2019-2020 Theater Season
Fall Experimental: Pumpboys and Dinettes
November 14-16, 2019
Directed by: Ceci Yasell
Music Direction by: Jalen Fertig
"The 'Pump Boys' sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the 'Dinettes', Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. With heartbreak and hilarity, they perform on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils. NOMINEE! 1982 Tony Award for Best Musical. Directors Applications are due Monday, August 26th.
Fall Play: The Diary of Anne Frank
November 8-9, 2019
Written By: Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Adapted By: Wendy Kesselman
"In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit and determination. Student Director Applications are due Wednesday, August 28th."
February 20-23, 2020
Book By: Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Music By: Tom Snow
Lyrics By: Dean Pitchford
"Moving in from Chicago, newcomer Ren McCormack is in shock when he discovers the small Midwestern town he now calls home has made dancing and rock music illegal. As he struggles to fit in, Ren faces an uphill battle to change things. With the help of his new friend, Willard Hewitt, and defiant teen Ariel Moore, he might loosen up this conservative town. But Ariel's influential father, Reverend Shaw Moore stands in the way."
Spring Experimental: A Festival of Student Written One Acts and Monologues
April 16-18, 2020
Written by: You!
More information on Deadlines to come in the fall :)
Spring Play: The Little Prince
April 23-25, 2020
Written by: Rick Cummins and John Scoullar
from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"This play tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator whose sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert and a mysterious, regal "little man" who appears and asks him to "Please, sir, draw me a sheep." During their two weeks together in the desert, the Little Prince tells the Aviator about his adventures through the galaxy, how he met the Lamplighter and the Businessman and the Geographer, and about his strained relationship with a very special flower on his own tiny planet. The Little Prince talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake and a Fox who wishes to be tamed. From each he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Aviator: "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly." "What is essential is invisible to the eye." At length, both the "little man" and the Aviator must go home—each with a new understanding of how to laugh, cry, and love again.