PICKETWIRE’S 56th SEASON


The Underpants

Directed by: Ashley Kelley

Audition Dates: January 8 & 9, 2024 @ 7:00 PM

Production Dates: February 29, March 1 & 2 @ 7:30 PM

Legendary comedian and writer Steve Martin is back with a riotously funny farce. Newly married Louise is bored with her demanding and uptight bureaucrat husband. Then one day at the royal parade, she jumps up on a bench to see the king go by, and oops — wardrobe malfunction! — her bloomers come loose and fall down around her ankles. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise’s momentary display does not result in the feared scandal, but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Markes’ home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and whiny hypochondriac.”  Steve Martin, who gave audiences hits like Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Bright Star, and Meteor Shower, brings us a hilarious look at sudden fame and the crazy things people do when they’re in the grip of romantic fever. The New York Times calls the play “laugh-out-loud funny!”


Oklahoma

Directed by: Tracey Salzbrenner

Audition Dates: May 28 & 30

Production Dates: July 11, 12, 13, 14 @ 7:30 PM

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, setting the standards and rules of modern musical theatre. In a Western territory just after the turn of the 20th century, a high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys provides a colorful background for Curly, a charming cowboy, and Laurey, a feisty farm girl, to play out their love story. Their romantic journey, as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road, contrasts with the comic exploits of brazen Ado Annie and hapless Will Parker in a musical adventure embracing hope, determination and the promise of a new land.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s exuberant classic is a lively, tuneful musical full of cowboys, farmers, romance and fearless optimism.
The music and lyrics are some of the best in musical theatre with songs such as Oh What a Beautiful Morning, The Surrey with the Fringe on Top, People Will Say We’re in Love, I Can’t Say No, Oklahoma! and many more, making this a musical treat for all the family.


The Sneaky Citizens of Saddlesore City

Directed by: Natalie Summers

Audition Dates: August 22 & 23

Production Dates: October 17, 18, 19, 20 @ 7:30 PM

It’s the year 1890 in Saddlesore City. The Carson Hotel is a fun place to hang your hat and just have a good ole time with friends and neighbors – playin’ cards, dancin’, laughin’,singin’, gossipin’ and…drinkin’ sassafras root beer by the gallons! Well, that’s the way it used to be when Charles was alive but now it’s just a sorry-eyed, sad-faced, ghost of a place where even the spiders are bored out of their minds! Widow Henrietta has become overwhelmed with both the duties of hotelin’ and tryin’ to raise Liza and Skeeter. Her once happy attitude has now turned grumpy. But then, suddenly, her prayin’ and hopin’ have been answered! A rich, high-fallutin’ Chicago socialite lady wants to buy the hotel as she’s looking to have a nice, quiet, peaceful hotel far away from the noise of the big city. Well, the town just can’t let that happen! For sure that would end any chances for getting back to the socializin’ and fun times that the hotel once offered! There’s only one thing to do: get sneaky and stop that outta town, nose-in-the-air, fancy, rich lady from buying the place. So, Miner Joe and Stinky Sal work up a plan, Liza and Skeeter work up a plan, Millie and the entire town work up a plan. Problem is they don’t tell each other! It all turns farcical as each sneaky scheme slowly takes shape. Will their sneakiness succeed? Will Henrietta realize just how much the hotel means to the citizens of Saddlesore City?


Picketwire’s Masked Singer: Christmas Edition

Directed by: Picketwire Board

Production Dates: December 13 & 14 @ 7:30 PM

Adapted from the popular TV show, Picketwire’s singing competition is back again, featuring local celebrities from around the valley and live audience voting. Previous Contestants included: Pikachu, Triceratops, Frog, Unicorn, Parrot, Bear, Potato Head, and the Dinosaurs.

The Picketwire Board of Directors will be producing the show, but performers choose their own songs, characters, and clues to share in their clue package. Picketwire’s Masked Singer features local celebrities singing songs while wearing head-to-toe costumes and face masks concealing their identities. Contestants will sing a song for panelists and the audience anonymously. Hints to their identities—known as the “clue package”—will be given before the show via social media and extra clues will be given during each performance. You will not want to miss this fun show of who sung it!

While we already have some great and surprising talent, do you know someone that you think would be great on Picketwire’s Masked Singer? Send us a private message via Facebook (Picketwire Players Community Theatre), email (info@picketwireplayers.org), or contact us online.