Directed by John A. Packard
Musical Direction by Jacob Miller
September 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 2016
Music by Mary Rodgers. Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and The Pea”, you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam a moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larkin’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night?
Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rolling spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.
Tony Nomination for Best Musical, Best Leading Actress in a Musical with
Carol Burnett as Winnifred, Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical with Sarah Jessica Parker as Winnifred.
Directed by Jay C. Brown
October 14-16, 21-23, 28-30, 2016
Classic horror story
From the novella “Strange Cast of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Lewis Stevenson.
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher.
A new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas, and so the two sides battle each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall be the master and who his slave. With multiple Hyde’s portrayed by members of the cast.
(This show is not part of the Regular Season)
Created by Strange and Company
Based on Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi
November 3-5, 10-12 Show time will be at 9:00 pm
Surreal political comedy
Lubbock Community Theatre debuts its experimental “LCT After Dark” season with an
adaptation of the French surrealist classic Ubu Roi. In Ubu Roy: An American Tale, the crass,
violent, loud-mouthed, and shockingly incompetent Pa Ubu of Alfred Jarry’s fictional Poland becomes the crass, violent, loud-mouthed, and shockingly incompetent Ubu Roy of present-day America circa – oh, let’s say – 2016. Through betrayal, subterfuge, and a hefty helping of good old-fashioned B.S., Ubu Roy remarkably finds himself challenging for the highest office in the land, only to find he has a more than worthy adversary waiting in the wings to take the job for herself. Ideal for the disappointed, the jaded, and the simply fed-up, Ubu Roy is guaranteed to be “yuuuuge!”
Directed by Whitney Ryan Garrity
December 1-4, 8-11
Holiday Play with songs
This charming play by local playwright Whitney Ryan Garrity has delighted audiences across the US and across “the pond” as well.
The Holiday Toy Store closes its doors on Christmas Eve leaving five toys behind. The four older toys befriend the freshly painted puppet, Woody. Woody learns about Christmas and Santa Claus from the others and the toys embark on an adventure to find Christmas, believing it to be a place. (The Toy Maker’s been saying that Christmas is just around the corner since Thanksgiving!) With the help of two quarreling elves and a flighty Good Fairy, Woody and the toys discover the true meaning of Christmas.
Directed by Joshua Aguirre and Ronnie Miller
February 17-19, 24-26, March 3-5, 2017
Auditions will be Monday, November 7th and Tuesday, November 8th at 7pm
Written by Lorraine Hansberry
Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
Winner of multiple Tony Awards in the original 1960 production, as well as the 2004 and 2014 revivals
Directed by Leah Tyson Houchin
March 24-26, 31-April 2, April 7-9, 2017
Auditions will be Monday, February 6th and Tuesday, February 7th at 7pm
Written by Yasmina Reza Translated by Christopher Hampton
A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.
2009 Olivier and Tony Award for Best Play
Directed by Heather May
April 28-30, May 5-7, 12-14, 2017
Auditions will be Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th at 2pm
Written by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn
Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for—marketing executive—would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them. The news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder his grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O’Hare as bait…we won’t give the ending away here.
Ran Off-Broadway for over 800 Performances