Written by Sharon Pollock
Directed by Diana Lobb
Auditions: July 9, 10, 11
Performances: September 27, 28, 29; October 4, 5, 6; 11, 12, 13
It's not easy being a woman in the 19th century, particularly if your family thinks you're incapable of being a “lady”. Knowing the family fortune is being manipulated away, knowing her beloved birds were exterminated for being “a nuisance”, knowing there was absolutely nobody to trust, Lizzie Borden finally snaps — turning an axe against those who wronged her. Did she commit murder? Or did her parents end themselves?
- Sarah Rodrigues as Miss Lizzie/ Bridget
- Laura Hunter as The Actress/Lizzie
- Nike Abbott as Emma Borden
- Scott Cooper as Andrew Borden
- Monica Maika as Abigail Borden
- Kit Kreider as Henry
- Min Ling as Dr. Patrick
- Diana Lobb, Director
- Katherine Schill, Stage Manager
- Katherine Newell and Min Ling, Assistant Stage Managers
- Megan Redwood, Technical Director
- Michael L. Davenport, Costumer
- Elizabeth Munz, Properties
- Colleen Colbeck, Lighting Designer
The Paper Bag Princess: A Musical
Based on the Book by Robert Munsch
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Joe Slabe
Original Concept by Tara Blue
(Based on The Paper Bag Princess © 1980 Bob Munsch Enterprises Ltd; published by Annick Press)
Directed by Jenny Marry
Auditions: September 4, 5, 6
Performances: November 22, 23, 24; 29, 30, December 1; 6, 7, 8
Princess Elizabeth is like any other Princess, living the high life and dreaming about her prince, Ronald. One day, a dragon arrives who destroys her castle, kidnaps Ronald, and burns all of her clothes. Left with a paper bag to wear and a trail of bones to find where the dragon went, Elizabeth sets off to outsmart the dragon and win her prince back. The entire family can enjoy this musical adaptation of Robert Munsch's award-winning children's book.
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Written by Colette Freedman
Directed by Adrienne Dandy
Auditions: October 15, 16, 17, 18
Performances: January 31, February 1, 2; 7, 8, 9; 14, 15, 16
In this dark comedy, four sisters who are as different as the cities they're named after are reunited after the death of their mother, only to find out that the circumstances of her death are not what they seem and may be intolerable. Old wounds are reopened and the sisters reach a crisis point as they must decide if they can stand together, knowing that the alternative is to fall apart completely.
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Bat Boy: The Musical
Story and Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe
(Licensed under agreement with Weekly World News)
Directed by Rob LeGood
Auditions: February 11, 12, 13
Performances: May 2, 3, 4; 9, 10, 11; 16, 17, 18
Based on a story in The Weekly World News, Bat Boy: the Musical is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. Taken to the family of the local veterinarian, Bat Boy is lovingly raised as one of their own, but when the townsfolk learn of his dark secret, will they embrace him or destroy him? Bat Boy: the Musical originally opened off-Broadway, quickly became a cult hit and has now found its way to KWLT. Should you come see it? You'd be batty to miss it!
Written by Robert Harling
Directed by Scott Cooper
Auditions: March 25, 26, 27
Performances: June 20, 21, 22; 27, 28, 29; July 4, 5, 6
In the heart of a beauty shop in the Deep South, we get to know six fascinating women. Coming from different backgrounds and generations, they bond; they grow; they experience tragedy; and they heal. Steel Magnolias is the perfect balance of femininity and fortitude, showing us that strength is far more than simply brute force.