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 theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp.
Produced by special arrangment with Samuel French, Inc, NY, NY.
Young Frankenstein was presented at the Woodlands Auditorium in Hot Springs Village Oct. 29-31 & Nov. 1, 2015 by the HSV Players.com.
Directors: Jerry Davis
Producer: Melissa Sonnen
Young Frankenstein, is a musical with a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks.
Radio Memories Baby Snooks, the Ugly Duckling was presented at the Coronado Center in Hot Springs Village Jun. 2015 by the HSV Players.com. www.HSVPlayers.org
Directors: Melissa Sonnen
Producer: Bill Lamoureux
The Baby Snooks Show was an American radio program starring comedian and Ziegfeld Follies alumna Fanny Brice as a mischievous young girl who was 40 years younger than the actress who played her when she first went on the air.
In-laws, Outlaws and Other People was presented at the Woodlands Auditorium in Hot Springs Village Nov. 4-6, 2016 by the HSV Players.
Directors: Cathy Kraus
Producer: Bill Lamoureux
It is 6pm and the Douglas family is busily preparing for their annual Christmas Eve dinner. After robbing a neighborhood liquor store, high strung and irritable Tony, and his dim-witted side-kick Vinny, find themselves in need of a hide-out. A comic treasure that is sure to leave your audience in stitches while celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. Written by Steve Franco.
Directed by Craig Welle
Asst. Director: Roger Cannell
Producers: Barbara Byler & Bill Lamoureux
Performed July. 25-27 at the Coronado Center and Aug. 3-4 at the Fountain Lake High School Theatre
Oklahoma was presented at the Woodlands Auditorium in Hot Springs Village Nov. 2-5, 2017 by the HSV Players.
Directors: Roger Cannel and Cathy Kraus.
Producer: Larry Venable
Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs.
In 25 Words or Death was presented at the Coronado Center in Hot Springs Village Jul. 14-16, 2017 by the HSV Players.
Directors: Kat Clayton & Vikki Powell
Producer: Dee Offerman
No trick of the mystery writer's art has been neglected in this play. There is the supposedly deserted inn, stormy weather, a Peter Lorre type, a Frankenstein, closets with built in bodies, a love story, and an assortment of characters the likes of whom you've never seen. The assembled group are the winners of a contest "I Like Foam Because... In 25 Words or Less." Written by William Dalzell & Newt Mitzman
Dial M for Murder was presented at the Coronado Center in Hot Springs Village Mar. 24-26, 2017 by the HSV Players.
Directors: Bill Lamoureux and Cathy Kraus
Producer: Karen Feckler
Ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) wants to have his wealthy wife, Margot (Grace Kelly), murdered so he can get his hands on her inheritance. When he discovers her affair with Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings), he comes up with the perfect plan to kill her. He blackmails an old acquaintance into carrying out the murder, but the carefully-orchestrated set-up goes awry, and Margot stays alive. Now Wendice must frantically scheme to outwit the police and avoid having his plot detected. Written by Frederick Knott.
Bunkered was presented at the Coronado Center in Hot Springs Village Jun. 9-10 & 12, 2016 by the HSV Players.com.
Directors: Cathey Cady & Dee Offerman
Producer: Bev Bullard
Somewhere near the coast in Britain is a Naval Intelligence Cold War Bunker, manned by four naval personnel nearing retirement. Only, as far as the Royal Navy is concerned, the bunker was decommissioned in 1991 and the staff were made redundant... except some how they all slipped through the net and continued to receive monthly pay checks from the Ministry of Defense computer system. Peter, a Chief Petty Officer with a strong sense of responsibility, and the nearest to retirement age, decides to bring a friend in to bring all the equipment up to full working order. Imagine the alarm at Naval Headquarters when they start getting signals from what they thought was a defunct facility! Time to call in the Marines! With, of course, hilarious consequences....
Live Theatre in Hot Springs Village at an Affordable Price.
Arsenic and Old Lace was presented by Hot Springs Village Players at Woodlands Auditorium April 20 – 21.
Arsenic and Old Lace revolved around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves.
Directed by Glenn Calloway was performed Mar. 22-24 at the Coronado Center and Mar 29-31 at the Hot Springs Bathhouse Theatre.
Old Time Radio Theatre includes 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’s just plain fun. As always the production will showcase home-grown talent, with a 20 member cast and 20 member crew.
Summer Short-Shorts was presented at the Grove Park Stage in Hot Springs Village Aug. 6, 2016 by the HSV Players.com.
Director: Melissa Sonnen
Producer: Melissa Sonnen
Written by Mary Lou Moran, Bev Bullard and DM Larson
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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.