By Richard Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Music Theatre International
Director: Mike Castle
Auditions: May 8 & 9
Play Dates: June 23, 24, 25; 28, 29, 30, July 1
*Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life. It can be expanded or pared down technically to fit the specific needs and abilities of any theatre company.
A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in- training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.
By Ken Ludwig
Samuel French, Inc.
Director: Pat Phillips
Auditions: August 7 & 8 – 5 men/3 women
Play Dates: September 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23
In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over- petticoat in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there’s a wide world out there, but it’s not until she meets "Maxine and Stephanie" that she finally gets a taste of it.
By Reed Martin, Austin Tichenoro
Broadway Play Publishing, Inc.
Director: Celia Hohnadel
Auditions: Oct 2 & 3 – (3 men or 3 women or any combination of both)
Play Dates: Nov. 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18
The Literary Canon explodes as the bad boys of abridgment unleash a brand-new comic outrage on an unsuspecting public. America’s best loved comedy troupe takes you on a ninety-eight minute roller-coaster ride through its compact compendium of the world’s great books in All The Great Books (abridged).
Confused by Confucius? Thoroughly thrown by Thoreau? Wish Swift was swifter? Tennyson tinier? Then buckle up and hop aboard as the three cultural guerrillas of the Reduced Shakespeare Company zip through everything you didn’t get around to reading in school.
Director: Monica Nix
Auditions: Oct 21 & 22
Play Dates: Dec. 8 & 9
In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!
This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple for groups across the United States! Features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs!
By Michael Kinsley
Director: Crystal O’Leary Davidson
Audtions: Jan. 15 & 16 – 3 men, 7 women, 2 grade school age boy and opportunities for non-speaking or minimally speaking policemen
Play-dates: Feb 23, 24, 25, 28, March 1, 2, 3
Everybody loves Brian Torres. He is a successful owner of several businesses including the “Ooze and Oz” Donut Shop where “The Cowardly Brian” is set. Wanting to be a hero in the eyes of his wife and son, Brian misleads his friends and family who willingly believe all of the great things Brian has done in the past. Unfortunately, in the face of the least bit of danger, Brian can be brought to his knees.
Now it turns out that there’s a crime ring operating in the neighborhood and bookmakers are using the donut shop to take bets. The Donut Shop’s police officer clientele are not much help as Brian is forced to summon all of his courage and take care of his family
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, James Wooten
Dramatists Play Service
Director: Dot Leach
Auditions: March 12 & 13 – 4 woman
Play Dates: April 28, 29, 30 (mat.); May 3, 4, 5 & 6, 2017
In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one. Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch—and all alone. Earthy and boisterous Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a twenty-three-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex. Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. However, blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she over-looks the fact that she’s the one most in need of sage advice. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends. So raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!” to this joyful and surprisingly touching Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy!