Season 68

Prisoner of Second Avenue


by  Neil Simon
(Samuel French)

Directed by Ted Williams
Comedy, 2 male, 4 female

Mel Edison is a well-paid executive of a high-end Manhattan firm, which has suddenly hit the skids, and he gets the ax. His wife Edna takes a job to tide them over, then she too is sacked. Compounded by the air-pollution killing his plants, and with the walls of the apartment being paper-thin, allowing him a constant earfull of his neighbors private lives, things can’t seem to get any worse…Then he’s robbed, and his psychiatrist dies with $23,000 of his money. Mel does the only thing left for him to do-he has a nervous breakdown and it’s the best thing that ever happened to him…

Auditions: Sunday, July 22 & Monday, July 23 at 7:00 PM
September 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22  |  8:00 PM
September 16 & 23  |  2:30 PM  Sunday Matinee


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - blackAdapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson
(Dramatist Play Service, Inc.)
Drama, 4 male, 2 female

A new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love, and horror. On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas… With multiple Hydes portrayed by members of the cast.

Auditions: Sunday, August 26 & Monday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m.
October 19, 20, 26, 27, November 2, 3  | 8:00 PM
October 28 & November 4  |  2:30 PM  Sunday Matinee

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

TNBC_LTM_Largeby Ken Ludwig
(Samuel French)
Christmas Comedy, 3 males, 2 females

“‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” But wait! A mouse is stirring – because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say “Merry Christmas!”, we’re off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won’t take no for an answer. Don’t miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season!

Auditions: Sunday, October 7 & Monday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m.
November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15  |  8:00 PM
December 9 & 16  |  2:30 PM  Sunday Matinee

Radium Girls

Radium Girls LTMby D. W. Gregory
(Dramatic Publishing Company)
Drama, 4-5 males, 5 females

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. Called a “powerful” and “engrossing” drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.

Auditions: Sunday, November 11 & Monday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m.
January 18, 17, 25, 26,  February  1, 2  |  8:00 PM
January 27 & February 3  |  2:30 PM  Sunday Matinee

Black Comedy

Black Comedy - Facebook backgroundby Peter Shaffer
(Samuel French)
Comedy, 5 males, 3 females

Lovesick and desperate, sculptor Brindsley Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d’arte “borrowed” from the absent antique collector next-door, hoping to impress his fiancée’s pompous father and a wealthy art dealer. The fussy neighbor, Harold Gorringe, returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness and Brindsley is revealed. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords, and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.

Auditions: Sunday, January 6 & Monday, January 7 at 7:00 p.m.
March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16  |  8:00 PM
March 10 & 17  |  2:30 PM  Sunday Matinee

The Unexpected Guest

Unexpected Guest - Portraitby Agatha Christie
(Samuel French)
Melodrama, 7 males, 3 females

Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police clues point to a man who died two years previously but as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.

Auditions: Sunday, March 3 & Monday, March 4 at 7:00 PM
April 26, 27, May 3, 4, 10, 11  |  8:00 PM
May 5 & 12  |  2:30 PM  Sunday Matinee

Cannibal! The Musical


by Trey Parker
(Samuel French)
Musical Comedy, 10 males, 2 females

Cannibal! The Musical is the true story of the only person convicted of cannibalism in America – Alfred Packer. The sole survivor of an ill-fated trip to the Colorado Territory, he tells his side of the harrowing tale to news reporter Polly Pry as he awaits his execution. And his story goes like this: While searching for gold and love in the Colorado Territory, he and his companions lost their way and resorted to unthinkable horrors, including toe-tapping songs! Brought to you by the co-creator of South Park, and The Book of Mormon.

Auditions: Sunday, April 14 & Monday, April 15 at 7:00 PM
June 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22  |  8:00 PM
June 16 & 23  |  2:30 PM  Sunday Matinee



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