Nunsense: The Mega-Musical
by Dan Goggin
Played September 20, 21, 22, 23*, 27, 28, 29, 30*,
All the fun of the original Nunsense has been super-sized! This large-cast version starring the original five nuns features five new (male and female) characters, including the never-before-seen infamous convent cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, and a chorus. VWCT was one of the first community theatres in Ohio to produce the original Nunsense in May 1990. You loved it then; you will love it now.
Dashing Through the Snow
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Played November 29, 30 and
December 1, 2*, 6, 7, 8, 9*, 2018
DIRECTOR: Steve Lane
It’s four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn to cause holiday comedy. A niece and nephew try to end a 30 year feud; actors from a touring production of A Christmas Carol arrive to fulfill a promise; Mrs. Claus and one of Santa’s elves attempt a lover’s rendezvous, and a family plans spur-of-the-moment Christmas Eve wedding. Trina, the innkeeper of this inn, has more than she can handle coping with these lodgers.
by Rick Johnston
Played January 17, 18, 19, 20*, 24, 25, 26, 27*, 2019
DIRECTOR: Jonathan Hodges
This thriller farce happens in the Manhattan high rise apartment of Ken and Jan, where Jan and her friend Lois are setting up for a dinner party before attending a neighborhood crime watch meeting. Lois’s husband Al, who is obsessed with crime prevention, impersonates a masked burglar and breaks into the apartment. A growing antagonism between Al and Ken comes to a head over dinner, and, at the end of the first scene, Ken kills Al with an oversized pepper mill. The problem then becomes what to do with the body, a dilemma which is complicated when a security guard arrives at the door, attempts to blackmail the accomplices, and, well, has to be killed.
The Sunshine Boys
by Neil Simon
Played March 7, 8, 9, 10*, 14, 15, 16, 17*, 2019
DIRECTOR: Doug Grooms
Al and Willie as “Lewis and Clark” were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs. VWCT presented this play in April of 1981. We are sure you will find it just as funny and touching in 2019 as you did in 1981.
Little Shop of Horrors
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Music by Alan Menken
Played May 2, 3, 4, 5*, 9, 10, 11, 12*, 2019
DIRECTOR: Chad Kraner
We presented this show in February of 1987, but for this show, once is never enough. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, blood. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!