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BOOK, Music & LYRICS BY: by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey
DIRECTED BY: CAMERON HARRIS
AUDITIONS: May 1st & 2nd 2017
SHOW DATES: JULY 8,9,14,15,16,21,22,23,28,29,30 & Aug 4.5,6, 2017
Get out your leather jackets & poodle skirts take a trip to a simpler time of drive-ins & rock & roll. Danny and Sandy fall for each other during a carefree summer fling. But when the school year begins, Danny is torn between his feelings for good-girl Sandy and his image with the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies. Including your favorite songs: “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin'”, “We Go Together and many more.” Throw your mittens around your kittens and away we go! GREASE is the Word!
Caught in the Net
WRITTEN BY: Ray Cooney
DIRECTED BY: Candy Kane
AUDITIONS: JULY 11 & 12, 2017
SHOW DATES: SEPT 9,10,15,16,17,22,23,24, 2017
The sequel to Run for Your Wife finds the bigamist taxi driver John Smith still keeping his two families in different parts of London, both happy & blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children, a girl from one family & a boy from the other, have met on the Internet & are anxious to meet in person since they have so much in common name, surname and taxi driving dad! Keeping them apart plunges John into a hell hole of his own making. The situation spirals out of control as John juggles outrageously with the truth.
WRITTEN BY: Paul Elliott
DIRECTED BY: Cindi East
AUDITIONS: SEPTEMBER 11 & 12, 2017
SHOW DATES: Oct.28,29 & Nov.3,4,5,10,11,12, 2017
When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living.
Seussical the Musical
WRITTEN BY: Stephan Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens
DIRECTED BY: Cameron Harris
AUDITIONS: Sept. 18 & 19, 2017
SHOW DATES: Dec. 2,3,8,9,10,15,16,17, 2017
Horton hears a noise coming from a speck of dust on a clover and commits himself to protecting it and the Whos who live on it; Jojo, a misfit Who who “doesn’t Think normal Thinks,” struggles to find his place in the tiny Who society; Gertrude McFuzz tries to catch the attention of her love – the kind and compassionate Horton. Through mishaps and adventures, these unique characters finally find what they seek – their places in their world.
Night of January 16th
WRITTEN BY: Ayn Rand
DIRECTED BY: Candy Kane
AUDITIONS: Dec. 5 & 6, 2017
SHOW DATES: FEB 3,4,9,10,11,16,17,18, 2018
The Night of January 16th” takes place entirely in a courtroom during a murder trial. It is the suspenseful drama about the rise and destruction of a brilliant and ruthless man. Guilty or Innocent your decide. Members of the audience are selected each night to take on the role of the jury. Relying on character testimony, you will vote on whether the “defendant” was guilty or not guilty. With endless possibilities we ask the question how does it end?
Moon Over Buffalo
WRITTEN BY: Ken Lugwig
DIRECTED BY: Hedley Duncan
AUDITIONS: FEBUARY 6 & 7, 2018
SHOW DATES: APRIL 7,8,13,14,15,20,21 & 22, 2018
A beloved & wacky backstage comedy. Two aging stars of stage, George and Charlotte Hay, husband and wife, have been reduced to playing Cyrano de Bergerac & Private Lives with a cast of five. But they have one last chance to get to Broadway with the anticipated visit of famous director Frank Capra. Their grown daughter Rosalind has brought her fiancée to demonstrate the value of a regular life but she realizes she’s still in love with stage manager Paul. Add Ethel’s nearly deaf and George-hating mother to round out the mayhem.