Get ready for the ride of a lifetime – or, the end of a lifetime that is! After a tragic rollercoaster accident claims the lives of several high school choir students, they find themselves in the afterlife at a dilapidated carnival, face-to-face with the mechanical fortune teller, The Amazing Karnak. In his crystal ball, Karnak sees that only one student can be returned to the land of the living, and it is up to them to decide which among them is most deserving. As the students compete to prove their worthiness, they sing and dance their way through a series of hilarious and touching performances, revealing their deepest hopes and fears. Twisted, bizarre, and hilarious, buckle your seatbelts because you won’t want to miss this wild ride!


  • Runtime: 90 minutes, no intermission.
  • Content: Recommended for ages 13+
  • Tickets: $48
  • Talkbacks: April 27 & May 4

  • Thursday, April 18, 7:30 pm
  • Friday, April 19, 8 pm
  • Saturday, April 20, 8 pm
  • Sunday, April 21, 2 pm
  • Thursday, April 25, 7:30 pm
  • Friday, April 26, 8 pm
  • Saturday, April 27, 8 pm
  • Sunday, April 28, 2 pm
  • Thursday, May 2, 7:30 pm
  • Friday, May 3, 8 pm
  • Saturday, May 4, 8 pm
  • Sunday, May 5, 2 pm

All tickets: $48

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  • Leda Hoffmann (she/her) – Director
  • Malik Khalfani (he/him) – Music Director
  • Annie Fischer (she/her) – Choreographer
  • Courtney O’Neill (she/her) – Scenic Designer
  • Lee Fiskness (he/him) – Lighting Designer
  • Kelsey Gallagher (she/her) – Associate Lighting Designer
  • Alex Oliszewski (he/him) – Media Designer
  • Davonte Johnson (he/him) – Projection Design
  • Tabi Abney (she/her) – Costume Designer
  • Katherine Simon (she/they) – Props Design
  • Jaclyn Benedict (she/her) – Stage Manager
  • Nina Martin (she/her) – Assistant Stage Manager
Join us immediately following select performances for the chance to learn more about how the production was made, meet some of the cast, and share their insights after viewing the story.

Talkback Dates:

  • Saturday, April 27
  • Saturday, May 4