67th Season 2013-2014
A Dicken’s Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts
This is a farce adaptation of the classical tale. From the bonny shores of England comes the Styckes-Upon-Thump Repertory Theatre Company, a stuffy old travelling troupe embarking on their fifteenth annual farewell tour of the Dickens' tale. The company includes Sir Selsdon Piddock, the consummate actor, in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, with Mrs. Bettina Salisbury, Dame Rowena Middleton-Lewis, Mrs. Cordelia ffoliet-ffolkes ffortescue Woods, Teddy Shub and Elyot Crummels in multiple supporting roles, and sweet Cynthia Imbry, the general understudy finds herself thrust onstageto perform a role she is ill-prepared for!. When the company's diva, Bertinna feigns illness, certain the production will be canceled, this merry troupe of over the hill and upstart actors carry on without her much to her shock and rage. Roles are shuffled at the last minute and the sweet understudy Cynthia, suddenly finds herself on stage knowing only one line of dialogue. She has written her part in and on almost everything, including the Christmas pudding! Midway through the doomed performance, the diva rushes in to reclaim her role. Total mayhem ensues as the company scrambles to keep the show going while everything goes hilariously wrong.
Cast of 3 men / 4 women
Auditions: September 9 & 10, 2013 Contact Info: (419)307-3035
Production Dates: November 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17. November 2013
Jerry Finnegan’s Sister
Brian Dowd has spent the last 10 years of his life wrestling with an unrequited "something" for his best friend's sister, who happens to live next door. But each and every time he's spoken with Beth Finnegan for more than 30 seconds, It's ended up with his foot planted firmly in his mouth. Now, Brian's time is about to run out. With recent news that Jerry Finnegan's sister is getting married, the time has come for him to put up or shut up. Like John Wayne in The High and the Mighty, Brian has reached the point of no return. What's he got to lose--except the love of his life! In a series of fast-moving, hysterically funny scenes, two actors play Brian and Beth from ages seven and six, through their adolescent and teen years, right up to the moment the play is happening, when they're both in their early 20s. Does Brian confess his feelings and win Beth, or.............
Production Dates: January 10, 11, 12 17, 18, 19. 2014
1 man / 1 woman (younger)
Auditions: October 21 & 22, 2013 Contact Info: (419)307-3035
Directed by Millie Butts
12 Angry Jurors
A 19-year-old stands trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. Their decision could lead to the boy’s death. “He doesn’t stand a chance,“ mutters the guard as he leads the jurors to the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case until one of the jurors refuses to vote guilty without discussing the facts which begins an eye opening experience. The discussion turns into heated arguments where jurors expose their personal prejudice, bias, and weaknesses that have clouded their judgment. Tempers get short but evidence is re- examined before a final verdict is reached.
Auditions: January 20 & 21, 2014 Contact Info: (419)356-6805
Production Dates: March 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16. 2014
13 men and women
Directed By Brenda MacDonald
A Grand Night for Singing: A Musical Review
This musical review is a romantic journey from young infatuation to the touching and funny complexities of commitment and marriage, the joys of parenthood, and the power of enduring love. It features over 30 songs from the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals such as Carousel, Oklahoma, The King and I, South Pacific, Cinderella, and The Sound of Music, as well as lesser-known works such as Allegro, Me and Juliet, State Fair, Pipe Dream, and Flower Drum Song. Rodgers & Hammerstein signature songs like “OH, What a Beautiful Mornin” to “Some Enchanted Evening” are placed in a new context, in a way that celebrates the colossal appeal of their legendary songbook.
Auditions: March 10 & 11, 2014 Contact Info: (419)573-2091
Many Men & Women
Production Dates: May 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18. 2014
Directed By Brenda Hensley. Musical Director: Robert Bell