1999-2000 Season

The Nerd

In the same vein as Shue's previous hit The Foreigner, this comedy is full of physical humor, sight gags and contemporary wit. The Nerd revolves around the reunion of a young architect with the man who saved his life in the war, a man who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.
Performances: Sept 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, Oct 1, 2.

The Ford Festival of One Act Plays

Productions will be presented all day and evening Oct 8 and 9; workshops will be during the day on the 10th, and the awards ceremony will be the evening of the 10th.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

You think Shakespeare's boring?! Not after you see this production of A Midsummer Night's Dream -- often called William Shakespeare's happiest and most enchanting work.
Auditions: Aug 30, 31. Performances: Oct 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, Nov 4, 5, 6.

Dames at Sea

(produced in cooperation with Heidelberg American High School)
This delightful show revolves around the antics of a group of performers staging a show, set on and around a battleship. Calamity strikes during rehearsals when the theatre is demolished. The show is eventually run on the deck of a frigate after a young chorus girl steps in to save the day. Performances: Nov 11, 12, 13

In The Beginning

This is the latest musical from two time Tony award-winning composer Maury Yeston (composer of the hit Broadway musical, Titanic). In The Beginning is a magical, musical re-telling of the "greatest story never told!" as it delves to discover what went on "behind the scenes" in the first five chapters of the Good Book. This delightfully screwball production is filled with cheeky humor and abiding warmth, yet the dynamic musical score is all you'd expect from this master of the Broadway musical stage. Roadside is proud to host the world community theater premiere.
Auditions: Oct 18, 19. Performances: Dec 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, Jan 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16.

Ain't Misbehavin'

An outrageously comic and musical talent, "Fats" Waller lives on stage as the cast of this delightful musical strut, strum and sing his songs. Ain't Misbehavin' is an all-embracing bear hug that magically invokes the joy and laughter of an American original.
Auditions: Sep 27, 28. Performances: Feb 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27.

Dancing At Lughnasa

Widely regarded as Brian Friel's masterpiece, this extraordinary play is the story of five unmarried sisters, one with a young son, in Ireland in 1936. They yearn for life beyond the simple pleasures of bilberries, a rare cigarette, and sporadic music from an unreliable radio. Told through the memory of the son, this touching and lyrical tale focuses on two short days during the Festival of Lughnasa, when all their lives are changed forever.
Auditions: Feb 7, 8. Performances: Mar 24, 25, 30, 31, Apr 1, 6, 7.


The fabulous myth of Eva Peron: bit actress, mistress, wife to Argentine dictator Juan Peron, and saint-on-earth to Argentina's Descamisados. Evita is brilliantly dissected by Rice and Webber in this internationally acclaimed musical.
Performances: May 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, Jun 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m.
May 21 and 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Throughout the year we also offer concerts, workshops, recitals, and other special events!


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