2017-2018 Community Season

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October 26-November 5, 2017

Premiere Night: October 26, 2017

Audition Date: August 27, 2017

A musical theatre production based on an album by a Swedish pop/dance group? Mamma Mia, that’s a big undertaking!  The popularity of ABBA’s music helped make it one of the longest-running shows on Broadway.  A young woman about to be married wants her father to walk her down the aisle.  But who IS he?  To find out, she secretly invites the three suiters from her mother’s past to the Greek island where she lives.  It will be a challenge to remain seated as the lively dance numbers and familiar music fills the theatre with “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Dancing Queen” and the title song “Mamma Mia!”  The show contains some adult themes and situations that may not be suitable for young children.

 

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November 30-December 17, 2017

Premiere Night: November 30, 2017

 

Audition Date: October 8, 2017

“Bah! Humbug!” is how miserly Ebenezer Scrooge feels about Christmas and any of its corresponding festivities. In fact, Scrooge feels all of humanity is a humbug, and his staunch reluctance to help anyone less fortunate than himself is how he expresses his humbuggery. It will take the Christmas night visits of otherworldly spirits to remind him of the power of love and kindness to transform the world. A delightful musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ holiday treasure, A Christmas Carol will warm and inspire even the scroogiest of hearts!  Music by Alan Menken, composer of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Newsies and Little Shop of Horrors.

 

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January 18-28, 2018

Premiere Night: January 18, 2018

Audition Date: November 19, 2017

Based on the popular television sitcom of the same name, this musical version brings back the familiar names audiences know and love; Richie Cunningham, Potsie, Ralph, Pinky Tuscadero and of course……Fonzie!  When Arnold’s malt shop is threatened with being torn down and replaced with something called a “mall,” the Fonz says “ixnay, mayday, no way, José”; and the town rallies to save their favorite hang-out with a dance fundraiser.  Dig out your white socks, high-water jeans and poodle skirts for this family-friendly musical that will take you back to Sunday, Monday, Happy Days………….

 

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March 8-18, 2018

Premiere Night: March 8, 2018

Audition Date: January 28, 2018

Take a stage play written in 2005, based on a 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, which was based on a 1915 spy novel.  Add in a murder mystery, with just 4 actors playing 150 characters (wait, how do they do that?) and you get a mad-cap, who-dun-it, Monty Python-style comedy full of twists and turns. The 39 Steps received 6 Tony Award Nominations in 2008 and has been produced in over 40 countries.  Enjoy Hitchcock’s funny bone at work in this non-musical play, which is recommended for ages 13 and older.

 

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April 26-29 & May 2-13, 2018

Premiere Night: April 26, 2018

Audition Date: February 25, 2018

Her home “Under the Sea” is where her father thinks she belongs, but adventurous mermaid, Ariel, longs to explore the fascinating world of humans. After all, the dashing Prince Eric is “Part of that World”! Meanwhile, the vengeful Sea Witch, Ursula, concocts a dastardly plan to get her slippery tentacles on Ariel’s beautiful voice. Ariel exchanges her voice for human legs, to the chagrin of her faithful friends, Flounder, Sebastian the Crab, and Scuttle the Seagull. Will love bring Ariel’s voice back to the sea? This majestic and fun Disney classic will have your entire family singing and swimming in their seats!