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Company (Musical comedy, Adult audiences)
by George Furth & Stephen Sondheim
(Presented with permission from Music Theater International)
Directed by Brad Ooley
May 24, 25, 31, June 1, 7, 8, 8pm
May 30 & June 6, 7:30pm
June 2 & 8, 2pm
The story: On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. In vignette after hilarious vignette, we are introduced to "those good and crazy people," his married friends, as Robert weighs the pros and cons of married life. In the end, he realizes being alone is "alone, not alive."
›› 2012-2013 SEASON
Boise Parks & Recreation & Boise Little Theater’s
14th annual Youth Summer Theater Program:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
By Joseph Robinette
Directed by Wendy Koeppl
July 18, 19, 20, 25 & 26, 7:30pm
July 21 & 27, 2:00pm
Auditions: youth ages 10-18 May 18 by appointment lionwitchwardrobe.eventsbot.com
The story:This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-beforgotten Narnia. Note: This is not a musical.
Shakespeare in Hollywood
(Comedy, mature audiences)
by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Paul Archibeque
September 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21, 8:00pm
September 12, 19, 7:30pm
September 15 & 21, 2:00pm
Auditions: July 13 & 14, 2:00pm
The story:It's 1934, and Shakespeare's most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, the two are ushered onto the silver screen to play (who else?) themselves. With a little help from a feisty flower, blonde bombshells, movie moguls, and arrogant "asses" are tossed into loopy love triangles, with raucous results. The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious comic romp.
"Shakespeare in Hollywood will charm your socks off. It left me smiling in my Amtrak aisle seat all the way home to New York." - The Wall Street Journal
"Shakespeare in Hollywood is so deliciously inventive, you'd swear Ludwig and the Bard were in cahoots. At once poignant and funny, literary and farcical, sophisticated and silly, political and fanciful, high-brow and low-brow… a delight!" - The Baltimore Sun
Getting Away with Murder (Comedy/Thriller, mature audiences)
by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth
Directed by Curtis Ransom
October18, 19, 25, 26, November 1 & 2, 8:00pm
October 24, & 31, 7:30pm
October 27 & November 2, 2:00pm
Audition: August 17 & 18, 2:00pm
The story: The esteemed and retired Dr. Conrad Bering has selected, out of countless applicants, several individuals for private as well as Group therapy. It seems this Pulitzer Prize- winning doctor might be writing another book and it further seems these patients might be his subjects. The Group consists of Martin Chisholm, an ambitious political consultant; Dossie Lustig, a sensual restaurant hostess; the snob socialite Pamela Prideaux; Vassili Laimorgos, a sly dealer in antiques and collectibles; the rich and arrogant real estate mogul Gregory Reed; a cop with a grudge, Dan Gerard; and Nam-Jun Vuong, a college instructor and resentful would-be administrator.
On this particular evening the members of the Group gather as usual in Dr. Bering's office only to discover that the doctor has been murdered. Who did it? And what do the appearances of a mysterious young man who killed a girl in Central Park have to do with what's going on? Does the fact that the doctor is the last and only tenant in this otherwise empty, guarded security building confirm that one of them had to have done it? To call the police will subject them to reckless scandal, relentless investigation and turn them all into fodder for the hungry media, so a
collective decision is made to try to solve the murder themselves.
The play then is propelled by a series of twists and turns and red herrings, along with some hold-your-breath shocks, all culminating in an explosive surprise ending. Act One is a "whodunit" and by its end the audience knows the murderer. Act Two becomes a suspense play… will the characters figure it out? Will someone actually be "getting away with murder?
"…devilishly delicious doings…That hasn't happened since Deathtrap." - NY Daily News
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
(Holiday Drama, all audiences)
Adapted by Joe Landry from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling
Directed by Larry Dennis
November 29, 30, December 6, 7,13, 14, 8:00pm
December 5 & 12, 7:30pm
December 8 & 14, 2:00pm
Audition: October 5 & 6, 2:00pm
Tickets are sold through Daisysmadhouse.org
The story: This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
Lie, Cheat, and Genuflect (Adult Comedy/Farce)
by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore
Directed by Sean McBride
January10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 8:00pm
January 16 & 23, 7:30pm
January 19 & 25, 2:00pm
Audition: October 26 2:00pm & 27 7:00pm
The story:The Buckle brothers, Billy and Tom, are in big trouble: Tom's infallible eye for slow horses has drained away all of Billy's savings and he has borrowed from loan shark Pizza Face Petrillo, who now wants his money back or else! Involve a stuffy young lawyer, a hard drinking, man hungry housekeeper and a trio of beautiful young women, and you have the recipe for a laugh packed farce of twists, turns, puns and pratfalls as Tom strives mightily to compensate for Billy's "habitual" errors.
"A winner! A bright play that should not be missed." - Asbury Park Press
“A side-splitting good time!” - The Brunswick News
“This show is hilarious! It's brilliant!" - The Enquirer
Bus Stop (Dramedy, mature audiences)
by William Inge
Directed by Frank White
February 28, March 1, 7, 14, 15, 8:00pm
March 6 & 13, 7:30pm
March 9 & 15, 2:00pm
Auditions: January 4 & 5, 2:00pm
The story: In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, is the passenger with most to worry about. She's been pursued, made love to and finally kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong bull.
The belligerent cowhand is right behind her, ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana. Even as she's ducking out from under his clumsy but confident embraces, and screeching at him fiercely to shut him up, she pauses to furrow her forehead and muse, "Somehow deep inside of me I got a funny feeling I'm gonna end up in Montana …"
As a counterpoint to the main romance, the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver at last find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle-age scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who works in the cafe also gets her first taste of romance.
"…Mr. Inge has put together an uproarious comedy that never strays from the truth."
- NY Times
"William Inge should be a great comfort to all of us…he brings to the theatre a kind of warm-hearted compassion, creative vigor, freshness of approach and appreciation of average humanity that can be wonderfully touching and stimulating." - NY Post
HARVEY (Comedy, mature audiences)
by Mary Chase
Directed by Wendy Koeppl
April 11, 12,18, 19, 25, 26, 8:00pm
April 17 & 24, 7:30pm
April 20 & 26, 2:00pm
Auditions: February 8 & 9, 2:00pm
The story: When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elwood's hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also! The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. When he shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend Harvey, it seems that the mild-mannered Elwood's delusion has had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn't so bad after all.
The Fox on the Fairway (Adult Farce)
by Ken Ludwig
Directed by John Myers
May 23, 24, 30, 31, June 6 & 7, 8:00pm
May 29 & June 5, 7:30pm
June 1 & 7, 2:00pm
Auditions: March 1 & 2, 2:00pm
The story:A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with... golf.
"It’s a grand slam! A slam dunk! A Dunkin’ Donut hole! A hole in one! [A Fox on the Fairway] hums like a well-oiled machine but retains its human soul."
- The Washington City Paper
“The Fox on the Fairway is phenomenally funny!” - New Jersey Star Ledger
“Three words best describe The Fox on the Fairway… Hilarious, hilarious, and hilarious. The audience was howling with joy.” - The Examiner