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2024 Season

Black Comedy

April 5, 6, 11, 12, & 13

7:30 PM

 

April 7 & 14

2:00 PM

 

The Annex

Directed By: Paula Ferguson

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.

Youth Theater Musical: High School Musical

May 3, 4, 10, & 11

7:30 PM

 

May 5 & 12

2:00 PM

 

Main Stage

Directed By: Brady Flamino

Disney’s High School Musical on Stage! centers on the blossoming relationship between Troy, a high school jock, and Gabriella, the new smart girl at school. They meet on a family vacation and become attracted to each other while singing in a karaoke competition. Rediscovering each other at school, their relationship and their surprise decision to audition together for the school show are thwarted by the school’s current leading lady, Sharpay, and Troy and Gabriella’s well-meaning friends. Finally, Gabriella and Troy find a way to be themselves and are rewarded with the lead roles in the school show. Full of catchy songs and exciting dance routines, Disney’s High School Musical on Stage! explores issues of friendship, first love, and acceptance.

Rising Stars Youth Theater Camp

July 17 – 22

Program Director: Justin Bryan

This week-long theater experience, tailored for ages 7-18, includes instruction in vocal, dance, and general theater. Concluding the week, participants will showcase their talents in a performance on June 22, 2024.

Once On This Island

June 14 & 15

7:30 PM

 

May 16

2:00 PM

 

Main Stage

Directed By: Sindy Hanna

Once On This Island is a captivating legend of romance between a peasant girl and a rich city boy whom she saves from death. This calypso-flavoured re-telling of The Little Mermaid opens on a Caribbean island where villagers comfort a little girl with the story of the orphan Ti Moune, destined to love too much for the human heart to bear. Once On This Island delivers melody, love and joy in tropical abundance.

The SpongeBob Musical

July 12, 13, 18, 19, & 20

7:30 PM

 

July 14 & 21

2:00 PM

 

Main Stage

Directed By: Brent Rodgers

SpongeBob SquarePants is the musical adaptation of Nickelodeon’s long-running animated children’s sitcom of the same name. We find ourselves in the undersea city of Bikini Bottom, inhabited by happy-go-lucky and ever-optimistic yellow sea sponge SpongeBob SquarePants and his equally quirky circle of friends and neighbors. SpongeBob’s pleasant existence is abruptly interrupted when it is discovered that Mt. Humongous, a nearby volcano, will erupt within the next 48 hours and completely obliterate Bikini Bottom. SpongeBob, trying to prove to himself and the world that he is not “just a simple sponge,” resolves to save the day when everybody else has given up all hope.

Youth Theater Play: The Enchanted Bookshop

August 9, 10, 16, & 17

7:30 PM

 

August 11 & 18

2:00 PM

 

The Annex

Directed By: Kali Davies-Anderson

During the day, A Likely Story may look like any other used bookstore.  But at night, it’s a place where magic happens.  That’s when the characters inside the books come alive.  Six of those characters — Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer — long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store.  But they’re not allowed to leave the building or be seen by human eyes.  So when a pair of smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters are torn.  Should they warn Margie and risk disappearing forever?  Or can they find a way to defeat the crooks without being seen? 

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

September 13, 14, 19, 20, & 21

7:30 PM

 

September 15 & 22

2:00 PM

 

Main Stage

Directed By: Michael Cavalier

An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.

Southern Sirens

October 18, 19, 24, 25, & 26

7:30 PM

 

October 20 & 27

2:00 PM

 

The Annex

Directed By: Kassie McConnell

Every year, middle-aged friends Grace, Lilah, Celia, Kristin, and Bridget have a beach getaway. During this trip, Grace discovers a note in her husband Preston’s pants, revealing an affair solicitation from local homewrecker Dixie Lynn Lee. The women rent a room at a motel and, disguised, lure Dixie Lynn to teach her a lesson about sacrifice. However, Grace intervenes during the play torture. A catfight between Grace and Lilah ensues, leading Dixie to vow change and stay at the beach instead of returning home.

Annie

December 6, 7, 12, 13, & 14

7:30 PM

 

December 8 & 15

2:00 PM

 

Main Stage

Directed By: Brady Flamino

With a perfect combination of street-smarts and optimism, Annie warms the hearts of the audience as we witness her rise from next to nothing in New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who left her at the orphanage years ago. Though things don’t quite work out the way she has planned, she does manage to thwart the plans of the evil Miss Hannigan and find a new family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his secretary Grace Farrell, and her lovable pooch, Sandy.

Shining Stars of Tomorrow

January 6, 2024

2:00 PM

Main Stage

Directed By: Amee Boughter

Join us for an afternoon of singing, dancing, acting and much more! Shining Stars of Tomorrow is a talent show case featuring our youth performers ranging from kindergarten through grade 8.

Stars of Tomorrow

January 6, 2024

7:30 PM

Main Stage

Directed By: Amee Boughter

Join us for an evening of singing, dancing, acting and much more! Stars of Tomorrow is a talent show case featuring our youth performers ranging from grade 8 through grade 12.

Love Letters

February 9, 10, 15, 16, & 17

7:30 PM

 

February 11 & 18

2:00 PM

 

The Annex

Directed By: Michael Cavalier

“Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney is a heartfelt play chronicling the lifelong relationship between Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III through a series of letters exchanged over five decades. The play explores themes of love, friendship, and the passage of time, providing a poignant and intimate glimpse into the characters’ lives. Through the simplicity of written words, Gurney captures the enduring power of human connection in this timeless and emotionally resonant work.