story by Sam Carner, Derek Grego, and Marlo Hunter, conceived with Laura Pietropinto
Director: Jill Blalock Lord
Rehearsals: September 8 - October 5
Performances: October 6 - 15
ISLAND SONG takes us through a year in the lives of five friends sharing a city and the chain of surprising, poignant, and partially random connections that bring them into each other’s spheres at moments that become pivotal. Through a kinetic and eclectic pop-rock and contemporary musical theater score (which includes 6 MAC-nominated songs), they work through their own complex relationships with ambition, distraction, and the search for connection.
Cast members will get to workshop this piece with the composers of the show.
Dear Edwina Jr.
(Ages 5 - 13)
Tuition: $365 for Students
Director: Taylor Wallis
Rehearsals: Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30
Performances: October 20 - 29
Dear Edwina JR. is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up, from the creators of Junie B. Jones, The Musical. Written in a “show-within-a-show” format, Dear Edwina JR. is the perfect “girl power” musical for a new generation.
Dear Edwina JR. follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver-extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple, as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers for the latest edition of her weekly "Advice-a-Palooza.” Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends through clever, catchy and poignant songs.
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook
(Ages 6 - 18)
Music by Allison Gregory
Director: Robin Clayton
Rehearsals: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30 - 6:00
Performances: November 10 - 12
Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There's a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is both Grace and Lucille want him to be their boyfriend.Maybe he will love Junie B. when he sees her wonderful pen! It isokay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook . . . or is she? A hilarious and heartfelt tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.
(Ages 13 & up)
Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Guy Bolton & P.G. Wodehouse
Tuition: $365 for students
Director: Jill Blalock Lord
Rehearsals: Set after auditions but will be twice a week until tech week
Performances: December 1 - 10
The S. S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comically colorful assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, a popular nightclub singer and former evangelist, her pal Billy Crocker, a lovelorn Wall Street broker who has come aboard to try to win the favor of his beloved Hope Harcourt (who is engaged to another passenger, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh), and a second-rate conman named Moonface Martin, aka “Public Enemy #13.” Song, dance, and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy win the love of his life.
THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER: THE MUSICAL
(Ages 5 - Adults)
by Jahnna Beecham & Malcom Hillgartner
Adapted from the play by Barbara Robinson
Tuition: $365 for students high school and under
Directed by: Jill Blalock Lord
Rehearsals: Will be set after auditions
Performances: December 15 - 23
The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world--so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There's not supposed to be fighting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon everyone from the terrified pint-sized shepherds to the furious church ladies are calling for first-time director Grace to cancel the whole thing. But it's up to her and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic. Silent night? Not a chance. But sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas.