Performance Dates: September 14 – 23, 2018
Directed by: Audrey Kelley-Fritz
The Lion King JR. tells the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa. To claim his rightful place on the throne and save his beloved Pridelands, Simba must find his inner strength and confront his wicked Uncle Scar. The Lion King JR. features classic songs from the 1994 film such as “Hakuna Matata” and the Academy Award ® -winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” as well as additional songs penned for the Broadway production. DISNEY’S THE LION KING JR is presented through special arrangement with music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Directed by: Jeanette Hughes
Audition Dates: September 17 & 18, 2018
By Phil Olson
A Nice Family Gathering is a story about a man who loved his wife so much, he almost told her. It's Thanksgiving Day and the first family gathering at the Lundeen household since the Patriarch died. At the gathering, Dad comes back as a ghost with a mission; to tell his wife he loved her, something he neglected to tell her while he was alive. After all, they were only married for 41 years. The problem is, she can't hear or see him. The trouble begins when Mom invites a date for dinner.
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Directed by: Alicia Bush
Audition Dates: November 5 & 6, 2018
By Robert Harling
The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. “Steel Magnolias” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, New York.
Directed by: TBD
Audition Dates: January 21 & 22, 2019
By John Kaasik
Brian Hollander, an investigative journalist working late night at his country home invites in a visitor who offers him the story of a lifetime, all the details of murder that hasn’t happened yet. Brian is torn between informing the police, or having the story opportunity of a lifetime. He decides against the police and interviews the future murderer. During the interview Brian becomes sympathetic to the plight of the murderer not realizing he is being drawn further into the plot. Against his better judgement he invites the unwitting victim over for an interview. This ends in a violent encounter tail spinning Brian’s live into chaos, as he transforms from objective reporter to an accomplice to murder.
Produced in special arrangement with John Kaasik.
Performance Dates: June 14 – 23, 2019
Directed by: Robby Hartley
Audition Dates: March 18 & 19, 2019
By Jonathan Yukich
What happens when you mix the Greek gods with reality television? In this hilarious romp, the great Greek myths are explored within a reality show framework. Thirteen gods are put under one roof, but only one can survive to sit atop Mount Olympus. “Reality Stars: Greek Gods Edition” is an inventive retelling of Greek mythology where tempers flare, lovers quarrel, and rivalries ignite. With an added modern spin, even as far as letting the audience text in their votes, it’s must-see TV – er, theatre!
Produced by special arrangement with Eldridge Publishing Company, Venice FL.