PICKETWIRE’S 51st SEASON
Picketwire’s Got Talent
Directed by: Picketwire Board of Directors
Audition Dates: February 26 & 28 @ 7:00pm
Production Dates: April 11, 12, 13 @ 7:30pm
The Picketwire Board of Directors voted to create a showcase that will give the community a chance to “strut their stuff.” A production that allows a seasoned entertainer to really break out of the shell of an already defined character and be themselves. We also created Picketwire’s Got Talent to give new and upcoming stars a chance in the spotlight with their own voice and their own moves. We want it to feature what the community can do without limiting actors or actresses to a molded role.
Directed By: Tracey Salzbrenner
Audition Dates: May 15 & 17 @ 7 PM
Production Dates: July 11, 12, 13 & 18, 19, 20 @ 7:30 PM
ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show.
Directed by: Heather Pidcock-Reed
Audition Dates: August 21 & 23 @ 7 PM
Production Dates: October 17, 18, 19 @ 7:30 PM
The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others.
A Christmas Story
Directed by: Brenda Erwin
Audition Dates: October 21 & 22 @ 7 PM
Production Dates: December 12, 13, 14 @ 7:30 PM
Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.