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The 2022-2023 Season of Shows

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s

Cinderella

presented by The Brandon & Rachel Cutrer Family

 

  • a musical
  • music by Richard Rodgers
  • book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
  • presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
  • directed by Matthew Graff

Auditions: August 21 & 23, 2022 at 6:00pm
Performances: October 28 – November 13, 2022

Recommended for general audiences

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm, and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother.

Dividing the Estate

presented by Socha Enterprises, Inc. and VonDerAu Ford

 

  • a comedy
  • by Horton Foote
  • presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • directed by Reagan Wrench

Auditions: November 13 & 15, 2022 at 6:00pm
Performances: February 3-12, 2023

Parental guidance suggested due to adult situations

Matriarch Stella Gordon is determined not to divide her 100-year-old Texas estate, despite her family’s declining wealth and the looming financial crisis. But her three children have another plan. Old resentments and sibling rivalries surface as the members of this hilariously dysfunctional family go head to head to see who might claim the biggest piece of the pie in Dividing the Estate.

BLS Construction proudly presents

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

  • a drama
  • by Tennessee Williams
  • presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • directed by Quinn Wrench

Auditions: February 19 & 21, 2023 at 6:00pm
Performances:April 21-30, 2023

Parental guidance suggested due to adult situations

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is set in the Mississippi estate of Big Daddy Pollit, a domineering cotton tycoon and patriarch of a viperous family in turmoil, on the dual occasion of his 65th birthday and (alleged) clean bill of health. The play focuses on the tempestuous relationship between his grieving, alcoholic, former star athlete son, Brick, and Brick’s fiery, outspoken wife, Maggie, and his scheming elder son and daughter-in-law, and their weaponized brood of “no-neck monsters.” As they come together, everyone knows about Big Daddy’s terminal cancer diagnosis except for him and Big Mama.

Roald Dahl’s

Matilda the Musical Jr.

The Litefooters Summer Youth Workshop & Production
presented by Roberson Air Conditioning

 

  • a musical
  • book by Dennis Kelly
  • music & lyrics by Tim Minchin
  • presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
  • directed by Hailey Roberson

Auditions: May 14 & 16, 2023 at 6:00pm
Performances: June 22-25, 2023

Recommended for general audiences

Rebellion is nigh in Matilda Jr., a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.

Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence… and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Texasgulf Federal Credit Union proudly presents

Anything Goes

 

  • a musical comedy
  • music & lyrics by Cole Porter
  • original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
  • new book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
  • presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.
  • directed by Jackie Kana

Auditions: May 7 & 9, 2023 at 6:00pm
Performances: July 28 – August 13, 2023 at 6:00pm

Recommended for general audiences

Anything Goes is set aboard the ocean liner S.S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors, and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart.

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