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Anastasia
September 5th to 28th, 2014
By Marcelle Maurette English adaptation by Guy Bolton
Directed by Grant Olson
Synopsis:

Drama - General Audiences

Discovered as an amnesiac in a Berlin asylum by former Cossack “prince” turned-taxi-driver Bounine, Anya is swept into a scheme to exploit the “heritage” of 10 million pounds being held in trust for any surviving heirs of the Romanoff dynasty. As the conspiracy prospers, Anya is coached to success but for one last test: the Imperial Grand Empress is alive and her acceptance is essential. In a famous 'recognition scene' of breathless suspense, Anya meets her grandmother and must convince the dowager that she is the long-lost Royal Princess Anastasia.  This classic was made into a film which featured an Oscar-winning performance by Ingrid Bergman who starred as "Anya", the last surviving daughter of Czar Nicholas II of Russia.

 

Regular Admission $19  Students/Seniors $17

Friday and Saturday evenings at 7PM, Sunday matinees at 2PM

Anastasia

The Canterville Ghost
October 17th to November 9th, 2014
Adapted by John Vreeke Based upon the story by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Wendy Golter
Synopsis:

Comedy - General Audiences

A free-spirited American family moves into a grand English manor house and is charmed to discover that it is haunted.  The ghost however is alarmed.  Accustomed to being regarded with fear, he determines to scare these intruders out of their wits and out of his house, but he is nearly undone himself. 

Regular Admission $19  Students/Seniors $17

Friday and Saturday evenings at 7PM, Sunday matinees at 2PM

The Canterville Ghost

The Story of Velveteen Rabbit
November 28th to December 21st, 2014
Based upon the story by Margery Williams Adapted by Anita Larsen Music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur
Directed by Kelly Larson
Synopsis:

Musical - Family

Like a favorite stuffed animal from childhood, this delightful musical will touch your heart and remain forever in your sweet memories.  The magic begins as the toy cabinet comes to life when the lights go out in the nursery.  Timothy Lion, Train Engine, Skin Horse, Model Boat and Velveteen Rabbit all spring to life with actors representing the “spirit” of each toy in their entertaining and touching interactions onstage.  With narration by the grandfatherly Skin Horse Spirit, you’ll laugh and cry along with the characters — especially the Rabbit Spirit, who learns about love when he gains the affection of the young boy.  Andrew and Rabbit are inseparable until the boy comes down with scarlet fever, and the doctor proclaims that the germ-ridden toy must be destroyed.  Luckily, Rabbit escapes and finds himself among the wild rabbits and the beautiful nursery magic fairy.  With a Victorian flavor, this fun and heart-warming musical creatively captures the magic of the original story about a stuffed animal made real by a child’s love.

 

Regular Admission $20  Students/Seniors $18

Friday and Saturday evenings at 7PM, Sunday matinees at 2PM

The Story of Velveteen Rabbit

Let's Murder Marsha
January 9th to 25th, 2015
By Monk Ferris
Directed by Patricia Blossom
Synopsis:

Comedy - General Audiences

A happy housewife named Marsha, hopelessly addicted to reading murder mysteries, overhears her husband discussing her upcoming birthday surprise with an interior decorator.  To her ears, though, it sounds like they are planning to murder her!  With the assistance of her next door neighbor she tries to turn the tables on them with a poisoned potion.  When her own mother shows up for her birthday a day early, Marsha thinks she is in on the diabolical scheme.  When her maid’s date, a policeman, shows up to take the maid out, Marsha thinks he is in on to her poisoning attempt  Finally, just when you would think all of this would be cleared up, Marsha’s intended victims discover what she has supposed and decide to teach her a lesson by actually pretending to be murderers!  The comedy is fast and nonstop!

 

Regular Admission $19  Students/Seniors $17

Friday and Saturday evenings at 7PM, Sunday matinees at 2PM, 2nd and 3rd week Thursday at 7PM

Let's Murder Marsha

Unnecessary Farce
February 13th to March 1st, 2015
By Paul Slade Smith
Directed by DJ Rotach
Synopsis:

Comedy - Mature Audiences

Two cops...three crooks…eight doors...GO! In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes. A rollicking farce for all concerned!

 

Regular Admission $19  Students/Seniors $17

Friday and Saturday evenings 7PM, Sunday matinees 2PM, and 2nd and 3rd week Thursday at 7PM

Unnecessary Farce

South Pacific
March 20th to April 19th, 2015
Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by Larry Bottjen
Synopsis:

Musical - General Audiences

Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile's proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he's fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.

 

Regular Admission $23  Students/Seniors $21

Friday and Saturday evenings at 7PM, Sunday matinees 2PM

South Pacific

The Diary of Anne Frank
May 8th to 31st, 2015
Dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett Based upon the book Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl
Directed by Grant Olson
Synopsis:

Drama - General Audiences

The play is a dramatization based upon the writings of the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The family was apprehended in 1944 and Anne Frank died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The diary was recovered and given to Anne's father, Otto Frank, the only known survivor of the family. The book, Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl, has now been published in more than 60 different languages.  The play was the winner of the 1956 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Critics Circle Award, and virtually every other coveted prize of the theatre. Very few plays have moved the Broadway critics to write such glowing notices, receiving the unanimous acclaim of all the top New York reviewers.

 

Regular Admission $19  Students/Seniors $17

Friday and Saturday evenings 7PM, Sunday matinees at 2PM

The Diary of Anne Frank


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