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Season

2021-2022

Season of Celebration

Four Weddings and an Elvis

By Nancy Frick Directed by Pat Gosnell Let’s take a trip to Las Vegas where Sandy, four-times-married-three-times- divorced owns a wedding chapel. In this hilarious, heart-warming comedy, we witness some of her most memorable clients. Bev and Stan are getting married as revenge on their exes. Vanessa and Bryce, two aging stars, are tying the knot as a publicity ploy, and Martin and Fiona, a gentle postal- worker and a tough ex-con are in love. Most touching is Sandy’s fifth and final wedding - to the love of her life. These memorable characters, and an Elvis, make this a comedic treat not to be missed. Performances: September 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 2021 Auditions: Sunday June 27 at 6:00 & Monday June 28 at 6:00 Puffs By Matt Cox Directed by Aaron Fletcher For seven years, a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... Puffs who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. The New York Times proclaims PUFFS, "A fast-paced romp through 'Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic. For POTTERphiliacs who grew up alongside Potter and are eager to revisit his world, PUFFS exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Harry!" Performances: October 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 2021 Auditions: Saturday July 31 @ 3:00 & Sunday Aug 1 @ 3:00 CAYT Shows are for actors aged 10 to 18 (5 th to 12 th grades) The Best Christmas Pageant Ever By Barbara Robinson Directed by Amanda Menefee A true Christmas classic: The local church is turned upside down when the Herdman children show up at church for the free snacks and are cast in the Christmas Pageant. The siblings take over the annual show in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids. Antics, mayhem and hilarity ensue as the children come not only to understand the meaning of Christmas, but also to remind the surrounding community of the true reason for the season. Performances: December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 2021 Auditions: Sunday Oct. 3 from 2-4 & Monday Oct. 4 from 7-9 Moon over Buffalo By Ken Ludwig Directed by Will Broyles Charlotte and George Hay are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac (the "revised, one nostril version") and Noel Coward's Private Lives , when they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee. With a plethora of pratfalls, slamming doors aplenty, and backstage shenanigans, Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo is a fastpaced, hilarious screwball comedy in the old tradition, a throwback farce, a valentine to the stage and the larger-than-life personalities that inhabit the world of the theatre. Performances: January 28, 29, 30, February 4, 5, 6, 2022 Auditions: Sunday Nov 21 @ 1:00 & Monday Nov 22 @ 6:00 James and the Giant Peach By Roald Dahl Directed by Genevieve Lundgren A CAYT Production A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! This amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape. When James accidentally spills the crystals on his aunts' withered peach tree, he sets the adventure in motion. From the old tree a single peach grows, and grows, and grows some more, until finally James climbs inside the giant fruit and rolls away from his despicable aunts to a whole new life. Performances: March 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2022 Auditions: Friday Jan 7 @ 5:00 & Saturday Jan 8 @ 5:00 CAYT Shows are for actors aged 10 to 18 (5 th to 12 th grades) The Fantasticks Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones Music by Harvey Schmid Directed by Richard Cowan The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world. With breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication, it is pure and simple and transcends cultural barriers. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. Two teenagers on neighboring farms steal glances and hide their romance from their feuding fathers. However, the fathers are actually good friends who have hatched a plan--with help from a mystical roving sideshow and its equallymysterious ringmaster--to get the two lovebirds down the aisle. Performances: April 29, 30, May 1, 6, 7, 8, 2022 Auditions: Saturday Feb 12 @ 1:00 & Sunday Feb 13 @ 2:00 Bonus Show!

Busted Wedding Belles

By Ginny McKinney Directed by Danna Briggs A happy widow, a woman with a secret (or secrets), a twice-divorced perpetual dater, a modern spinster cat lady, and a fifth wheel gather to host a "Boudoir Expressions" wedding shower. One of the party planners has a secret agenda - to stop the wedding. Disaster is bound to ensue. Can these busted wedding belles pull it together for the sake of the bride? Whatever the answer, there will be plenty of laughs along the way. June 10-12, 17-19, 2022 Auditions April 24 @2:00 & April 25 @7:00 CLT’s SEASON BROCHURE is available here. Note: All Auditions will be held in Cox Hall, next door to the Theatre Call the CLT office at 864-646-8100 for more information!