2023-2024 51th Season Main Stage Shows
Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
Auditions: August 14 – 15, 2023
Performances: Sept 29 - Oct 8, 2023
The Bard’s famous comedic romp known for the brilliant war of words between the feisty Beatrice and the staunch bachelor Benedick, Much Ado About Nothing plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party. This charming exploration of love and marriage, friendship and honor, features some of Shakespeare’s wittiest and most poignant dialogue.
Break of Day
by Stephen Fife
Auditions: December 18 - 19, 2023
Performances: February 16 - 25, 2024
A play about Van Gogh’s life from the time he worked in the coal mines as an apprentice preacher through the time of his father’s death.
Vincent van Gogh at 27 fails as a preacher, decides to be an artist, moves back with his family and falls in love with his widowed cousin, thus enraging his minister father, leading to their final confrontation.
It’s about family relationships, genius, passion and its toll both on the passionate artist and those around him.
Southern Fried Nuptials
by Osborne & Eppler
Auditions: February 19 - 20, 2024
Performances: April 12 - 21, 2024
The Frye family is back for the sequel to Southern Fried Funeral!
Harlene Frye is going to marry her childhood sweetheart this weekend . . . assuming the typical Frye family hijinks don’t derail the wedding! Harlene and Attie’s future together is threatened when the bride-to-be’s awful ex-flame shows up with information she doesn’t want her fiancé finding out. And Harlene’s not the only Frye keeping secrets: Sammy Jo refuses to tell her family she’s moving even though all her bags are already packed. As if that isn’t enough, Dewey can’t figure out why people keep on asking him to give his sister away and busybody Ozella Meeks has somehow ended up as the wedding coordinator. Will the Fryes be able to get Harlene down the aisle in one piece? A bighearted comedy about family—Southern-style.
Rock of Ages
by Chris D’Arienzo
Auditions: May 13 - 15, 2024
Performances: July 12 - July 28, 2024
It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace, and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock 'n' roll fairy tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the strip – and themselves – before it's too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.