for three Tony awards. Her Off-Broadway credits include Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, By Strouse, and Tomfoolery. She is married and  has one son.

Mel Marvin (co-author) received a Tony nomination as a co-author of “Tintypes” and wrote the music for the Broadway productions of “Yentl” and “A History of the American Film.” He has 9 shows produced Off-Broadway (including “The Portable Pioneer and Prairie Show”), and he has served as composer or director of scores of productions in most of America’s major regional theatres, including Hartford Stage Company (where he wrote the music for many of Mark Lamos’s Shakespeare productions), Lincoln Center Theatre, Arena Stage, The Guthrie Theatre, ART, La Jolla Playhouse and the Mark Taper Forum (where he was an associate artist and wrote the original music for “Angels in America”). His work as a director includes both classical and contemporary plays, as well as a focus on new opera, with two new works developed for the Metropolitan Opera Guild. His best-known musicals are probably “Elmer Gantry” and “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (which has sold out season after season at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre). New projects include “Great Expectations,” written with author John Jakes, which was produced by Goodspeed Musicals; “Joan of Arc,” a music theatre piece written with Laura Harrington; “The Book of Candy,” with Susan Dworkin (produced at the Passage Theatre and New Jersey Playwrights Theatre); “Gold”, with Timothy Mason, commissioned and produced by England’s National Theatre in 2002; and two new operas. “Guest From The Future,” with libretto by Jonathan Levi, commissioned by Nine Circles Chamber Theatre, will premiere at the new Fisher Center for the Arts; and “Buwalsky,” commissioned by Holland’s Opera Spanga, will premiere in The Netherlands then tour the U.S. Both operas are scheduled for production in 2004. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Theatre Communications Group, as well as the recipient of many grants and awards. He is Faculty Composer and Director of Production of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Gary Pearle (co-author) spent a season as resident director, courtesy of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. At Area, he developed and directed the original production of Tintypes and stages Noel Coward’s Design For Living. In New York, his directorial credits include the original productions of Ted Talley’s Hooters and Dallas Muphy’s The Terrorists, both at Playwrights Horizons, the revue Tonight at 7:30, which he conceived and directed for the Manhattan Theatre Club, and the Off-Broadway production of Tintypes, for which he received a Drama Desk award nomination. Gary is a former artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Cabaret; other regional credits include Bandstand at the American Stage Festival in New Hampshire and Shelter at Theatre Three in Dallas.





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