The Armadillo Queen
By Dwayne Yancy
May 29th, 30th, June 4th, 5th, and 6th with a matinee on May 30th at 1 pm
(These dates are tentative).
A high school girl from the city is forced to move to rural Texas for her senior year. She hopes to keep her head down and tough it out; instead, she’s drafted to be the school mascot — the Armadillo Queen — for a team that’s never won a game and suffers under a curse that if it doesn’t win this year, the town will dry up and blow away. Comedy ensues.
The Saloonkeeper's Daughter
by Dave Reiser, Jack Sharkey
July 31st, August 1st, 6th, 7th and 8th at 6:30 pm with a matinee on the 1st at 1 pm.
June 11th and 12th at 5 pm - 7 pm
Cast needed: 6 males, and 6 females
You will have ample opportunity to cheer, hiss and boo - all to musical cues - in this romp through melodrama land with memorable characters including Mannly Rasch (villain), Red White (the saloonkeeper), Lily (his daughter), Parson Kindly and his daughter Charity, saloon girls Cinnamon, Sally and Molly, prospector Grimes, Seedy Shlepper (Manly's stooge) and, of course, hero Rusty Witts (stalwart, but stupid). The insane plot, 19 delightful musical numbers, asides to the audience and the hilarious comeuppance of the villain make this show a classic.
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French (www.samuelfrench.com)
(As Told by Our Dad)
(Who Messed Them Up)
by Ed Monk
Cast needed: Cast: 6 females, 4 males, 16 either (12-31 actors possible: 6-27 females, 4-25 males)
It's Dad's turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative: a prince with a snoring problem spices up The Princess and The Pea, The Boy Who Cried Wolf cries dinosaur instead, and Rumpelstiltskin helps turn all that pesky gold into straw. You may think you know your fairy tales, but not the way Dad tells them.
The Monkey's Paw
by W.W. Jacobs
Adapted by Wendy Lewis
October 8th, 9th, 10th, 16th, and 17th at 6:30 pm with a matinee on the 17th at 2 pm.
August 20th and 21th at 5 pm to 7 pm.
Cast needed: Cast: 3 Males, 2 females and 2 that can be either
This updated version by Wendy Lewis of “The Monkey's Paw” is based on the suspenseful short story by W.W. Jacobs. It involves Mr. and Mrs. White and their adult son a-waiting the arrival of Sergeant-Major Morris, a friend who served with Mr. White in Afghanistan. After Morris retired from the military his travels took him to India. He introduces them to a mummified monkey's paw. An old fakir placed a spell on the paw, so that it would grant three wishes. The wishes are granted but always with hellish consequences as punishment for tampering with fate. Morris, having had a horrible experience using the paw, throws the monkey's paw into the fire but Mr. White retrieves it. Before leaving, Morris warns Mr. White that if he does use the paw, then it will be on his own head. The rest of the play deals with the choices and consequences of the White family. A suspenseful climax rounds out the story.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
December 3rd, 4th,5th,11th and 12th at 6:30 pm
with a matinee on the 12th at 2 pm.
Auditions/Casting Call: October 22nd and 23rd at 5 pm to 7 pm.
Cast Needed: 4 males, 6 females, 8 boy(s), 9 girl(s)
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!
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French publisher
"An American classic." - McCall's Magazine
"One of the best Christmas stories ever - and certainly one of the funniest." - The Seattle Times
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