September 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 at 7:30pm • September 4 and 11 at 3pm
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self, but if the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Directed by Juli Davis
SHOW ADDED THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 7:30!
October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30pm • Oct 23 at 3pm
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, 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.”
Written by Robert Harling
Directed by Bradley Watts
November 10, 11, 12 at 7:30pm, November 12, 13 at 2pm.
Assembled for Sports Day, the animals cannot find anybody to compete with the fleet hare in the cross-country race until the slow-moving tortoise agrees to the race. In the course of the race, the scatter-brained hare tends to get diverted by encounters with members of the human race. Meanwhile, the tortoise plods steadily and relentlessly on to the finish line.
Adapted by Alan Broadhurst
Directed by Juli Davis
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16,17 at 7:30pm • December 11 at 3pm
Based on Italian folk tales of the Nativity and Epiphany, Amahl and the Night Visitors retells of the story of the Magi from the point of view of a young disabled boy named Amahl, who lives in poverty with his widowed mother near Bethlehem. He sees a bright star in the sky one night and three kings come across their meager hut and seek shelter, for they have traveled long following the star, bringing with them gifts to give to “the Child” who has just been born. A vivid and accessible tale, Amahl and the Night Visitors is a perfect first opera–or hundredth!
Music and Lyrics by Gian Carlo Menotti
Directed by Marcia Harris
January 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30pm • January 22 at 3pm
This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial. Contains content and language not suitable for children.
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Bob Franklin
February 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30pm • February 19 at 3pm
In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a long feud between the Montague and Capulet disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly — and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair.
Written by William Shakespeare’
Directed by Mary Claire Millies
April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6 at 7:30pm • April 30 at 3pm
Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. “The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is festival of delirium.” – The New York Times
Written by Michael Frayn
Directed by Thurmond Whatley
May 26, 27, June 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30pm • June 4 at 3pm
This wildly warm-hearted interactive theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale (a hilariously loony Victorian musical troupe) “puts on” its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The story itself deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. Now, Miss Bud is, in turn, engaged to Jasper’s nephew, young Edwin Drood. Our title character disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve-but has Edwin Drood been murdered? And if so, then whodunnit?
Music, Lyric, and Book by Rupert Holmes
Directed by Lisa Kirschner
July 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30pm • July 16 at 3pm
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by JC Crider
August 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7:30pm • August 13 at 3pm
Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. In this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness.
Written by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Haley Hughes