PRLog - July 30, 2012 - SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. -- BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, the only professional theater on Sanibel, has announced its 2012-2013 live theater season beginning this fall. Productions include "Becky’s New Car" (November 13 – 20), "Dickens’ Women" (December 4 – 9), "Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings" (December 17 – 31), "Monty Python’s Spamalot" (January 11 – February 16), "The Marvelous Wonderettes"
BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater
All productions are at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, located at 2244 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Tickets are available online at http://www.bigarts.org/
Theatre Conspiracy’s production of "Becky’s New Car" crosses the Causeway from Fort Myers and drives onto Sanibel for an encore eight-night run at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. "Becky’s New Car" is the story of a frustrated, middle-aged mother and wife whom a wealthy widower mistakenly assumes is a widow herself. When she repeatedly neglects to correct his mistake, Becky finds herself swept up in a double life and charade speeding dangerously off track. Performances are 8 p.m. November 13 – 20, and a 4 p.m. matinée November 18. Tickets for "Becky’s New Car" are $28, Child 17 and Under $15.
Award-winning British actress Miriam Margolyes, famous for roles in films such as "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" and "Little Shop of Horrors," arrives stateside this season with her critically-acclaimed one-woman show, "Dickens’ Women." Margolyes, who also played Madam Morrible in the Broadway production of "Wicked," will portray many of Charles Dickens’ most colorful and entertaining literary characters, including those drawn from "Oliver Twist," "Great Expectations"
It will be a Plaid Christmas on Sanibel this holiday season. "Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings" finds our favorite all-male vocal group, The Plaids, returning to Earth from Heaven to deliver some much-needed holiday cheer. Filled with Christmas standards that have all been “Plaid-erized,”
Winner of the 2005 Tony Award® for Best Musical, the Southwest Florida regional premiere of Monty Python’s "Spamalot" opens January 11. Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, and featuring a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and flatulent French people, "Spamalot" is a little slice of historical lunacy. This musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail has been hailed as “a no-holds-barred smash hit,” by a critic in "The New Yorker." "Spamalot" music and lyrics by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. Book by Eric Idle, based on the screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. Performances are Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m. January 11 – February 6, and matinées 2 p.m. January 23 and February 16. Performances are Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m. January 11 – February 6, and matinées 2 p.m. January 23 and February 16. Tickets are $42, Child 17 and Under $20.
Last seen Christmas 2011 spreading holiday cheer to audiences at Herb Strauss Theater in "Winter Wonderettes,"
"Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle," written and performed by historian and actor Steve Carroll, pays tribute to the indomitable will and ambition of Charles Lindbergh, an aviation pioneer most famous for completing the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris in 1927. The play examines how Lindbergh achieved worldwide fame with his flight to Paris, then paid the price for that fame by losing his privacy, a normal family life, and his firstborn son. Performances are 4 p.m. February 24, March 3, and 10. Performances are 4 p.m. February 24, March 3, and 10. Tickets for "Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle" are $30, Child 17 and Under $15.
Group (of 10 or more) are eligible for Group Ticket prices, which range from $25 to $36 per ticket. Groups of 50 or more receive a greater discounted ticket price. Call Jason Boeckman at (239) 472-9700, Ext. 308 for Group Discount Rates for each show. Additional matinée performances may also be added at the special request of groups with large numbers.
Details about our upcoming season as well as general information about our venues, can be found online through our website, http://www.BIGARTS.org.
To learn more about these productions and BIG ARTS events, membership and workshops, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel; call (239) 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org;