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2018-19 Community Theatre Productions

Shrek The Musical

SEPTEMBER 7 - 30, 2018

Author(s): Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure. “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek....” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of situation that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand... and his name is Shrek.

Auditions: July 9 & 10 @ 7pm

[Musical Comedy]

 

Barefoot in the Park

OCTOBER 19 - NOVEMBER 4, 2018

Author: Neil Simon

Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy focusing on a pair of newlyweds, Corie and Paul, as they begin married life in a tiny, 5th-floor walkup apartment in a Manhattan brownstone. Paul is a strait-laced attorney; Corie has a far more spontaneous, free spirit. As the young couple contend with a lack of heat, a skylight that leaks snow, several long flights of stairs, oddball neighbor Victor Velasco, and Corie’s well-meaning mother, they must also reconcile their own personal differences in how they approach life’s challenges. Adjusting to married life isn’t so easy! Robert Redford and Jane Fonda stared in the much loved 1967 movie.

Studio Theatre Presentation.

Auditions: August 13 & 14 @ 7pm

[Comedy]

 

Annie

NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 16, 2018

Author: Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin Based on Little Orphan Annie by permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc.

Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, Little Orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Auditions: Sunday Sept 16: 10am-2pm and Monday Sept 17: 7pm

[Family Musical]

Diary of Anne Frank

FEBRUARY 8 - 24, 2019

Author(s): Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th Century. The memoirs of this young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history. Anne’s dynamism, her luminous spirit, and her story of resilience continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary was first published. Adapted from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, edited by Otto Frank. Winner of the 1956 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Critics Circle Award, and virtually every other coveted theatre prize.

Studio Theatre Presentation.

Auditions: December 4 & 5, @ 7pm

[Drama]

 

Jesus Christ, Superstar

MARCH 22 - APRIL 14, 2019

Author: Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of biblical Jesus in the final days leading up to his
crucifixion, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew,
Mark, Luke, and John, Superstar follows, the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told
entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus,
Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire. Well-known
songs include “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” and “Gethsemane.” A true
global phenomenon, Superstar continues to touch new generations of audiences and
performers.

Auditions: January 14 & 15, 2019 @ 7pm

[Musical]

The Graduate

MAY 10 - 26, 2019

Author: Adapted by Terry Johnson
Based on the Novel by Charles Webb

Benjamin Braddock is a confused young man. Having spent four years achieving a brilliant
scholastic record, upon graduation he finds himself adrift, uncertain about his future,
disconnected from his purpose, and increasingly alienated from the upper-class, suburban,
“plastic” world of his parents. Fighting panic and boredom, he is deeply conflicted but
ultimately willing when Mrs. Robinson, the unhappily married, alcoholic, and dangerously
charismatic wife of his father’s business partner, tempts him into an affair.

Mild Adult Themes.

Auditons: February 25 & 26 @ 7pm

[Drama]

The Importance of Being Earnest

JUNE 21 - 30, 2019

Author: Oscar Wilde

This masterpiece is probably the most famous of all comedies. Oscar Wilde’s brilliantly clever
comedic tour de force tells the story of two young gentlemen in London who each live a
double-life, creating elaborate deceptions to find some balance in their lives. John Worthing
escapes the burdens of responsibility to have an exciting life in the city, pretending to be his
fictitious younger brother Ernest. Algernon Moncrieff, meanwhile, has invented a convenient
invalid, Bunbury, whom he uses as an excuse to gallivant off to the country whenever he
pleases. When John falls in love with Algernon’s cousin, Gwendolen, he is determined to
come clean, but when Gwendolen reveals she can only love a man named Ernest, it somewhat
complicates things.

Auditions: April 1 & 2 @ 7pm

[Masterpiece Comedy]