Auditions for ages 8 and up August 8th & 10th 6:00pm
Cinderella works and works in her nasty stepmother’s house. Her silly stepsisters, Brunhilda and Cleopatra, think they’re so beautiful that the prince will marry them both, but the prince spends most of the evening at a palace ball trying to escape from them! This delightful version introduces us to some playful, new characters: a fearless mouse, a timid cat, and the amazing Pumpkinhead, who changes into a coach! The Fairy Godmother is busy tutoring an apprentice but makes time for our heroine. A touch of incredible magic sends Cinderella off to the palace ball. Alas, she loses her glass slipper as she tries to escape before midnight arrives. The prince vows to marry the girl whose foot fits the slipper. The ladies of the kingdom attempt to squeeze into the tiny shoe. Cleopatra can only manage one big toe! Naturally, by the final curtain, Cinderella and the Prince are reunited and the stepsisters get an unexpected comeuppance.
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin Music by Matthew Sklar Lyrics by Chad Beguelin Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum Elf-The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mitshows.com
December 7-11, 2023 Please note: There has been a change in the performance dates for this show
Directed by Joanna Pitts Music Director Sarah Lemons Open auditions for ages 8 and up October 5th & 9th at 6:00pm October 7 at 1:00pm
"Elf: The Musical" is a heartwarming holiday production based on the popular 2003 film "Elf," with a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, and music and lyrics by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. The story follows the adventures of Buddy, a human who was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby and raised as one of Santa's elves. As Buddy grows older and realizes he doesn't fit in with the other elves due to his large size and lack of toy-making skills, he becomes aware of his true identity as a human. Yearning to connect with his biological father, Buddy decides to journey to New York City to find him. Upon arrival, he discovers that his father, Walter Hobbs, is a cynical workaholic who has little time for Christmas cheer. Buddy's presence in New York causes quite a stir, as he brings his infectious Christmas spirit to the bustling city, spreading joy and laughter wherever he goes. Throughout the musical, Buddy faces numerous challenges in adapting to human society, and his interactions with people, including Walter's wife Emily and their son Michael, create both humorous and touching moments. Despite the initial skepticism and disbelief from his family and colleagues, Buddy's unyielding determination and genuine kindness gradually start to melt the hearts of those around him. As Christmas approaches, the spirit of the season is threatened by the lack of belief and cheer among the people. Buddy embarks on a mission to rekindle the joy of Christmas in New York, and with the help of his newfound friends and family, he attempts to save the holiday. In the end, "Elf: The Musical" reminds us of the importance of family, love, and embracing the joy of the holiday season. The show features catchy and heartwarming musical numbers, colorful sets, and a delightful mix of humor and sentiment, making it a beloved holiday classic for audiences of all ages.
Directed by Bethany Walters
Open Auditions of ages 16 and up December 18 & 19 6:00pm
Ever wonder what goes on at a small-town city council meeting? In Hendricks, they're looking for a murderer. Mayor Kathleen Lyles boldly announces that the meeting will be more like a coroner's jury than the usual round of arguments. Not only was a man murdered, but he was an employee of the IRS. "Somehow I don't feel that bad!" Carl Johansen says, as the sheriff clamps the cuffs on him, making him the prime suspect. Slowly it becomes apparent the entire city council had seen the man, and each of them seems to be hiding something. Who murdered the stranger? Was it Cora Sedgewick, who was still dizzy at the time from stepping on a rake and being thumped in the face with its handle? Or newspaper editor King, who's right on the spot to report the facts, if he could only find a pencil? Or maybe the mayor herself, who was doing her laundry in the back of city hall? This intrigue is chock-full of small-town characters and hilarious dialogue.
Open auditions for ages 8 and up February 12 & 13 6:00pm
The legend of King Arthur ends with a promise - Arthur is not dead but sleeping on the isle of Avalon, ready to return to save England in her hour of need. And that is where we begin...September, 1940. Out in the English countryside near Glastonbury, the legendary location of Avalon, Harry, Beth and Robin play at crusading for King Arthur as knights of the Round Table. When Charlie, an American girl, arrives in the neighborhood, she's a bit of excitement in an otherwise boring summer. But things get even more thrilling when an enemy plane crashes nearby and the kids discover a mysterious stranger in the wreckage. Is he a German spy, a lunatic escaped from the local hospital, or might he just be who he claims to be - King Arthur, back from Avalon to save Britain?
With varying degrees of suspicion and belief, the kids accompany Arthur on his quest - first to London to retrieve Excalibur from the British Museum and then to Dover to save King George VI from being kidnaped by Nazis! Charlie's uncle, her cousin Bobbie, local historian Maude Sainsbury and Captain Hugh Farrel are determined to keep them out of trouble but there's a traitor nearby and trouble is unavoidable. Can the King and England be saved? Is Arthur who he thinks he is? Who is the spy? And who is that stranger walking on the cliffs of Dover? An exciting adventure for the whole family, the once and future king comes forth again in The Man Who Would Be King...Arthur.
Directed by Joanna Pitts
Open Auditions for ages 8 and up April 25 at 6:00 April 27 at 1:00 April 29 at 6:00
A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of William Shakespeare's most beloved and enchanting comedies. Set in the magical realm of Athens and the nearby forest, the play weaves together multiple intertwining storylines involving love, mischief, and the supernatural.
When an angry father and the law of Athens threaten to keep two young lovers apart, they decide to flee to the woods. They’re hotly pursued by another suitor, and the woman who loves him. Little do the lovers know that they’re entering the realm of the fairy king and queen, whose quarrel has thrown the forest into turmoil.
Mayhem ensues, and mistaken identities abound, when the fairies intervene in human affairs to set the love triangle to rights. (And a troupe of amateur actors gets caught in the crossfire.) As the night progresses, the boundaries between reality and fantasy blur, and the characters find themselves falling in and out of love—with unexpected partners and surprising results.
A Midsummer Night's Dream is a celebration of magic, imagination, and the transformative power of love. More than 400 years after it was first performed, the play continues to delight audiences with its captivating blend of romance, humor, and enchantment.