formerly Steeple Players Theatre

Announcing Our
2017-2018
Season


 


2017-2018 Season


My Fair Lady  

September 14 – October 1, 2017

Auditions July 22-25

Book and Lyrics by Alex Jay Lerner

Music by Frederick Loewe

Produced by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

 

This show is the standard by which all other musicals are measured. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, with book, music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, MY FAIR LADY is gloriously triumphant. The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores. Songs include “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”


It’s a Wonderful Life  

November 24 – December 10, 2017

Auditions September 18-19

Adapted by Tony Palermo

Produced by special arrangement with Tony Palermo

This is the heart-warming saga of George Bailey.  The man from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been repeatedly squashed by notions of family obligation and civic duty.  It is Christmas Eve, and George’s guardian angel, Clarence, descends to save him from despair, and to remind him (by showing him what the world would be like had he never been born) that his, has been after all, a wonderful life. This sparkling and magical play not only celebrates the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: that hard work, fair play, and the love and support of family and community will be rewarded.


Disney's Beauty and the Beast 

 February 15 – March 4, 2018

Auditions November 5-6

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Howard Ashman &Tim Rice

Book by Linda Woolverton


Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities or, even more simply staged, Disney's Beauty and the Beastoffers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best.



Rumors 

April 6 – 22, 2018

Auditions February 19-20

by Neil Simon

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.





 Honk! 

 May 17-June 3, 2018

Auditions February 24-25

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by James Lapine

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Since it first hatched in 1993, Stiles & Drewe's musical, Honk!, has winged its way around the world in over 8,000 productions and in many different languages. Winner of multiple awards, including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical, this heartwarming celebration of being different is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit and memorable score.

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out that being different is not a bad thing to be.