By Virginia Cate and Duke ErnsbergerDirected by Pat ShullIn its effort to pack the house and keep the struggling theatre afloat, Valley Dale Playhouse invites to its stage Gregory Pastel, a flamboyant and failed New York director and playwright. Pastel uses the opportunity to complete his dream project of adapting a version of Bram Stoker's Dracula that leaves out nothing — nothing! What could possibly go wrong?Performances: September 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 2019Auditions: Sunday, May 26 @ 2-4 pmThe Wiz, JRBook by William F. Brown, Music and Lyrics by Charlie SmallsDirected by Latoya & Michael YoungDorothy,arestlessKansasfarmgirleagertoseemoreoftheworld,is transportedbyatornadotoamagicalworldofMunchkins,witches, andayellowbrickroad.OnherwaytotheEmeraldCitytomeetthe WizardofOz,whoshebelievescanhelphergetbackhometo Kansas,sheencounterstheScarecrow,TinMan,andCowardlyLion- friendswhohelpherbattletheWickedWitchoftheWestand eventually learn that there really is “no place like home.”Performances: October 18, 19, 20, 25 26, 27, 2019Auditions: Aug 10 @ 2 pm & Aug 11 @ 4 pmTicket prices for this youth musical: Adult $15, college student $7, youth $5 CAYT Shows are for actors aged 10 to 18 (5th to 12th grades)Sponsored by Danna’s Dogs It’s A Wonderful LifeAdapted for stage by James W Rodgers from the film by Frank Capra and story by Peter Van Doren SternDirected by Richard Cowan & Emmy BracchittaGeorgeBailey,fromthesmalltownofBedfordFalls,dreamseternally ofescapeandadventure—dreamsquashedbyfamilyobligationand civicduty.OneChristmasEve,inatimeofgreattrial,George's guardianangeldescendstosavehimfromdespairandtoremind him—byshowingwhattheworldwouldhavebeenlikehadhenever been born—that he really has had a wonderful life. Performances: December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 2019Auditions: Sept. 29 & 30 @ 7–9 pmSponsored by Shane Smith Allstate Agency, Clemson Steel Magnoliasby Robert HarlingDirected by Jimmy O. BurdetteBasedontheauthor'sexperiencewithhissister'sdeath,thiscomedy-dramarevealsthebondamongagroupofSouthernwomenin northwestLouisianaandrevelsintheirstrengthandinnerbeauty, women who are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel. Performances: January 24, 25, 26, 31, February 1, 2, 2020Auditions: June 24 @ 6:30-7:30 pmSponsored by Cable Ad Concepts Hansel & GretelDramatized by Charlotte Chorpenning Directed by Genevieve LundgrenTheauthorhasgivenapoeticbeautytothisGrimmBrothers'story, bringingnewvaluetoayoungaudience.Hertreatmentofthe stepmotherdoesnotaccentthecruelty,andtheevilwitchisportrayed asacomedycharacter,andsothestory’slessonsaretaughtthrough comedyratherthanfear.Intheend,HanselandGretel'ssafereturnto their father and mother gives a young audience a sense of security. Performances: March 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 2020Auditions: Jan 5 & 6 @ 5–7 pm CAYT Shows are for actors aged 10 to 18 (5th to 12th grades)And Then There Were NoneBy Agatha ChristieDirected by Drew KenyonTenstrangersaresummonedtoaremoteislandforaspecial weekend.Allthattheguestshaveincommonisawickedpastthey're unwillingtoreveal—asecretthatwillsealtheirfates.Foreachhas beenmarkedformurder. Astheweatherturnsfoulandthegroupiscut offfromthemainland,thebloodbathbeginsandonebyonetheyare brutallymurdered,inaccordancewiththelinesofasinisternursery rhyme. "Ten Little Soldiers…."Performances: May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 2020Auditions: Feb 23 @ 3–5 pm & Feb 24 @ 7–9 pmNote: All Auditions will be held in Cox Hall, next door to the TheatreCall the CLT office at 864-646-8100 for more information!