Glove Theatre releases 2015 season schedule

GLOVERSVILLE – The Glove Performing Arts Center recently announced its 2015 season.

The season’s first production will be a play by Neil Simon, “The Odd Couple,” directed by Nichole Burkus, on Feb. 13 and 14 at 8 p.m., and Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. Dessert theater will be for the performances Feb. 13 and 15. The cost is: adults, $12; and seniors and students, $10. Dinner theater will be for the Feb. 14 performance, with dinner at 6 p.m. and the show at 8 p.m. Tickets for Feb. 14 are $20 per person, and reservations are a must, a news release said.

According to the release, the story is about one man who is a neat freak and another man who is a slob. Both are divorced and need a place to stay. That’s how fussy photographer Felix Unger and sloppy sportswriter Oscar Madison end up sharing a New York City apartment. This show was arranged through Samuel French, 235 Park Ave. South, 5th floor, New York, New York 10003; (866) 598-8449.

The next production will be “The 39 Steps” directed by Mark Joseph Peek from March 19 through 21 at 8 p.m. and March 22 at 2 p.m. The cost is: adults, $12; and seniors and students, $10.

This play is a melodrama adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan by playwright Patrick Barlow. According to the release, the show focuses on Canadian Richard Hannay, who becomes embroiled in an international spy ring related to the mysterious 39 Steps while on vacation in London. He then meets agent Annabella Smith, who is killed in his apartment. This Tony and Drama Desk award-winning play features more than 150 characters played by a cast of four, handcuffs, missing fingers and romance, the release said. Arranged through Samuel French.

“Clue the Musical,” directed by Barb Fisher Rivera, will be presented June 19 through 27 at 8 p.m. and June 21 at 2 p.m. The cost is: adults, $15; and seniors and students, $12. The show’s book was written by Peter De Pietro, and the music was written by Galen Blum, Wayne Barker, and Vinnie Matucci. The lyrics were written by Tom Chiodo.

The musical is based on the Parker Brothers’ board game, the release said. The show invites the audience to help solve the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room and with what weapon, according to the release. Arranged through Samuel French.

The summer production will be “Fiddler on the Roof,” a musical directed by Andrew Higgs, from July 24 to Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. and July 26 at 2 p.m. The cost is: adult,s $15; and seniors and students, $12. The music was written by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Joseph Stein.

Set in the Pale of Settlement of imperial Russia in 1905, the story is based on Tevye and his daughters, the release said. According to the release, Tzeitel begs her father to let her marry a poor tailor rather than the middle-aged butcher whom her father has already chosen for her. Tevye must choose between his own daughter’s happiness and the traditions that keep the outside world at bay, the release said. Meanwhile, there are other forces at work in Anatevka, dangerous forces that threaten to destroy the very life he is trying to preserve, the release said. Arranged through Music Theatre International, 421 West 54th Street, 2nd floor, New York, New York 10019; (212) 397-4684.

“The Fantasticks,” directed by Chris Stefani, will be presented Sept. 25 through Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. The cost is: adults, $15; and seniors and students, $12.

“The Fantasticks” by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt is the world’s longest-running musical of all time, the release said. According to the release, the musical tells the story of a young boy and girl who fall in love at the hands of their meddling fathers – who try to keep them apart -but they soon grow restless. Arranged through Music Theatre International.

The children’s production this season will be “The Music Man Jr.,” directed by Devan & Will Eagan from Aug. 20 to 22 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. The cost is: adults, $10; and seniors and students, $8. The book, music and lyrics were written by Meredith Wilson.

According to the release, the story follows a fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef, according to the release. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marion the librarian. Chaos ensues as Hill’s credentials are questioned and he is called upon to prove himself to the citizens of River City, the release said. Arranged through Music Theatre International.

“Miracle on 34th Street,” directed by Andrew Higgs, will be presented Dec. 17 through 19 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. The cost is: adults, $15; and seniors and students, $12. The book, music and lyrics were written by Meredith Wilson.

According to the release, a single mom, Doris Walker, doesn’t want her 6-year-old daughter Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan into taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s Department Store, where Doris works, the release said. Doris is not impressed, but when it turns out Macy’s Santa may in fact be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts the most cynical hearts, the release said.

The show includes songs such as “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.” Arranged through Music Theatre International.

The 2015 season will also have many events in April, which will be the music month, as well as the community events for Easter, Halloween and Christmas, the release said.

For more details on other events at the Glove Performing Arts Center, 42 N. Main St., call 773-8255, or visit the website, www.glovetheatre.org.