A Raisin In The Sun
By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed By Rick Bergmann
Auditions: December 4 and 6, 2023 at 7 pm
Show dates: February 23, 24, March 1, 2, 2024 at 7:30 pm and February 25 and March 3 at 2 pm
Set on Chicago’s South Side, Lorraine Hansberry's celebrated play concerns the divergent dreams and conflicts in three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. Hansberry's portrait of one family’s struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
Much Ado About Nothing
By William Shakespeare
Directed By Anna Fitzmaurice
Auditions: Monday March 11 and Tuesday March 12 at 7 pm
Show dates: May 31, June 1, 8, 9 2024 at 7:30 pm and June 2 and 10 at 2 pm
One of Shakespeare's best loved comedies that has something for everyone. It is one of the earliest examples of the modern romantic comedy. Everyone can see that confirmed bachelor Benedick and headstrong Beatrice are meant for each other—except for Benedick and Beatrice themselves! While their friends try to trick the bickering pair into admitting they’re in love, their young sidekicks Hero and Claudio start a romance of their own. But will false accusations, broken promises, and even a nutty and bumbling police force prevent a happy ending?
Snow White and The Seven Dwarves
By Tim Kelly Music and Lyrics By Bill Francoeur
Directed By John Cusumano
Auditions: Saturday June 22 and Sunday June 23, 2024 at 2 pm
Show dates: August 16, 17, 23, and 24, 2024 at 7:30 pm and August 18 and 25 at 2 pm
All our old friends, plus a few new ones, are here in this classic, marvelous musical adaptation. We’ll meet the captivating Princess Snow White, the prince, the evil queen, and, of course, the seven mischievous dwarfs — Sarge, Gabby, Gloomy Gus, Ticklish, Spritely, Snore, and Slowpoke. There’s also a hilarious palace cat and an enchanted vixen — a fox, you could say! Following the traditional storyline, the fairy tale is brought to life with an eclectic score of toe-tapping tunes.
*This is our family show with a cast made up primarily of children with a few adult roles.
The Mouse Trap
By Agatha Christie
Directed By Michael Safko
Auditions: Wednesday September 4 and Thursday September 5, 2024 at 7 pm
Show dates: November 1, 2, 8, 9, 2024 at 7:30 pm and November 3 and 10 at 2 pm
The world's longest-running play!
After a local woman is murdered, the guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm. It soon becomes clear that the killer is among them, and the seven strangers grow increasingly suspicious of one another. A police detective, arriving on skis, interrogates the suspects: the newlyweds running the house; a spinster with a curious background; an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef; a retired Army major; a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift; and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. When a second murder takes place, tensions and fears escalate. This record-breaking murder mystery features a brilliant surprise finish from Dame Agatha Christie, the foremost mystery writer of her time.