2014-2015 Season Past Productions
October 16th – 19th and 23rd – 25th
Directed by Jeff Watton
Lucy Seward is a blossoming young woman, engaged to be married, but is deathly ill with an anemia that resembles that of her recently deceased friend. Her loving father and doctor is desperate for a solution that eludes his science and invites his old friend and colleague, Professor Van Helsing, to investigate. Van Helsing, assisted by Lucy’s fiancé, uncover the work of a vampire and track him to a newly arrived neighbor, the charming Count Dracula, from the continent. Outwitting a 500 year old occultist and bringing about his demise in time to save Lucy’s life sets the stage for this thrilling drama.
December 11th – 14th and 18th – 21st
Directed by Karen Mazzoline
Based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, Annie (the Broadway musical) opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Thea-tre (now the Neil Simon Theatre). Annie won seven Tony Awards including Best Musi-cal, Best Score, and Best Book with “Tomorrow” and “Hard Knock Life” as its most popu-lar musical numbers. It has spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and continues to thrill audiences today with Annie’s spunk and zest for life.
Set in the 1930’s, Annie is about an eleven year-old girl living in a New York City orphanage, but believes that her parents are still out there. Annie gets a chance of a lifetime to spend the Christmas holiday in the mansion of Oliver Warbucks, a self-made billionaire. It is not long after that Annie has an effect on everyone at the mansion (including Mr. Warbucks). Given the opportunity to be adopted, Annie instead seeks Oliver’s help to find her parents. With a rich reward offered, a sneaky plot to get the money is hatched by Miss Hannigan (the charge of the orphanage), Rooster (her con artist brother), and Lily St. Regis (Rooster’s girlfriend).
Arsenic and Old Lace
April 23rd – 26th & 30th and May 1st – 2nd
Directed by Susan Mead
Arsenic and Old Lace was written in 1939 by Joseph Kesserlring. Ever since watching Carry Grant in Frank Capra’s 1944 adaptation, I have been in love with this show. The dialog and stage movement create a form of wittiness that will tickle your sense of humor. The show starts during a ‘normal’ tea conversation with a reverend and takes a serious turn just before Act 2. As the blood pressure rises, so does the absurdity.