Old Time Radio Theatre Directed by Glenn Calloway
Assistant Director - Toby Hamilton, Larry Venable, Producer
Foley Table - Toby Hamilton
Old Time Radio Theatre included classics like “Who’s on First” with Abbott and Costello, “Station KUKU”, “The Bickersons,” and “My Friend Irma” – creatively staged within a set, designed by Michael Valdstein, to look like a radio from the 1930s. Old-time commercials and music set the tone for a laugh-a-minute soiree into the past that was just plain fun! As always the production showcased a LOT of home-grown talent, with a 20 member cast and 20 member crew!
This was performed in Mar. 22-24 at the Coronado Center and Mar. 29-31 at the Hot Springs Bathhouse Theatre.
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - Revised
Directed by Cathy Kraus and Produced by Susan Harrell
Based on the Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles Schultz. Book, music, and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Original direction for this version of YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN' by Michael Mayer. Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer. Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa.
Originally produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson. Presentation by arrangement with Tams-Witmark. www.tamswitmark.com
Mom's Gift by Phil Olson was performed Nov. 18-20, 2018
In this comedy with a heart, Mom has been dead for 11 months and shows up at her husband’s birthday party as a ghost with a mission. Like Clarence in It’s A Wonderful Life, she has to accomplish a task to earn her wings. Only what the task actually is... is a mystery. There are so many things to fix. The problem is complicated by the fact that the only person who can hear or see Mom is her daughter who has been ordered by the court to spend Dad’s birthday with him as part of her Anger Management Program. One by one, the family's secrets are peeled away revealing a shocking truth that surprises even our ghost.
Lee Lafrate directed the production and Sue Loberg was the producer.
Directed by Craig Welle - Asst. Director: Roger Cannell
Producers: Barbara Byler & Bill Lamoureux - Choreographer: Pam Novak
Damn Yankees is a 1955 musical comedy with a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story is a modern retelling of the Faust legend set during the 1950s in Washington, D.C., during a time when the New York Yankees dominated Major League Baseball.
Performed July 25-27 at the Woodlands Theater
and Aug. 3-4 at the Fountain Lake High School Theater in 2019
Produced and Special arrangement with MTI NY, NY 10019
Play On! by Rick Abbot
Co-directed by Katherine Clayton and Karen Feckler, this is the hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. At the beginning is a rehearsal of the dreadful show. Then there is the near disastrous dress rehearsal. The final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong, does. When the author decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theater during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax and a thoroughly hilarious romp.
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc, NY, NY.