The 2019 - 2020 Season of Shows 

 

 

 


 

 

El Campo Memorial Hospital proudly presents

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

by Ken Ludwig

a comedy

presented though special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

directed by Allison Folmar & Reagan Wrench

 

Auditions: August 18 & 20, 2019 

Performances: October 18-27, 2019

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

General Admission: $15

Recommended for general audiences

 

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a TenorMoon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervillesinto a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

 

 


 

 

KULP 1390am & 106.7fm proudly present

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play

by Kevin Connors adapted for the stage by Joe Landry

a holiday play with music

from the novella by Charles Dickens 

presented though special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

directed by Quinn Wrench

 

Auditions: October 6 & 8, 2019

Performances: December 6-15, 2019

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

General Admission: $15

Recommended for general audiences

 

The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. A handful of actors bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. A charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying "Bah Humbug!"

 

 


 

 

Texasgulf Federal Credit Union proudly presents

Driving Miss Daisy

a drama

by Alfred Uhry

presented though special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

directed by Russell Kacer

 

Auditions: December 15 & 17, 2019 

Performances: February 7-16, 2020

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

General Admission: $15

Recommended for general audiences

 

The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer's patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until, eventually, they become almost a couple.

 

 


 

 

The Ya-Ya’s of Wharton County proudly present

Red, White and Tuna

a comedy

by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, and Jaston Williams

presented though special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

directed by Burke Wilkins

 

Performances: April 17-26, 2020

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

General Admission: $15

Recommended for mature audiences due to mild language and adult themes

 

The much anticipated third installment in the Tuna trilogy takes the audience through another satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas' third smallest town.

 

Along with Tuna's perennial favorites, some new Tuna denizens burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion. This sets the stage for a show full of fireworks and fun from the land where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.

 

It's been several years since we left Bertha and Arles dancing at the end of A Tuna Christmas...Did the romance blossom? Has Didi Snavley received any "cosmic" communications from R.R.'s UFO? Did Stanley make his fortune in the Albuquerque taxidermy business? These and other burning questions will be asked and answered in the side-splitting spoof of life in rural America.

 

 


 

 

Roberson Air Conditioning proudly presents 

Litefooter Summer Youth Workshop & Production

Disney's Frozen JR.

music & lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez

book by Jennifer Lee

Based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee

and directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

directed by Hailey Roberson

 

Auditions & Registration: May 17 & 19, 2020

Program details to be announced.

Performances: June 25-28, 2020

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

General Admission: $15

Recommended for general audiences

 

Frozen JR.is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

 

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR.is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

 

 


 

 

The Brandon & Rachel Cutrer Family proudly present

The Addams Family

a new musical comedy

book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice

music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa

based on characters created by Charles Addams

presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide

directed by Rachel Helmick

 

Auditions: May 24 & 26, 2020

Performances: July 31 – August 16, 2020

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

General Admission: $20

Recommended for general audiences

 

The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

 

 


 

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