Current Season

There are an infinite number of  ways to be moved in the theater.
  Martha Plimpton

OUR 2019 – 2020 SEASON

(Dates subject to change)

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Summer 2019 Youth Theater

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by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Director Jennifer Hargis

Email to: youthdirector@castawaystheatre.org to request an audition slot.

Notice: This production rehearses during the day and within the school year. We  therefore cast homeschooling students, aged 10+.

For more information, visit http://www.homeschooltheatretroupe.com

Summary:
Alone in a new country, well-to-do Sara Crewe tries to fit in at boarding school despite a strict headmistress and some less than welcoming students. When Sara learns that she’ll never see her beloved papa again, her life is turned upside down. Sara trades luxury for servitude at the school and learns some important life lessons along the way. A favorite children’s classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Mainstage* Performance: June 14, 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm.
June 15 at 2:00 pm.

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Fall 2019

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Email to: niledirector@castawaystheatre.org

Mainstage* Performances: Sep 27, 28, and Oct 4, 5, 11, 12 at 8:00 pm.
Sep 29, and O
ct 6, 13 at 2:00 pm.

Murder on the Nile, Agatha Christie’s own staging of her famous novel, Death on the Nile, is set on a paddle-wheel steamer cruising the legendary Nile River in 1940’s Egypt. The passengers aboard are abuzz when the famous heiress, Kay Ridgeway, and her penniless new husband, Simon Mostyn, board the ship on their honeymoon. On board is Canon Pennefather, Kay’s guardian, and Simon’s former lover, Jacqueline, who has been dogging their footsteps all through the honeymoon. Also on the boat are a rich, ill tempered old woman with her niece and companion, a rather direct young man, Kay’s maid, and a  doctor who nurses a grudge against Kay’s father, all with a reason to kill, adding to the drama and suspense of this classic Agatha Christie mystery. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. You probably won’t figure out whodunit before it’s revealed, though no doubt you will think you have it figured out.

Characters:
1st and 2nd Beadsellers, pesky peddlers trying to get a buck
Kay Ridgeway-Mostyn, the “richest girl in England”
Louise, Kay’s maid
Simon Mostyn, Kay’s penniless husband
Canon Ambrose Pennefather, Kay’s uncle and guardian
Jacqueline de Severac, Kay’s ex-best friend and Simon’s ex-fiancée
Helen Ffoliot-ffoulkes, a wealthy snob
Christina Grant, Helen’s niece
Dr. Bessner, a doctor from a country ruined by Kay’s father
William Smith, a wise-cracking “kid”
McNaught, the Lotus’s captain
Steward, the head waiter

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Winter 2020

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 Director Sallie Willows

Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. There are, however, a couple of glitches in paradise. Andrew’s series has been canceled; his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity with unyielding conviction; and he has no desire to play Hamlet. When Andrew’s agent visits him, she reminisces about her brief romance with John Barrymore many years ago, in Andrew’s apartment. This prompts a séance to summon his ghost. From the moment Barrymore returns, dressed in high Shakespearean garb, Andrew’s life is no longer his own. Barrymore, fortified by champagne and ego, presses Andrew to accept the part and fulfill his actor’s destiny. The action becomes more hilarious with the entrance of Andrew’s deal-making friend from LA, spouting the laid-back hype of the Coast and offering Andrew a fabulous new TV deal worth millions of dollars. The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, Barrymore, his sword, and the fact that he fails as Hamlet in Central Park.

Any questions, contact the director by email to: ihatehamletdirector@castawaystheatre.org

The Cast by Character and Name In Order of Appearance:
Felicia Dantine: Nina Koziuk
Andrew Rally: Scott Morgan
Deirdre McDavey: Courtney Petko
Lillian Troy: Terri Ritchey
John Barrymore: Walt Stewart
Gary Peter Lefkowitz: Ed Johnson

On line reservations is currently disabled. Please make reservations at 703-232-1710.

Mainstage* Performances: Jan 17, 18, 24, 25,31, and Feb 1 at 8:00 pm.
Jan 19 and Feb 2 at 2:00 pm.

* the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building auditorium, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191

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Mid-Winter 2020 Youth Theater

Director Jennifer Hargis

Email to: jamhargis@hotmail.com to request an audition slot.

Notice: This production rehearses during the day and within the school year. We  therefore cast homeschooling students, aged 10+.

For more information, visit http://www.homeschooltheatretroupe.com

Auditions: Jan 21, 2020 9:30 – 2 pm.
Callbacks: Jan 23, 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm

Mainstage* Performances:  Mar 27, 28, and Apr 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm.
Apr 4,  at 2:00 pm. 

Thomas “Tom” Sawyer, based on the young Samuel Clemens, is a cunning and playful boy of about 12 years of age, and the protagonist of the story. His best friends include Joe Harper and Huckleberry Finn. He has a half-brother, Sid Sawyer, a cousin, Mary, and an Aunt Polly, the sister of his dead mother. He lives with them in the town of St. Petersburg, Missouri. Also, he has another aunt, Sally Phelps, who lives considerably farther down the Mississippi River, in the town of Pikesville. Tom loves to go on adventures and wants to become an Indian pirate. He fell in love with his classmate Becky Thatcher and was once “engaged” to Amy Lawrence. Tom is imaginative and obsessed with stories. Despite his mischief, Tom is good-hearted and has an active moral code as well.

Character list (subject to revision):
Tom Sawyer – 14-year-old, in love with Becky
Huckleberry Finn – A Charming Renegade, son of the town drunk and Tom’s best friend
Aunt Polly – Tom’s kind but stern aunt
Becky Thatcher – Tom’s girlfriend
Amy Lawrence – In love with Tom, Tom’s former girlfriend
Injun Joe – The villain
Mr. Dobbins – The school teacher
Muff Potter – A local vagrant
Pap – The town drunk, and Huck’s father
Sid Sawyer – Tom’s half-brother. An insufferable goody-goody tattletale
Alfred Temple- friend of Tom’s
Benjamin Rogers – Joe Harper’s best friend
Doc Robinson- The man murdered by Injun Joe
Joe Harper – Tom’s second best friend, and best friend of Benjamin Rogers
Judge Thatcher – Becky Thatcher’s father, an old judge who just moved to Missouri
Widow Douglas – A kind, old woman who teaches Huck how to read
Alfred Temple- friend of Tom’s
Benjamin Rogers – Joe Harper’s best friend
Gideon Wain- Muff Potters’s lawyer
George Bellamy
Reverend Sprague
Mayor Lanyard Bellamy
Ben (Benjamin) Rogers
The Ragged Man
Suzie Rogers
Lucy Harper
Jim Hollis
Lyle Peters
Jim

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Spring 2020

Rodger and Hammerstein’s

Music by Richard Rodgers, Book by Oscar Hammerstein II

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Director Zina Bleck

Email to: cinderelladirectorcrt@gmail.com

 Auditions: Thu Feb 6, 6:30-10:30 pm; Sat Feb 8, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm.
Callbacks: Mon Feb 10, 6:30 – 10:00 pm.

Mainstage* Performances: May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 8:00 pm.
May 2, 10, 16, and 24 at 2:00 pm.

* the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building auditorium, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191

Date published: January 25, 2020