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2002-2003 Season

 

Fuddy Meers

In this wacky comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire, Claire awakens one morning as she does every morning - with no memory of the previous events of her life. A limping, lisping, half-deaf man pops out from under her bed and claims to be her brother, there to save her. From there, the whirlwind farce - ultimately involving seven variously dysfunctional folks, doesn't so much unfold as explode, and every twist and turn in this fun house plot brings Claire closer to a revelation of her past life. "A crazed energy and Marx Brothers sense of anarchy, an absurd universe." - Washington Times. Contains adult language - recommended for mature audiences. Directed by Ron Paoletti.
Auditions: August 5 & 6 at 7 p.m. Cast calls for 4 men and 3 women 18 -50 yrs old.
Performances:
September 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 & 22 at 3 p.m.

US Forces One-Act Play Festival

Once again Roadside Theater hosts this exciting Europe-wide event October 11 - 13. This festival celebrates the best of Army Entertainment programs with one-acts plays from Germany, Italy and Belgium, and also includes theater workshops, guest performances and an awards ceremony honoring the best of the festival. All performances and workshops are free to the public.

A Grand Night For Singing

Music and Lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein, conceived by Walter Bobbie, musical arrangements by Fred Wells. A starry moonlit night, lovers strolling along a quiet lane, and the scene is set for A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING. This Tony Award-nominated musical revue is a delightful evening featuring the beautiful tunes and delightful lyrics of the incomparable writing team of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Featuring numbers from OKLAHOMA!, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, SOUTH PACIFIC, CINDERELLA and many more. "A splendiferous show of songs, a terrific compendium. Everything's up to date with Rodgers and Hammerstein and it is indeed a grand night!" - NEW YORK POST. This will be a joint production of Mannheim's Off Main Street Theatre, and Roadside Theater.
Auditions: Friday, August 16 at 7 p.m. at the Off Main Street Theater, Coleman Barracks, Mannheim; Sunday, August 18 at 2 p.m. at the Roadside Theater
Performances at Roadside:
October 18, 19, 25, 26, Nov 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct 20 and 27 at 3 p.m.

The Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum with music & lyrics of the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg. Adapted from the motion picture by The Royal Shakespeare Co. What a perfect holiday treat! Bring the whole family to join Dorothy and her friends make a trip on the yellow brick road to meet the wonderful Wizard himself. Filled with all the wonderful characters and music we know and love. Share it with your family this season. Directed by James Sohre.
Auditions: Mon, Oct 21 at 6 p.m. for children 12 and under; Tues and Wed, Oct 22 & 23 at 7 pm for teens and adults. Please bring a prepared song and sheet music.
Performances: Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21 and Jan. 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. The Dec 15 and Jan 12 performances are Full Family Matinees and children under 5 are permitted.

Love Letters

by A. R. Gurney. Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. This exchange of letters continues throughout the years and for their whole lives. Thus begins one of the most touching stories of friendship, love and life ever told on stage - full of laughs and tears. LOVE LETTERS is a perfect Valentine's Day gift and an incredibly moving evening of theater.."Few plays have been tinier, or more beautiful than this tender sketch of the bond between two people who cannot live with, or without, each other....an exquisite jewel of a play..." -Time Magazine "The love affair of a lifetime.... an exhilarating, funny, moving event..." -The Wall Street Journal
Auditions: Jan 21 & 22 at 7 p.m.
P erformances:
Feb. 14, 15, 21 22 & 28 and March 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 16 and 23 at 3 p.m.

Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare. "If music be the food of love, play on ..." And thus begins one of the Bard's best beloved comedies. We are happy to continue the Roadside Theater's tradition of offering the community the classics. A violent shipwreck, identical twins mistaken for each other, honor rewarded, deceit condemned, and the non-stop capers of love make TWELFTH NIGHT a delightful spring-time treat.
"Shakespeare For Beginners" Workshop with guest Director Richard Roberts: Jan 20 and 23 at 7 pm
Auditions: Mon & Tues, January 27 & 28 at 7 pm. Prepared Shakespeare monologue welcome but not required.
Performances March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 at 7:30 p.m. and March 16 at 3 p.m.

Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls soars with the spirit of Broadway, and is thought of by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Ben Brantley of the New York Times selected it as "One of the Unforgettable Productions of the Century." Set in a New York City of the 40's, this oddball romantic comedy introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in theatrical history: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight Mission doll; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer; and Nathan Detroit, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game. Frank Loesser's bright, brassy, immortal score, takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana. Funny and romantic, Guys And Dolls is ideal for audiences and performers of any age.
Auditions: March 10 & 11 at 7 p.m. Callbacks March 12 at 7 p.m.
Performances:
May 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31 and June 5, 7, 13 & 14 at 7:30 p.m. May 25 and June 8 at 3 p.m. June 1 matinee is at 6 p.m. rather than 3 p.m. due to Baccalaureate.

 

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