Announcing the 2014-2015 Season
The Guild closes its 85th Season with a bang! You'll love the tunes and the dancing in this huge Broadway hit. Come see the spectacle...it's one singular sensation!
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Directed by Michelle Kriz
Auditions: August 3 & 4, 2014
Shows: September 26, 27, 28; October 2, 3, 4, 5; 9, 10, 11, 12 - 2014
Though considered a "good man" by his friends, Charlie Brown can't seem to win the heart of the Little Red-Headed Girl, nor can his friend Lucy win the heart of her crush, the piano-playing Schroeder. Meanwhile, Snoopy and Linus daydream and the rest of the friends battle with kites, school, baseball and misunderstandings before finally coming to realize what makes them truly happy.
Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical
Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture with story by Valentine Davies and screenplay by George Seaton
Directed by Ed and Julie Marantette
Auditions: October 5 & 6, 2014
Shows: November 28, 29, 30; December 4, 5, 6, 7; 11, 12, 13, 14 - 2014
Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite. In his inimitable style, Meredith Willson (The Music Man, The Unsinkable Molly Brown) tells the classic story of the holiday season. A white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus brings about a genuine miracle, spreading a wave of love throughout New York City, fostering camaraderie between Macy's and Gimbels department stores, and convincing a divorced cynical single mother, her somber daughter, and the entire state of New York that Santa is no myth.
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Judith Owens-Lancaster
Auditions: December 7 & 8, 2014
Shows: February 13, 14, 15; 19, 20, 21, 22; 26, 27, 28, March 1 - 2015
In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me a Tenor and Moon over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady is about to leave her fortune to two long-lost nephews, they decide to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and claim the cash. Romantic entanglements and hilarity ensue for Jack and Leo.
By Larry Shue
Directed by Heidi Sackerson
Auditions: February 15 & 16, 2015
Shows: April 17, 18, 19; 23, 24, 25, 26; 30, May 1, 2, 3 - 2015
The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSueur, a British demolitions expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time Froggy has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie, who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. Froggy, before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should.
The Drowsy Chaperone
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Directed by Teri Grimes
Auditions: April 19 & 20, 2015
Shows: June 12, 13, 14; 18, 19, 20, 21; 25, 26, 27, 28 - 2015
The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving and hilarious sendup of 1920s Broadway musical comedies. Youíll fall in love with the mayhem: mistaken identities, dream sequences, spit takes, an unflappable English butler, an absent-minded dowager, a Broadway impresario and his Follies production, comic gangsters, a ditzy chorine, a harried best man, and the titular Chaperone, who specializes in "rousing anthems" and is not above upstaging the occasional co-star.
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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
August 3 and 4 | 7:00 pm
August 12 | 6:00 pm
September 9 | 6:00 pm
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