2017-18 SEASON

On the Stage

Please note that for our 2017-18 season, Friday and Saturday performances will start at 7:30 pm

Annie

August 25 – September 10, 2016

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

Orphans:
Annie: Annabelle Steele
Duffy: Tatiana Radoslovich
July: Isabella Pendleton
Kate: Cheyanne Crum
Molly: Charlee Spencer
Pepper: Helen Delaney
Tessie: Ashley Park

Sandy: Holly Golightly Vanderbeek

Orphan Chorus
Sarah Grace Munn (understudy for Annie), Lauren Parker (understudy for Duffy), Kathy Sands (understudy for July), Leah Grace Feirman (understudy for Kate), Morgan Zaborny (understudy for Molly), Faith Chewning (understudy for Pepper), Anna Catherine Thompson (understudy for Tessie)

Adult Male Roles
Oliver Warbucks: Larry Andrews
Rooster: Brandon Caten
Roosevelt: Bill Watts
Bert Healy: Christopher Spencer
Bundles McCloskey & Adult Chorus: Dustin Sherrell
Jimmy Johnson, Lt. Ward & Adult Chorus: Mark Wyatt
Fred McCracken & Adult Chorus: Curry Baker
Harold Ickes: TBA
Louis Howe: TBA
Drake & Adult Chorus: Graham Driskell

Adult Female Roles
Grace Farrell: Melissa Laster
Miss Hannigan: Cathy Bouler
Lily St. Regis: Stacey Driskell

The Lovely Boylan Sisters & Adult Chorus
Connie: Emma Cheatham
Ronnie: Adele Crowe
Bonnie: Ousley Langworthy

Star-To-Be & Adult Chorus: Payton-Brooke Fulford
Cecille & Adult Chorus: Ashley Chewning
Annette & Adult Chorus: Brittany Crawford
Mrs. Greer & Adult Chorus: Theresa Bedford
Mrs. Pugh & Adult Chorus: Margaret Delaney
Dance Captain & Adult Chorus: Chloe Duren
Perkins & Adult Chorus: Rebecca Heath
Hull & Adult Chorus: Joanne Parker
Morganthau & Adult Chorus: Melody Zeidan

Adult Chorus
Rachelle Lancon, Katie Langley, Ashely Reed

Additional Child Chorus
Olivia Byrd, Brooks Byrd, Joey Paragone, Lola Stiell, Kate Langworthy, Mia Sands, Maddox Haywood

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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

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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

 

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Cabaret

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 15 & 16, 2018

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Ragtime

June 1 – 17, 2017

Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctrow, Ahren’s and Flaherty’s Ragtime is a compelling epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in the volatile “melting pot” of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime confronts the dialectic contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair. Over the course of the show, the worlds of a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and his motherless daughter, and an African American ragtime musician intertwine. Together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice and the unsettling consequences when dreams are permanently deferred.

Directed by Dr. Patrick Jacobs
Auditions: March 19 & 20, 2018

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