methacton community theater
Directed by Kate McShane
Dates: March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 2017
Michael Hollinger’s Incorruptible is a sly, sharp-tongued tale that skewers religious hierarchy and material worship in a French monastery, 1250 AD.
The monks are in a funk. The bones of their patron, St. Foy, haven't produced a miracle in thirteen years. As a result, the pilgrims have stopped visiting and the money has stopped flowing. They can hardly feed and clothe themselves, let alone help the villagers in need.
All eyes turn to the Pope, whose promised visit will surely encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the monastery to its former glory. That is until a rival abbey claims that they possess the relics of St. Foy and the faithful rush to witness a slew of well-publicized miracles. The enraged monks become desperate and are easy prey for a scheming one-eyed, wandering minstrel and his lusty mistress.
Throwing caution (and honesty) to the wind, the monks launch a mail order bones business selling false relics to religious orders throughout Europe. Prosperity abounds, but the going gets tough when they have to produce an "incorruptible," that is, a body of an expired saint that resists decay. Throughout the farce, Hollinger sprinkles memorable one-liners and plenty of rollicking action as he explores the age-old question, "Do the ends justify the means?"
My Fair Lady
Directed by Neal Newman
Show Dates: April 28, 29, 30, May 5, 6, 7, 2017
My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw's classic play Pygmalion. In this beloved musical, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle, who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond.
The original 1956 production of My Fair Lady with Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews helped define the modern musical theater. The original production enjoyed a seven year run on Broadway leading to the 1964 film which won several Oscars, including Best Picture.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Directed by Nicolette Adams
Show Dates: July 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2017
Dates: April 18, 20 2017
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.
offers a fantastic creative opportunity for rich costumes and sets, as well as the chance to perform some of the best-known songs from the past 30 years.
Dear Edwina Jr.
Directed by Jude Adams
Show Dates: October 2017
is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up, from the creators of . Written in a “show-within-a-show” format, is the perfect “girl power” musical for a new generation.
follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver-extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple, as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers focusing on everything from trying new foods to making new friends through clever, catchy and poignant songs.
Featuring a host of supporting roles that can be distributed widely or doubled (or even tripled), depending on your cast size, provides a perfect opportunity to showcase your young performers.
A Funny Thing Happened on
the Way to
Directed by Deb Schrager
Show Dates: November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2017
Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.
is a nonstop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.
This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine – "something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"