The 36th Season!
Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, JR.
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.
Sin, 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.”
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
The Education of Angels
April 25-28*, Ma11 2-5*, 2019
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
(3rd Area-Wide High School production)
June 20-23*, 27-30*, 2019
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!
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.