PICKETWIRE’S 55th SEASON
Directed by: Tracey Salzbrenner
Audition Dates: February 28 & March 1 – 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Production Dates: April 26 – 29 @ 7:30 PM
Next to Normal explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy, and heart. Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.
Directed by: Natalie Summers
Audition Dates: May 2 & 3
Production Dates: July 6, 7, 8 @ 7:30 PM
Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show – an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this award winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!
Directed by: Heather Pidcock-Reed
Audition Dates: August 1 & 2
Production Dates: October 12 – 14 @ 7:30 PM & October 15 @ 2:30 PM
The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll and Hyde. An evocative tale of two men – one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a terrifying madman – and two women – one, beautiful and trusting; the other, beautiful and trusting only herself – both women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind’s most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.
Directed by: Rebecca Ayala
Audition Dates: October 20 & 21
Production Dates: December 14, 15, 16 @ 7:30 PM
Peter Pan captures all the magic and charm of everyone’s favorite story. The Darling children love to hear of Peter Pan’s adventures during his visits through the open window of the nursery. Then one night Peter Pan and Tinker Bell whisk the children off to Neverland to be part of the adventures. Wendy, John and Michael become friends with the Lost Boys and Princess Tiger Lily and Wendy becomes everyone’s mother. When the evil Captain Hook captures Wendy and the Lost Boys, Peter Pan comes to their rescue. Together with the ticking crocodile, Peter Pan puts Captain Hook in his place and returns the Darling children to their home.