The Mercyhurst Theatre Program opens its 2017-2018 season with Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits, a hilarious, loving and endlessly entertaining tribute to many of Broadway's greatest shows. Laugh out loud as the cast parodies selections from Annie, Wicked, Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera and Cats, as well as Broadway legends, such as Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli. Dr. Doug Powers directs. Conceived and written by Gerard Alessandrini, Forbidden Broadway is a three-time winner of the prestigious Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue. The show runs Aug. 24-27 in Taylor Little Theatre, with performances Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 7:30 and 10 p.m.; Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and non-Mercyhurst students, and $5 for Mercyhurst students with ID. Tickets are available at miac.mercyhurst.edu, or by calling 814-824-3000.