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2003-2004 Season

 

The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

by Charles Busch
Between Bloomingdale's and the Metropolitan Opera, who has time for a nervous breakdown? Certainly not Majorie Taub, a culture-obsessed New Yorker whose mid-life crisis deepens when her glamourous, childhood friend reappears for a mysterious visit. This Tony-nominated smash has been called " . . uproarious! 'The Allergist's Wife' earns its wall-to-wall laughs." -The New York Times.

Auditions: August 4 & 5, 2003
Performances: Sep12 - Oct 4, 2003;  evening performances are at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees are at 3 pm.

US Forces One-Act Play Festival

Once again Roadside Theater hosts this exciting Europe-wide event October 10 - 12, 2003. 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. Adjuticators for the Festival are theatre professionals from the US, Canada or Europe. All performances and workshops are free to the public.

The Clumsy Custard Horror Show

by William Gleason
The benevolent ruler of Zob Proper, King Dumb, announces that his fair daugher, the Princess Prince, has been kidnapped by the ruler of Zob Improper, the evil Dacron. To save the day, the Gallant Swashbuck Valpariso and his trusty sidekick Worfle must battle the treacherous Ice Cream Clones, icky Turkey Spiders, the villainous henchpersons Polly and Ester, and the notorious Clumsy Custard monster. This fantastic tale is loaded with fun for kids of all ages, and the Monty-Python-like humor makes it a hilarious treat for the entire community.
Auditions: September 22 & 23, 2003
Performances: Oct 24, 25, 26, 31, Nov 1, 2 2003;  evening performances are at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees are at 3 pm.

Fiddler On The Roof

book by Joseph Stein, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, music by Jerry Bock
In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. "One of the great works of American musical theatre. It is darling, touching, beautiful, warm, fun, and inspiring. It is a work of art." -New York Daily News

Auditions: October 13 & 14, 2003
Performances: Dec 12, 13, 19, 20, 2003 & Jan 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 2004 at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees Dec 21, Jan 11, 18 at 3 pm.

Shakespeare On Love

Shakespeare On Love is a compilation of scenes and sonnets by the Bard of Stratford and examines love for better or worse. It is a delightful, funny and romantic evening full of laughs, tears and glorious language. This production was created and will be directed by guest artist, R. John Roberts. Performances dates are scheduled in February at both Roadside and Mannheim's Off Main Street theaters.
Auditions: December 15 & 16, 2003 at 7 pm
Performances: Feb. 6 & 7 at 7:30 p.m. – Roadside Theater;   Feb. 13 & 14 at 8 p.m. - Mannheim Off Street Theater

Proof

by David Auburn
Catherine has spent years caring for her briliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Following his death, she now faces her estranged sister and the attentions of one of her father's former students. The discovery of a mysterious notebook forces Catherine to face the most diffcult problem of all: how much of her father's madness - or genius - has she inherited? Proof won the Pulitzer Prize, three Tony Awards, two Drama Desk Awards, among others, and is the longest-running Broadway play in over 20 years. "A stunning, riveting play" -ABC News "Rich and compelling." -The New York Daily News.   Directed by Ron Paoletti.
 
Auditions: January 12 & 13, 2004 at 7 pm
Performances: Feb 20 - Mar 6, 2004
;  evening performances are at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees are at 3 pm.

The Lion In Winter

by James Goldman
Henry II wants his youngest son, John, to succeed him on the throne of England. Eleanor of Acquitaine, his estanged Queen, wants Richard (the Lion Heart) to be king. Henry's mistress has her own ideas. Verbal assassinations, broken alliances, wanton liaisons, and sharp-tongued banter spice medieval intrigue with contemporary wit. "The Lion in Winter has more wit in every speech than some hits have in an entire evening" -LA Times
Auditions: February 25& 26, 2004 at 7 pm
Performances: Apr 2-17, 2004;  evening performances are at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees are at 3 pm.

The Annual US Forces "Topper" Awards

Join us for our regional version of the Tony Awards! After a tux-and-tails opening revue, the best US Forces actors, directors, designers and technicians from overseas productions will be honored at this Tournament of Plays awards gala. The professional theater judges from the US, Canada or Europe will review productions presented between the last week of February through the first week in April, 2004.
Date: April 24, 2004 at 7 pm in the Village Pavilion, Heidelberg

Victor/Victoria

book by Blake Edwards, lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, music by Henry Mancini and Frank Wildhorn
It is Paris during the 1930s, but is this person a he or a she? A woman playing a man playing a woman? What confusion! What fun! Victoria Grant is a down-and-out opera singer. However, aided by Carroll Todd, the featured singer at a Left Bank gay night club, she becomes the toast of Paris as a female impersonator! She takes Paris by storm, only to fall in love with American gangster King Marchan. Victor/Victoria is a stylish and sophisticated show, with high-jinks both hilarious and touching.
Auditions: March 8 & 9, 2004 at 7 pm
Performances: May 21 - Jun 19, 2004;  evening performances are at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees are at 3 pm.

 

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