2016-17 Season

Stepping Out

Directed by Kat Bartlett
at Greenlee Theater at M.A.C.A.

A rollicking comedy about the attempts of some amateurs to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a low-rent dance studio. Mavis (played by Lisa Minnelli in the popular film), a former professional chorus girl tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs some terpsichorean skills for an upcoming recital. But Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but loveable crew on their way to triumph at their recital.

Auditions: June 27,28
Performances: September 9-10, 16-18

Failure: A Love Story

Directed by Jesse Emery
at Greenlee Theater at M.A.C.A.

By the end of 1928, all three Fail sisters will be dead — expiring in reverse order, youngest to oldest. Tuneful songs, and a whimsical chorus follow the story of Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty as they live out their lives above the family clock repair shop, before their time unexpectedly runs out. A magical, musical fable where, in the end, the power of love is far greater than any individual's successes or failures.

Auditions: September 12,13
Performances: November 4-5, 11-13

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Directed by Elizabeth Holloway
at Greenlee Theater at M.A.C.A.

This absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. The writer plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune with infectious dizziness. "Steve Martin's enlightening play is equally smart and silly..." - Hartford Courant.

Auditions: January 9,10
Performances: March 10-11, 17-19

Shrek the Musical

Directed by Treavor Gouge
at East McDowell Middle School

Everyone's favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film. Shrek the Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. It features all new songs!

Auditions: February 27,28
Performances: May 13-14, 19-21