The Sneaky Citizens of Saddlesore City

Directed By: Natalie Summers

Audition Date: August 22 & 23
Production Dates: October 17-20

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?

Jekyll & Hyde the Musical

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.

The Haunting of Hill House

Directed by: Heather Pidcock-Reed

Production Dates: October 27, 28, 29 @ 7:30pm

Audition Dates: August 29 & 30 @ 6:30pm

A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of psychically receptive people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and contained ill will. Led by the learned Dr. Montague, who is conducting research in supernatural phenomena, the visitors have come to probe the secrets of the old house and to draw forth the mysterious powers that it is alleged to possess – powers which have brought madness and death to those who have lived therein in the past.

Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe

Directed by: Rebecca Ayala

Production Dates: October 15, 16, 17 @ 7:30pm

Audition Dates: August 13 & 14 @ 7:00PM

Edgar Allan Poe stands alone in the flickering darkness of his mind, trying desperately to convince himself — and us — that he’s not mad. The spell he weaves brings us a highly theatrical adaptation of four tales Poe himself considered his best: “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Enter the world of Poe and check your heartbeat at the door.

The Crucible

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.