Auditions: Saturday January 9th, at 10:00am

Raised In Captivity

March 4th – April 3rd
No performances on Easter
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Written by Nicky Silver
Directed by Jack Millis

When Miranda Bliss is killed by a blow to the head from a loose shower nozzle, her estranged twin children, Sebastian and Bernadette, are reunited for the first time in years. A failed writer who suffers from physical and emotional celibacy since the death of his lover, Sebastian currently has only two people in his life. Hillary, his unbalanced psychologist, who accuses him of cheating on her by seeing another doctor; and his pen-pal Dylan, a young man serving time in prison for first degree murder. Bernadette leads a completely different life. Married to a successful dentist, she lives in a nice house with good neighbors and her children go to the right schools – that is if she had children. This is not to say that she is without a flaw. Unlike Sebastian, Bernadette has no trouble demonstrating her emotions freely and often, sometimes in the course of a single sentence. Her world is turned upside down when her husband announces that he had a mystic vision convincing him to leave dentistry and become a professional artist. Death, self-mutilation and errant plumbing bring the siblings together in a way they never could or would imagine.

Nicky Silver is considered to be one of the top writers of black comedy today, with his bold attacks on dark subject matters, infusing them with both humor and human pathos.

Casting for the following roles:

The role of Sebastian Bliss is cast. All other roles open.

Bernadette Dixon (to play late 30's) - his estranged twin sister, overwrought with emotions, married to a successful dentist.

Kip Dixon (to play late 30's) - Bernadette's husband, disillusioned with being a dentist, he receives a mystic calling to become a full time painter.

Hillary MacMahon (to play late 40's) - Sebastian's psychologist of four-and-a-half years; neurotic; accuses Sebastian of seeing other doctors on the side.

Dylan Sinclair (to play mid 20's) - convicted murderer; Sebastian's pen-pal.

Roger - male prostitute Sebastian brings home to use as a subject for a new article he is working on; played by the same actor as Dylan.

Miranda Bliss - Sebastian & Bernadette's dead mother; visits Sebastian to explain why she was so distant as a single parent; played by the same actor as Hillary.

Auditions: Saturday January 16th, at 10:00am

Blood Money

March 12th – April 2nd
No performances on Easter
Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm

Written by David Macaray
Directed by Phil Brickey

An older sister and her husband summon her younger sister and her husband to their modest, Southern California home in order to, in her own words, “make a momentous announcement.” While this news turns out to be one of the most wildly thrilling and potentially life-altering announcements a person can make, it also has the unintended consequence of dredging up memories and relationships that were best left buried in the past.

Casting for the following roles:

MONA HASTER: (25-35 to play 31 years old), a college graduate, the mother of two children, and married to a gentle, caring man. Mona’s strengths are her fierce intelligence and sharp wit. Alas, her weaknesses happen to be those same two traits—when they are used carelessly or to excess—coupled with resorting to shockingly crude profanity in her everyday speech.

BARTON HASTER: Mona’s husband. A likeable, considerate college grad with a master’s degree in computers, roughly 35-40 years old. Very much a proponent of a “live and let live” philosophy, he’s the perfect complement to the volatile Mona. But in no way should the steady and reserved Barton be considered “dull.” A proper adjective would be “gentlemanly” or “classy.”

MIRANDA SHOFNER: (30-40 to play 34 years old) Mona’s older sister. She is 34 years of age, older by three years, and childless. Polite, earnest, and reliable, Miranda is not only needlessly self-conscious about not having attended college, she feels a bit “stunted” and overshadowed when in the presence of her incandescent baby sister. Like so many older siblings, Miranda feels that having to look after young Mona deprived her of a “carefree” childhood.

HERMAN SHOFNER: Miranda’s husband, roughly 35-40 years old. A wonderful man and supremely attentive husband, Herman would be the poster boy for wholesomeness and common decency. He’s an inveterate and lifelong sports fan. Until he abruptly quit his job, he made his living as a data entry person. No one could have a more thoughtful or loyal friend than Herman Shofner.
Auditions Saturday, February 20th at 10am

Dog Sees God:
Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

April 30th – May 22nd
Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm

Written by Bert V. Royal
Directed by David Campos

Whatever happened to the Peanuts Gang originally created by the late Charles Schulz? In an unauthorized and unapproved parody, the beloved comic strip characters grown up and stuck in high school where sex, drugs, and identity are now the topic of conversation.
When CB's dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone Goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group's bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that's both haunting and hopeful.

"Good grief! The Peanuts kids have finally come out of their shells." —Time Out NY

Casting for the following roles

CB (Based on Charlie Brown – M)—questions meaning, the afterlife, and his sexuality after the death of his dog. He is still our moral center, an everyman, but is less predictable now. (Helpful to play piano)

CB'S SISTER (Based on Sally Brown - F) —constantly experimenting with philosophies and looks. After a week as a Baptist, she goes goth, gangsta-bitch, and hippie. She now has the hots for Beethoven and has taken up performance art. Angsty teenager

VAN - (Based on Linus – M) —Now a pothead who smoked his own blanket. Still a bit of a philosopher. He wants to get in CB's sister's pants, or pretty much anyone's.

MATT (Based on Pig Pen – M)—now a pathological germaphobe whose dirtiness has been internalized. He is CB's best friend, a football player, very attractive, and a sexually-obsessed, homophobic meathead. (On this last, he objects too much.) He has a really violent, bullying streak. Physically intimidating.

BEETHOVEN (Based on Schroeder - M)—now an outcast after being sexually abused by his father. His only place of refuge is in the school practice room. He begins to wrestle with issues of sexuality and “outness.” (Pianist preferred.)

TRICIA (Based on Peppermint Patty – F)—A self-declared popular, pretty, party girl. She still dominates her sidekick, Marcy. She's a “mean girl” and is obsessed with weight. A bit of a lush, she doesn't hesitate to speak her mind, especially when trashed.

MARCY (Based on Marcie - F)—Not much has changed (even her name). Ok, she is a party-girl now too, and obsessed with Matt. She tries way too hard.

VAN'S SISTER (Based on Lucy – F)—Still gives advice, but now from inside an institution where she resides because she set the Red-Haired Girl's hair on fire. She’s only in two scenes, but one of those is an epic monologue. Must be a tour-de-force.

Auditions: Saturday March 5th , at 10:00am

Unexpected Song

April 22nd – May 22nd
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Conceived and Arranged by Robert Tully
Directed by Robert Tully

What happens when you take a classic tune from a beloved musical, and give it a little twist?
Unexpected Song puts a spin on some classic pieces from Broadway's most famous musicals. A hilarious and touching musical revue that will take your favorite Broadway hits and flip the script! Come see this unique take on some of the best of Broadway.

Casting as follows:

3-4 men
3-4 women

All must sing, act and move well.

At least one couple must dance.

Looking for diversity of ages (20s -50s), ethnicities, types in general.

All must be able to perform a song, as opposed to just singing.

Also need to have the ability to sing in parts and hold a harmony.

One of the themes of this show is thinking outside of the box, and we are looking for performers who can embrace that concept and work collaboratively to create unique interpretations of standard musical theater pieces.