The 2018-2019 Season of Shows 

 

 

 


 

The New Mel Brooks Musical 

Young Frankenstein

presented by Texasgulf Federal Credit Union

a musical comedy

book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan

music & lyrics by Mel Brooks

presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

directed by Rachel Helmick

 

Performances: October 26 – November 4, 2018

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

General Admission: $20

Recommended for mature audiences due to language and adult situations

 

About the Show: From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!

 

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

 

Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankensteinhas all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.

 


 

The Red Velvet Cake War 

presented by the Ya-Ya's of Wharton County

a comedy

by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

directed by Sarah Bailey

 

Performances: February 8 – 17, 2019

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

General Admission: $15

Recommended for general audiences

 

About the Show: In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins—Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette — could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have delighted local gossips in the small town of Sweetgum and the eyes of Texas are upon them. 

 

Having “accidentally” crashed her minivan through the bedroom wall of her husband’s girlfriend’s doublewide, Gaynelle is one frazzled nerve away from a spectacular meltdown. Peaches, a saucy firebrand and the number one mortuarial cosmetologist in the tri-county area, is struggling to decide if it’s time to have her long-absent trucker husband declared dead. And Jimmie Wyvette, the rough-around-the-edges store manager of Whatley’s Western Wear, is resorting to extreme measures to outmaneuver a priss-pot neighbor for the affections of Sweetgum’s newest widower. As this fast-paced romp barrels toward its uproarious climax, you’ll wish your own family reunions were this much fun!

 


 

August: Osage County 

presented by VonDerAu Ford of El Campo

a tragicomedy

by Tracy Letts

presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

directed by Burke Wilkins

 

Performances: April 5 – 14, 2019

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

General Admission: $15

Recommended for mature audiences due to language and adult situations

 

About the Show: A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, this is a play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

 


 

Litefooter Summer Youth Workshop & Production 

Disney’s The Lion King JR.

presented by Roberson Air Conditioning

music & lyrics by Elton John & Tim Rice

additional music & lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin & Hans Zimmer

book by Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi

based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor

presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

directed by Hailey Roberson

 

Performances: June 27 – 30, 2019

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

General Admission: $15

Recommended for general audiences

 

About the Show: Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

 


 

Mamma Mia! 

presented by the Brandon & Rachel Cutrer Family

a musical 

music & lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus

additional songs by Stig Anderson

book by Catherine Johnson

originally conceived by Judy Craymer

presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

directed by Betty Vick 

 

Performances: August 2 – 18. 2019

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

General Admission: $20

Parental guidance suggested due to adult situations 

 

About the Show: Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia!the ultimate feel-good show!  ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

 


 

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