2023-2024 Season of Plays

2023-2024 Season of Plays

Community Theatre’s Mainstage seats 357

Mainstage Series

Boeing Boeing (Comedy)
By Marc Camoletti
Rated PG-13
October 6, 7, & 8 | October 13, 14, & 15, 2023
Auditions: August 14 & 15, 2023 – 4F, 2 M
Directed by: Laura Reed

This 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Drama) Theatre for Young Audiences
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis
Rated G
December 8, 9, & 10 | December 15, 16, & 17, 2023
Auditions: October 9 & 10, 2023 – 16 flexible
Directed by: Doug Short

This dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic work faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan’s resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowing of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life. Easily staged, the play may be presented without intermission or in two short acts if desired.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Musical Comedy)
Music by Jimmy Roberts
Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Rated PG-13
March 8, 9, & 10 | March 15, 16, & 17, 2024
Auditions: January 8 & 9, 2024 -3 M, 3W
Directed by: A.J. Dinkel

This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as “the relationship.” Through sketches and songs, Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, “Say, what are you doing Saturday night?”

Present Laughter (Comedy) 
By Noel Coward
Rated PG-13
May 10, 11, & 12 | May 17, 18, & 19, 2024
Auditions: March 18 & 19, 2024 – 5M, 6W
Directed by: Karen Crispin

At the centre of his own universe sits matinee idol Garry Essendine: suave, hedonistic and too old, says his wife, to be having numerous affairs. His line in harmless, infatuated debutantes is largely tolerated but playing closer to home is not. Just before he escapes on tour to Africa the full extent of his misdemeanors is discovered. And all hell breaks loose. Noel Coward’s Present Laughter premiered in the early years of the Second World War just as such privileged lives were threatened with fundamental social change.

Oakley Series

The Oakley Series performed in CT’s rehearsal hall is a “black box” theater area with a movable seating area, a movable stage, and a flexible lighting system featuring small casts & minimal sets.
Open seating is limited to 60-70 depending on the configuration.

Ordinary Days (Comedy)
November 17, 18,  & 19
Music and Lyrics by Adam Gwon
Auditions: September  18 & 19  2M, 2W
Directed by: Mary Dinkel
Rated PG-13

Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love, and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. Ordinary Days is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.

No Exit (Drama)
April 12, 13, & 14
By Paul Bowles and Jean-Paul Sartre
Auditions: February 19 & 20  2M, 2F
Directed by: Sara Solooki
Rated R

Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity in
one hideous room in Hell. The windows are bricked up, there are no mirrors, the electric lights can never be turned off, and there is no exit. The irony of this Hell is that its torture is not of the rack and fire, but of the burning humiliation of each soul as itis stripped of its pretenses by the cruel curiosity of the damned. Here the soul is shorn of secrecy, and even the blackest deeds are mercilessly exposed to the fierce light of Hell. It is an eternal torment.

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