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The 2021-2022 Season of Shows

Always… Patsy Cline

Presented by BLS Construction

 

  • a musical
  • based on a true story
  • created and originally directed by Ted Swindley
  • Presented by special arrangement with Ted Swindley Productions, Inc.
  • directed by Russell Kacer

Performances: October 15-24, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm
General Admission: $20

Recommended for general audiences

About the Show: Always…Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.

The musical play, complete with down-home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits, such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams ans Walking After Midnight…27 songs in all. The show’s title was inspired by Cline’s letters to Sege, which were consistently signed “Love Always… Patsy Cline.”

White Christmas

Presented by Texasgulf Federal Credit Union

 

  • a musical
  • music & lyrics by Irving Berlin
  • based upon the Paramount Pictures Film
  • written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
  • book by David Ives and Paul Blake
  • presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals
  • directed by Katrese Skinner and Sarah Wilkins

Auditions: October 17 & 19, 2021 at 6:00pm
Performances: December 3-19, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm
General Admission: $20

Recommended for mature audiences due to language and adult themes

About the Show: Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.

The Ya-Ya’s of Wharton County proudly present

Blithe Spirit

 

  • a comedy
  • by Noël Coward
  • presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
  • directed by Mark Szafarz

Auditions: December 19 & 21, 2021
Performances: February 4-13, 2022
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm
General Admission: $15

Recommended for general audiences

About the Show: The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati.

A Coffin in Egypt

presented by Socha Enterprises, Inc.
& VonDerAu Ford of El Campo

 

  • a drama
  • by Horton Foote
  • presented by special arrangement with Ted Swindley Productions, Inc.
  • directed by Jenna Crowell

Auditions: February 13 & 15, 2022 at 6:00pm
Performances: April 8-17, 2022
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm
General Admission: $15

Parental guidance suggested due to adult situations

About the Show: Myrtle Bledsoe, a ninety-year-old Texas widow, looks back on the dramatic events that caused a small Southern town, and her own relationships, incredible strife. This almost-monologue by American master Horton Foote is a haunting tale of how men and women, blacks and whites, rich and poor are all entangled in the chaos of life.

Roberson Air Conditioning proudly presents

Annie, Jr.

The Litefooters Summer Youth Workshop & Production

 

  • a musical
  • book by Thomas Meehan
  • music by Charles Strouse
  • lyrics by Martin Charnin
  • based on “Little Orphan Annie”
  • presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
  • directed by Hailey Roberson

Auditions: May 10 & 12, 2022 at 6:00pm
Performances: June 23-26, 2022
Thursday & Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm
General Admission: $15

Recommended for general audiences

About the Show: Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

The Brandon & Rachel Cutrer Family proudly present

The Addams Family

 

  • a new musical comedy
  • book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
  • music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa
  • based on characters created by Charles Addams
  • presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide
  • directed by Rachel Helmick

Auditions: May 15 & 17, 2022 at 6:00pm
Performances: August 5 – 21, 2022
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm
General Admission: $20

Recommended for general audiences

About the Show: The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

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