by Kenneth Lonergan (Black Box Series Production)
Director: Debi Marcucci
Stage Manager: Carley Knoerr
When Jeff, a luckless young security guard, is drawn into a local murder investigation, loyalties are strained to the breaking point. As Jeff’s tightly wound supervisor is called to bear witness against his troubled brother, and an attractive rookie cop finds she must stand up to her seasoned partner, truth becomes elusive and justice proves costly.
August 2nd and 3rd at 7pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse
October 26th – November 5th, 2017 in the Stonzek Studio Theatre
BYE BYE BIRDIE
Director: Erin Pittleman
Music Director: Ed Kolcz
Choreographer: Kasandra Meiler
It’s the late 1950s and teenagers from across the United States are going crazy for the handsome rock star, Conrad Birdie. Meanwhile, his manager, Albert Peterson, is going into debt and has staked his financial future on Conrad’s success. Albert’s secretary, Rosie, is increasingly frustrated with the time and money Albert is losing on his project. Disaster strikes when Conrad receives a draft notice to join the military. Thus, Albert attempts to stage a farewell party for Conrad in which he is to kiss one lucky fan on the Ed Sullivan Show before he leaves for the army. Kim MacAfee, from Sweet Apple, Ohio, is the lucky girl chosen to be kissed.
August 14th and 15th at 7pm, possible callbacks August 16th at 7pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse. No appointment necessary.
October 12th – 29th, 2017 on the main stage
A CHRISTMAS STORY
by Jean Sheperd. Adapted for the stage by Philip Grecian.
Director: Leanna Oliveira
Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd. Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!”
September 18th and 19th at 7pm, possible callbacks September 20th at 7pm
November 16th – December 3rd, 2017 on the main stage
PAINT YOUR WAGON
Director: Daniel Eilola
Music Director: Roger Blankenship
Choreographer: Katie Petronio
In California in May 1853, Ben Rumson strikes gold and establishes a community in his own name. The show follows the progress of the town as hundreds of men come to dig for gold. But there’s a problem, the town has no women! That is soon remedied and the town competes for the affections of too few women. Filled with gorgeous standards such as “They Call the Wind Maria,” “I Talk to the Trees,” and “Wand’rin’ Star,” Paint Your Wagon is Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s sweepingly ambitious and surprisingly realistic take on freedom and family, in the Gold Rush-happy America of 1853.
November 6th & 7th, possible callbacks on November 8th. No appointment necessary
January 18th – February 4th, 2018 on the main stage
by Leslye Headland (Black Box Series Production)
Director: Suzanne Dunne
Ten years out of high school, Regan, Gena, and Katie convene in the luxurious bridal suite of their old friend, Becky, the night before her wedding in New York City. Fueled by jealousy and resentment, the girls embark on a night of debauchery that goes from playfully wasted to devastatingly destructive. Their old fears, unfulfilled desires, and deep bonds with each other transform a prenuptial bender into a night they’ll never forget. A wicked black comedy about female friendship and growing up in an age of excess.
December 4th, 5th at 7pm, possible callbacks on December 7th at the Stonzek Studio Theatre. No appointment necessary.
February 1st-11th, 2018 in the Stonzek Studio Theatre
LEND ME A TENOR
by Ken Ludwig
Director: Brian Edgecomb
Lend Me A Tenor is a door-slamming, dress-dropping farce with mistaken identities, mischievous misunderstandings and compromising positions. It is the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, and world-famous Italian tenor Signor Tito Merelli will be their guest artist in Otello, the highlight of the company’s most important fundraiser for the 1934 season. But Tito’s troubled life, his hot-headed wife, and a “Dear John” letter mistaken as Tito’s suicide note sends everybody’s head swimming. No Tito, no $50,000 in ticket sales. Meanwhile, Max, an opera singer wanna-be, is coerced into impersonating the Italian great to save the show. In costume, wig and make-up, he’s is a dead ringer for the dead singer. But can Max find the courage to go on with the show? The surprises have just begun in this superbly crafted, eye-watering farce.
January 8th and 9th at 7pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse. No appointment necessary.
March 1st-18th, 2018 on the main stage
by Martin Sherman (Black Box Series Production)
Director: Marc Carmen
Bent revolves around the persecution of gays in Nazi Germany, and takes place during and after the Night of the Long Knives. The title of the play refers to the slang word “bent” used in some European countries to refer to homosexuals. When the play was first performed, there was only a trickle of historical research or even awareness about the Nazi persecution of homosexuals. The play Bent highlights the reason why – a largely ignored German law, Paragraph 175, making homosexuality a criminal offense, which Hitler reactivated and strengthened during his rise to power.
February 19th, 20th, possible callbacks February 21st at the Stonzek Studio Theatre
April 26th – May 6th, 2018 in the Stonzek Studio Theatre
Director: Shonna Rash
Music Director: Roger Blankenship
Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike. The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.
February 12th, 13th & 14th at 7pm
Performance Dates: April 12th – 29th, 2018 on the main stage