Fall Show 2012
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
From the book by Thomas Meehan
Presented by special permission of Music Theatre International
Directed by Jackson Mace
Produced by Val Heuman and Joyce Hodgson
- November 21st – 24th: 7:30 pm
- November 25th: 2:00 pm, Matinee
- November 27th – December 1st : 7:30 pm
- December 2nd: 2.00 pm, Matinee
Set in New York in the 30’s, Annie lives in an orphanage run by Miss Hannigan who is a sleazy, fairly unpleasant character. Annie was left as a baby with a letter saying her parents would return for her one day, and the thought of this keeps her going! However sometimes she runs away to try and find them for herself.
One day after escaping for a while, and finding a dog, she is returned by a policeman and is about to be punished by Miss Hannigan when Grace Farrell arrives. She is the secretary to Mr. Warbucks the millionaire. He wishes to give an orphan a holiday in his grand home for Christmas, and Grace chooses Annie.
Annie is immediately loved by everyone, including Warbucks, who asks her if she would like to be adopted by him. Although Annie tells him she would love to stay she is waiting to be reunited with her real mother and father. Warbucks then tries to help Annie find her parents by offering a reward for them to come forward.
When Miss Hannigan hears of this she hatches a plan with her brother Rooster, who is a rogue, and he, along with his girlfriend Lily, pretend to be Annie’s long lost parents. However their plan is foiled and of course Annie ends up living happily ever after with Warbucks (having eventually found out that her real parents had died many years before).
Winter Show 2013
“Becky’s New Car”
by Steven Dietz
Presented by special permission of Dramatists Play Service Inc.
directed by Matt Brown
- February 20th – 23rd: 8.00p.pm
- February 24th :2 pm, Matinee
- February 26th-March 2nd: 8:00 pm
“Perhaps the highest praise that can be given to Steven Dietz’s praiseworthy new comedy is that it’s funny. Not ironic. Not hysterical in a slapsticky kind of way. Just gently and consistently funny—right up to the point that it’s touching, and then even a little bit after that. BECKY’S NEW CAR takes the audience on a smart, comic cruise through the perils of middle-aged longing and regret.” —Variety. “On a classic mistaken-identity premise, playwright Steven Dietz has constructed a warmly humorous and nimble romantic farce that doesn’t oversell itself, or ever sell its American Everywoman protagonist short. Dietz has created a comedy of modern manners…one that derives as much power from its humanity as its fine-tuned craftsmanship.” —Seattle Times. “The world premiere production of Steven Dietz’s warm and amiable new comedy is the perfect two-hour escape from the endless political campaign, stock market collapse, and other daily woes of modern life. You won’t see a comedy this good on television or in the neighborhood multi-plex.” —Talkin’ Broadway. “Playwright Steven Dietz’s new production is a laugh-out-loud amusement-park ride where the comedy spins out of control like a bumper car. BECKY’S NEW CAR is witty and droll, with delicious deadpan humor and U-turn plot twists. But it turns out there’s more under the hood of BECKY’S NEW CAR than just the comedy. The story has depth. It has themes like confronting the unexpected. It has conflict such as a woman being pulled in two directions. It has, like Yogi Berra once suggested, a person coming to a fork in the road and taking it.” —Everett Herald. “BECKY’S NEW CAR is that perfect blend of hilarious comedy and substantial weight, a story about choices and consequences that could believably happen to anyone.” —Broadway Hour.
Spring Show 2013
“Last of the Red Hot Lovers”
by Neil Simon
Presented with special permission of Samuel French Ltd
directed by Monty Hughes
- April 24th – 27th : 8:00 pm
- April 28th: 2:00 pm, Matinee
- April 30th – May 4th: 8:00 pm
This comedy concerns Barney Cashman, the owner of successful seafood restaurant who is stuck in the depths of a mid-life crisis. Barney’s marriage is no longer providing him with a sense of romantic adventure, and when he discovers his mother’s apartment is empty one day a week, he decides that a series of extra-marital affairs is just what he needs. However, Barney’s career as a spoiler of women quickly proves to be laughably unsuccessful; he’s able to lure three different women to his make-shift love nest — Elaine, Bobbi, and Janette — but try as he might, he can’t convince any of them to sleep with him, and in the end, Barney has to settle for seducing his wife.