2018-2019

The Secret Garden

MAY 3, 2019 – MAY 19, 2019 AT CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved victorian classic, The Secret Garden, blossoms anew in this enchanting musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. When young Mary Lennox loses her parents to a cholera outbreak in India, she is sent to live with her uncle, hermit Archibald Craven, who lives in an imposing, secluded manor on the British heath. Inside the haunting house upon the hill, Mary finds a reclusive, long-suffering collection of souls. Since her aunt Lily’s death, Mary’s uncle has pushed away his surviving loved ones, leaving his bedridden son, Colin, alone. Sickly Colin, hidden away in the depths of the manner, bears the guilt of his mother’s death on his crippled shoulders. When Mary discovers her Aunt Lily’s hidden garden, locked shot and overgrown with vines, stubborn Mary is determined to revive the beauty that once was. Surrounded by spirits from the past, who both warn and welcome her, determined Mary begins to peel away the layers of sadness that cover the house and the garden, showing us the power that “one small girl” can have when she “wants things to grow.”

42ND STREET

OCTOBER 12 , 2018 – OCTOBER 28 , 2018 AT CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Book by Michael Stewart & Mark Bramble

Directed by David F.M. Vaughn
Choreographed by Kami Martin
Musically Directed and Conducted by Corey B. Hirsch

Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, this Tony-winning tale is about a starry-eyed dancer named Peggy Sawyer, from Allentown, Pennsylvania, who heads to New York City to audition for the Broadway musical Pretty Lady. When the leading lady breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star. This American dream tale showcases some of the greatest songs ever written, including “We’re in the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “I Only Have Eyes for You,” and the title song “42nd Street.”

VOICES OF HOPE LIVE!

DECEMBER 14 , 2018 – DECEMBER 14 , 2018 AT CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

The Voices of Hope Children’s Choir is coming to Cerritos! Recently featured on Season 13 of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, this exceptional group of young singers aged 4-17 – along with a few special guests – will bring holiday songs and popular favorites to the stage for a family-friendly concert that will delight all ages!

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER

FEBRUARY 15 , 2019 – MARCH 3 , 2019 AT CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak

Directed and Choreographed by Peggy Hickey
Musically Directed and Conducted by Julie Lamoureux

A four-time Tony winner (including for “Best Musical”), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder centers on Monty Navarro, a lowborn young Englishman and distant heir to a family fortune, who sets out to elevate his social standing by speeding up the line of succession. Based on Roy Horniman’s novel, which was adapted for the movie Kind Hearts and Coronets, this tale is a murderous romp with nonstop laughs and a scene-stealing role for one actor who plays all eight of the doomed heirs who meet their ends in the most creative and side-splitting ways.