Our mission is to entertain, but also to provoke and to inspire. We believe that theatre is nothing less than a cultural force that has the power to transform the lives of individuals and society at large.
Lend Me A Tenor
by Ken Ludwig
February 21, 22, 28 & March 1, 14, 15, 2014
Winner! 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards
Nominee! 2010 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play
Lend Me a Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.“One of two great farces by a living writer.” - The New York Times
Never Too Late
by Sumner Arthur Long
May 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, & 17, 2014
This Broadway hit is about a married man in his fifties who suddenly learns he's becoming a father again. His last child, a girl, was born 24 years ago and, considering the boob she married, he finds the prospect of another unthinkable. His daughter and son-in-law live with him; she gets up for breakfast at lunchtime and he is curiously addicted to solitaire. It's not only the impending birth that startles him; his previously meek little wife begins to lay down the law. There's to be a nursery, a new bath, and she's to have her own checking account. Such dour capitulation you'll never see again.
"Good old fashioned domestic farce... with lots and lots of laughter." - New York Daily News
Auditions: February 24, 25, 2014 - parts for 6 men & 3 women
By Robert Harling
July 18, 19, 25, 26, 31, & August 1 & 2, 2014
A first play which met with immediate critical and popular acceptance in its premier production by New York's WPA Theatre. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.
"Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue…The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving." —NY Daily News
"…a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South…Robert Harling is a new voice in the theatre and the qualities of STEEL MAGNOLIAS suggest he may be an important one."
"…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy." —NY Post
Auditions: May 20 & 21, 2014 - Parts for 6 women.
Murder On The Nile
A Full Length Murder Mystery
by Agatha Christie
September 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26, & 27, 2014
Simon Mostyn has recently married Kay Ridgeway, a rich woman, having thrown over his former lover Jacqueline. At present, the couple is on their honeymoon aboard a paddle steamer on the Nile. With them is Canon Pennefather, Kay's guardian, and Jacqueline, who has been dogging their footsteps all through the honeymoon. Also on the boat are a rich, ill-tempered old woman with her niece and companion, a rather direct young man, a German who nurses a grudge against Kay's father and Kay's maid. During the voyage Jacqueline works herself into a state of hysteria and shoots at Simon, wounding him in the knee. A few moments later Kay is found shot in her bunk. The investigation begins! and, Canon Pennefather promises that criminal shall not go free.
Auditions: July 22 & 23, 2014 - Parts for 8 men and 5 women.
London Broil Lahma Bil Basal • Chicken Shwarma • Tilapia Saneya Semaak • Honey Curry Glazed Carrots • Egyptian-Style Green Beans • Roasted Dill Red Potatoes • Couscous with Olives and Sundried Tomatoes • Spring Mix Salad with Assorted Dressings • Yeast Dinner Rolls with Butter • Iced Tea • Assorted Dessert Table
The Perfect Wedding
By Robin Hawdon
November 14, 15, 21, & 22, & December 4, 5, & 6, 2014
An appalling situation. A bridegroom wakes on his wedding morning in his own bridal suite, with his bride-to-be about to arrive any moment, and finds a strange girl in bed beside him. What's more an extremely attractive girl whom, in the depths of his post stag-night hangover, he can't remotely remember even having been introduced to. Worse - during the ensuing panic to get the stranger dressed and out of the way, the bride arrives and the girl is trapped in the bathroom. The only way out of the dilemma is to persuade the best man to pretend that the hidden girl is his girl friend. Then the problem is that the best man’s real girl friend has to be kept ignorant of the fact. By the time the bride's parents and half the hotel staff get in on the act, the chaos reaches nuclear proportions!
The play has provoked waves of laughter in literally hundreds of productions around Europe and across America, and is due to be made into a Hollywood film. It is that rare combination - a riotous comedy and a touching love story at the same time.
Auditions: September 16 & 17, 2014 - Parts for 4 women & 2 men.
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