Guys and Dolls
Music and Lyrics by: Frank Loesser
Book by: Jo Sterling and Abe Burrows
Directed by: James Snyder and Curt Passafume Jr.
May 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17 - 2020
Performances are Friday 7:30 PM - Saturday at 2:00 and 7:30 - Sundays 2:00 PM CST
Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers. Frequently revived, the show has been done with numerous all-star casts, including productions/concerts featuring Ewan McGregor, Jane Krakowski, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Jessica Biel.
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.
Frank Loesser's brassy, immortal score makes Guys and Dolls a crowd pleaser. The large cast features both a variety of ensemble and star roles. With a great collection of production resources from MTI, this highly producible show is a treat for audiences and performers of any age.
"Guys and Dolls" is presented in special arrangement with Music Theatre International, (MTI)
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
The Curious Savage
By: John Patrick
Directed by: Doug Campbell
March 6, 7, 8 and 13, 14, 15 - 2020
Performances are Friday/Saturdays 7:30PM & Sundays 2 PM CST
Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of her grown-up stepchildren’s efforts to get their hands on it. Knowing that the widow’s wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of the fortune, the stepchildren commit her to a sanatorium hoping to “bring her to her senses.” In the sanatorium Mrs. Savage meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, people who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. The self-seeking stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to browbeat Mrs. Savage, but she preserves her equanimity and leads them on a merry chase. At last her friends conspire to get rid of her stepchildren, and through their simple belief in the justice of her cause, they enable Mrs. Savage to carry out her plans to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. The dominant mood is high comedy, and the audience is left with a feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that seems at times motivated only by greed and dishonesty.
"The Curious Savage" is presented in special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc., New York
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Merry Christmas, George Bailey!
Adapted by Jim MacNeal for the Seneca Community Players' production in December, 2003 as a stage radio reading.
A radio play based on the 1947 Lux Radio Theatre broadcast of the Academy Award nominated film, It's A Wonderful Life!
Directed by: Bonnie Quigley
December 6, 7, 8 & 13, 14, 15 2019
Performances are Fridays at 7:30
Saturday December 7th at 7:30
Saturday December 14th at 2:00
Sundays 2 PM CST
La Porte Little Theatre Club
THE BULLYING COLLECTION
E.M. Bell, Jonathan Dorf, Sam Guzman,
Alan Haehnel, Kendra Martin, Ian McWethy,
Jonathan Rand, Aaliyah Williams, C.R. Wright,
and Don Zolidis
The Bullying Collection features 10 ten-minute plays. From a cyberbullying attack that puts a friendship to the test (Dolphin) to a group of former bullies that meets regularly to discuss their recovery (Bullies Anonymous), to a grown man who must confront his former bully at their 20th reunion (Reunited and It Feels So Good), the plays range from the tragic to the comedic, but they all work to reveal a new perspective on a common problem.
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)
Directed by: Matt Robinson
Friday, January 17th at 7:30
Saturday, January 18th at 7:30
Sunday, January 19th at 2:00