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Out of Order

By Ray Cooney

By Special Arrangement with Samuel French

October 3-5; 11-12; 17-19 at 7:30pm  
October 13 at 2:00pm

Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.  The Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor.  An eclectic group of six contestants vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; but only one survives!

It's A Wonderful Life

Adapted for the stage by James W. Rodgers. Based on the film by Frank Capra and the story by Peter Van Doren Stern.

By Special Arrangement by Dramatic Publishing

Shows Nov 29, 30 at 7pm; Dec 1, 7, 14 at 2pm; Dec 5, 7, 13 at 7pm

The saga of George Bailey, from the small town of Bedford Falls.  George’s dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty.  On Christmas Eve, his guardian angel descends to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one's family and community will be rewarded.


By A.R. Guerney

By Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Auditions November 11 & 12 at 6:30pm
Shows Jan 30-Feb 1; Feb 7-8; 13-15 at 7:30pm
2pm matinee on Feb 9
$10 Preview night Jan 30
Opening night reception Jan 31

Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn't understand the relationship between man and dog.

On Golden Pond

By Ernest Thompson

By Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service


Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel have had a summer cottage on Golden Pond since early in their marriage. This summer their daughter Chelsea -- whom they haven't seen for years -- feels she must be there for Norman's birthday. She & her fiancé are on their way to Europe the next day but will be back in a couple of weeks to pick up the fiancé's son.  The boy quickly becomes the “grandchild” the couple has longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing & thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness – and slang – in return. The visit with Billy prompts Norman to "get it in gear" and holds out the possibility of reconciliation within the family.

The Aristocats Kids

Music & Lyricks by Richard M Sherman, Robert B Sherman, Al Rinker, Floyd Huddleston

Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music & Lyrics by Bryan Louiselle

Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Michael Bernard

By Special Arrangement with Musical Theatre International

​Children's Summer Production  Ages 8-13

Aristocats production has been postponed due to COVID-19

The Adventures of Stuart Little  This is the endearing classic about a mouse named Stuart Little who is born into an ordinary New York family. All the charm, wisdom and joy of the E.B. White original are captured in this adaptation by Joseph Robinette, who also dramatized the highly acclaimed stage version of Charlotte's Web. The many adventures—both big and small—of Stuart Little are brought vividly to life in this story theatre presentation. The acting ensemble plays many human and animal roles in a series of delightful scenes that make up the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse trying to survive in a "real people's world."

The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood

By Mary Lynn Dobson

By Special Arrangement with Dramatic Play Service

Teen production - ages 13-19

Auditions  End of May - exact date announced May 13.
Shows August 6-8; 13-15, 2020
2pm Matinees on August 8 & 15

It sure is hard to be humble when you're a swashbuckling, egocentric super-hero. But our gallant guy-in-green tries his best as he swaggers  in this, a frantically funny, Monty Pythonesque retelling of the classic. This time around, the legendary legend, in his never-ending quest to aid the needy, encounters a lovely damsel-in-distress; an ever-scheming sheriff who would rather bowl a strike than hit a bull's-eye; a gold-hoarding, bad-guy monarch wannabe; and a good-natured "Town's Guy" who manages to make his way into every scene, whether he belongs there or not. Combine them with an expandable band of spoon-wielding Merry Men whose collective IQs equal six, and you've got an irreverent jaunt through Sherwood Forest you won't  soon forget!

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