The Man Who Came To Dinner
by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
directed by Stephen Houtz
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Stanley are thrilled when Sheridan Whiteside, a brilliant, witty, and widely beloved radio celebrity, accepts their invitation to dinner on his tour through their little town of Mesalia, Ohio. However, when Whiteside injures himself by slipping on a piece of ice on their doorstep, and is confined to their home for the better part of December, the Stanleys are not so pleased with the change in their household. Brilliant, witty, and highly beloved he may be, but Whiteside has the behavior of a mischievous, sarcastic, entitled princeling, and he does not suffer fools. Demanding control of the entire household -- on top of the $150,000 for which he is suing Mr. Stanley -- in recompense for his injury, Whiteside commandeers the telephone, fills the library with penguins and cockroaches, and invites a band of paroled convicts over for lunch. And that's just the beginning!
Mrs. Stanley Megan Rowe Miss Preen Stephanie Gleeson Richard Stanley Grant Ertl June Stanley Bridget Foy John, the Butler Bill Skar Sarah, the cook Amy Pepler Mrs. Dexter Gina Light Mrs. McCutcheon Margaret Houska Mr. Stanley David Durkee Maggie Cutler Selma Petterson Dr. Bradley Michael Moesenthin Sheridan Whiteside Dan Stephans Harriet Stanley Rose Johnson Bert Jefferson James Wilsford Beverly Carlton & Metz Mikey Baker Lorraine Lori Alsdurf Sandy Tim Williams Westcott & Ensemble Nicholas Kuehne Banjo & Ensemble Matthew Wehling Ensemble Dennis Walsh
WOA! Our First Women's One Acts
The plays for our first annual production of one acts by women, and directed by women, have been selected.
May 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th
by Karen Saari
Into the City
by Marj O'Neill-Butler
by Connie Schindewolf
by Tracey Jane Smith
HOMESPUN WEBS: Imagining Louise Bourgeois
by C.J. Ehrlich
Meet the Pets
by Tracey Jane Smith
Beauty and the Beast
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.