Announcing The Brookville Community Theatre’s 34th Season!
In-Laws, Outlaws and Other People (That Should Be Shot)
By Steve Franco
Directed by Debbi Robbins
Auditions: January 2nd & 3rd, 2019 7pm
Performances: February 21, 22, 23, 24, 28 March 1, 2, 3
It is 6pm and Mr. Douglas and his daughter Beth are busily preparing for their annual Christmas dinner, while his wife Janet, is traveling home from a business trip. Mr. Douglas and Beth are waiting for the entire clan to descend upon them for their big family get-together. After robbing a neighborhood liquor store, high strung and irritable Tony, and his dim-witted side-kick Vinny, find themselves in need of a hide-out so they take the entire Douglas clan hostage, while trying to figure out the rest of their plan. While hiding out, they have to deal with the crazy Douglas clan, a snow storm, neighbors and carolers. Will Tony and Vinny escape with their sanity? This comic gem is guaranteed to have audiences laughing until the end!
By Neil Simon
Directed by James Nelson
Auditions: March 5th and 6th, 2019 7pm
Performances: April 25, 26, 27, 28, May 2, 3, 4, 5
At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
The Wizard of Oz
By L. Frank Baum
Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stolhart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.
Directed by James Nelson
Auditions: May 7th and 8th, 2019 7pm
Performances: July 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
Dorothy Gale, a young girl living on a Kansas farm with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, dreams of escaping her mundane life. The family’s cruel neighbor, Miss Gulch, threatens to impound Dorothy’s cherished dog, Toto, so Dorothy and Toto run away. They meet up with kindly Professor Marvel, who subtly convinces Dorothy to return home. Suddenly a cyclone hits, and Dorothy and Toto, seeking shelter in the house, are transported to the Land of Oz. Once there, Dorothy is greeted by Glinda, the Good Witch of the North and the munchkins. They send her to meet the Wizard of Oz, so he can help send her home. Along the way, she meets the beloved Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion and they accompany her to the Emerald City. However, the Wicked Witch of the West will stop at nothing to destroy Dorothy and get the ruby slippers returned to her! This musical has all the favorite songs including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,” “If I Only Had a Brain,” “The Merry Old Land of Oz,” and “If I Were King of the Forest.” This version also includes the omitted song from the movie, “The Jitterbug.” Come celebrate the 80th anniversary of this cherished classic and fall in love with the characters and music all over again!
Directed by Jen Bell
Audition Dates: July 30th and July 31st, 2019 7pm
Performances: September 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22
A Gift to Remember
Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Based on the book Can This Be Christmas? by Debbie Macomber
Directed by Sherron Henry
Audition Dates: September 24th and 25th, 2019 7pm
Performances: November 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24
On Christmas Eve, during a snowstorm, a group of strangers are on a train to Boston from Bangor, Maine, where the airport had been shut down due to the weather. Once they reach Boston, many of the passengers hope to make connections to various destinations across the United States. A sailor is trying to get to Texas to place an engagement ring on his girlfriend’s finger. A software salesman, returning from a business trip, wants to return to Los Angeles and patch things up with his wife. A recently widowed woman wishes to spend the holidays with her daughter’s family in Boston. A man and his wife are attempting to reach Maryland in time for the birth of their first grandchild. And other travelers have similar desires to reach their destinations in time for Christmas. However, the train develops engine trouble, and there are track problems ahead. The passengers are suddenly forced to disembark and take shelter in a small depot in New Hampshire. Understandably disappointed and dispirited, they try to make the best of things with little success at first. Eventually, however, they begin to bond, despite their circumstances. They even find themselves beginning to accept their fate by finding ways to celebrate the true spirit of Christmas. As the former strangers become collective friends, through patience, understanding and humor, they realize the memory of this night will be a gift to remember.