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Let Your Hair Down, Rapunzel

“It’s time to let your hair down, have a little fun,” chimes the company in the opening number of this fresh, vivacious musical adaptation of a popular tale. Rene Shwartzbuckle sings to her husband, Walt, about her zany obsession for a turnip-like vegetable called ’Rapunzel.’ After spotting a delectable patch of the plant in Witch Izwitch’s garden, Rene sends Walt to ’borrow’ some. The irritated witch has her malicious henchmen, the Glumpwarts, terrorize Walt. In fear, he promises to give his firstborn child to the witch in exchange for his own freedom.

It’s our heroine’s 18th birthday, and Witch Izwitch follows through with her promise and places poor Rapunzel alone in a tower. From here, an exuberant, amusing rescue attempt begins! Can Prince Llewellyn persevere over the powers of evil? Will the fresh, hysterical characters be able to help? And can Rapunzel convince the witch that it’s okay to be unique? Filled with an abundant supply of delightful songs like ’Just Because You’re Different,’ ’I’m a Nut’ and, of course, ’Let Your Hair Down,’ this show is zestful entertainment!

Performances:
Sep 13 – 7:00pm (Blue Cast)
Sep 14 – 7:00pm (Purple Cast)
Sep 15 – 4:00pm (Purple Cast) and 7:00pm (Blue Cast)
Sep 16 – 2:00pm (Blue Cast) and 5:00pm (Purple Cast)

Sep 21 – 7:00pm (Red Cast)
Sep 22 – 7:00pm (Red Cast)
Sep 23 – 2:00pm (Red Cast)

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Young Frankenstein

Presented by The Bluegrass Players

It’s alive! The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks’ monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches.

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked side-kick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Performances:
Sep 28-30
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

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You Can’t Take It with You

At first, the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end, Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress. No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks, nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa’s interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn’t believe in the income tax.

Performances:
October 5 – 7 (Blue Cast)
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

October 12 – 14 (Purple Cast)
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

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Honk Jr.

This delightful adaptation of the beloved fable and the award-winning musical is a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special.

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.

Performances:
October 19 – 21
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

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Dracula: The New World

Presented by The Bluegrass Players

On the run, Dracula finds himself thousands of miles away from Europe as he looks for a fresh start away from those who pursue him. His own arrogance once again does him in. This fast-paced high-intensity thriller is an audience favorite and has become a regular each season.

Fri, Oct 26 2018, 7:00PM
Sat, Oct 27 2018, 7:00PM
Sun, Oct 28 2018, 2:00PM
Fri, Nov 2 2018, 7:00PM
Sat, Nov 3 2018, 7:00PM

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Brigadoon

The mystery and beauty of the Scottish Highlands is the backdrop for Lerner and Loewe’s magical tale about following your heart and the power of love. Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon is the enchanting and beloved Broadway and West End musical that inspired the classic MGM film, and numerous productions all over the world. Featuring such standards as “Almost Like Being in Love,” “Come to Me, Bend To Me,” and “Heather on the Hill,” Brigadoon is a timeless, romantic classic which vividly brings the mystery and magic of the Scottish Highlands to life. New Yorker Tommy Albright unexpectedly arrives at the mysterious Scottish Highland village of Brigadoon, which only appears for one day every 100 years. When Tommy meets and falls in love with Fiona, a beautiful villager in this magical hamlet, he must decide whether to return to his old life or stay in Brigadoon — forever.

 

Performances:
November 9 – 11
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Presented by the Spotlight Players

An American classic.” – McCall’s Magazine

“One of the best Christmas stories ever – and certainly one of the funniest.” – The Seattle Times

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple for groups across the United States!

Performances
Fri Nov 16, 2018 / 7 – 9pm
Sat Nov 17, 2018 / 7 – 9pm
Sun Nov 18, 2018 / 2 – 4pm

Fri Nov 23, 2018 / 7 – 9pm (Black Friday)
Sat Nov 24, 2018 / 7 – 9pm
Sun Nov 25, 2018 / 2 – 4pm

Christmas Showcase 2018

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Every two years we assemble our favorite songs and scenes into a spectacular production from the Christmas movies and shows that make the best season of the year even better.

Performances:  December 7 – 9
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR.

In Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR., the classic tale of toymaker, Geppetto’s, little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, features the beloved classic songs, “When You Wish upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside a host of new songs by Oscar winner and Grammy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz.

Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the toyshop to discover the meaning of family. When the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto’s wish to bring his beloved puppet to life, the new father quickly learns that being a parent is full of challenges. He struggles to make his son “the perfect boy,” only to lose him to a gang of Roustabouts. It is only when faced with the thought of never seeing Pinocchio again that Geppetto truly learns the joys of being a father and loving his child unconditionally.

 

Performances:
January 11 – 13 (Blue Cast)
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

January 18 – 20 (Purple Cast)
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

End Days

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

Winner! 2008 American Theatre Critics Association Steinberg Citation

Sixteen-year-old Rachel Stein is having a bad year. Her father hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother has begun a close, personal relationship with Jesus. Her new neighbor, a sixteen-year-old Elvis impersonator, has fallen for her hard. And the Apocalypse is coming Wednesday. Her only hope is that Stephen Hawking will save them all.

“The universality of the denouement brings this comedy full circle, leaving us to admire the relevancy of Laufer’s humor and wisdom of her message. – Variety

Performances:
Jan 25-27 & Feb 1-2
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm