The Music Man
By Meredith Wilson
Directed by Craig Ewing and Nancy Kruzek
March 11, 12, 13 • 18, 19 & 20, 2016
There's trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Wilson's six-time, Tony Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize - this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.
A comedy by Topher Payne
Directed by Chris LaPorta
August 5, 6, 7 • 12, 13 & 14, 2016
Tad and Rowena Tuttle reside on the "good side" of Lakebottom Park- the ultimate address in Columbus, Georgia- and are desperate to get their daughter Portia accepted by the prestigious Brookstone School. But minutes before the head of the Parents' Association is scheduled to arrive for drinks, Rowena's hillbilly mother arrives from Colquitt, a mutant farm animal escapes in the park, and the ransom note is found: Portia's been kidnapped. Can Rowena juggle an avalanche of criminal activity and antisocial behavior while still getting their daughter into a good day school?
9 to 5 the Musical
by Dolly Partin
Directed by Don Goodrum
November 4, 5, 6, • 11, 12 & 13, 2016
Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can't do, even in a man's world. 9 To 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy - giving their boss the boot!