The Harrell Performing Arts Theatre
440 West Powell Road
Collierville, TN 38107

Collierville Arts Council's
2015/2016 Season
Harrell Performing Arts Theatre
Musical. Book by Joseph Robinette 
Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Show runs December 5-13, 2015

Friday, Dec. 11 at 7pm 
(no show Friday Dec. 4 due to parade)
Saturdays at 2:30pm and 7pm
Sundays at 2:30pm 

Directed by Lorraine Cotten
Music Directed by Jason Eschofen 
Choreographed by Emma Crystal

This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on 
the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set
 in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. 

All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others.  A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on 
its own for those who haven’t. 
Musical and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by David Stem

Show runs February 19-28, 2016

Directed by Jason Spitzer
Music Directed by Joshua Quinn 
Choreographed by Kathy Caradine

Auditions Nov. 7, 2015 at 9am or by appointment Nov. 14, 2015
Go to audition page for more information

In Disney's My Son Pinocchio, the classic tale of toymaker Geppetto's little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto's perspective, features the beloved classic songs "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "I've Got No Strings," alongside a host of new songs by Oscar- and Grammy Award-winner and master melodist Stephen Schwartz, tackling timely issues about what it means to be "the perfect child" - and what it means to be "a real father."

Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the toy shop to discover the meaning of family. When the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto's wish to bring his beloved puppet to life, the new father quickly learns that being a parent is full of challenges. He struggles to make his son "the perfect boy" only to lose him to a gang of Roustabouts. It is only when faced the thought of never seeing Pinocchio again that Geppetto truly learns the joys of being a father and loving your child unconditionally.

This family-friendly musical is appropriate for all audiences and is a magical mix of heartwarming fairytale and action-packed adventure. Audiences will love following Pinocchio's journey from an awkward wooden puppet to a real, live boy and will be charmed by Geppetto's transformation from demanding creator to a real, live father.

Music by Tom Snow
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie

Show runs July 15-24, 2015

Directed by Keith Salter

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One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. 

To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.