Directed by Stephan Bielawski | Produced by Deb Kelley

— Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones, & Nicholas Hope

In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins—Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette—could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have delighted local gossips in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out. Having “accidentally” crashed her minivan through the bedroom wall of her husband’s girlfriend’s doublewide, Gaynelle is one frazzled nerve away from a spectacular meltdown. Peaches, a saucy firebrand and the number one mortuarial cosmetologist in the tri-county area, is struggling to decide if it’s time to have her long-absent trucker husband declared dead. And Jimmie Wyvette, the rough-around-the-edges store manager of Whatley’s Western Wear, is resorting to extreme measures to outmaneuver a priss-pot neighbor for the affections of Sweetgum’s newest widower. But the cousins can’t back out of the reunion now. It’s on and Gaynelle’s hosting it; Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette have decided its success is the perfect way to prove Gaynelle’s sanity to a skeptical court-appointed psychologist. Unfortunately, they face an uphill battle as a parade of wildly eccentric Verdeens gathers on the hottest day of July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. Things spin hilariously out of control when a neighbor’s pet devours everything edible, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love and a jaw-dropping high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. As this fast-paced romp barrels toward its uproarious climax, you’ll wish your own family reunions were this much fun!

Cast:

Kym Welch – Elsa Dowdall
Tynan Pruitt – Peaches Verdeen Belrose
Ann Lehman – Lamerle Verdeen Minshew
Tracy Crews – Cee Cee Windham/ Mama Doll Hagris
Leanne Fergusen – Bisty Hargis
Larry Weglarz – Newt Blaylock
Benjamin Gregory – Purvis Verdeen
Tamara Klein – Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen
Susan Dearden – Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen
Daniel Allmond – Aubrey Verdeen
Marc Blander – Sherriff Grover Lout

A special thank you shout out to Jeff Roush, Continental Hair, for designing Gaynelle’s wig!

Directed by Leanne Germann | Produced by Theresa Colado
Written by Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore

The Buckle brothers, Billy and Tom, are in big trouble: Tom’s infallible eye for slow horses has drained away all of Billy’s savings and he has borrowed from loan shark Pizza Face Petrillo, who now wants his money back or else! Involve a stuffy young lawyer, a hard drinking, man hungry housekeeper and a trio of beautiful young women, and you have the recipe for a laugh packed farce of twists, turns, puns and pratfalls as Tom strives mightily to compensate for Billy’s “habitual” errors.

Cast:

Billy: Bo Smith
Tom: Dan Allmond
Girl: Alicia Spiegel
Virginia: Penni Willen
Fryburger: Kenneth Grace
Jane: Lisa Morrison
MacIntosh: Adriane Falcon
Pizza Face Petrillo: Michael Jeffery

Directed by Derek Baxter | Produced by Georgia Kosloski
December 2 – 18, 2016

— Adapted by Jim Russell from the book by Charles Dickens
An adaptation of the story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey from an embittered, ungenerous creature into a giving, caring human being at the hands of three spirits, who, one Christmas Eve, show him what life means.  Join us for a magical retelling of the timeless story of Ebenezer Scrooge.

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Cast:

Sean Weaver as Ebenezer Scrooge

Donald LaClair as Grandfather/Narrator

Taylor Fields as Bob Cratchit and the Ghost of Christmas Future

Victoria Richards as Mrs. Cratchit

Mara Blander as Tiny Tim

Briana Miele as Fan and Martha Cratchit

Daniel Allmond as Fred and Colin

John Durbin as the Ghost of Jacob Marley and Old Joe

Maggie Gamson as the Ghost of Christmas Past

Diane Ramos as the Ghost of Christmas Present

Dale Noss as Mr. Fezziwig and Nigel

Patricia Farber as Mrs. Fezziwig and Mrs. Dilber

Ryan Payton as Young Scrooge

Deena Hayes as Belle and Linda

Bryce Euler as Child Scrooge, Turkey Boy and Roger Cratchit

Levi Grace as Rose

Noelani Hodgson as Helen

Alexia Houdesheldt as Elizabeth

Sarah Walkowiak as Sarah Cratchit

Ellen Jannereth as Want and Ellen Fezziwig

Marissa Houdesheldt as Ignorance and Ms. Hathaway

Riley Poteralski as William, Peter Cratchit and Young Jacob Marley

Lisa Morrison as Mrs. Upton

Stephan Bielawski as Mr. Chumsworthy

 

Proof by David David Auburn
Directed by Clareann Despain

November 10-19, 2016

On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit?

Cast:

Robert: Greg Thompson
Catherine: Laura E. Gonzalez
Claire: Victoria Ann
Hal: Sam Burke

Deathtrap
Written by Ira Levin

October 7-29, 2016
Directed by Leo Salerno | Produced by Jim Johnson

Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a “dry” spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney’s plan, which he devises with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter, that audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play.

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Cast:

Sidney Bruhl – Larry Corwin
Myra Bruhl – Jen Martin
Clifford Anderson – Jacob Mohr
Helga Ten Dorp – Trish Farber
Porter Milgram – Thomas Pahl

The Addams Family Musical
Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

September 2 – 24, 2016
Directed by Shaun Rice | Musical Direction by Lynn Cammareri

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The Addams Family Musical 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.

DSCN4476Four cast members were on Radio 1110 with Pete O’ Shea. Listen here!


Cast:

Jeffrey Lukas – Gomez Addams
Nicole Townson – Morticia Addams
Adriane Falcon – Wednesday Addams
McKinnley Nelson – Pugsley Addams
John Hooper – Uncle Fester Addams
Maria Brent – Grandma Addams
Benjamin Gregory – Lurch
Tammy Dalton – Alice Beinecke
Frank Weiss – Mal Beinecke
Felipe Olivero – Lucas Beinecke
David Fraga – Ancestor Ensemble
Jeffrey Martin – Ancestor Ensemble
Ronni Moses – Ancestor Ensemble
Julie Nelson – Ancestor Ensemble
Rachel Siter – Ancestor Ensemble
Penni Willen – Ancestor Ensemble

Cast:

Billy: Bo Smith
Tom: Dan Allmond
Girl: Alicia Spiegel
Virginia: Penni Willen
Fryburger: Kenneth Grace
Jane: Lisa Morrison
MacIntosh: Adriane Falcon
Pizza Face Petrillo: Michael Jeffery