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2014-2015 Season
The 36th Season of YOUR Community Theatre


Avenue Q

Avenue Q

Music and Lyrics by  Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx 
Book by  Jeff Whitty 
Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx 
(Rental puppets provided by Musical Fare)

Directed by Kate Musgrove
Performances: 
September 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2014
Curtain for Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30pm. Sunday matinees are at 2:00pm
Season Tickets available soon

AVENUE Q is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show;  a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.


Other Desert Cities

By Jon Robin Baitz

Directed by Meg Phillips

Performances: 
November 6,7,8,9; 13,14,15,16; 20,21,22,23, 2014
Curtain for Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30pm. Sunday matinees are at 2:00pm
Season Tickets available soon

THE STORY: Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history—a wound they don't want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.

"The most richly enjoyable new play for grown-ups that New York has known in many seasons…In his most fully realized play to date, Mr. Baitz makes sure our sympathies keep shifting among the members of the wounded family portrayed here. Every one of them emerges as selfish, loving, cruel, compassionate, irritating, charming and just possibly heroic…leaves you feeling both moved and gratifyingly sated." —NY Times.

"Astutely drawn…juicy and surprising." —NY Daily News.

"Spending time with these messed-up, complicated people is a genuine pleasure." —NY Post.

"Power, passion, and superbly crafted palaver stippled with blowdarts of wit—this is what Baitz does best." —New York Magazine.


Cinderella

Music by Rodgers, Richard 
Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Directed by Stephen Redmond

Performances: 
January 22,23,24,25; 29,30,31 February 1,5,6,7,8
Curtain for Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30pm. Sunday matinees are at 2:00pm
Season Tickets available soon

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.


CEC Stage II
Love Loss and What I wore

By Nora Ephron and Della Ephron

Call for Director

Performances: February 26, 27, 28 March 1, 5, 6, 7, 8
Curtain for Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30pm. Sunday matinees are at 2:00pm
Season Tickets available soon

THE STORY: A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman.

"Funny, compelling…Brought down the house…but [the play] is not a comedy: A story about black cowboy boots becomes a sad tale of being underappreciated in a relationship; a tale of two women shopping for their wedding outfits ends bittersweetly; and the recollection of a new bra is a quiet testament to a women's search for dignity while undergoing treatment for breast cancer." —NY Times.

"So funny and so powerful; so dear and sweet; so remindful of our female wiles, our worries, our insecurities, our remembrances of mother, father, sisters, brothers, lovers—I think it can't miss." —WowOwow.com.


Duck Hunter Shoots Angel
By Mitch Albom

Call for Director

Performances: 
April 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26
Curtain for Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30pm. Sunday matinees are at 2:00pm
Season Tickets available soon

THE STORY: DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL is the uproarious story of two bumbling Alabama brothers who have never shot a duck but think they shot an angel. As they lament their fates in a murky swamp, they are chased by a cynical tabloid journalist and his reluctant photographer, who don't believe any of it—until feathers, wings and a tiara are discovered along the way. The play hysterically interweaves a love story, sibling rivalry, tawdry media, race relations and cultural stereotypes as the chase to find the angel builds to a crescendo in the swamp. Ultimately a sweet allegory about redemption, DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL has been hailed by audiences as a rare comedy with a surprisingly heartfelt lesson.

"…DUCK HUNTER works—'big time' as duck hunter Dick Cheney might say—because it's sufficiently audacious to surprise and sufficiently familiar to comfort." —Variety.

"…the comedy moves seamlessly between different times and settings, in part, because of clever (and cinematic) dialogue…high-energy scenes involving knock-out fights and funny wordplay." —Oakland Press.

"[Mitch Albom] wisely populates his story not with stereotypes but with unique individuals. Sure, we chuckle uproariously at their antics. But underneath their colorful exteriors we discover a wonderfully diverse cross-section of humanity." —Between The Lines.

"The swamp itself is a thing of beauty…Sound effects are awesome, with locusts and crickets and the deep-throated croaks of tree frogs bubbling up in the fog…a good play to see on a sultry summer evening, worth the price of gas and two tickets? A resounding yes. Laughs abound." —Lansing City Pulse.


Lucky Stiff
Call for Director

Performances: 
June 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
Curtain for Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30pm. Sunday matinees are at 2:00pm
Season Tickets available soon

This murder mystery farce propels a mild-mannered English shoe clerk into a lunatic mix of murdered Atlantic City croupier, his near-sighted jilted  mistress, her hen-pecked brother and several hundred (off-stage) dogs. Witherspoon will inherit six million dollars if he can successfully go on holiday with his uncle, the late departed croupier, in Monte Carlo for a week. If he doesn't pull it off, the money goes to the Universal Dogs Home of Brooklyn - and if there is one thing in life that Harry hates, it's dogs! With a tuneful score and a well-oiled plot, plus the ultimate happy ending, Lucky Stiff guarantees hilarity for one and all.


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