Written by Peter Kennedy
Directed by: Stacey Ingham
Auditions: July 7, 8, 9
Show Dates: Sept 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27; Oct 2, 3, 4
Whodunit, howdunit. When famous actress Primavera Donna throws a party and winds up dead, it’s up to the guests to figure out who and how, and why the hired help is so annoying. Shades of Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, and Ten Little Indians. As the storm outside rages and the body count mounts, the guests must contend with interruptions, shocking revelations, tacky special effects, and the arrival of a mysterious visitor. Both the action and dialogue are fast-paced and the surprising conclusion leaves only one question: Who gets the movie rights? The cast includes a stuffy butler, a social butterfly, a playboy, a dotty chemist, an aristocrat of dubious origin, a nun who has taken a vow of silence, a part-time detective, a very French maid, and a mysterious stranger.
Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
Written by Andrew J. Fenady
Based upon the teleplay by Val DeCrow and Andrew J. Fenady
Directed by Adrienne Steer
Auditions: Sept 1, 2, 3
Show Dates: Nov 27, 28, 29; Dec 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13
When 8-year old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote to the editor of the New York Sun, she was looking for something to believe in. When Ed Mitchell assigned the task of answering the letter to Frank Church, he knew that Church too needed something to believe in, after losing his wife and child last Christmas Eve. This Christmas, let this moving family drama remind you of the joy of the season, the beauty of life and the power of belief. Recommended for ages 8 to adult.
Who’s Crazy Now
Written and Directed by Rob Card
Auditions: Nov 3, 4, 5
Show Dates: Jan 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31; Feb 5, 6, 7
When a group of evil geniuses and super-villains get together for a quiet weekend at a secluded resort, plotting the world's destruction, what can go wrong? But when the "newby" is found dead and suspected to be a spy the whole convention is thrown in to an uproar of suspicion, dissension, and distrust. Things only get worse as more corpses are found and even more questions are left unanswered: Who can we trust? Who killed who? And why didn't I kills them first? They are villains after all...
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jim Hill
Auditions: Jan 19, 20, 21
Show Dates: April 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30; May 1, 2
Suicide, incest, murder, guilt, grief, mortality and unrequited love; Hamlet is poem unlimited. Neither constrained by time nor the tropes of tragedy, Hamlet has evolved into secular scripture, and in it can be found all these things and more. Need it be constrained as well by gender roles? Women have played the title role before, but never have they played Hamlet as a young woman. What if Ophelia were male? Polonius an old woman? Gertrude a fickle man, and Claudius a scheming adulterous female? Would we feel differently about the characters? Would it change our preconceptions? In this production you will see and experience a familiar story in a brand new light. It’s Hamlet, reversed.
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Music & Lyrics by Jeff Bowen
Book by Hunter Bell
Directed by Khary Alexander
Auditions: Mar 16, 17, 18
Show Dates: June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
Who says four chairs and a keyboard can't make a Broadway musical? A musical about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical. Hunter and Jeff enlist their friends Susan and Heidi as they try to write an original musical for the New York Musical Theatre Festival...in three weeks. This show is a (mostly) true account of its own creation and journey to Broadway. From the lively (and appropriately named) "Untitled Opening Number" to the simple, yet heartwarming "Finale", [title of show] is a hilarious look at what happens when you dare to dream big.
Auditions: May 11, 12, 13
Show Dates: July 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25