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2016 - 2017 Season

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
by John Bishop

Directed by Jeff Seneca

September 16 - October 9, 2016
Auditions: July 18 & 19

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

An ingenious and wildly comic romp which enjoyed a long and critically hailed run both on and Off-Broadway. Poking antic fun at the more ridiculous aspects of "show biz" and the corny thrillers of Hollywood's heyday, the play is a non-stop barrage of laughter as those assembled (or at least those who aren't killed off) untangle the mystery of the "Stage Door Slasher."

Donkeys' Years
By Michael Frayn

Directed by Evan Lambert

November 11 - December 4, 2016
Auditions: September 19 & 20

Donkey's Years

This zany, hilarious farce was a London hit and won the West End Theatre Best Comedy Award of the year. At a reunion dinner at a "lesser college" of an "older university" are a number of graduates now in their early forties and mostly in responsible, influential positions. All starts smoothly with conventional greetings and old boy reminiscences. A slightly discordant note is struck by Snell, a man of such insignificance that everyone has forgotten him, and continues to forget him from one moment to the next. As the night goes on, the college port causes behavior surprising in those in positions of political, academic or spiritual authority. Into the resulting bear garden stumbles Lady Driver, the Master's wife who is short sightedly searching for the lost love of her youth. The insignificant Snell sees in her the chance to make up for all the opportunities of undergraduate life he missed before.

Olympus On My Mind
Music by Grant Sturiale
Lyrics and Book by Barry Michael Harman

Directed by Robert Shirley

January 13 - February 5, 2017
Auditions: November 14 & 15

Olympus On My Mind

This Broadway hit is based on the Amphitryon myth. Jupiter comes to Earth in human form to woo beautiful Alcemene, wife of Amphitryon. He appears to her in the body of her absent husband and quickly wins her love. Things go swimmingly until the real Amphitryon shows up. The chorus consists of Tom, Dick, Horace and the delightfully dizzy Dolores (who is only in the show because she is the wife of its financial backer.)

A View From The Bridge
By Arthur Miller

Directed by Kay Lynn Perry

March 17 - April 9, 2017
Auditions: January 16 & 17

A View From The Bridge

A View From the Bridge, set in New York City, is the story of the Carbones, an Italian-American family. Eddie Carbone, a longshoreman living in Brooklyn, has a decent job and a loving wife, Beatrice. The Carbones have raised their 17-year-old niece, Catherine, since childhood. She is adored by Eddie. Now, just as Catherine is becoming a woman, the Carbone family opens their doors to two of Beatrice's cousins from Sicily: Marco and Rodolpho. When Rodolpho and Catherine fall in love, chaos ensues, with tragic results.

Calendar Girls
By Tim Firth

Directed by Kay Burcher

May 12 - June 4, 2017
Auditions: March 20 & 21

Calendar Girls

When Annie's husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.

Summer 2017

Side Show
Music by: Henry Krieger
Lyrics by: Bill Russell
Book by: Bill Russell

Directed by Karen Buchheim

July 14 - August 6, 2017
Auditions: May 15 & 16

The summer show is not part of the season pass package.

Side Show

Based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression, Side Show is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love. Told almost entirely in song, the show follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks.

* Audition dates subject to change.