Announcing the 2018-19 Season!

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Arsenic and Old Lace

Directed by Erin Castle
Classic Comedy
Written by Joseph Kesselring

Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene — his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure — but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years!

When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé — all while trying to keep his own sanity. as well. An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace has become a favorite amongst regional theatres throughout America.

Dates: September 14-16, 21-23, 28-30
Venue: Lubbock Community Theatre 4230 Boston
Contact Information: 806-749-2416
Website: lubbockcommunitytheatre.org
Ticket prices: $20 adults, $15 students
Curtain: 7:30 Friday, Saturday 2:30 Sunday matinee

Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, July 30, 31 at 7:00 pm. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Directed by Pam Brown
Musical Comedy
Book: Larry L. King and Peter Masterson
Music and Lyrics: Carol Hall

“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” was inspired by the real-life Chicken Ranch in La Grange, Texas. The Broadway production was nominated for and won many Tony, Drama Desk and Theatre World Awards.

It is the late 1970s, and a brothel has been operating outside of fictional Gilbert, Texas (subbing for real locale La Grange) for more than a century. It is under the proprietorship of Miss Mona Stangley, having been left to her by the original owner. While taking care of her girls, she is also on good terms with the local sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd. When crusading television reporter Melvin P. Thorpe decides to make the illegal activity an issue, political ramifications cause the place to be closed down.

Dates: October 11-14, 18-21
Venue: Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts 511 Ave K
Contact information: 806-749-2416 website: lubbockcommunitytheatre.org
Ticket Prices: $25 adults, $20 students
Curtain: 7:30 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 2:30 Sunday matinee.

Wait Until Dark

Directed by Leah Tyson Houchin
Mystery Drama
Written by Frederick Knott. Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

A calculated murder, a criminal operation, a missing doll worth more to them than a human life. In Wait Until Dark, Susan Hendrix, a blind woman, lives a quiet life in a basement apartment with her new husband Sam. While away on business, Sam unknowingly smuggles a doll into their apartment. After the doll mysteriously goes missing from their home, and Sam leaves again on business, a twisted conman and a cold-blooded murderer descend on Susan with a stop-at-nothing plot to retrieve their prized possession. Thus ensues a captivating battle between good and evil, dark and light. Wait Until Dark is a timeless thriller that will first keep you guessing from the edge of your seat and then leave you sleeping with the lights on.

Dates: November 2-4, 9-11, 16-18
Venue: Lubbock Community Theatre 4230 Boston
Contact Information: 806-749-2416 Website: lubbockcommunitytheatre.org
Ticket Prices: $20 adults, $15 students
Curtain: 7:30 Friday-Saturday 2:30 Sunday Matinee

A Tuna Christmas

Director – Jay C. Brown
Comedy
Written by Jaston Williams

In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in Tuna, Texas (the third-smallest town in Texas). Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of A Christmas Carol is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun.

Dates: December 6-9, 13-16
Venue: Lubbock Community Theatre 4230 Boston
Contact Information: 806-749-2416 Website: lubbockcommunitytheatre.org
Ticket Prices: $20 adults, $15 students
Curtain: 7:30 Thursday-Saturday 2:30 Sunday Matinee

The Diary of Anne Frank

Directed by Jay C. Brown
Drama
Written by Wendy Kesselman, Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich

In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. Each day of these two dark years while hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, Anne’s voice shines through: “When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!” This is a new adaptation for a new generation.

Dates: February 22-24, March 1-3, 8-10
Venue: Lubbock Community Theatre 4230 Boston
Contact Information: 806-749-2416 Website: lubbockcommunitytheatre.org
Ticket Prices: $20 adults, $15 students
Curtain: 7:30 Friday, Saturday 2:30 Sunday Matinee

The Miss Firecracker Contest

Directed by John A. Packard
Comedy
Written by Beth Henley

The place is the small Mississippi town of Brookhaven, the time a few days before the Fourth of July. Carnelle Scott (known locally as “Miss Hot Tamale”) is rehearsing furiously for the Miss Firecracker Contest—hoping that a victory will salvage her tarnished reputation and allow her to leave town in a blaze of glory. Both aided and hindered by oddball family members and friends, Carnelle perseveres—and all concerned finally escape their unhappy pasts and turn hopefully toward what must surely be a better future.

Dates: March 29-31, April 5-7, 12-14
Venue: Lubbock Community Theatre 4230 Boston
Contact Information: 806-749-2416 Website: lubbockcommunitytheatre.org
Ticket Prices: $20 adults, $15 students
Curtain: 7:30 Friday, Saturday 2:30 Sunday Matinee

9 to 5 The Musical

Directed by Heather May
Musical Comedy
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patricia Resnick

9 to 5 The Musical is based on the 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970’s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy—giving their boss the boot and take control of the company that had always kept them down. And hey, this was about 40 years before the #Me Too Movement.

Dates: May 9-12, 16-19
Venue: Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts 511 Ave K
Contact Information: 806-749-2416 Website: lubbockcommunitytheatre.org
Ticket Prices: $25 adults, $20 students
Curtain: 7:30 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 2:30 Sunday matinee

We hope you are as excited about this lineup as we are. Be on the lookout for more information regarding dates, ticket sales, and season subscriptions!