Posts filed under: Off Broadway Series

Evil Dead: The Musical

October 6 – November 10

Additional performances October 30 and 31. No show on November 4

 

Book & Lyrics by George Reinblatt

Music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt

 

Evil Dead The Musical takes all the elements of the cult classic films, The Evil DeadEvil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness and combines them for one of the craziest, funniest, and bloodiest theatrical experiences of all time.  Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods, and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to Ash (a housewares employee, turned demon-killing hero), and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes… and all to music.  You don’t need to be a fan of Evil Dead to love this show. You don’t need to be a fan of horror to love this show. You don’t even need to be a fan of musicals to love this show. As long as you like having fun… this show is for you.  Plus it’s the only show with a “Splatter Zone” – a section of the audience that gets covered in fake blood.  And with this combination of blood, jokes, cheesy effects, and really awesome musical numbers, Evil Dead The Musical is unlike any live show you’ve ever seen.  JOIN US!!!!!

For mature audiences only.

 

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00, Sundays at 7:00

Tuesday, October 30th and Wednesday, October 31st at 7:00

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We Will Rock You

August 24 – September 30

Book by Ben Elton

Music and Lyrics by Queen

Featuring more than 20 hit Queen songs, We Will Rock You follows two revolutionaries as they try to save Rock in a post apocalyptic world. Featuring the songs “Another One Bites the Dust”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Killer Queen”, “We Will Rock You”, “Somebody To Love”, “We Are the Champions”, “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and many more.

After a victorious 12-year reign and having rocked over 7 million people in a record-breaking run, We Will Rock You played it’s final West End performance on May 31, 2014 and achieved the distinction of becoming the longest-running show ever at London’s Dominion Theatre. We Will Rock You has been performed in 28 countries around the globe and seen by more than 16 million people.

 

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00

Sundays at 4:00

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On Golden Pond

July 21 – August 19

by Ernest Thompson

 

 

 

 

 

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the “grandchild” the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness—and slang—in return.

 

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00

Sundays at 4:00

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

June 9 – July 15

Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Music and Lyrics by William Finn

 

 

 

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

This show has a rating of PG-13.

 

Check out this preview of our fantastic cast performing The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!

 

 

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM

Sundays at 4:00 PM

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Moon Over Buffalo

May 5 – June 3

 

by Ken Ludwig

In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body.

 

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM

Sundays at 4:00 PM

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Murder on the Nile

March 24 – April 29*

by Agatha Christie

It’s the 1940s. Kay Ridgeway is cruising on the River Nile on the paddle steamer Lotus.  Kay has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.

 

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm

Sundays at 4 pm

*There will be no performance on April 1.

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Duck Hunter Shoots Angel

November 16 –

November 25

Due to its popular demand, Duck Hunter Shoots Angel returns for an encore!

by Mitch Albom

DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL is the uproarious story of two bumbling Alabama brothers who have never shot a duck, but think they shot an angel. As they lament their fates in a murky swamp, they are chased by a cynical tabloid journalist and his reluctant photographer, who don’t believe any of it—until feathers, wings and a tiara are discovered along the way. The play hysterically interweaves a love story, sibling rivalry, tawdry media, race relations and cultural stereotypes as the chase to find the angel builds to a crescendo in the swamp. Ultimately a sweet allegory about redemption, DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL has been hailed by audiences as a rare comedy with a surprisingly heartfelt lesson.

Friday and Saturdays at 8 pm

Sundays at 4 pm

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Best Little Whore House In Texas

Audition Notice “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”

When: June 25, 7:00pm

Where: Sutter Street Theatre, 710 Sutter Street, Folsom CA 95630

Director: Alison Gilbreath

Please bring a prepared song (18 measures) with piano music or a CD. An accompanist will be provided.

Also bring a head shot and bio if you have them.

The musical runs August 19 – October 1.

Rehearsals will start July 10.

Synopsis: Although “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” is a title to reckon with, the show is surprisingly inoffensive. Full of fun and gusto, it is a thigh-slapping, good natured little musical full of tuneful songs and bright, entertaining dances.

Based on a true story, “TBLWIT” tells of the demise of a brothel, down a little dirt road near Austin that put Texas in the news several years ago when Larry King wrote up the incident in a magazine. The place was called the Chicken Ranch because the good ol’ boys who couldn’t pay real money settled their accounts with chickens. When a cornball TV personality from Houston started barking at Miss Mona’s high heels, he caused such a ruckus that the local politicos, most of whom were regular customers, forced the Sheriff to close the place.

Casting:

Miss Mona Stangley – this role is cast

Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd (baritone, 35-55) – The sheriff who has had a long-standing relationship with the Chicken Ranch and Miss Mona. His compulsiveness leads to the ultimate downfall of Mona and the Ranch. A good ole boy who grows tired of the hypocrisy of others. 1 song.

Melvin P. Thorpe (baritone, 30-55) – The media “watchdog” who helps bring the trouble to the Chicken Ranch. A cross between Jerry Clower and Glenn Beck. 2 songs.

Jewel (mezzo, 30-55) – The housekeeper of the Chicken Ranch, she is Miss Mona’s right hand. 4 songs, including a featured number.

Governor (45-65) – The Texas governor who eventually lexapro online no rx orders the closure of the Chicken Ranch. 1 song.

Doatsy Mae (alto, 30-55) – A waitress in the town who has known about the Chicken Ranch for years, has no issue with it or Miss Mona. 1 solo song.

Angel (mezzo, 22-35) – A new arrival to the Chicken Ranch, she presents herself as a more experienced working girl. Eventually joins the rest of the working girls. 4 songs.

Shy (mezzo, 18?27) – A new arrival to the Chicken Ranch, she is young and inexperienced, she is running away from something. Eventually joins the rest of the working girls. 4 songs.

Narrator/Band Leader – Opens the show and the occasional-narrator of the story. Country and Western voice. Good speaking voice. Ability to play Guitar a plus! Age 18 +

The Girls who work at The Chicken Ranch:

Lou, Dawn, Ginger, Beatrice, Taddy Jo, Durla, Ruby Ray, Elosie: All different characters.

Singers/Dancers. Various ages 18 – 35

Mayor Rufus Poindexter – The local mayor and used-car salesman. 35 – 65

C .J. Scruggs – President of local committee and insurance salesman. Age 35 – 65

Edsel Mackey – Editor of local newspaper. Age 25 – 55

Senator Wingwoah – Local politician who takes the local football team, THE AGGIES, to The Chicken Ranch after a big win. Age 35 – 65

Imogene Charlene: Attractive cheerleader. Sings and Dances/ tapping. Age 18-25

Ensemble are also featured as:

The Dogettes Melvin’s singers Melvin P. Thorpe Singers Gospel type singers Angelettes Cheerleaders, some lines, dancing and some tapping required. The Aggies High testosterone football team. “Singing, dancing with some solo dancing and tapping”.

Some of the roles will double up and you may be cast into more than one role.

Other parts include: COWBOYS; A FARMER; A SHY KID; MISS WILLA JEAN; A TRAVELLING SALESMAN; A SLICK DUDE; CHOIR; LEROY SLINEY; SOUNDMAN; STAGE MANAGER; TOWNSPEOPLE; TV ANNOUNCER; PHOTOGRAPHERS; REPORTERS

You Can’t Take It With You

 

By Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman

 

Grandpa Vanderhof and his wacky family, the Sycamores, have been happily living their zany lives in his house by Columbia University in New York for many years. This family (and their friends) are a madcap group of eccentrics, marching to the beat of their own drum, with pride and joy. Their hobbies include collecting snakes, building fireworks in the basement, writing a myriad of plays that never get published, and taking ballet lessons. Things like stress, jobs, and paying taxes to the government are for other people, not for them! But when practical young Alice Sycamore becomes engaged to her company’s Vice President Tony Kirby, the Vanderhof/Sycamore clan must straighten up to meet the new in-laws. Disaster ensues when the Kirbys arrive at the wrong time and, despite the best laid plans, see Alice’s family in all of its crazy glory. The evening ends with everyone in the house getting arrested, and Alice ending the engagement. It isn’t until Grandpa’s wise speech to Mr. Kirby about the importance of living life to the fullest that the two families find a way to accept each other, and love conquers all. You Can’t Take It With You is a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy.