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Join Us for Our Exciting 2018 Season!



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Directed by Geoff Randall

Show Dates: March 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 2018

On a quiet Sunday night in October of 1938 at Burton Mock's general store in Shallowford, NC. Burton and his teenage daughter, Ruthie, are discussing her future. She's convinced she can handle life outside the rural Shallowford, her father would like her to stay close. As the night progresses, a host of colorful locals arrive at the store, including science obsessed, 17 year old Lonny. The rest of the world is on the brink of war, but these folks are only interested in local gossip until they turn on the radio and learn that the Martians have invaded! It is the night of Orson Welles' history War of the Worlds radio drama! They fall hook, line and sinker for the broadcast and run out to do battle. Lonny and Ruthie must fend for themselves inside the store, and they discover a mutual passion for that which is unknown and each other....a community theatre classic that rings true with anyone who ever lived in a small town or had big dreams!


Crazy For You

CRAZYFORYOU_mini.jpgDirected by Liz Butler

Show Dates: April 27, 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6, 2018

A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, CRAZY FOR YOU® tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. In Deadrock, Bobby falls for spunky Polly Baker, the theater owner’s daughter. But Polly takes an instant dislike to the city slicker, so Bobby vows – through cunning, razzmatazz, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity – to win Polly’s heart and save the theatre. Memorable Gershwin tunes from the score include “I Got Rhythm,” “Naughty Baby,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Embraceable You,” “But Not for Me,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”

 Location:

Shannondell Performing Arts Theater
10000 Shannondell Drive
Audubon,  PA 19403

Beauty and the Beast

BeautyBeast_mini%20(2).jpgDirected by Katie McCool

Show Dates: July 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2018

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 Beast offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best.


Youth Show (TBA)

Directed by TBA

Show Dates: TBA

 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Hunchback_mini%20(2).jpgDirected by Deb Schrager

Show Dates: Nov. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 2018

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.


A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.


 


Auditions
 
 Crazy For You
January 7 & 8, 2018  


Auditions

 
 Crazy For You
March 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 2018  




Events
Trivia Night
February 17, 2018







 
 







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