A benefit concert of the classic musical Dreamgirls will kick off the season May 14 at the Paramount Theatre. The tale of a Motown-era girl group's struggles and heartache in the 1960's features such memorable songs (by Henry Kreiger and Tom Eyen) as "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "I Am Changing," "One Night Only" and "Listen."
Xanadu will kick off the summer season July 7-24 at The Carousel House on the Asbury Park boardwalk. The spoofy take on the 1980 cult classic film musical features Greek muses, surfers, roller-skating and songs by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, including “Magic,” “All Over The World," “Suddenly," “I’m Alive," "Evil Woman," "Have You Never Been Mellow" and “Xanadu."
The Tony-winning Spring Awakening will perform Aug. 4-28 at the Carousel House. The tale of 1890s German teenagers exploring their sexuality in a repressive environment features a contemporary pop-rock score including "The B*tch of Living," "Totally F*cked," "Mama Who Bore Me," "Touch Me," "Don't Do Sadness" and more.
The Break-Up Notebook, which will run Sept. 8-Sept. 25 at the Carousel House, features music and lyrics by Lori Scarlett and a book by Patricia Cotter, who wrote the play that inspired the musical. Peter Schneider will direct. According to ReVision notes, "It may be hard to do, but breaking up is uproarious in this brand-new runaway musical!"
Little Shop of Horrors will run Oct. 6-28. The beloved, Motown-flavored comic take on the cult 1960s sci-fi film about a killer plant features such Alan Menken-Howard Ashman evergreens as "Somewhere That's Green," "Suddenly Seymour," "Skid Row (Downtown)" and the title song. The theatre is planning to present a holiday show in December at the Paramount Theatre. Details will be announced shortly.
For more information and tickets, call (732) 455-3059 or visit revisiontheatre.org.