On the Stage
August 7 – 23, 2015
Avenue Q is a coming-of-age parable satirizing the issues associated with entering adulthood. Its characters lament that as children, they were assured that they were special; but as adults, they have discovered to their surprise and dismay that in the real world they are no more “special” than anyone else. The musical is notable for the use of puppets, animated by unconcealed puppeteers, alongside human actors. Explicit Content for Mature Audiences Only.
Music & Lyrics by: Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx
Book by: Jeff Whitty
Directed by: Eric Browne
Auditions – June 8 & 9, 2015 @ 6:00pm
Rehearsals start June 15, 2015
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
October 30 – November 15, 2015
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by the third, Masha, who supports them. They discuss their lives and loves, argue, and Masha threatens to sell their ancestral home.
Written by: Christopher Durang
Directed by: Amanda Mitchell
Auditions – August 10 & 11, 2015
Rehearsals start August 17, 2015
January 15 – 31, 2016
Tartuffe was first performed in 1664, and is one of the most famous theatrical comedies by Molière. The characters of Tartuffe, Elmire, and Orgon are considered among the greatest classical theater roles. Orgon, the head of a prosperous family, has taken Tartuffe, a man who purports to be holy, into his home. Orgon and his mother are the only ones to have fallen under the Tartuffe’s spell – the rest of Orgon’s relatives, including his wife and brother-in-law, see right through him. The classic comedy may also be referred to as the Impostor or The Hypocrite and is malleable to be performed in a variety of settings.
Written by: Molière
Directed by: Timothy Guy
Auditions – November 2 & 3, 2015
Rehearsals start November 2015
Little Shop of Horrors
April 1 – 17, 2016
Little Shop of Horrors is a musical comedy about Seymour, a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant with an interesting diet. As the story develops, Seymour must choose between his life on skid row, the possibility of love with the beautiful Audrey, and the fortune and fame that comes with raising his special plant.
Music by: Alan Menken
Book & Lyrics by: Howard Ashman
Directed by: Jeffrey Williamson
Auditions – January 18 & 19, 2016
Rehearsals start February 1, 2016
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
June 10 – 26, 2016
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is inspired by ancient Roman farces. The musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors, cases of mistaken identity (frequently involving characters disguising themselves as one another), and satirical comments on social class.
Music & Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim
Book by: Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart
Directed by: Cory Olson