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2020 - 2021 Season

The Monologue Show by Don Zolidis (Youth Production)
Directed by Brandi Davis

Produced by Tom Smith

Auditions Online:  May 25 - 31

Performance Dates:  August 14, 15, 16

It took Mr(s). Banks's drama class three long months to prepare for their monologue show . . . but barely a minute to throw all their plans out the window.  From the couple staging their real-life break-up to the garden-gnome thief confessing his crimes, everything that can go wrong will in this flexible collection of hilarious tall tales.

Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Adam Davis

Produced by Steven Marsh

Performance Dates: September 24 - October 4, 2020

Auditions:  July 26 & 27

Hedda Gabler focusses on the frustrated existence of its title character, exploring core issues of power, control, and social expectation. Bored and restricted by her middle-class environment, Hedda plays out her own fantasies and psychological games with those nearest to her to an ultimately costly end.

Squabbles by Marshall Karp

Directed by Doug Davis

Produced by Teresa Otis Skelton

Performance Dates:  March 18 - 28, 2021

Auditions:  January 2021

This hilarious play pits a father in law against a mother in a comedic succession of squabbles.  Jerry Sloan is a successful writer of advertising jingles married to an equally successful lawyer.  Living with the happy couple is the not so happy Abe Dreyfus, Jerry's curmudgeon of a father in law.  Abe is a funny guy to the audience, not to Jerry.  The situation is exacerbated when Jerry's mother Mildred looses her house in a fire and needs a place to stay.  Abe and Mildred can't stand each other.  This play is one hilarious confrontation after another until the heart warming finale in which the oldsters discover that, really, each is not so bad.

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Max McCreary

Produced by Jen Otterman & Thom Johnson

Performance Dates:  May 6 - 16, 2021

Auditions:  March 2021

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

Meet Me in St. Louis Based on the book by Sally Benson.  Adapted by Christopher Sergel

(Summer Youth Production)

Directed by Elizabeth Ruddell 

Produced by Julie Wallyn

Performance Dates:  July 15 - 25, 2021

Auditions:  May 10 & 11

Four attractive sisters are all blazing with excitement over the wonderful World's Fair that is about to open right there in St. Louis. The girls are also in a state about the love life of their only brother, whom they suspect of ditching his sweet hometown girl for a snob from the East. In the midst of the sisters' humorous maneuvers to rule (or ruin) their brother's new romance, Father finally breaks in with his announcement. He's been offered a better job in New York! This will mean leaving their home in St. Louis and missing the fair! At this, the girls unite for action. 

2021 - 2022 Season

Dracula by Steven Dietz 

Directed by Brandi Davis

Produced by Steven Marsh

Performance Dates:  October 7 - 17, 2021

Auditions:  July 26 & 27

“I want your fear. For your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound, it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you.” This new adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances—in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. Rich with both humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker’s famous vampire.

Irving Berlin's White Christmas 

Irving Berlin, Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank, David Ives, and Paul Blake

Directed by Andrea Odle

Produced by Tom Smith

Performance Dates:  December 9 - 19, 2021

Auditions:  October 10 & 11 

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Directed by James H. Williams

Produced by Ka’Lena Cuevas

Performance Dates:  February 10 - 20, 2022

Auditions:  TBA

Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the "fat of the land," have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. It's Lennie's obsessions with things soft and cuddly, that have made George cautious about with whom the gentle giant, with his brute strength, associates. His promise to allow Lennie to "tend to the rabbits" on their future land keeps Lennie calm, amidst distractions, as the overgrown child needs constant reassurance. But when a ranch boss' promiscuous wife is found dead in the barn with a broken neck, it's obvious that Lennie, albeit accidentally, killed her. George, now worried about his own safety, knows exactly where Lennie has gone to hide, and he meets him there. Realizing they can't run away anymore, George is faced with a moral question: how should he deal with Lennie before the ranchers find him and take matters into their own hands.

Flaming Idiots by Tom Rooney

Directed by Brian Nichols

Produced by TBA

Performance Dates:  March 31 - April 10, 2022

Auditions:  TBA

Carl and Phil decide that the ladder to success at the post office is missing a few rungs. They know that big money is waiting for people with entrepreneurial spirit and sound business judgement. They have lots of the spirit but little of the judgement, and their new gourmet health food restaurant flounders. Zippy’s, a popular crosstown spot, has been crowded ever since Cy Manamalancia, a notorious mobster, was shot there over twenty years ago. What if someone could get murdered in their restaurant? Flaming Idiots is a contemporary farce which takes place entirely in the restaurant kitchen and requires five doors for slamming. 

Rumors by Neil Simon

Directed by Jen Otterman

Produced by Ka’Lena Cuevas

Performance Dates:  June 2 - 12, 2022

Auditions:  TBA

At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

Summer Youth Show (Title To Be Revealed Soon!)

Directed by Tanya Haas

Produced by Tom Smith

Performance Dates:  July 28 - August 7, 2022

Auditions:  TBA