The 2017-2018 Season of Shows

 


 

The Odd Couple

a comedy

by Neil Simon

presented by special arrangement with Samuel French

directed by Quinn Wrench

 

Auditions: August 27 & 29, 2017

Performances: November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 2017

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm

General Admission: $15

Recommended for general audiences

 

Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit, and the Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same!

 


 

Always…Patsy Cline

presented by Texasgulf Federal Credit Union

a musical

based on a true story

created and originally directed by Ted Swindley

presented by special arrangement with Ted Swindley Prouductions, Inc.

directed by Russell Kacer

 

Auditions: November 12 & 14, 2017

Performances: February 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 2018

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm

General Admission: $20

Recommended for general audiences

Always…Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963.  The show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.

 

The musical play, complete with down-home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits, such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight…27 songs in all.  The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to Seger, which were consistently signed "Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline."

 


 

Lend Me a Tenor

a comedy

by Ken Ludwig

presented by special arrangement with Samuel French

directed by Reagan Wrench

 

Auditions: February 18 & 20, 2018

Performances: April 27, 28, 29 & May 4, 5, 6, 2018

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm

General Admission: $15

Recommended for general audiences

 

Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world-famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway, this madcap screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave you teary-eyed with laughter.

 


 

Roberson Air Conditioning proudly presents

Litefooter Summer Youth Workshop & Production

Shrek The Musical, JR.

music by Jeanine Tesori

book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

directed by Hailey Roberson

 

Auditions & Registration: May 6 & 8, 2018

Participants must be ages 6-16 at audition date

The number of participants will be limited

$50 registration fee required to cover t-shirts, snacks, and supplies

Performances: June 28, 29, 30 & July 1, 2018

Thursday & Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm

General Admission: $15

Recommended for general audiences

 

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

 


 

The Wizard of Oz

a musical

by L. Frank Baum

adapted by Frank Gabrielson

with music and lyrics of the MGM motion picture score

by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg

background music by Herbert Stothart

presented by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

directed by Darin Mielke

 

Auditions: May 20 & 22, 2018

Performances: August 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2018

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm

General Admission: $20

Recommended for general audiences

 

After a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of Oz, young Dorothy Gale teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion to find the mighty Wizard of Oz, who can send her home. Along the way, they must avoid the clutches of the Wicked Witch of the West, who is trying to steal the mysterious magic slippers that once belonged to her evil sister... but are now on Dorothy's feet. Dorothy eventually learns just how magical friendship can be and how wonderful it can feel to go home again.

 


 

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