Show Dates: May 5, 6, 12, 13 @ 7 p.m. and May 6, 7, 13, 14 @ 2 p.m.
Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters — tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled baby Amy — struggle to keep their family going while Father’s away in the Civil War. In this beautifully dramatized adaptation of the classic novel, even as privation, illness, and sibling rivalry cast their shadows, each girl strives to find her true self.
Show Dates: April 13, 14, 15 @ 7 p.m.
The Importance of Being Earnest offers a tale of two well-to-do gentlemen, John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff , as they pursue countryside adventures, love, and identities – both real and invented. Gwendolen Fairfax captures John’s heart while Cecily Cardew catches Algernon’s eye. Algernon and John’s falsified identities prevail until the young gents cross paths with the indomitable Lady Bracknell, Wilde’s symbol of Victorian ethics run amok. Whenever Jack Worthing slips away to London from his Hertfordshire estate, he says he is going to see his (fictitious) wayward brother Ernest. Once there he keeps his privacy by calling himself Ernest – luckily so as his beloved Gwendolen declares she could only love an Ernest. Her cousin Algy is the one person who knows Jack’s secret and one day he travels down to the estate, announcing himself to Jack’s attractive ward Cecily as bad brother Ernest. Cecily is much taken with him and with his name, so on Jack’s return home and Gwendolen’s unexpected arrival, it becomes clear there are both too many and too few Ernests earnestly courting.
Show Dates: March 17, 18, 24, 25 @ 7 p.m. and March 18, 19, 25, 26 @ 2 p.m.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!
Show Dates: February 17, 18, 24, 25 @ 7 p.m. and February 18, 19, 25, 26 @ 2 p.m.
High school junior Charlotte Walden is convinced that she’s virtually invisible. Madison Truesdale’s popular clique doesn’t know she’s alive. Even her one friend, Gabby, doesn’t always notice or listen to her. And her mom is rarely around since she’s working long hours. Is it any wonder Charlotte begins to write in her diary? At least “Dear Diary” will listen! Through the trials and tribulations of everyday high school life, this lighthearted look at Charlotte’s ups and downs will have your audience both laughing and crying. As Charlotte embraces her wallflower status, she also gradually learns that there are people who care, people to whom she becomes more and more visible day by day. Through her work on a class assignment, she finds a new role model who says she was just like Charlotte growing up. Empowered with hope for the future, she sheds some of her disillusionment, and realizes that she’s not alone. In fact, she never has been.