BAREFOOT IN THE PARK – a comedy by Neil Simon
Directed by Michael Baker
Show Dates: November 7-8, 14-15 & 21-22, 2014; Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM Sunday Matinee: November 16, 2014 at 4 PM
Corie Bratter and Paul Bratter are newlyweds settling into their first home in New York City, a fifth-floor walkup with bad plumbing. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. When Corie decides to set up her anxious mother with their peculiar neighbor, Mr. Velasco, everything that can go wrong, does. In the course of the wild adventure that follows, Corie complains that Paul is too staid, too boring. She suggests that he become more spontaneous, running “barefoot in the park,” for example, as Paul comes to grips with how very different they are from each other.
DREAMGIRLS – a musical by Tom Eyen and Henry Krieger
Directed by Christine Thomas;
Music Direction by Patrick Baron
AUDITIONS: November 11 & 12, 2014, Tuesday & Wednesday at 7 PM
Show Dates: February 6-7. 13-14, 20-21, 2015; Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM Sunday Matinee: February 15, 2015 at 4 PM
Dreamgirls is an award-winning musical based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson and others. The musical follows the story of a young female singing trio called “The Dreams,” who become music superstars.
HELL TO PAY – a comedy by John Andreini
Directed by Glen Wells
AUDITIONS: January 13 & 14, 2015, Tuesday & Wednesday at 7 PM
Show Dates: March 20-21, 27-28, April 3-4, 2015; Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM; Sunday Matinee: March 29 at 4 PM
Advertising executive Danny Laws is having a Devil of a time. He’s on the verge of losing his agency’s biggest client, along with his job and his reputation as Manhattan’s savviest ad man. When things look bleakest, he’s offered a deal that could save his hide but cost him his soul. What begins as a simple Faustian contract turns into the hottest account Danny could imagine!
FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS – a comedy by Alan Ball
Directed by Michael Armendariz
AUDITIONS: March 10 & March 11, 2015, Tuesday & Wednesday at 7 PM
Show Dates: May 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 2015; Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM; Sunday Matinee: May 10 at 4 PM
The play is set at the home of the bride in Tennessee during the newly married couple’s overdone wedding reception. The five bridesmaids have found refuge in the room of the sister of the bride. The women come to realize, among other things, that, despite their differences, they have more in common with each other than any of them do with the bride.
A Collection of Skits, Poems & Monologues by LaRita Shelby
Directed by Xiomara Sanchez and Eileen Bishop Des Jardins
Performance Dates: June 5-6, 12-13, 19-20
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM
Matinee: Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 4 PM
Five years in the making, Dictation is packed with all of the emotion, the essence and the relevance of the present-day black experience.
“An extraordinary text that fills the void for all actors of color.” – Juney Smith, Drama Instructor at the New York High School of Performing Arts.
“A performer’s dream. The work reads like confessions extracted from your very own soul!” – S. Torriano Berry, Film Professor, Howard University.