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THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR – A Holiday Cabaret Runs Dec. 9-17

MLT_The Most Wonderful Time of the Year logoTHE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR – A Holiday Cabaret
Middletown Lyric Theatre
Dec. 9-17

Directed by Charley Shafor 
Music Director/Pianist: Sara Davis

Cast: Heather Evans, Shana Fisbein, Abbie Miller & Karen Oehler

This original cabaret will feature music from, That Time of the Year a musical revue of all-original Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s songs. There will also be dancing, traditional carols and storytelling. This cabaret is sure to spark your holiday spirit no matter which holiday you celebrate.

  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 9-10 at 8pm
  • Fri, Dec. 16 at 8pm
  • Sat, Dec. 17 at 3pm

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Auditions Announced for THE CHILDREN at Middletown Lyric Theatre

MLT_logoTHE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood

Directed by To be determined

  • Sun, Nov. 27 from 2-3:30pm
  • Mon & Tue, Nov. 28-29 from 7-8:30pm

Audition Requirements: Cold readings from the script

Please fill out our audition form PRIOR to your audition.

Rehearsals start in late January typically 3 times per week
Please be conflict free for the week of February 20th leading up to the opening on March 3rd

Performance dates: March 3-11

Synopsis: Do baby boomers owe the next generation anything? The children raises a profound question about whether having children sharpens, or diminishes; one’s sense of responsibility. In this, richly suggestive and beautifully written piece we find two retired nuclear scientists isolated in a remote seaside cottage while the world around them crumbles. That is until an old friend arrives with a frightening request.

Casting Requirements: 2 Females, 1 Male – All Ethnicities

Character Descriptions

  • Hazel: – Female, 60-69
    Retired nuclear physicist. Wife of Robin and grandmother to their four grandchildren. Cautious in nature, she practices yoga, rations her diet, and takes great efforts to sustain a healthy body and organized life. Domesticated and determined to maintain a sense of normalcy.
  • Rose – Female, 60-69
    Former colleague of Robin and Hazel. Childless by choice. Powerful and sexual in her prime. Now retired, she is on a mission to take responsibility and clean up after her generation’s actions. Warm, mysterious, and self-assured.
  • Robin: Male, 60-69
    Retired nuclear physicist. Hazel’s husband and father to their four adult children. He exudes charm and friendliness, but there’s an underlying sense of unease.

THE CHILDREN is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (www.dramatists.com)

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2023 Season Announced by Middletown Lyric Theatre

MLT_logoANNOUNCING our 45th SEASON – 2023

March 3-11
By Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by TBA

April 21-28
By Brandon Jacob-Jenkins
Directed by TBA

June 16-24
Book by James Lapine
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Ryan Heinrich

September 8-16
By Tim Firth
Directed by Charley Shafor

December 1-9
Book By Arthur Laurents
Music by Julie Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Charley Shafor

Season Tickets will go on sale in November and more information about auditions and the entire season will be posted to our website Middletownlyric.org soon.

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Two Men Needed for IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR at Middletown Lyric Theatre

MLT_logoMiddletown Lyric Theatre is auditioning two men (age 18+) for our holiday show, IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR.

The show features original songs celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah from the off-Broadway hit That Time Of Year. The show will also feature a few holiday favorites.

You should have a broad range and lots or personality.

Contact, Charley at cshafor@middletownlyric.org for more information or an appointment to audition.

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CHURCH & STATE Runs Oct. 14-22

MLT_Church and State logoCHURCH & STATE
Middletown Lyric Theatre
Oct. 14-22

Directed by Charley Shafor

Cast: Robert Brumberg as Senator Charles Whitmore, Megan Rehberg as Sara Whitmore, Elizabeth Beatty as Alex Kline & Donovan Sweeten as Tom/Marshall/Security Guy

A North Carolina U.S. senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that gets leaked on “the Twitter,” calling into question the senator’s stance on guns and God.  As his devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try to contain the damage, this look at how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting.

  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 14-15 at 8pm
  • Fri, Oct. 21 at 8pm
  • Sat, Oct. 22 at 3pm

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