Our 2016-2017 Season!
All show times are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm unless otherwise noted.
Moonlight and Magnolias
By Ron Hutchinson
September 1–4, 8–11, 2016
Legendary Hollywood mogul David O. Selznick had just fired the director of Gone with the Wind after shooting started with an unfinished script. He brought in writer Ben Hecht, who never read the book, and director Victor Fleming, who just finished The Wizard of Oz, and locked them in his office for five days, with bananas and peanuts as their only food, to finish the script. Enjoy a fun, farcical look at the birth of one of the most beloved films of all time.
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery
By David McGillravey and Walter Zerlin, Jr
September 29–Oct 2, 6–9, 2016
The ladies of the F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Society experience the horrors of what can go wrong on opening night: Scenery collapses, cues are missed, lines forgotten, and sound effects take on a strange note. But the ladies present the evening's entertainment with the cunning whodunit, "Murder At Checkmate Manor," and, just in case the audience should get bored, there's a “Film and Fashion Show and Murder Mystery Quiz,” complete with a prize!
The Addams Family: A New Musical
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
October 20–23, 27–30, 2016
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before on the night they meet her 'normal' boyfriend and parents.
By Martin McDonagh
November 10–13, 17–20, 2016
In an interrogation room in an unnamed totalitarian dictatorship, writer Katurian Katurian is being interrogated by two detectives who want to know why his stories mirror a string of recent child murders. Drawing inspiration from Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Kafka, and Antonin Artaud, The Pillowman is a dark, twisty, and utterly unforgettable masterpiece from one of Ireland’s most treasured writers.
A Christmas Carol
Book, Music and Lyrics by Dale Lyles
December 1–4, 8–11, 2016
The timeless story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, his journeys with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet To Come, that lead him to the true meaning of Christmas, happiness, and life. Bob Crachitt, young Tiny Tim, Old Man Fezziwig, and all the Dickens characters come to life in this holiday favorite written and directed by Dale Lyles, the founder of Newnan Theatre Company.
The Santaland Diaries
By Dave Sedaris
December 14–18, 2016
The Santaland Diaries is NPR Contributor David Sedaris' hilarious one-man send-up of his brief, misguided career as a Macy's elf. The show skewers our sentimental love of all things Christmas such as the happy children, the spritely elves, the gifts, and good cheer. Sedaris' character, Crumpet the Elf, shows us the other side of what it's like to work at Santaland, and the result is bawdy and irreverent, but always fun. Sedaris finds the heart within the madness of a Christmas season in the world of retail shopping.
One Slight Hitch
By Lewis Black
February 2–5, 9–12, 2017
Lewis Black, best known for his “colorful” rants on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show wrote this dark romantic comedy. The setting is the upper–middle–class home of Doc and Delia Coleman in suburban Cincinnati in 1981 on the wedding day of their daughter, Courtney, who is marrying wealthy, logical, well–groomed Harper. It is to be the lavish wedding Dr. and Mrs. Coleman never had, until the doorbell rings and one slight hitch wreaks havoc on all of their plans.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by John Michael Tebelak
March 9–12, 16–19, 2017
Based on the Gospel According to Matthew, and written by the composer of Wicked, Pippin, and Children of Eden, Godspell features a troupe of eccentric and comedic players … and JESUS … who teach his lessons in our modern age through parables, games, and tomfoolery. Even after the haunting crucifixion, the Gospel message of kindness, tolerance and love lives vibrantly on.
By Marc Camoletti
April 20–23, 27–30, 2017
This hit comedy tells the exploits of French bachelor Bernard and three lovely flight attendants from three different countries who all believe they’re engaged to him! All is well until modern jet timetables cause all three women to end up at Bernard’s apartment on the same day. Get ready for a comedic sonic boom!
By Robert Harling
May 11–14, 18–21, 2017
Along with her anxious and eager assistant, Annelle, Truvy Jones styles the hair of many of the women in Chinquapin, Louisiana: wealthy widow Clairee Belcher, local curmudgeon Ouiser Boudreaux ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years”), compassionate career woman M’Lynn and her daughter Shelby, whose engagement is the talk of the town. The women of Chinquapin make their way over life’s many tragedies and joys and find comfort in each other.
Summer Series 2016
June 23–26, 2016
The war between the sexes is nothing new; the men of Greece love to fight, but they enjoy something else even more! Lysistrata and her crew of women declare an end to sexual relations with any Grecian man until they men declare an end to the War. Who will win?
Edges: A Song Cycle
Music and Lyrics by Justin Paul and Benj Pasek
July 21–24, 2016
Edges is not a traditional musical; it is an exciting new show about four burgeoning adults asking classic coming–of–age questions. Written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul—2007 Jonathan Larson Award Recipients—in their sophomore year at the University of Michigan, this contemporary song cycle carries an honest voice advocating introspection while maintaining wit and charm.