2013-2014 SEASON

Presented by
Dr. Philip and Carolyn Dixon, Family Dentistry

Allied Machine & Engineering Corp.

A Streetcar Named Desire

drama, directed by Lee Elliott

Audition Dates: July 23 & 24 at 7pm
Performance Dates: August 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, September 1

Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winning classic is a story of conflicting values and echoes the decadence and downfall of the Old South. It is set shortly after the end of World War II in New Orleans where Blanche, a former socialite from a grand old plantation, comes lonely and penniless, to visit her sister Stella and her rough-mannered husband Stanley. The mix is devastating to all.

Sponsored by Joel Pomerene Memorial Hospital and Marlowe Compounding

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

musical comedy, directed by Pat Potter

Audition Dates: August 25 & 26
Performance Dates: October 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26

A hilarious tale of six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, who learned that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

Sponsored by Allied Machine & Engineering Corp.

A Christmas Story

holiday comedy, directed by Don Irven

Audition Dates: October 20 at 6pm and October 22 at 7pm
Performance Dates: December 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15

Nine-year-old Ralphie Parker is on a quest: to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself. the consistent response:"You'll shoot your eye out." All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here.

Sponsored by Quaker Digital Academy

Willy Wonka

musical, directed by Kami Stanley

Audition Dates: November 23 at 2pm for kids; November 24 at 2pm for adults
Performance Dates: February 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, March 1, 2

Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Anything Goes

musical, directed by Bart Herman

Audition Dates: February 23 & 24
Performance Dates: April 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, May 2, 3

The story concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope.

9 to 5: The Musical

musical, directed by Tom Morris

Audition Dates: April 27 & 28
Performance Dates: June 27, 28, 29, July 5, 6, 10, 11, 12

Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. They conspire to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do -- even in a man's world. Based on the 1980 hit movie.