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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 & September 28 @ 7pm 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