ARTS COUNCIL 2020-2021 THEATRE SEASON

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2020 – 2021 Theatre Productions  & Auditions

THE WANDFLOWER THEATRE –  A Theatre Project for Youth (ages 15 – 30)

 2020 Performances:  July 10 & 11 at 7pm & Sunday, July 12 at 2pm

Title to be Announced Soon!

Please contact Wesley Harmon at wesleypharmon@gmail.com to learn how to get involved with The Wandflower Theatre.

THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY

PERFORMANCES MOVED TO JUNE 11 – 14, 2020

By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooton

Directed by Stephannie Dees

Rex Theatre Performance Dates:

Thursday, June 11th at 7pm,

Friday, June 12th at 7pm

Saturday, June 13th at  7pm,

Sunday, 14th at 2pm

Rex Theatre Auditions:

Sunday, February 23rd  7pm – 9pm

Tuesday, February 25th 7pm – 9pm

at the Rex Theatre in Galax 

The Arts Council is looking for the SASSIEST, FUNNIEST WOMEN in the Twin Counties!  Directed by Stephannie Dees, “The Savannah Sipping Society” features a cast of four women (age range 30s – 60s).   In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate – and an impromptu happy hour – and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment – and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends.

CHARACTERS/CASTING NEEDS:

4 women (ages are approximate & flexible) plus 1 non-speaking cameo role in Act I

  • Randa Covington: (49) a perfectionist, and workaholic
  • Dot Haigler: (69) still reeling from her husband’s demise and loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement.
  • Marlafaye Mosley: (57) earthy and boisterous, a good ol’ Texas Gal
  • Jinx Jenkins: (53) a spunky ball of fire, new to town life coach

If you are more comfortable behind the curtain than on-stage, please consider signing up to build sets, run lights and sound.  We are also looking for a stage manager/assistant to the director and ushers for the performances.  There’s room for everyone in “The Savannah Sipping Society”!

Perusal Scripts available at the Arts Council.  Please call 276-238-1217 for more information.

 

 

QUILTERS – A Musical by Molly Newman & Barbara Damashek

Coming Fall 2020- Audition and Performance dates to be determined!

Directed by David Beach

QUILTERS is the story of a pioneer woman and her six daughters, blending a series of interrelated scenes into a rich mosaic which captures the sweep and beauty, the terror and joy, the harsh challenge and abiding rewards of frontier life. Illuminating stories contained in various patches or “blocks” with music, dance and drama, the action depicts the lot of women on the frontier: girlhood, marriage, childbirth, spinsterhood, twisters, fire, illness and death. But, with this, there is also love, warmth, rich and lively humor and the moving spectacle of simple human dignity and steadfastness in the face of adversity. In the end, when the various patches are assembled into one glorious, brilliantly colorful quilt, the effect is both breathtaking and magical—and a theatrical masterstroke which will linger in the mind and memory long after the house lights have dimmed.

 

Spring 2021 – MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Karen Stevens

Audition and Performance Dates to be determined

Hollywood, 1939: semi-independent mogul David O. Selznick has just shut down production on the most eagerly anticipated movie in history – his megabudget version of Margaret Mitchell’s bestselling novel Gone With The Wind – scrapping the original script and sacking the director in the progress. Determined to produce a rewrite in five days, he engages the reluctant services of ace script doctor Ben Hecht – possibly the only person in America who has not read the novel – and the movie’s new director Victor Fleming, poached straight from the set of The Wizard of Oz, where he had been squabbling with the Munchkins and coming to blows with Judy Garland. His reputation on the line, and with nothing but a stockpile of peanuts and bananas to sustain them, Selznick locks himself in his office with his two collaborators, and a marathon creative session begins.  Roles for 3 men & 1 woman.

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