The 35th Season!
2017-2018

Shows are Thursday through Sunday. Sunday performances are matinee. 

Miss Nelson is Missing – July 2017

Dearly Departed – October 2017

The Regifters – December 2017

Moonglow – February 2018

Love Letters – February 2018

Proof – March 2018

Nunset Boulevard – April 2018

 Current Season

West Side Story (Area High School Production)
June 21, 22, 23, 24* June 28, 29, 30, July 1*
Reserve your tickets.

Directed by John Stuff
Inspired by the timeless story of Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story takes Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, and places them in the vibrant battleground of New York City’s West Side in the 1950s. In the midst of the deep-seated rivalry between the Puerto Rican gang, the Sharks, and the white gang, the Jets, Maria and Tony discover that ancient grudges are no match for true love. Their warring factions, however, refuse to back down, and the “rumbles”, romance, and resentment lead the bloody path to the lovers’ ultimate, tragic conclusion With soaring, sophisticated, and diverse melodies, energetic and athletic dance battles, and its remarkably salient social message, West Side Story remains one of American musical theatre’s most revolutionary and most loved treasures. Book Arthur Laurents Music Leonard Bernstein Lyrics Stephen Sondheim.

The 36th Season!
2018-2019


 

Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, JR.

(Youth Production)

August 2, 3, 4*, 5*, 2018 (5 performances)

Directed by Sheri Tieben & Miguel Coca
Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.


Current SeasonSin, Sex, and the CIA
September 27-30*, October 4-7*, 2018

Directed by John Stuff
Hilarity runs amok! Huge oil reserves have been discovered in The Chagos Islands. O.P.E.C. is pressuring the Chagosians to join the cartel. The Chagosians, however, are interested in placing themselves under the protection of the U.S. A secret meeting has been arranged in a C.I.A. safehouse in the mountains of Virginia. Unfortunately, no one knows who the island’s representative really is. The C.I.A. has sent agent Luke James to secure the cabin. An eager beaver on his first field assignment, who gets caught in all his own booby traps! The caretaker, Daniel Warren is an ex-marine with a dry wit, who has little patience for Luke James or the C.I.A. Enter The Rev. Samuel Abernathy, a hell and damnation evangelist, who finds sin around every corner, even when there isn’t any. He seeks shelter for the night, for himself and Millicent, his dowdy and innocent (or is she?) secretary. Adding to the chaos is Heather Ann Faraday, the sexy, mysterious next door neighbor, who also needs to stay the night because her power went out in the storm. So many strangers …. but is anyone who they say they are?


Night of the Living Dead Live!

 (Special event in the Homestead Theater)

Oct. 18-21*, 25-28*, 2018

Directed by Miguel Coca
Six strangers, a lonely farmhouse, surrounded by brain-eating zombies – what could go wrong? A fun and hilarious re-imagining of the legendary classic. Set in 1968 and presented in all black and white, it literally feels like the film has been brought to life and placed onstage. Through a series of multiple endings, the characters are all faced with different issues and challenges while desperately trying to survive the night. However, their contrasting personalities and agendas always seem to prevent the group from working together. Which leaves us all wondering: Could anyone survive a night of the living dead?


Bless Me, Father
Dec. 6-9*, 13-16*, 2018

Directed by Gayla Kirmer
Father Pat’s parishoners are a bit fuzzy on the commandments, so when a rumor starts that the Pope is visiting their congregation, folks are lining up to confess their sins. But the only John Paul in this confessional box is John Paul Fitzpatrick, the janitor. Fitz has been trapped in there for hours, and what he is learning could blow the lid off this whole town! This hilarious Christmas comedy will leave you clutching your sides and believing that “on one day of the year .. .it’s possible to get more than we deserve.”


Exploding Love
Jan 31-Feb 3*, 7-10*, 2019

Directed by John Stuff
This uproarious tale of love, divorce and marriage illustrates that no matter how nuts you think you are, someone out there will love you. Skeeter still loves his ex-wife. When he hears she is about to remarry, he dons a belt of dynamite and barges into the judge’s chambers to disrupt the ceremony. He is forced to retreat to the city hall men’s room where the groom to be and Zeke, a charming eccentric who claims to be a dog angel, become his hostages. Comic twists and turns fill the rest room with seven people and lead to an outrageous triple wedding ceremony.


Into the Woods

Mar. 14-11*, 21-24*, 2019

Directed by Doug Austen
The award-winning musical that takes the fairy tales we all know and turns them upside down! As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch, a baker and his wife are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch’s beauty: a milk-white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish of their own!

The Education of Angels

April 25-28*, Ma11 2-5*, 2019

Directed by John Stuff
Two unlikely characters, Nick and Jenna, are thrown together in this hilarious tale of two angels in training sent back to earth to help Dave, who is having cold feet on his wedding day. But are they there to talk him into the wedding or out of it? The journey is hilarious, and the fact that not everyone can see or hear the angels only enhances the comedic situations. Toss in an “angelic” New York cabbie as transportation from heaven, a domineering ex-wife who has remarried, but believes that Dave shouldn’t, and a kindly minister and you have a mixture of characters that is sure to entertain. Oh yes, the heart of the play … Well, let’s just say that you will enjoy this journey as everyone bumbles their way to a happy and very moving ending.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

(3rd Area-Wide High School production)

June 20-23*, 27-30*, 2019

Directed by John Stuff
The classic musical that is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for his own freedom. The plot twists and turns with multiple cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, potions, overbearing mothers, eunuchs, an Army general, courtesans, a nearly-blind old man, and a case or two of the Plague all combine for a night of unbridled hilarity!
 *Matinee preformance
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Reservation Policy: We ask that all reservations are prepaid prior to the evening attended. Reservations are strongly encouraged, however walk in traffic may be accommodated if seats are available. No fee is charged for changing the number of reservations, date of reservation or cancellation. If reservation is made and not paid for a billing will be sent.

Cancellation Policy: We ask for a 24 hour notice for cancellation, if at all possible. If we are not notified of cancellation no refund will be offered. Failure to not attend without notification will result in full price billing for tickets.

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