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2005-2006 Season

 

"PVT. Wars"

By James McLure
Presented by the
US Army Entertainment “Bravo!” Touring Company
Three G.I.s recovering from Vietnam War injuries, while away their time on the terrace of an Army hospital. Gately, a hillbilly, fiddles compulsively with a disemboweled radio; Silvio, a streetwise, big-city type, is addicted to "flashing" (even though his sex organs have suffered -he thinks - irremediable battle damage); while Natwick, a prissy "rich kid" from Long Island, writes letters to his mother telling her how much he wants to become a close friend of Gately (while omitting mention of how actively Silvio dislikes him). Comprised of a series of brief blackout scenes, the play blends these into a meaningful mosaic as the three tease, torment, entertain, exasperate and, on occasion, solace each other—maintaining throughout a hilarity which belies their deep concern about the uncertainties of the civilian world to which they will soon be returning. (This production is recommended for mature audiences.)


Performances:

Sept. 16& 17, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:
$12 adults, $10 students/seniors and $8 for children (11 and under).
Reservations begin 1 Sept.

 

US Forces One-Act Play Festival

Once again Roadside Theater hosts this exciting Europe-wide event October 7-9, 2005. 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.

Auditions:
August 22 & 23 at 7 p.m.

Preview Performance of the Heidelberg entry,  "Death and the Maiden:"  Oct 1, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. -- performance day and time during the One Act Festival to be announced.

 

Jekyll & Hyde- the Concert

Conceived for the Stage by Steve Cuden and Frank Wildhorn
Book and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Music by Frank Wildhorn
An evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil, “Jekyll & Hyde” is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure for his father's mental illness lies in the separation of Man's evil nature from his good, Dr. Henry Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of late 19th century London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde. “Jekyll & Hyde” is pure pulse-pounding theatre, with a macabre combination of fun and fright and a lush, romantic pop score.
“Powerfully charismatic... mesmerizing... composer Frank Wildhorn unleashes torrents of surging melody.” --Newark Star Ledger.
"Lush and appealing... genuinely moving." --New York Daily News

Auditions:
Sept. 12 & 13 at 7 p.m

Performances:
Oct, 21, 22, 28 & 29 and Nov. 4 & 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. (Special Halloween performance)
Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 at 3p.m.

Tickets:
$14 adults, $12 students/seniors, $10 for children 11 and under.
Season Ticket Reservations begin 4 Oct. General Reservations begin 11 Oct.


A Christmas Carol

Adapted from Charles Dickens
This classic holiday tale comes to life on the Roadside Theater stage for the entire family. Joyless and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge has pinched pennies and the life out of half of London’s citizens for years. Then comes a fateful Christmas Eve when he is visited by three ghosts who take him on a magical journey to teach him the meaning of Christmas and happiness. A Christmas Carol is a moving and haunting tale yet filled with the joy of life and living. A perfect holiday treat for the family.

Auditions:
Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. for ages 13 and up
Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. for ages 5 – 12 years old

Performances:
Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 4 & 18 at 3 p.m. (Special Family Matinees)
Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. (Special EFMP Invited Performance)

Tickets:
$14 adults, $12 students/seniors, $10 for children 11 and under.
$45 family Pass for Families of four or more.
Season Ticket Reservations begin 8 Nov. General Reservations begin 15 Nov.

Bus Stop

by William Inge
In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and five weary and unlikely travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, is the passenger with most to worry about. She’s been pursued, made love to, and finally kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong bull.

Pulitzer Prize and Oscar-winning playwright William Inge has filled his play with humor, pathos, and unexpected romance. Perhaps, though, it's the vividness and humanity of Inge's colorful characters that makes Bus Stop such a beloved American classic. “….Mr. Inge has put together an uproarious comedy that never strays from the truth.” NY Times.

Auditions:
Dec. 5 & 6 at 7 p.m.

Performances:
Jan. 27 & 28 and Feb. 3, 4, 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Jan 29 and Feb. 5 at 3 p.m.

Tickets:
$12 adults, $10 students/seniors and $8 for children (11 and under.)
Season Ticket Reservations begin 10 January. General Reservations begin 17 January.

Hay Fever

by Noel Coward
The Bliss family is privileged, rich, bored and ultra Bohemian. Judith Bliss has recently retired from the stage and, in order to assuage her boredom, has invited a young admirer to her country home for the weekend. She is more than a little put out to discover that her husband, son and daughter are also planning to entertain but that none of them has seen fit to inform the other members of the family. The visitors duly arrive only to be humiliated by the rudeness and self-obsession of their hosts who insist on involving them as supporting players in an increasingly hilarious and convoluted series of scenes and intrigues. "An evening of intoxicating escape." - N.Y. Times. "Light, luminous, and charming... and hilariously funny." - N.Y. Post.

Auditions:
Jan. 30 & 31 at 7 p.m.

Performances:
March 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 & 31 and April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
March 19 & 26 at 3 p.m.

Tickets:
$12 adults, $10 students/seniors and $8 for children (11 and under.)
Season Ticket Reservations begin 21 Feb. General Reservations begin 28 Feb.

Peter and the Wolf

Adapted from Sergei Prokofiev's “Peter & The Wolf” by Ron Paoletti
One morning, a young boy named Peter opened his gate and walked out into the big green meadow beyond it. Thus begins the musical tale of a small Russian boy who goes out to hunt a wolf and almost bites off more than he can chew! This special, multi-media production will use both human and life-sized character puppets to tell this classic story beloved by generations of children and adults alike. The show will also be presented as part of a new matinee series for children.

Auditions:
Jan. 9 & 10 at 7 p.m.

Performances:
April 14, 15, 29 at 7:30 p.m.
April 15, 29 (Special EFMP Invited Performance), & 30 at 3 p.m.
We will also present two daytime matinees for the local schools.

Tickets:
$12 adults, $10 students/seniors and $8 for children (11 and under.)
$40 family Pass for Families of four or more.
Reservations begin 20 Feb.

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, 2005.
Date: April 22, 2004 at 7 pm in the Village Pavilion, Heidelberg

 

Hello Dolly!

Book by Michael Stewart. Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the Play "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder
Hello Dolly! tells the story of Dolly Gallagher Levi, a matchmaker who has been hired to arrange a marriage for the widowed half-millionaire Horace Vandergelder. Dolly, however, has other plans. She has herself been recently widowed and come to the conclusion that Horace and his fortune will make her the perfect mate. So when she arrives in Yonkers, she immediately begins to plant seeds of doubt in Vandergelder's mind about Irene Molloy, the pretty young widow she has picked out for him.

Hello, Dolly! is an ebullient and irresistible story of the joy of living, glittering with happy songs, shining with loving scenes, alive with the personality of one of the most fabulous characters on the musical stage...Dolly Gallagher Levi! Classic musical numbers include “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” and “Before the Parade Passes By”

Auditions:
March 13 & 14 at 7 p.m.

Performances:
May 26 & 27 and June 2, 3, 8, 10, 16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m.
May 28 and June 11 at 3 p.m.(Special Family Matinee)
and June 4 at 6 p.m.

Tickets:
$14 adults, $12 students/seniors and $10 for children (11 and under.)
$45 family Pass for Families of four or more.
Season Ticket Reservations begin 1 May. General seating reservations begin 8 May.

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