PICKETWIRE’S 52nd SEASON
The 39 Steps
Directed by: Heather Pidcock-Reed
Audition Dates: February 18 & 20 @ 7:00pm
Production Dates: April 16, 17, 18 @ 7:30pm
This hilarious Monty Python-esque parody of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock whodunnit spy story calls for the entirety of the play to be performed by a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, an actress plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object.
Directed By: Stephen Mathews
Audition Dates: May 15 & 16 @ 7 PM
Production Dates: July 15, 16, 17 & 18 @ 7:30 PM
Chess centers around a politically driven, Cold War–era chess tournament between two grandmasters, one American and the other Soviet Russian, and their fight over a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. This highly acclaimed musical develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. The players, lovers, politicians, CIA, and KGB make their moves to the pulse of a monumental rock score by supergroup ABBA.
Directed by: Rebecca Ayala
Audition Dates: August 5 & 6 @ 7 PM
Production Dates: October 15, 16, 17 @ 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.
Elf the Musical
Directed by: Angelica Leija
Audition Dates: October 20 & 22 @ 7 PM
Production Dates: December 10, 11, 12 @ 7:30 PM
This production will tell the story of Buddy, a young orphan, who mistakenly crawls into Santa Claus’ bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. After discovering the baby, Santa and his elves raise Buddy as an elf. Years later, Buddy finds out that he’s actually a human being and, at Santa’s prompting, heads off to New York City in search of his father, Walter Hobbs. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.