August 25 – September 10, 2017
Based on Little Orphan Annie, the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide sensation. Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the beloved show features a wonderful score written by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, including the Broadway smash hit, “Tomorrow”.
With a perfect combination of street-smarts and optimism, Annie warms the hearts of the audience as we witness her rise from next-to-nothing in New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who left her at the orphanage years ago. Though things don’t quite work out the way she has planned, she does manage to thwart the plans of the evil Miss Hannigan and find a new family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his secretary Grace Farrell, and her lovable pooch, Sandy.
Directed by April Smith Spencer
Musical Direction by Daniel Driskell
Choreography by Brittany South Crawford
Auditions: June 5 & 6, 2017
Larry Andrews, Curry Barker, Theresa Bedford, Aaron Bronson, Cathy Bouler, Brooks Byrd, Olivia Byrd, Emma Cheatham, Ashley Chewning, Faith Chewning, Brittany Crawford, Adele Crowe, Cheyanne Crum, George Davis, Helen DeLaney, Margaret Delaney, Graham Driskell, Stacey Driskell, Chloe Duren, Leah Grace Feirman, Payton-Brooke Fulford, Mattox Haywood, Rebecca Heath, Jackson Henson, Rachelle Lancon, Katie Langley, Kate Langworthy, Ousley Langworthy, Melissa Laster, Sarah Grace Munn, Joey Paragone, Ashley Park, Joanne Parker, Lauren Parker, Isabella Pendleton, Tatiana Radoslovich, Kathy Sands, Mia Sands, Dustin Sherrell, Charlee Spencer, Annabelle Steele, Lola Stiell, Anna Catherine Thompson, Ashley Thompson, Holly Golightly Vanderbeek, Bill Watts, Mark Wyatt, Morgan Zaborny, Melody Zeidan
Peter and the Starcatcher
October 27 – November 12, 2017
Peter and the Starcatcher is a prequel to Peter Pan based on the children’s book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson and freely adapted for the stage by Rick Elice, with co-directors Alex Timbers and Roger Rees. Actors make theatrical magic by playing dozens of characters: sailors, pirates, British naval officers, Mollusk natives and orphans in addition to eighteen major roles. The original Broadway production was a deliberately low-budget spectacle: an extravaganza of staging that relied on suggestion and storytelling rather than expensive set pieces.
Elice’s script, jam-packed with poetry, jokes, gentle lyricism, and numerous nods to pop culture, is a coming-of-age adventure story about how a nameless orphan — inspired by a remarkable and ambitious girl — became the strange and celebrated hero that is the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.
Directed by Eric C. Browne
Auditions: August 7 & 8, 2017
August: Osage County
January 12 – 28, 2018
Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best New Play, August: Osage County by Tracy Letts centers around the Weston family, brought together after their patriarch, a world-class poet and alcoholic, disappears. The matriarch, depressed and addicted to pain pills and “truth-telling,” is joined by her three daughters and their problematic lovers, who harbor their own deep secrets, her sister Mattie Fae and her family, well-trained in the Weston family art of cruelty, and finally, the observer of the chaos, the young housekeeper.
Holed up in the large family estate in Osage County, Oklahoma, tensions heat up and boil over in the ruthless August heat. Bursting with humor, vivacity, and intelligence, August: Osage County is is both dense and funny, vicious and compassionate, enormous and unstoppable.
Directed by Cathy Bouler
Auditions: October 30 & 31, 2017
March 16 – April 1, 2018
Cabaret takes place from 1929-1930, a time when Berlin, in the midst of a post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from a center of underground, avant-garde cultural epicenter to the beginnings of Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the rise of the Nazi Party. Into this world enters Cliff Bradshaw, a struggling American writer looking for inspiration for his next novel. On his first night in Berlin, Cliff wanders into the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy nightclub overseen by the strange, omniscient Master of Ceremonies. Here, Cliff meets Sally Bowles, a vivacious, talented cabaret performer, and an utterly lost soul. Sally and Cliff begin a relationship, which blossoms unexpectedly into a dream-like romance. As time passes, however, the situation in Berlin changes from exciting and vital to ominous and violent
With a distinctly Brechtian dose of provocation and a score featuring songs that have become classics of the American Musical Theater, Cabaret is a fierce, meaty musical that pushes the boundaries of the form and literally holds “the mirror up to nature.”
Directed by Eric C. Browne
Auditions: January 3 & 4, 2018 | 6:30 at Murphy High School
June 1 – 17, 2017
Directed by Dr. Patrick Jacobs
Auditions: March 19 & 20, 2018