Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach (Full, Musical)

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Directed by River Hopkins

Roald Dahl's fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit, and is now a musical for the whole family to enjoy!

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach... and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.

A delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure, the creative possibilities with James and the Giant Peach are endless. Actors will love playing the outlandish characters and performing brand new material from one of Broadway's hottest duos.

Cast: 9 roles + ensemble, 2 acts

Auditions: August 13 & 14 at 6PM

Performing: Oct 11 - 27, 2018

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The Jungle Book (Readers Theatre)

Adapted by Monica Flory

Directed by Sandi Wasteney

In this action-packed adaptation of the classic adventure story, precocious Mowgli grows up believing he's as fierce a wolf as any of the members of his pack. When he learns he is actually a human, he must discover how to reconcile these very different identities, and decide whether to remain with the pack, or return to the human world from which he was born. What will he choose? And will he be trained in the Law of the Jungle in time to defeat Shere Khan, the most feared animal of all?

Cast: 4M, 5F, plus 10 either

Auditions: August 20 & 21, 2018 at 6PM

Performing: Sept 6 - 15, 2018

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A Charlie Brown Christmas (Full, Musical)

Written by Charles M. Schulz   

Directed by Keith Hopkins

The classic animated television special A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

Cast: 5M, 5F, 1 Snoopy, Total: 11

Auditions: September 24 & 25 at 6PM

Performing: Nov 29 - Dec 15, 2018

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Suessical JR (Full, Musical)

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Director TBD

After all those years being stuck on a page, did you ever imagine you'd see me onstage?" So says the mischievous Cat in the Hat at the onset of this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! All of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life in this delightful Seussian gumbo of musical styles, ranging from Latin to pop, swing to gospel, and R&B to funk! So let your toes tap, your fingers snap, and your imagination run wild for "Oh, the thinks you can think, when you think about Seuss!"

13 Roles + ensemble

Auditions: January 7 & 8 at 6PM

Performing: March 7 - 23, 2019

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The Taming of the Shrew (Readers Theatre)

Written by Paul T. Nolan
Adapted from the Shakespearian Classic

Director TBD

All the young gentlemen are in love with Bianca but, alas, she cannot marry until her older sister, Kate, is wed.  But Kate is a shrew, and no man will have her.

Part of the Globe Theatre Series:  Shakespeare for Modern Educational Theatre. Dr. Paul Nolan brings the work of Shakespeare within the performing competence of young actors.  The works have been shortened; the language simplified.

Cast: 8M, 6F, plus extras

Auditions: January 14 & 15 at 6PM 

Performing: Jan 31 - Feb 9, 2019

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Sally Cotter and the Quest We Follow (Full, Parody)

Written by Dean O'Carroll

Directed by Angie Hagans and Sandi Wasteney

Sally has just bought a copy of the final book in her favorite series of novels. But if she finishes reading it, will the magic all be . . . over? As she sleeps on it, Sally once again dreams she's a student at Frogbull Academy of Sorcery. With the help of Professor Albatross Underdrawers and pals Dave and Harmonica, she must uncover the secret of the MacGuffix and face the evil Lord Murderdeath in a final showdown. Whether you've visited Frogbull before or this is your first time in one of Sally's dreams, this wild satire of fandom, fantasy, and a certain magical book series is the loopy comedy for you.

This play is the third in a trilogy with Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone and Sally Cotter and the Prisoner of Ala Catraz.

Cast: 15M, 15F, 10 either, Total: 19-50 possible

Auditions: March 25 & 26 at 6PM

Performing: June 6 - 22, 2019

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The Diary of Anne Frank (Readers Theatre)

Written by Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich

Directed by River Hopkins

Adapted from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, edited by Otto Frank. During the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands Anne Frank began to keep a diary on June 14, 1942, two days after her 13th birthday, and twenty two days before going into hiding with her mother, father, sister, and three other people. The group went into hiding in the sealed-off upper rooms of the annex of her father's office building in Amsterdam. The sealed-off upper-rooms also contained a hidden door which the Franks would hide in during the parts when Nazi soldiers were investigating the buildings for harbored Jews. They remained hidden for two years and one month, until their betrayal in August 1944, which resulted in their deportation going to Nazi concentration camps.

Cast: 5M, 5F

Auditions: April 15 & 16 at 6PM 

Performing: May 2 - 11, 2019

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