Dinner theater March 23-25 6:30pm Tickets $30 Sunday, March 26, Matinee (No dinner) 3:00 pm Tickets $15, Students $5.00
Location: Mathews Ruritan Club
By João Bethencourt
At the end of his triumphal tour of New York, Pope Albert is kidnapped by Sam, a Brooklyn taxi driver. The play opens as Sam arrives home with his hostage and we witness each member of the family’s surprised reaction to their guest, who strangely seems quite unperturbed. Sam has demanded a ransom - for twenty-four hours there will be no killing in the world - and the Pope’s kidnapping has become an international concern. “The play is beautifully constructed, the characters are larger than life and totally credible and the dialogue is constantly funny. The whole play has a marvellously heartwarming universality without a word of preaching, a total lack of pretentiousness. It has more to say about humanity and life than any message play.
Show Times: Friday-Saturday, May 5 and 6 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 7 at 3:00 PM
Directed by Amanda Adams
Assistant Director: Christine Britton
Musical Director: Heather King
Location: Lighthouse Worship Center
William "Buddy" Hobbs, a young orphan child, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Years later, Buddy finds out that he's an ordinary human being and heads off to New York City in search of his father, Walter Hobbs. He finds him, but Walter doesn't believe in the spirit of Christmas, nor do many other New Yorkers. This is a problem, because Santa's sleigh is powered by the people's belief in Christmas. Faced with the harsh reality that Walter is on the naughty list and his half-brother, Michael, doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his birth family and help New York City remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Directed by Carolyn Molly
by David Auburn
produced by Trey Shinault & Tim Molly
Show dates: Thursday, Friday & Saturday July 27, 28 & 29; dinner at 7PM, curtain 8PM. Sunday July 30 3PM show only.
Location: Church of St. Therese on Main St. in Gloucester
Auditions: Sunday May 21 2-4PM; Location: First Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Gloucester.
Cast: 2 women, 2 men The Show: (the following synopsis is from the back of the script and not mine. If that’s considered a big no, no I’ll rewrite it) On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant yet 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?
Directed by Jackqueline Kilduff
Show Times: November 9-11 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, November 12 at 3:00 pm
Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. The cast is chock full of amazing roles for women of all ages, making this a perfect choice for high schools and community theatres. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!