Performances: September 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 2018
Auditions: Sunday, June 24 and Monday, June 25, 2018 (at 7PM)
Meet the Novak’s of Buffalo, N.Y. Clara and her three grown kids have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop! Daughter Ruth unveils her plan to write a play about the family miracle. The results are heartfelt and hilarious.
This comedy/drama takes place in the kitchen of the Novak family in a rundown section of Buffalo, NY. In 2010 and consists of four actors (3 females/1 male):
CLARA (approx. 50-65 yrs.) – 1st generation Polish, but still stuck in the “old country”, has a charmingly naive old world peasant air about her.
RUTH, Clara’s daughter (30’s) – has a positive energy, somewhat awkward, theatrical. Wants to write a play about the family.
JIMMY, Clara’s son (30-ish) – wears sloppy knock-around clothes, fixes things, comical, observant.
BEVERLY, Clara’s daughter (late 30’s) – sarcastic, witty, but family devotee, parties, bowls.
Although the family is Polish, no accents are necessary for auditions. All readings will be taken from the script.
“A Sprightly, Gentle Comedy” ~ The New York Times
Performances: November 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 2018
Auditions: Sunday, September 9 and Monday, September 10, 2018 (at 7PM)
Our Town transports us to Grover’s Corners, a small New England town of dreams and disappointments, loves and losses, where the people are eerily like the ones in our own lives. Our Town illuminates the powerful bonds that hold communities together through everyday life and in moments of crisis, as it follows the romance of George Gibbs and Emily Webb into one of the most famous scenes in the American theatre.
“No American play describes more powerfully how we imagine ourselves.”
~ New York Daily News
Performances: February 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 2019
Auditions: Sunday, November 18 and Monday, November 19, 2018 (at 7PM)
When the biggest highlight in your life has been your weekly bridge night with the “girls”, what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game and the resulting wild, exciting night involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living.
“The Golden Girls meets Steel Magnolias” ~ Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald Tribune
The Drowsy Chaperone
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Directed by Jeff Wilson
Performances: May 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2019
Auditions: Sunday, January 20 and Monday, January 21, 2019 (at 7PM)
A parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. As the recording of the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone plays, the show comes to life onstage. It’s all there: Mistaken identities, dream sequences, an unflappable English butler, an absent-minded dowager, a Broadway impresario, comic gangsters, a ditzy chorine, a harried best man, and a “Drowsy” (i.e. “tipsy”) Chaperone, played in the show-within-a-show by a blowzy Grande Dame of the Stage. The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at the musical theatre genre.
“The Perfect Broadway Musical” ~ New York Magazine