JYM Production History

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  • Joseph

    A musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, JYM peformed Joseph in 2002, with the original stage production in 1970. With a family friendly storyline and catchy themes, it is based on coat of many colours story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis. The show has little spoken dialogue, and is almost completely sung through.
  • FAME: The Musical

    FAME: The Musical
    JYM staged fame in 2003. FAME: The Musical - based on the 1980 musical film Fame - premiered in Florida in 1988, and was conceived and developed by David de Silva. The show explores the issues that confront many young people today: issues of prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.
  • Little Shop of Horrors

    Little Shop of Horrors
    The musical is based on the 1960s black comedy film directed by Roger Corman, and JYM staged this in 2006. With music by Alan Menken, who also did scored for many disney movies such as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Pocahontas; the musical follows the story of Seymour Krelborn, an apless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh
  • Hair

    Hair is a rock musical, a product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s. Hair caused much controversy when it opened on Broadway in 1968 due to its profanity, the depiction of use of illegal drugs, its treatment of sexuality, its lack of respect toward the american flag, and its nude scene. JYM staged this production in 2007.
  • Sweet Charity

    Sweet Charity
    Sweet Charity premiered on Broadway in 1966. Music was by Cy Coleman, a child prodigy who gave piano recitals at Carnegie Hall between the ages of six and nine. Staged by JYM in 2008, Sweet Charity follows Charity, who works at a dance club where she has seen only the dark side of life through bad relationships. One day she meets Oscar and believes her luck has changed. When things turn sour, Charity stays sweet and hopeful that someday her ideals will materialise.
  • Cabaret

    JYM staged Cabaret in 2009. The musical was based on the book Goodbye to Berlin written by Christopher Isherwood. Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer Cliff Bradshaw.
  • The Witches of Eastwick

    The Witches of Eastwick
    The Witches of Eastwick is a 2000 musical based on the novel of the same name by John Updike. JYM staged the musical in 2010. The story is based around three female protagonists, the 'Witches' Alexandra Spofford, Jane Smart, and Sukie Rougemont. Frustrated and bored by their mundane lives in the town of Eastwick, a shared longing and desire for "all manner of man in one man" comes to life in the form of a charismatic stranger, a devil-like character, Darryl Van Horne. Seducing each of the women
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    Staged by JYM in 2011, the The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee first premiered in 2005 on Broadway. A one act musical comedy with music by William Finn - an American Jewish composer- the show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally-quirky grown-ups.
  • Avenue Q

    Avenue Q
    Staged by JYM in 2012, Avenue Q is an American musical conceived by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, who wrote the music and lyrics. Avenue Q is an coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirising the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood. Avenue Q premiered on Broadway in 2005, and ranks 23rd on the list of longest running shows of Broadway history.
  • The Producers

    The Producers
    JYM will bring to life Elwood's Phoenix Theatre with its staging of The Producers from May 11th to 25th. The musical, adapted by Mel Brooks, premiered on Broadway in 2001. The story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. The humor of the show draws on ridiculous accents, characters of homosexuals and Nazis, and many show business in-jokes.