2018 Theatre Productions
BLITHE SPIRIT by Noel Coward Directed by Valerie Gardener Rives
Performances: May 5, 6, 10, 12 & 13 at The Rex Theatre in Galax
Auditions: January 28 (6pm – 9:30pm) & January 30 (7pm – 9pm) at the Rex Theatre
Roles Available: 5 Women & 2 Men Perusal Scripts are available at the Arts Council
The Story: Fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. During a dinner party, the (worldly and un-) personalities clash and Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed, “passes over,” joins Elvira, and the two “blithe spirits” haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.
THE WANDFLOWER THEATRE – A New Theatre Project for Youth (ages 15 – 30)
Completely Hollywood (abridged)- 186 movies in 100 minutes – July 13, 14 & 15, 2018
In their theatrical debut, The Wandflower Theatre actors will take on America’s largest cultural and economic export in this seriously silly show biz satire. Get your clapper boards ready as we rummage through the reels and flick through the films in this riotous carnival of the classics. Giving Hollywood more than just a nip and a tuck, they cut through the celluloid to condense the 186 greatest films in Hollywood’s over 100-year history into a complete compilation of classic cinematic cliches — plus a few brand new cliches they just made up.
COMPASS CREATIVE DRAMATICS
A week long theatre experience for students ages 5 -18
July 23 – 28, 2018 – This year’s musical will be Peter Pan
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE by Joseph Kesselring Directed by Ginger Correll
Performances: October/November 2018
Auditions: August 2018
Roles Available: 3 Women & up to 11 Men (some roles may be doubled) Perusal Scripts will be available in July 2018 at the Arts Council
The Story: Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene — his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure — but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé — all while trying to keep his own sanity as well.