ANNOUNCING OUR 2019 -2020 SEASON
book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
September 26, 27, 28, 29* & October 3, 4, 5, 6*, 2019
Auditions June 23 & 24, 2019
DIRECTOR: Christa Manning
Our nation’s most notorious assassins gather on stage to violently pursue a twisted American Dream. Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States.
By special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
Making God Laugh
by Sean Grennan
December 5, 6, 7, 8*, 12, 13, 14, 15*, 2019
Auditions October 20 & 21, 2019
DIRECTOR: Jon Hodges
This comedy/drama follows one typical American family over the course of 30 years worth of holidays. Parents and their grown children all return home where they share their plans and dreams as old family traditions are trotted out and ancient tensions flare.
By special arrangement with Playscripts.
Savannah Sipping Society
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
January 23, 24, 25, 26*, 30, 31, February 1, 2*, 2020
Auditions December 8 & 9, 2019
DIRECTOR: Mary Ann Falk
Four very different women meet by chance and, after an impromptu happy hour, decide it’s time to reclaim their lost enthusiasm for life. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment.
By special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.
By Tim Clue and Spike Manton
March 5, 6, 7, 8*, 12, 13, 14, 15*, 2020
Auditions January 12 & 13, 2020
DIRECTOR: Doug Grooms
The story is a toast to their idealism and character and a little roast of their undying dedication to the classic family road trip. More specifically, it is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, who returns home and decides to finally take his father’s ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma’s house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father. This father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don’s memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood. Don’s existential journey leads him to reconcile his past and present at the center of the United States. Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found himself or herself driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of his or her youth.
By special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.
music and lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson, book by Catherine Johnson
TENTATIVELY RESCHEDULED TO OPEN JUNE 4
May 7, 8, 9, 10*, 14, 15, 16, 17*, 2020
Auditions February 23 & 24, 2020
DIRECTOR: Chad Kraner
Sophie is getting married soon and has a dream of being walked down the aisle by her father, a man whose name she does not know. When she discovers her mother Donna was romancing three men 9 months before her birth, Sophie invites the three men to her wedding with the hope of discovering which is her father. The music of ABBA interweaves with this story of friendship and love.
By special arrangement with Music Theater International.