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!
Matilda the Musical
Directed by: Tracey Salzbrenner
Production Dates: July 20-23 @ 7:30 PM
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!
Picketwire’s Masked Singer
Directed by: Picketwire Board of Directors
Production Dates: July 23 & 24 @ 7:30pm
Adapted from the popular TV show, Picketwire’s singing competition features local celebrities from around the valley, live audience voting, and grub! The pre-show fun will kick off at 5:00 PM with a variety of food trucks on site. BBQ, funnel cakes, Mexican food, snow-cones and more to enjoy. Come and support our local food trucks. The Picketwire Board of Directors will be producing the show, but performers chose their own songs, characters, and clues to share in their clue package. Keep an eye out for some clues as we lead up to the show that will be shared via Picketwire Facebook page and our website to help audience members guess who sung it!
Directed by: Stephen Mathews Jr.
Production Dates: July 15, 16, 17, 18 @ 7:30pm
Audition Dates: May 15 & 16 @ 7:00pm
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: 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.