The Clemson Little Theatre
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2015-2016  Season of Shows


by Neil Simon directed by Stu Adamo and Paul Hyde With   his   wife   nowhere   in   sight,   the   Deputy   Mayor   of   New   York   has   accidentally   shot   himself   before guests   arrive   for   a   10th   wedding   anniversary   celebration.      His   lawyer   is   trying   to   get   "the   story" straight,   so   confusion   and   mis-communications   mount,   spinning   the   evening   into   classic   farcical hilarity. Performances: September 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2015 Auditions July 6 from 6-8pm The Seussification of A Midsummer’s Night Dream by Peter Bloedel directed by Sybil Todd The   Bard's   most   beloved   comedy   gets   the   full   Seuss   treatment   in   this   playful   adaptation.   Two madcap   Narrators   chronicle   the   tale   of   the   mixed-up   lovers   as   they   wander   through   a   forest   full   of whoosh   bush   tush   beasts   and   fairies   dueling   with   bumballoon   swords.   Told   in   rhyming   couplets, this   reimagining   is   how   Shakespeare's   magical   tale   might   have   played   if   Dr.   Seuss   had   gotten   his hands on it. Performances: October 22, 23, 24, 25, 2015 Auditions: August 23 @ 3 pm & August 24 @ 7 pm 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol by David Wohl, Faye Greenberg, Walton Jones directed by Pat Shull It's   Christmas   Eve,   1943,   in   a   Newark,   New   Jersey   broadcasting   studio.     A   contemporary   version   of Dicken's   "A   Christmas   Carol"   is   being   presented   on   the   air.      Between   missed   cues,   electrical   and plumbing   problems,   and   an   out-of-control   actor,   this   performance   is   an   entertaining   excursion   into the mayhem and madness of a live radio show. Performances: December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 2015 Auditions September 27 @ 2pm Beauty and the Beast by Vera Morris directed by LaToya Young As   punishment   for   rebuffing   a   powerful   witch,   a   selfish   prince   becomes   a   true   'beast'   until   someone will   love   him   for   himself.      A   poor   widow,   her   two   unpleasant   daughters   and   their   nasty   husbands, and   a   third   daughter   named   Beauty   all   become   involved.     An   enchanted   mirror   assists   Beauty,   and eventually Beast is returned to his true form and happiness reigns. Performances: March 3, 4, 5, 6, 2016 Auditions January 3 @ 3-5pm & January 4 @ 6:30-8:30 Sponsored by Cable Ad Concepts A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry directed by Javon Johnson Set   on   Chicago's   South   Side,   the   plot   revolves   around   the   divergent   dreams   and   conflicts   of   three generations   of   the   Younger   family.      The   tensions   and   prejudice   they   face   shape   this   American drama.      Sacrifice,   trust,   and   love   among   the   Younger   family   and   their   heroic   struggle   to   retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. Performances: April 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 2016 Auditions TBD Carrie, the Musical lyrics by Dean Pitchford, book by Lawrence D. Cohen, music by Michael Gore based on the book by Stephen King directed by Jimmy O. Burdette Carrie   White   is   a   misfit. At   school,   she's   an   outcast   who's   bullied   by   the   popular   crowd,   and   virtually invisible   to   everyone   else.   At   home,   she's   at   the   mercy   of   her   loving   but   cruelly   over-protective mother.   But   Carrie's   just   discovered   she's   got   a   special   power,   and   if   pushed   too   far,   she's   not afraid to use it… Performances: June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 2016 Auditions February 22 & 23, 6-9pm each night