Category Archives: Show

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (Feb 21-29)

Present by the Bluegrass Players

Director Jeremy Grant brings us the show that was created by three inspired, charismatic comics that honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs. The show premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London’s longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes. Fast-paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

Friday, Feb  21  –  8:00 pm
Saturday, Feb 22   –  8:00 pm
Sunday, Feb 23 –  2:00 pm

Friday, Feb 28  –  8:00 pm
Saturday, Feb 29 –  8:00 pm

The Good Person (Mar 6 – 14)

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

Three gods come to a poor village in search of one good person. They find one in a prostitute. She is hospitable to them, and in return they give her 100 pieces of money. With this she buys a tobacco store and liberally gives board and room to the needy and to parasites as well. Director Tony Crachiolo brings this incredible and entertaining story to life featuring an intergenerational cast.

Friday, Mar  6  –  8:00 pm
Saturday, Mar 7   –  8:00 pm
Sunday, Mar 8 –  2:00 pm

Friday, Mar 13  –  8:00 pm
Saturday, Mar 14 –  8:00 pm

The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Comic Thriller Starring Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson (Mar 20 – 29)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 9-14

Sherlock Holmes and his faithful sidekick, Dr. John Watson, have left on an extended holiday throughout Europe, leaving their nieces—Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson—to keep an eye on the famous flat at 221B Baker Street. Shirley, studying logic, and Jennie, studying medicine, are busy preparing for upcoming exams when there’s a knock on the door. It’s Dr. Maxine Mortimer and Sir Henry Baskerville, who’ve come to seek the assistance of the famous Sherlock Holmes. Sir Charles Baskerville has died a mysterious death. Is he the most recent victim of the Curse of the Baskervilles—a curse linked to the nightmarish tales of a supernatural hound that haunts the murky moors of Devonshire? There’s no time to recall Holmes and Watson from their trip. In this fast-paced adaptation, full of wailing hounds, thundering hooves, and the slithering mists of the moor, Shirley and Jennie follow the trail of evidence and intrigue until, at last, they are confronted by the ravenous Hound itself!

Friday, Mar  20  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, Mar 21   –  6:30 pm
Sunday, Mar 22  –  2:00 pm

Friday, Mar 27  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, Mar 28  –  6:30 pm
Sunday, Mar 29 –  2:00 pm

Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark (April 3 – 11)

Presented by Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 4-9

Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS is an adaptation of the first of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than 100 million copies and is available in more than 100 countries around the world. Jack and Annie’s tree house transports them back in time to the age of the dinosaurs, where the siblings courageously learn that things are not always what they seem.

Siblings, Jack and Annie, discover a tree house full of books while exploring one afternoon. Jack looks through a book about dinosaurs and wishes he could see a real one. Suddenly, the wind begins to blow and the tree house starts to spin wildly. When it finally stops, Jack and Annie open their eyes to find they have been transported back to the time of the dinosaurs. Jack and Annie have a harrowing adventure, befriending some dinosaurs along the way as they try to make their way back home.

Friday, April 3  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, April 4  –  6:30 pm
Sunday, April 5  –  2:00 pm

Thursday, April 9  –  6:30 pm
Friday, April 10  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, April 11  –  6:30 pm

Harvey (April 3 – 11)

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Director Chad Hembree brings this timeless classic to the Playhouse stage. When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also! The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion.

Friday, April  3  –  8:00 pm
Saturday, April 4   –  8:00 pm
Sunday, April 5 –  2:00 pm

Friday, April 10  –  8:00 pm
Saturday, April 11 –  8:00 pm

Frozen (April 17 – 19)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 14-18

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen Jr. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Friday, April 17 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 18 – 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 19 – 2:00 pm

Music Man Jr. (May 8 – 10)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 9-14

Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story 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. The catch? 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, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.

Friday, May 8  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, May 9  –  6:30 pm
Sunday, May 10  –  2:00 pm