On the Stage
Escape to Margaritaville
August 5-21, 2022
*This show has already been cast
The tropical island-set jukebox musical ‘Escape to Margaritaville,’ features more than two dozen old and new Jimmy Buffett songs including “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Why Don’t We Get Drunk” and, of course, “Margaritaville.” With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Shameless”), this hilarious, heartwarming musical is the party you’ve been waiting for! The show centers around a part-time bartender, part-time singer and full-time charmer who thinks he’s got life all figured out until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything.
October 7-23, 2022
Auditions: August 8th and 9th at 6:30 p.m. at the theater; callbacks August 10th at 6:30 p.m. if needed
In the insular, Puritan community of 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, a group of young girls are found dancing in the woods, and immediately fall ill. When no earthly cause can be determined, the citizens of Salem suspect that some more sinister force may be at hand. As long-held grudges turn to violent disputes, humiliating secrets are exposed and disseminated, and the line between truth and pretense becomes increasingly blurry, the citizens’ dogged determination to root out evil becomes more dangerous than the evil itself. When the burden of proof is invisible and the crime too terrible to name, everyone becomes a suspect, and no one is safe.
December 2-18, 2022
Auditions: Video submission auditions June 15-30 (more info on our Facebook); callbacks June 30th (in person at the theater, time TBD) if needed
Based on Puccini’s beloved opera La Bohème, Rent follows the ups and downs of a year in the life of a group of impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, struggles to find his place in the world; his roommate Roger, an HIV-positive musician, wonders how he will leave his mark before he dies. Mimi and Angel look for true love as they face the harsh reality of life as HIV-positive young people, while the businesslike Joanne seeks fidelity from her wild-child performance artist girlfriend Maureen. The group’s dreams, losses, and love stories weave through the musical’s narration to paint a stunningly raw and emotional portrait of the gritty bohemian world of New York City in the late 1980s, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
Anne and Emmett (Season extra- Limited Run!)
January 11-16, 2023
Auditions: October 10th and 11th at 6:30 p.m. at the theater; Callbacks October 12th at 6:30 p.m. if needed
Anne and Emmett is a one-weekend only separately ticketed event and is not included in our season subscription package.
Anne and Emmett, by Janet Langhart Cohen, is a play about an imagined conversation between two figures from history – teenagers, who were the victims of institutional terrorism. The discussion takes places between Anne Frank, a Jewish girl killed in 1945 during the Holocaust, and Emmett Till, a young black man, from Chicago, murdered while visiting family in Mississippi in 1955. They meet in a place called Memory, where they share their experiences with bigotry and injustice, highlighting the striking similarities between their horrific deaths.
Brighton Beach Memoirs
March 17- April 2, 2023
Auditions: January 16th and 17th at 6:30 p.m. at the theater; Callbacks January 18th at 6:30 p.m. if needed
Brighton Beach Memoirs is the first play in Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical comedic Eugene trilogy, which also includes Biloxi Blues and Broadway Bound. The story of Brighton Beach Memoirs follows almost 15-year-old Eugene Jerome as he grows up in 1937 Brooklyn. Eugene learns about girls, family, relationships, and the impending war. Eugene makes many witty observations about life and the need for family throughout the play, as he interacts with his passionate, quirky Polish-Jewish relatives.
June 9-25, 2023
Auditions: April 3rd and 4th at 6:30 p.m. at the theater; Callbacks April 5th at 6:30 p.m. if needed
On the night of his 35th birthday, Robert struggles to think of a wish to make as he blows out his birthday candles. The lone bachelor, surrounded by “those good and crazy people” — his married friends — Robert is uncertain whether he should simply be happy with his lot or whether he should wish for his own romantic partner. Over a series of dinner parties, first dates, and thoughtful conversations, Robert attempts to understand the pros and cons of marriage from his diverse and frequently hilarious friends and begins to make sense of his own persistent bachelorhood. Company, Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking modern musical, is a mature, intelligent, and wildly funny look at relationships, vulnerability, and “being alive.”