Always...Patsy Cline | June 14-17
Always...Patsy Cline is based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger.
Having first heard Cline on the “Arthur Godfrey Show” in 1957, Seger became an immediate and avid fan of Cline’s and she constantly hounded the local disc jockey to play Cline’s records on the radio.
In 1961, when Cline went to Houston for a show, Seger and her buddies arrived about an hour-and-a-half early and, by coincidence, met Cline — who was traveling alone. The two women struck a friendship that was to culminate in Cline spending the night at Seger’s house — a friendship that lasted until Cline’s untimely death in a plane crash in 1963.
Steel Magnolias | June 21-24
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 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 40 years").
Meanwhile, 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 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.
If You See Me Forgetting You, A Neverland Adventure | June 28-July 1
Wendy is missing, and the only clue her grandchildren have is a note mentioning Neverland. When Wendy is locked away on the Jolly Roger, Amos and Maggie — her grandchildren — must lead an unruly band of Lost Boys, battle pirates and they even encounter a Peter Pan who wants to trade places with Captain Hook. Along the way, they learn there is no better map than the human heart and no better story than the one you're currently living.
Bring your children and your imaginations and leave with a night of theatre you'll never forget. If You See Me Forgetting You is another exciting chapter in the timeless adventures of Peter Pan in Neverland.
Little Shop of Horrors | July 5-8, 12-15
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for more than 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (think Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular movie studios in the word.
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II," after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long a she keeps feeding it blood! Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out-of-this-world origins and intent toward global domination.
Murder Mystery Melodrama | July 19-22
World War II had come to an end and the only question left to answer is: Who will take control of Germany? Tensions are running high in the countryside of Great Britain at Darlington Hall where they are preparing for the arrival of two foreign diplomats.
The meeting, if successful, will help establish piece in Europe between the two sides. The only problem is... Who is on whose side? This year our annual melodrama is a classic murder mystery — whodunit?