There are an infinite number of ways to be moved in the theater.
OUR 2018 – 2019 SEASON
By Jean Giraudoux, adapted by Maurice Valency
Produced by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc
Director Harry Kantrovich
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A beautifully comedic play of stark contrasts in human character, The Madwoman of Chaillot divides the world sharply between the artists and the men of business. The businessmen, whom are called by their profession rather than by name, are interested only in finding new ways to become wealthier. They do not tolerate anyone but their own kind. On the other hand, the poets, musicians, vagabonds, and artists only want to create and to love and enjoy one another. The bohemians are a vanishing lot; the businessmen are taking over and corrupting everything that is pure and full of life. The Prospector, the Broker, and the President have discovered oil beneath the streets of Paris and seek to destroy whatever they must in order to get it. Their nefarious plans come to the attention of Countess Aurelia, the benignly eccentric madwoman of the title. She is an aging idealist who sees the world as happy and beautiful. But, advised by her associate, the Ragpicker, who is a bit more worldly than the Countess, she soon comes to realize that the world might well be ruined by these evil men—men who seek only wealth and power and acts as the core of creative thought to stop the darkness from taking control of their world.
Auditions: Thurs July 12th and Sat July 14th, 2018
Callbacks: Tues July 17th
Mainstage* Performances: Sep 21, 22, 28, 29 and Oct 5, 6 at 8:00 pm.
Sep 23, 29 and Oct 7 at 2:00 pm.
Director Hannah Butler
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Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599, as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career. The play was included in the First Folio, published in 1623.
By means of “noting” (which, in Shakespeare’s day, sounded similar to “nothing” as in the play’s title, and which formally means gossip, rumor, and overhearing), Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar on the erroneous belief that she has been unfaithful. At the end, Benedick and Beatrice join forces to set things right, and the others join in a dance celebrating the marriages of the two couples.
Auditions: The play is cast
Mainstage* Performances: Jan 18, 19, 25, 26, Feb1, 2, 2019 at 8:00 pm.
Jan 20, 26 Feb 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm.
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Co-Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Suess
Director Zina Bleck
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Seussical is a musical based on the stories of Dr. Seuss (mainly “Horton Hears a Who!”, “Horton Hatches the Egg” and “Miss Gertrude McFuzz”) that debuted on Broadway in 2000. The play’s story is a complex amalgamation of many of Seuss’s most famous books.
Auditions*: The play is cast. Thanks to all who auditioned.
Mainstage* Performances: May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm.
May 4, 12, 18, 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm.
* the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building auditorium, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191
Date published: March 19, 2019