THE 5 & DIME
or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive - Written by Selina Fillinger
One four-letter word is about to rock 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. When the President unwittingly spins a PR nightmare into a global crisis, the seven brilliant and beleaguered women he relies upon most risk life, liberty, and the pursuit of sanity to keep the commander-in-chief out of trouble.
March 15 - 23, 2024
Music by Mark Hollman; Book by Greg Kotis; Lyrics by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
July 12 - 27, 2024
the ripple, the wave that carried me home
Written by Christina Anderson
Tony-nominated playwright Christina Anderson brings us a poignant, transporting, and quietly subversive story of racial justice, political legacy, and family forgiveness. Janice’s childhood was steeped in her parents’ activism as they fought for the integration of public swimming pools in 1960s Kansas and taught scores of Black children to swim. But Janice later steps away from her parents’ politics and starts her own life and family far away—until she’s pressed into speaking at a ceremony honoring her father. the ripple, the wave that carried me home is a moving exploration of a family’s response to injustice and a daughter’s reckoning with her political inheritance.
August 16 - 24, 2024
Music, Book, & Additional Lyrics By Tim Maner; Music & Additional Lyrics By Alan Stevens Hewitt; Music & Lyrics By Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer
In the heat of late summer 1892, Andrew Borden and his wife were found murdered in their house. The main suspect in the murders was Andrew’s youngest daughter from a previous marriage, Lizzie Borden. Using a searing rock score, and based on the historical record, LIZZIE explores the heady and heated days leading up to the murder and Lizzie’s controversial acquittal of all charges and the creation of a new American myth.
October 31 -
November 16, 2024
Making Reader's Theatre Cool Since 2011
Get ready for a captivating journey as The 5 & Dime brings back compelling staged readings that promise to leave audiences both riveted and inspired. You are invited to join us in watching these exceptional works of theatre, and watch these thoughtfully curated readings come to life, showcasing the diversity and richness of human stories.
Where Cutting-Edge Musicality Meets Awe-Inspiring Talent
Prepare for a ride through the eclectic realms of music as The 5 & Dime sets the stage ablaze with some upcoming cabarets. Performing more than just your mother's Broadway showstoppers, our performers will weave a tapestry of diverse stylings that promises to stun and surprise. Our cabarets are not just shows; they're immersive experiences that transcend the ordinary.