By: J. Dietz Osbourne & Nathan Eppler
Directed by: Richard Todd
Show dates: March 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th at 8:00pm and March 12th at 2:00pm
Harlene Frye is going to marry her childhood sweetheart this weekend….assuming the typical Frye family hijinks don’t derail the wedding! Harlene and Atticus’s future together is threatened when the bride-to-be’s awful ex-flame shows up with information she doesn’t want her finance finding out about. And Harlene’s not the only Frye keeping secrets: Sammy Jo refuses to tell her family she’s moving even though all her bags are already packed. As if that isn’t enough, Dewey can’t figure out why people keep on asking him to give his sister away and busybody Ozella Meeks has somehow ended up as the wedding coordinator. Will the Frye’s be able to get Harlene down the aisle in one piece? A bighearted comedy about family – Southern-style
By Pat Cook
Directed by: Kevin Cline
Show dates: May 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th at 8:00pm and May 14th at 2:00pm
Wouldn't it be great fun to direct William Shakespeare's "Hamlet"? That was what Margo Daley always thought...until she is hired to do just that by the Peaceful Glen Memorial Players in their theater, a renovated funeral home. They DO have a couple of conditions, however. Margo has to make the play a melodrama, so the audience will know when to throw the popcorn. And they can't be too loud because the lady who lives under the theater bangs her cane on the stage. Oh, and Margo has to insert the sponsors' names into the play and, by the way, has to take place in the Old West. "And make sure the actors talk real loud because of all the noise the audience makes sucking their fingers," states one of the council members, an occupational hazard brought about by them selling barbecue before the show. All kinds of eccentric characters come out of the woodwork in this riotous tribute to life on the community theater stage. Even the pizza delivery boy is given parts - several since Margo only has four actors to portray the five-act tragedy. Fast lines and even faster exits punctuate this farce as Margo and her troupe of misguided actors find out what it's like when they begin "Barbecuing Hamlet."
Summer Youth Camp
By: L. Frank Baum
Directed by: Jennifer Sindyla
Music and Lyrics by: Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg
Rehearsals: June 9th-30th from 9:00am - 12:00pm
Show dates: July 30th and July 1st
More information and registration please see our Summer Youth Camp page
Book by: Guy Bolton & P.G. Wodehouse
Music and Lyrics by: Cole Porter
Directed by: Brenton Cochran
Show dates: November 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th at 8:00pm and November 12th at 2:00pm.
The S.S. American is preparing to set sail from New York to England. Billy Crocker, a young assistant to Wall Street tycoon Elisha J. Whitney, a passenger on the ship, decides to stow away in hopes of wooing his long-lost love and wealthy debutante, Hope Harcourt, who is also on board. However, much to Billy’s chagrin, Hope’s mother, Evangeline Harcourt, is delighted that Hope is engaged to be married to a stuffy Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (who is also onboard), upon arrival in England.
Also on the ship are Reno Sweeney, an evangelist-turned-nightclub singer, and her bevy of “angelic” showgirls, who will be providing music and dance entertainment during the crossing. The ship has no sooner set sail than Reno runs into Billy, an old friend, and he persuades her to help him break up Hope’s engagement.
“Moonface” Martin, a gangster known as “Public Enemy 13” and his moll Erma are disguised as a reverend and a missionary, respectively. They have two Chinese “converts” and all four attempt to evade the law while on board. Billy eventually learns the identity of this misfit bunch, and, in exchange for his silence, they too join in the scheme to break up Hope and Lord Evelyn.
After more disguises, ploys, confessions, mistaken identities, and marriage proposals, all done to the fantastic music of Cole Porter, how will everything work out? Who knows? Anything goes!