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2016-2017 Season

Looking

January 13, 14, 15 and January 20, 21, 22, 2017

All performances are at 8:00 pm, except Sunday performances are at 2:00 pm
Auditions at the theatre, November 14 and 15, 7:00 pm

Looking

This play is about four singles, two women and two men, who are each looking for some kind of relationship. Val is a divorced woman who hasn't had a date in six years. Her best friend Nina looks in the dating classified pages on her friend's behalf. The ad she answers is Andy's. They set up a blind date but, to buffer the situation, Val brings along Nina, and Andy brings along his best buddy Matt. What happens next takes the awkward situation of a blind date and turns it into a good two hour laugh fest, with some serious self-discoveries thrown in for good measure.

Directed by Jeff Bugbee and Jaclyn Zajac

Written by Norm Foster

The Last Decent Crooks

March 17, 18, 19 and March 24, 25, 26, 2017

All performances are at 8:00 pm, except Sunday performances are at 2:00 pm
Auditions at the theatre, January 16 and 17, 7:00 pm

Last Decent Crooks

It’s 1933 and the music is hot and lively at Big Al’s, a Chicago funeral home, which serves as a front for an illegal speakeasy. Here, the coffins are more likely to contain the inebriated rather than the deceased, and mob boss, Albertina (aka “Big Al”), is rolling in dough selling illegal whiskey to her faithful customers. But the good times soon end for Big Al when a rival mob boss is found dead and mobster Rats Branigan sets his sights on taking over the speakeasy for his illegal gambling operation. Then to make matters worse, Big Al discovers her daughter is secretly engaged to a cop—of all people!—and her right-hand man is in love with a runaway nun. But nothing has prepared Big Al for the biggest surprise of all: the end of Prohibition! This delightful musical features eight original songs, a strong ensemble cast, hilarious one-liners, and a genuine mystery for the audience to solve if they can stop laughing long enough to catch the clues.

Written by Carol Costa
Music by Ken Eberhart

Directed by Millie Butts
and Brenda MacDonald

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The Female Odd Couple

May 12, 13, 14 and May 19, 20, 21, 2017

All performances are at 8:00 pm, except Sunday performances are at 2:00 pm
Auditions at the theatre, March 20 and 21, 7:00 pm

Looking

Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same. "Very funny indeed."

Directed by Nadine Jensen

Written by Neil Simon

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Nunsense: The Mega-Musical Version (past)

November 11, 12, 13 and November 17, 18, 19, 20, 2016

All performances are at 8:00 pm, except Sunday performances are at 2:00 pm

Getty Villa Sculpture Garden

All the fun of the original "Nunsense" has been super-sized!. "Mega-Nunsense" starring the original five nuns features five new (male and female) characters including the never-before-seen infamous convent cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. In addition, there is a large chorus of men and women, a new song ("One Last Hope"). Two expanded dance numbers have been added, as well as an optional guest spot for a local celebrity. "Nunsense" was called "A hail of fun and frolic" by the New York Times. And now it's bigger and better than ever. It would be a sin to pass up the opportunity to see it!

Written by Dan Goggin
 

Directed by Brenda Hensley
Musical Director Robert Bell

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