Fiddler on the Roof
Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, his wife Golde, and their five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with tradition in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF’s universal theme of tradition, cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.
Produced by Dale and Nadine Jensen
Directed by Brenda Hensley
Musical Director Robert Bell
419-573-2091Auditions: August 18 & 19, 2014
This three part “slice of life” takes place in three different condos and has audiences laughing at the truth they see in what might be their own neighbors - only zanier. FLAMINGO COURT has ten characters, which can be played by five actors in all the roles or cast up to ten actors. In any case, audiences respond to this trilogy with uproarious laughter and leave feeling they have experienced great entertainment. Angelina, in 104, is a Neil-Simonesque three-character piece that starts with smiles and grows into a hilarious, audience-howling ending. Clara, in 204, involves two characters in a poignant look at the problems of aging and separation. Powerful theater! Harry, in 304, a five character play, deals with an eightynine year old gentleman who is battling his greedy daughter at the same time that he gets involved with an aging hooker. When the daughter and the hooker meet “the audience laughs up a Florida-worthy hurricane.”
Directed by Susan Doell
Auditions: November 17 & 18, 2014
Don't Hug Me, I'm Pregnant
The story takes place in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota, in a little bar called “The Bunyan,” owned by Clara and Gunner Johnson. Clara is 8 1/2 months pregnant with their first child, and today she’s looking forward to her baby shower, getting lots of presents, and taking a break from her raging hormones. Suddenly, a freak snow storm, a “tsnownami,” hits Bunyan Bay and they find themselves snowed in. All roads are closed. No one can get in or leave. Gunner’s worst nightmare comes true when Clara goes into labor and he realizes he’s going to have to deliver the baby in the bar. Featuring 17 original songs including, “Babies and Beer,” “If I Only Had a Boy,” “Bun in the Oven,” “Baby Fever,” “The ‘Just Got Hosed Over by a Dor’ Blues,” and ‘If Men Had Babies, We’d All Be Extinct.”
Directed by Matthew Parker
Auditions: January 12 & 13, 2015
The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisianna, where all of the ladies who are “anybody” have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is diabetic) risks pregnancy against doctor’s orders. The sudden realization of mortality affects the women, but also draws on underlying strength - and love - which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
Directed by Nadine Jensen
Auditions: March 9 & 10, 2015