For the Pleasure of Seeing Her AgainFor-the-Pleasure

October – November, 2005
By Canadian playwright Michel Tremblay
Directed by John Vreeke

Catherine Flye returns to MetroStage in the story of a son’s touching homage to his mother, who nurtured his imagination and his love for the theater.  Humor and poignancy balance this compelling story about an unforgettable relationship.



Two Queens, One CastleTwo_Queens_press_108_med

January 18 – March 5, 2006
Book & lyrics by Jevetta Steele & Thomas W. Jones, II
Music by William Hubbard & J.D. Steele
Directed by Thomas W. Jones, II

Soulful, rousing gospel, R&B, jazz and pop…Explore life’s complexities, catapulting career, motherhood, marriage, extended family and church.  Love collides with deceit and illness in an ultimately harmonic affirmation of self.


Becoming GeorgeBecomingGeorge

World Premiere
April 19 – May 28, 2006

Book & lyrics by Patti McKenny & Doug

Music by Linda Eisenstein
Directed by Brett Smock
Music Direction by Michael D. Flohr

Radical feminist writer George Sand comes out of retirement to confront a repressive French government, a war and a new protégé, Sarah Bernhardt. 
ASCAP Award Winner in Chicago.


Ellington: The Life and Music of the DukeDuke-cropped-press

July 14 – August 20, 2006
Book by David Scully
Musical Arrangements by John Engerman
Directed by David Hunter Koch
Music Direction by William Knowles
Written by one of America’s greatest jazz composers, the songs range “from low-down blues to novelty patter songs to heartfelt love songs to exuberant swing tunes.”  Jimi Ray Malary’s rich baritone, “shaded by a beautifully controlled and judiciously applied vibrato, is suave in a way wholly in line with the Dukensian ideal of elegance."
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel