Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Starlight Community Theatre's 2017 / 2018 Season!

STARLIGHT COMMUNITY THEATER

2017-2018 SEASON & 2018 Summer Production

In There Somewhere
Auditions: 9 am July 8

Performances:
7 pm Thu, Aug 17
7 pm Fri, Aug 18
2 pm Sat, Aug 19
7 pm Sat, Aug 19
2 pm Sun, Aug 20

Directed by Jim Gradillas
Written by Michelle Marie and Jim Gradillas

In There Somewhere is a story of 4 central characters, ranging in age of teenager to young adult Each character is confronted with their past, their younger selves. Based on what the past has brought to them, they are all forced to either choose to move on and create their own future or forever surrender themselves to their memories and pain.

Disney’s Aladdin JR
Auditions: 9 am July 15

Performances:
7 pm Fri, Sept 8
2 pm Sat, Sept 9
7 pm Sat, Sept 9
7 pm Fri, Sept 15
2 pm Sat, Sept 16
7 pm Sat, Sept 16
7 pm Fri, Sept 22
2 pm Sat, Sept 23
7 pm Sat, Sept 23

Directed by Nathalie Velasquez
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman &Time Rice, Bookadapted & Additional Lyrics by Jim Luigs, Music adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle, Based on the Screenplay by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott, and Terry Rossio
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie, townspeople, shop owners, harem girls and princes, and more are in Disney’s Aladdin JR., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love.

You Can’t Take It With You
Auditions: 9am Aug 12

Performances:
7 pm Fri, Oct 13
2 pm Sat, Oct 14
7 pm Sat, Oct 14
2 pm Sun, Oct 15
7 pm Fri, Oct 20
2 pm Sat, Oct 21
7 pm Sat, Oct 21
2 pm Sun, Oct 22

Directed by Jessica Holt
By Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman

Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc..

A portrait of tax-dodging, rule-defying, work-evading, good-hearted folk who live only to please themselves and suffer no serious consequences

Totally Red!
Youth Educational Workshop

Commences: Mon, Aug 21

Performances:
7 pm Fri, Nov 3
2 pm Sat, Nov 4
7 pm Sat, Nov 4
Directed by Nena Rippenkroeger
Written by Dinah Toups

Presented through special arrangement with DramaticPublishing

This is a unique and fun retelling of the classic battle of wit and deception as told in the beloved fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood.

While The Lights Went Out
Auditions: 9 am Sept 16

Performances:
7 pm Thu, Nov 9
7 pm Fri, Nov 10
2 pm Sat, Nov 11
7 pm Sat, Nov 11
2 pm Sun, Nov 12

Directed by Eric Gibson & Nena Rippenkroeger – A Rising Star Teen Youth Production
By Jack Sharkey
Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French.

A thunderstorm! The lights go out! An agonized voice! A pistol shot! The lights come up! A blonde in black lace stands over the dead man holding a bloody dagger! The detective examines the body and announces, "He's been strangled!" This delightful evening of mayhem gallops madly about the stage and will leave your audience breathless with surprise and laughter.

A Christmas Story
Auditions: 9 am Sat, Sept 23

Performances:
7 pm Fri, Dec 1
2 pm Sat, Dec 2
7 pm Sat, Dec 2
2 pm Sun, Dec 3
7 pm Fri, Dec 8
2 pm Sat, Dec 9
7 pm Sat, Dec 9
2 pm Sun, Dec 10

Directed by Dan Ashlock, Jr.
Book by Joseph Robinette.
Presented through special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.

Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun.

Legally Blonde The Musical
Auditions: 9 am Nov 18 (Teens)

Performances:
7 pm Fri, Jan 26
2 pm Sat, Jan 27
7 pm Sat, Jan 27
2 pm Sun, Jan 28
7 pm Fri, Feb 2
2 pm Sat, Feb 3
7 pm Sat, Feb 3
2 pm Sun, Feb 4

Directed by Susna Gibson & Victoria Fricker
Book by Heather Hach, Music & Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe & Neil Benjamin
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
Auditions: 9 am Jan 6

Performances:
7 pm Fri, Mar 2
2 pm Sat, Mar 3
7 pm Sat, Mar 3
2 pm Sun, Mar 4
7 pm Fri, Mar 9
2 pm Sat, Mar 10
7 pm Sat, Mar 10
2 pm Sun, Mar 11

Directed by Barbara L Surloff
Book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest 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.

The Revenge Of The Space Pandas
Auditions: 9 am Feb 3

Performances:
7 pm Fri, Apr 6
2 pm Sat, Apr 7
7 pm Sat, Apr 7
7 pm Fri, Apr 13
2 pm Sat, Apr 14
7 pm Sat, Apr 14

Directed by Ric Alpers
By David Marmet & Alaric Jans
Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French.

Binky Rudich, his friend Viv, and his almost human sheep Bob tinker with a two-speed clock with the idea that, as Binky says, "Time on Earth moves at the same speed all the time, but there is another speed, a slower speed, and if we could find it, everything would stand still on Earth and we would spin off." And they do! To Crestview, Fourth World in the Goolagong System, ruled by George Topax and guarded by the Great Space Pandas. The excitement really begins when the Supreme Ruler commands that Bob be brought to him, never again to leave Goolagong, and he steals the two-speed clock just to make sure.

How To Eat Like A Child
Youth Educational Workshop

Commences: Mon, Jan 29

Performances:
7 pm Fri, Apr 21
2 pm Sat, Apr 22
7 pm Sat, Apr 22

Directed by Victoria Fricker
Book by Delia Ephron, John Forster, & Judith Kahan, Music & Lyrics by John Forster.
Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French.

How To Eat Like A Child is a hilarious, musical romp through the joys and sorrows of being a child. Children give twenty-three lessons in such subjects as how to beg for a dog, how to torture your sister, how to act after being sent to your room, and how to laugh hysterically.

The Music Man
Auditions: 9 am Feb 17

Performances:
7 pm Fri, May 4
2 pm Sat, May 5
7 pm Sat, May 5
2 pm Sun, May 6
7 pm Fri, May 11
2 pm Sat, May 12
7 pm Sat, May 12
2 pm Sun, May 13

Directed by Christian Graca
By Meredith Willson

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen

SUMMER 2018

Company
Auditions: TBD in May

Performances:
7 pm Fri, Jul 20
2 pm Sat, Jul 21
7 pm Sat, Jul 21
2 pm Sun, Jul 22
7 pm Fri, Jul 27
2 pm Sat, Jul 28
7 pm Sat, Jul 28
2 pm Sun, Jul 29

Directed by Thomas Graca
Book by George Furth, Music & Lyrics By Stephen Sondheim.

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

Theater Venue Location:
1611 W Whispering Wind Dr #9, Phoenix, AZ 85085
(1 block SW of Happy Valley & 16th Ave., W of I-17)

For more information go to www.StarlightCommunityTheater.com

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