Friday, July 13, 2018

Almost Famous Theatre Company's 2018 / 2019 Season!

The Drowsy Chaperone
Music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

September 27,28,29,30

Hardes Theatre on the Phoenix Theatre Campus

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Noises Off!
By Michael Frayn

March 22,23,24,28,29,30,31
Hardes Theatre on the Phoenix Theatre Campus

Noises Off! presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On.  Doors slamming, on and off stage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.


Steel Magnolias
By Robert Harling

May 9,10,11,12

Playhouse On The Park

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

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