“I Hate Hamlet” – Comedy
Directed by Weldon Ledbetter
Production Dates: February 7 – 15
December 7 and 8 at 7:30
Cast: 3M – 3F
A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there’s one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore’s ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. Characters: ANDREW RALLY (late 20s/early 30s): A popular TV star whose series has just been cancelled. JOHN BARRYMORE (30s-50s): The ghost of the famous larger-than-life actor whose mission is to convince Andrew to play Hamlet. DEIRDRE MCDAVEY (mid 20s/early 30s): Andrew’s naive girlfriend from a privileged background and a hopeless romantic. FELICIA DANTINE (30s-50s): Andrew’s real estate broker, who is fascinated with the world of theatre and claims to have a sense of the supernatural. GARY PETER LEFKOWITZ (30s): Hot-shot LA TV writer/producer/director with no true appreciation for theatre, especially Shakespeare. LILLIAN TROY (70s): Andrew’s agent, who has had a history with John Barrymore. She is frank with a dry sense of humor. Ability to do a German accent is a plus.
“Shrek The Musical”
Directed by Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss
December 5 – December 14, 2014
Box Office opens December 1
SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film that started it all brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek. Full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone. .
“I Do, I Do, I Do.” – Comedy
Directed by Weldon Ledbetter
Rated: PG-13 Adult Themes
October 10 – 19, 2014
Box Office opens Monday, October 6, 2014, Hours 1pm to 6pm
Diana has it all: Beautiful, intelligent, sweet natured. The sort of rare girl that all men swoon over. The three men in her life are Jamie, to whom she is officially betrothed; Tom, the attractive boyfriend of Jamie’s sister; and Geoff, the oldest friend who is to be best man. Diana’s insurmountable problem is that, during the course of the longest weekend of her life, she finds herself having promised marriage to all three!
All shows start at 8:00pm except the Sunday Matinees which start at 2:30pm.
Since it opened Off-Broadway in 2001 at Playwrights Horizons, The Spitfire Grill has become one of the most often-produced new American musicals. Based on the award-winning film by Lee David Zlotoff, the musical depicts the journey of a young woman just released from prison who decides to start her life anew in a rural Wisconsin town. She precipitates a journey within the town itself toward its own tenuous reawakening. The folk and bluegrass tinged score is unlike that for any other musical.
“THE COUNTRY-TINGED SCORE FITS LIKE A FAVORITE FLANNEL SHIRT. LIKE THE COFFEE CAKE SERVED AT THE DINER, ‘THE SPITFIRE GRILL’ ACTUALLY LEAVES YOU WANTING A SECOND HELPING.”
-Mark Sullivan, Billboard Magazine
Curtain Up! Light the Lights!
Opening tonight at Macon Little Theatre:
“THE WEDDING SINGER”
Join us on a singing, dancing game of “Trivial Pursuit: 80’s Edition” as the cast of “The Wedding Singer” takes you back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. “The Wedding Singer’s” sparkling new score does for the ’80s what “Hairspray” did for the ’60s. This production offers great summer fun with energetic choreography, dazzling period costumes, a cast exploding with energy and charisma and every 1980’s cliche that will fit on our stage. Tickets are only $18, $15 and $10. Call 477-3342 or 471-PLAY (1-6 PM) to make reservations. In attendance each night will be Elvis, Billy Idol, Mr. T, Imelda Marcus, Cindy Lauper and Tina Turner. This fun-filled production runs from July 18 – 27. Just say “I do” to the most romantic musical in 20 years. I’m not trippin’ when I say you will have a fantabulous time!