2017-2018 SEASON

 2 TNT 2017-2018
COMING IN 2017-2018

PERFORMANCE TIMES (all shows) –

Friday & Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm  

 TICKETS: $12 adults, $10 students    ~~~   

musicals $17 adults, $15 students

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ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE 

LogoMusical by Ted Swindley

Directed by Ronald Sinesio

NOVEMBER 3-4, 10-12, 17-19 

Based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger.  In 1961 when Cline went to Houston for a show, Seger and her buddies arrived about an hour-and-a-half early and, by coincidence, met Cline who was traveling alone. The two women struck up a friendship that was to culminate in Cline spending the night at Seger’s house–a friendship that lasted until Cline’s untimely death in a plane crash in 1963.

The relationship, which began as fan worship evolved into one of mutual respect. It is the kind of relationship that many fans would like to have with their heroes.  Over a pot of strong coffee, the two women chatted about their common concerns. When Cline finally left for Dallas, her next job, the two women had exchanged addresses and telephone numbers. Seger never expected to hear from Cline again, but soon after she left, Seger received the first of many letters and phone calls from Cline.

The play focuses on the fateful evening at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom when Seger hears of Cline’s death in a plane crash. Seger supplies a narrative while Cline floats in and out of the set singing tunes that made her famous–Anytime, Walkin’ After Midnight, She’s Got You, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy–to name a few.

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SECOND TIME AROUND

second time around framedby Henry Denker

Directed by Robert Spain

JANUARY 12-13, 19-20, 26-28

Senior citizens Samuel Jonas and Laura Curtis, a widower and a widow, strike up a love affair. When they announce plans to live together without marrying so they can keep social security benefits they’d otherwise lose, their children hit the ceiling even though they were never close to their deceased parent and their own marriages leave a lot to be desired. Sam’s daughter is married to her ex analyst, a stuffy neurotic, and Laura’s son has a wife who is paranoid about food additives and their sexual performance. All ends well for the elderly twosome, but not before the entire second generation is in nervous fits.

 

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CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES


Church-Basement-Ladies framedMusical
by Stowell/Zuehlke

Directed by Terri Gilbert

MARCH 9-10, 16-18, 23-25

The church basement kitchen throughout much of America is often the heart and soul of any church. In Church Basement Ladies we meet the pastor, three main kitchen cooks, and one daughter who all run the kitchen and care for the congregation by preparing and serving the food. Like any great kitchen, problems are solved here as well. We see the four women handle a Lutefisk Dinner, a funeral, an Easter fund raiser, and, of course, a wedding. They stave off potential disasters, have fun, share and debate recipes, instruct the young, and keep the pastor on course

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SENIOR FOLLIES

senior folliesComedy by Billy St. John

Directed by Tom DeNicholas

MAY 4-5, 11-12, 18-20

The rocking is not done in chairs at the Pleasant Valley Retirement Home, especially since Howard discovered Viagra! The feisty divorcees and lovely widows who are constantly scurrying out of his reach and refusing to play strip poker or skinny dip in the hot tub, all breathe a sigh of relief when a new resident actually seems to enjoy Howard’s advances. Don’t miss the hilarity in this wonderful comedy.