MST'S 2019 SEASON | SEASON 28
MST IN CONCERT: CHESS
Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson (formerly of ABBA)
January 18, 19, 20 | Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm
After a successful inaugural production, MST In Concert returns with the musical phenomenon, CHESS! This highly acclaimed musical uses the ancient game as a metaphor for romantic rivalries and the US-Soviet rivalry during the Cold War. Uneasy allies and bitter enemies form a love triangle: the ill-mannered American Grandmaster, the intense Russian champion who plans on defecting to the West, and the Hungarian-American female chess second, who arrives at the International Championships with the American but falls in love with the Russian. From Bangkok to Budapest, the players, lovers, politicians, and spies all struggle to get the upper-hand. Featuring the international hit singles, “I know Him So Well”
and “One Night In Bangkok.”
Recommended for ages 13 and up.
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, Adapted by Simon Stephens
February 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 | Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.
Recommended for ages 13 and up
A GENTLEMEN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman, Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak,
Based on the Novel Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminalby Roy Horniman
April 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 | Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
A distant heir to a family fortune sets out to speed up the line of succession by using a great deal of charm... and a dash of murder. Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by—you guessed it—eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea. Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Book, Direction and Costumes, seven Drama Desk Awards (including Best Musical), four Outer Critics Circle Awards (including Best Musical) and one Drama League Award (Best Musical).
Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Lyrics and Book by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
June 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 | Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Don’t miss Webber and Rice’s captivating and soaring rags -to-riches musical theatre epic about the First Lady of Argentina, Evita. The Tony-winning musical depicts the infamous real-life story of Eva "Evita" Duarte de Peron, the wife of President Juan Peron, who rose from poverty to become the most famous Argentine woman in history. Her huge political influence and constant charity work earned her scorn and fear from the military and upper classes but adoration and love from the workers and descamisados. Evita's legendary life is displayed before your eyes as the most hated and most beloved woman in Argentina. With the songs “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Oh What a Circus” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.”
Recommended for Ages 13 and up.
COLE PORTER’S ANYTHING GOES
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
August 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 | Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
One of Broadway’s most popular revivals, Anything Goes docks at MST for both our ’19 and ‘19/’20 season. Set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart. Featuring the songs “De-Lovely,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top,” and “Anything Goes,” and an unforgettable score by Cole Porter. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
THE ’19 MST FILM SERIES
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014) - MARCH 1ST AT 8PM
A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior
from taking control of the universe. Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Dave Bautista
Directed by James Gunn.
Recommended for ages 13 and up.
PRESENTED WITH CECIL CON
THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) - MAY 3RD AT 8PM
“WHERE’S THE MONEY, LEBOWSKI?” "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. Starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Julianne Moore. Written and Directed by
Joel and Ethan Coen.
Recommended for ages 14 and up.
JAWS (1975) - JULY 12TH AT 8PM
“You're gonna need a bigger boat.” A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer
team up to hunt down a great white shark wreaking havoc in a beach resort, Starring Roy Schneider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss. Directed by Stephen Spielberg
Recommended for ages 13 and up.
THE ’19 MST SPECIAL EVENTS
‘19 STONEY AWARDS| SATURDAY, JANUARY 5TH
The annual celebration of the year that was at MST, filled with food, fun and surprises!
ELVIS, THROUGH THE DECADES| SATURDAY, JANUARY 12TH
A musical bash celebrating the king of Rock N’ Roll‘s 83rd birthday featuring three Elvis tribute acts performing his greatest hits.
THE ROCK ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: AN EVENING OF PETER GABRIEL| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND
Delaware’s hottest tribute act performing the hits of Peter Gabriel and Genesis, including chart toppers “In Your Eyes” & “Sledgehammer.”
THE CRUISERS| SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND
The spirit of classic Rock N‘ Roll lives forever with tribute acts performing the hits of the Big Bopper, Roy Orbison, Elvis and more!
THE CELTIC FESTIVAL| SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH
The Celtic Festival makes a triumphant return to the Milburn Stone Theatre with a headline performance by Irish folk singer, Charlie Zahm!
THE DERRICK LOWE MEMORIAL EVENING OF BLUEGRASS| SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH
Elkton Rotary’s annual celebration of Bluegrass music with returning headliner Rhonda Vincent and the Rage!
‘19/’20 SEASON UNVEILING| SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH
Be one of the first to find out what’s next as we announce our 29thseason at MST!
CECIL DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: SNOW WHITE| MAY 4TH & 5TH
The Cecil Dance Theatre presents a ballet interpretation of the Brothers Grimm’s timeless fairy tale. Experience the story of Snow White as she runs away from the Evil Queen and finds solace with seven friendly dwarfs. Watch as the witch convinces her to bite the poisoned apple and witness the magic of true love’s kiss. Perfect for families of all ages.
’19 SEASON INDIVIDUAL PRICES
SENIORS (55+) AND ACTIVE MILITARY: $18
STUDENTS AND CECIL COLLEGE STAFF: $16
CHILDREN (UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE): $12
’19 SEASON PACKAGE PRICES
GROUP RATE:$14 PER PERSON
(MINIMUM GROUP SIZE REQUIRED FOR DISCOUNT: 10)