Current Season

2017-2018

It Came From Mars

written by: Joseph Zettelmaier
directed by: Sally Eilersen
performed on: September 8 & 9 and September 15 & 16, 2017

Almost 80 years ago, on October 30, 1938, Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre on the Air sent radio listeners into a panic. People believed that Martians had landed in New Jersey! But the Mercury Theatre was not the only radio troupe working that day. Across town, in the rehearsal studio of WHQN radio, a lesser known, possibly less talented, group was meeting to rehearse their Halloween production. When the secretary burst in with the news of the invasion, hilarious panic ensued.

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The Gift of the Magi & The Christmas Tree

audition dates: October 8 (3 - 6 p.m.) and October 9 (6 - 9 p.m.)
to be performed on: December 1 & 2 and December 8 & 9, 2017

The Gift of the Magi
written by: O. Henry
adapted by: Thomas Hischak
directed by: Adam Schott

This heartwarming romantic comedy, narrated by a group of Christmas carolers, tells the story of Della and Jim, who are desperately in love with each other but also very poor. In their attempts to buy each other proper Christmas gifts, a strange twist of fate leads the couple to find the perfect gifts for one another -- but at an unexpected cost. Though they may not have the perfect Christmas, the couple learns about the importance of the gift of love in this beautiful adaptation of the story by O. Henry.

The Christmas Tree
written by: Norm Foster
directed by: Jan Betka

A tree lot. Christmas Eve. One man. One woman. One tree. Who should get it? Each gives reasons through tales of woe as to why they are more deserving of the tree, and each seems unmoved by the other's predicament. A story filled with laughs, heartache, and good old-fashioned Christmas spirit.

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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schultz
book, music, and lyrics by Clark Gesner
directed by Sally Eilersen
audition dates: February 4 (3 - 6 p.m.) and February 5 (6 - 9 p.m.)
to be performed on: May 4 & 5 and May 11 & 12, 2018

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised) is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic, based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schultz. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, and Snoopy in this charming revue of vignettes and songs. Two new songs, “Beethoven Day” and “My New Philosophy,” have been added to the twelve numbers from the original version, which include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Baseball Game,” “Little Known Facts,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness.”