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2016-2017 Belfry Theatre Season Schedule

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The Girls of the Garden Club

Directed by Carla Crandall
A comedy in three acts by John Patrick

Performances

September 23, 24, 30; October 1, 2, 7, 8, 9

Storyline

Come join us for an hilarious play by “one of theatre’s leading writers of comedies which, as the title suggests, deals with the indomitable ladies whose lives revolve around the often outlandish doings of the local garden club. “GIRLS” is a delight because it reflects reality. For every comic characterization onstage you can recall someone in your own life as a double offstage”. - Chronicle-Telegram

Dashing through the Snow

Directed by Connie Murello-Todd
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

Performances

November 25, 26; December 2, 3 ,4, 9, 10, 11

Storyline

It’s four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, where it’s Christmas 24/7, 365 days a year. Enter a colorful parade of eccentric guests that arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity, including a couple of self-involved actors from a lower-than-low-budget touring production of “A Christmas Carol,” who descend on the Inn to fulfill a promise. Add to this Yuletide mayhem is an ill-advised romantic rendezvous, a demanding guest who refuses to leave, a tipsy housekeeper, and a spur-of-the-moment wedding. This comedy will have you laughing ‘til your sides ache. 

How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying!

Directed by Jeff Bick
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock & Willie Gilbert
Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” by Shepherd Meado

Performances

January 27, 28; February 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12

Storyline 

 A man makes his business dreams come true through an extravaganza of music and dance in this musical satire of corporate life. 

 

 

The Foreigner

Directed by Dana Lesh
Written by Larry Shue

Performances

Friday and Saturday Performances, Curtain at 8:00
March 24, 25, 31, Apr. 1, 7, 8

Sunday Matinee Performances, Curtain at 2:00
Apr. 2 and 9

Storyline

This high-energy comedy centers around Charlie, a hopelessly shy Englishman, who is on a reluctant holiday in a lodge in rural Georgia. He is desperately afraid of personal interaction, so his friend concocts a story, telling the locals that Charlie is from a faraway foreign country and doesn’t speak a word of English. Charlie feels obliged to playact the part of the “exotic foreigner,” which leads to many complications as he overhears more than he should – and fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play as he becomes more and more involved in the bizarre goings-on.

Please Note: The Foreigner is rated PG-13. Some thematic elements and language might not be suitable for younger children. 

The Perfect Wedding

Directed by Elaine Wagner
A comedy by Robin Hawdon

Performances

Friday and Saturday Performances, Curtain at 8:00pm
June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17

Sunday Matinee Performances, Curtain at 2:00pm
June 11 and 18

Storyline

A man wakes up in the bridal suite on his wedding morning to find an extremely attractive girl in his room.  In the depths of a stag night hangover he can’t even remember meeting her.  Before he can get her out,  his bride to be arrives  for the wedding.   In the ensuing panic, the girl is locked in the bathroom.  The best man is persuaded to claim her, but he gets confused and introduces the chamber maid to the bride as his date.  The crisis escalates to nuclear levels by the time the mother of the bride and the best man’s actual girlfriend arrive.  This rare combination of riotous farce and touching love story has provoked waves of laughter across Europe and America.

 

 Disney's The Little Mermaid

Directed by Connie Murello-Todd
Book by Doug Wright
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater

Performances:

Friday and Saturday Performances, Curtain at 8:00pm
July 28, 29 and August 4, 5

Saturday Matinee Performances, Curtain at 2:00pm
July 29 and August 5 

Sunday Matinee Performances, Curtain at 2:00pm
July 30 and August 6

Apprentice Players show, Not included with season pass

Storyline: 

Based on a Hans Christian Andersen’s story and the classic animated film, “The Little Mermaid,” this love story is hauntingly beautiful.  With award-winning music and lyrics, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs.  Ariel, Kin Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human, Prince Eric, in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, as Ariel needs the help of friends to restore order under the sea.

 

  

 2017-2018 Belfry Theatre Season Schedule

Done to Death

A Mystery-Comedy done in Two Acts
Directed by Nancy Lafferty

Performances

Sept 22 - Oct 8, 2017

Storyline: 

Done to Death is a murder mystery comedy written by Fred Carmichael. The plot focuses on five has-been mystery fiction writers who are brought to the mysterious Vulture's Vault to collaborate on and write a new murder mystery TV series. When real murders start to happen, hilarity ensues.

The play is a huge parody of the murder mystery genre as the writers have their own styles that they use in hopes of figuring out the murders. Fast-paced and full of action!!

Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

A Christmas Cactus

A Comedy 
By Eliot Byerrum
Directed by Elaine Wagner 

Performances:

Nov 17 - Dec 3

Storyline: 

Christmas Eve is tough for private investigator Cactus O'Riley when two fugitives burst into her office looking for justice and a dead detective named Jake Marley. She also doesn't need her secretary's mother who arrives and decides to stay because she thinks this is the Christmas murder mystery party she has always dreamed of attending.

Christmas turns into a dickens of a holiday for Cactus as she solves mysteries, delivers small miracles and dodges the affections of the Deputy D.A.

Comedy, mystery and romance converge in this charming contemporary Christmas tale where goodwill and justice triumph.

Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

By Dale Wasserman
From the novel by Ken Kensey
Directed by Jen Otterman

Performances:

Feb 2, 2018 - Feb 18

Storyline:

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest is a dramatic comedy about hope, friendship and the eternal desire to control one's own destiny. The play examines a charismatic rogue who manipulates the system so he can serve his short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than prison. He learns quickly that this move is a mistake when he meets his match in the head nurse whose tyrannical grip on her patients had been unshakable until McMurphy. He swiftly takes control of the ward accomplishing what the medical personnel have been unable to do for twelve years; coaxing a presumed deaf and dumb Native American to speak and leading the others from submission into independence. For this "infraction", Head Nurse Ratched punishes McMurphy with electric shock treatments. The duel between the two finally culminates when he arranges a rollicking midnight party, complete with girls and liquor. Lest she lose complete control over her ward, Ratched forces him to undergo a frontal lobotomy. But, an unexpected friend helps McMurphy have the final word.

Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Nunsense II, The Second Coming

Book, Music & Lyrics by Dan Coggin
Directed by Carla Crandall

Performances:

April 6 - April 22

Storyline:

Nunsense II: The Second Coming is the sequel to the international hit Nunsense. Look forward to the return of our Sisters of Hoboken appearing back on stage at Mt. Saint Helen's School for what is billed as a "Thank you, Program" for their supporters. Forced to work round the set of The Mikado (being presented next week by the local music society) they decide to stick to their successful formula and present to you once again a variety show. NUNSENSE II: THE SECOND COMING could easily be subtitled “the rest of the story.” The sequel to the hit musical NUNSENSE takes place approximately six weeks after the first “benefit performance.” Complete with sequins, roller skates, impressions, gospel, rock ‘n roll, and yes, the Franciscan monks please come join us for a riotous time at Mt. Saint Helen’s!
Presented by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

Brighton Beach Memoirs 

By Neal Simon
Directed by James H. Williams

Performances:

June 1 - June 17

Storyline:

Fifteen-year old Eugene Jerome is desperately trying to uncover life’s mysteries, but his family keeps hiding the clues. Even so, he manages to keep his priorities – baseball and girls – firmly in order throughout Neil Simon’s hilarious play of his Broadway hit about growing up in Brooklyn during the late 1930’s.

Life is definitely never dull with seven people living under the same roof. Dad works two jobs to make ends meet, older brother Stanley is eager to dispense sage advice, and Aunt Blanche tries to cope as a single parent.

Brighton Beach Memoirs is a wonderful, semi-autobiographical comedy with heart, wit and hysterical insights into family life and growing up-just a little off-center.

This production is rated PG-13 and may not be suitable for younger audiences.

Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical

Based on the hit Disney Chanel Movies
Directed by Connie Murello-Todd

Performances:

July 27 - Aug 5

Storyline:

Disney's Camp Rock: The Musical, a combination of The Disney Channels "Camp Rock" and "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam" (starring teen idols, Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers) will fire up the stage with over a dozen songs, including "This Is Me," "Can't Back Down," "It's On" and "We Rock."

A classic story of rivalry and power, Disney's Camp Rock: The Musical opens with Mitchie and her friends arriving at Camp Rock, ready to spend another summer jamming out and having the time of their lives. But the new, flashy Camp Star across the lake now threatens Camp Rock's very existence. To keep the doors open, Mitchie steps up, rallies her fellow Camp Rockers and gets them into top shape for the ultimate showdown!

Disney's Camp Rock: The Musical features a large ensemble cast with many featured roles. Whether your students are singers, actors, dancers or triple threats, everyone has an opportunity to shine in this high-energy show!

Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

 

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