The 2016-2017 Season of Shows

 

 


 

Knock ‘Em Dead

a comedy and murder mystery

by Tom Oldendick & Will Roberson

presented by special arrangement with Samuel French

directed by Jami Hughes

 

Auditions: August 28 & 30, 2016

Performances: October 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 30, 2016

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

General Admission: $15

Recommended for mature audiences due to mildly offensive subject matter and language.

 

About the Show: Every night is a different show because YOU pick the ending! All hell breaks loose and the laughs fly when five outrageous contestants show up at Vinnie's Belly Laugh Club for the final talent competition. A ventriloquist with moving lips, a foul-mouthed stand-up comedian, a baton-twirling bimbo, the flamboyant owner of a lip-synching poodle, a chanteuse with a questionable accent and a hypnotist with a twitch all fight to win the grand prize. When Vinnie turns up dead, they're all suspects and the you’ll have the time of your life grilling them and figuring out the murderer.

 


 

Noises Off

a comedy by Michael Frayn

presented by special arrangement with Samuel French

directed by Rachel Helmick

 

Auditions: December 18 & 20, 2016

Performances: February 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2017

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

General Admission: $15

Recommended for mature audiences due to mildly offensive subject matter and language.

 

About the Show: The Opening Night performance of the farce Nothing On is just hours away, and as the cast stumbles through their final dress rehearsal, things couldn't be going any worse. With lines being forgotten, love triangles unraveling and sardines flying everywhere, it’s complete pandemonium . . . and we haven’t even reached intermission! Can the cast pull their act together on the stage even if they can't behind the scenes?

 


 

All My Sons

a drama by Arthur Miller

presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

directed by Reagan Wrench

 

Auditions: February 26 & 28, 2017

Performances: April 28, 29, 30 & May 5, 6, 7, 2017

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

General Admission: $15

Recommended for mature audiences due to mildly offensive subject matter and language.

 

About the Show: During the war, Joe Keller and Steve Deever ran a machine shop that made airplane parts, some of which were defective and caused many deaths. Deever was sent to prison, but Keller went free and made a lot of money. Deever’s younger son, George, reported lost in the war, returns to find his father in prison, his father’s partner free, and his sister involved in a love affair with the partner’s son.  An electrifying drama of almost unbearable power.

 


 

Roberson Air Conditioning proudly presents

Litefooter Summer Youth Workshop & Production

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR.

Music and Lyrics by Sammy Fain and Bob Hilliard, Oliver Wallace and Cy Coban, Allie Wrubel and Ray Gilbert, Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston

Music and Lyrics by Bryan Louiselle

Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by David Simpatico

Based on the 1951 Disney film, Alice in Wonderland,

and the novels, The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland

and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

directed by Hailey Roberson

 

Auditions & Registration: May 14 & 16, 2017

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 29, 30 & July 1, 2, 2017

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

General Admission: $15

Recommended for general audiences.

 

About the Show: Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures.  Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.  The ever-curious Alice begins her journey innocently enough, chasing the White Rabbit.  Her adventures become curiouser and curiouser as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

 


 

Footloose

a musical

Music by Tom Snow

Lyrics by Dean Pitchford

Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie

Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford

Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman

presented by special arrangement with Rodgers & Hammerstein

directed by Henri-Ann Nortman

 

Auditions: May 7 & 9, 2017

Performances: August 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2017

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

General Admission: $20

 

About the Show: One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar- and Tony-nominated Top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people and guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

 


 

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