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2006-2007 Season

 

Children of Eden

A “Broadway in Concert” One Act Musical
Book by John Caird, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby

This joyous and inspirational musical will be the Roadside Theater entry in the 2006 IMA-E Festival of One Act Plays, hosted at the Roadside on Oct. 6-8, 2006 (performance date and time TBA). We are pleased to present three special preview performances for our Roadside audiences. This heartfelt musical, freely based on the Bible story of Noah and his ark, takes a look at parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business!
It is a frank and often humorous examination of the age-old conflict between parents and children. Noah, his family and the “Father” who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that "the hardest part of love... is letting go."
An expansive, ambitious musical - a rich score [with] pageantry and sweep. - L.A. Times
An affectionate show with a large heart -- Stylish, entertaining and often moving. - Roanoke Times

Special Preview Performances:
Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. (Special Family Matinee) & 6:00 p.m. and Oct 2 at 7:30 p.m.


Ticket Prices:
This production will be FREE to all our Season Ticket Holders!
Adults $10.
Students/Seniors $8.
Youth (6 - 11 yrs) $6.
Non-U.S. Military ID cardholders MUST provide access roster information for admittance by the SUNDAY prior to the performance. We regret children 5 years of age and under can only be admitted to the Special Family Matinee.

Auditions
August 21 & 22 at 7 p.m.
The production calls for a large cast of male and female singers, actors and dancers from ages 12 and up. Auditions are open and no experience is required. A short, prepared musical piece with sheet music is required. A pianist will be provided. Wear loose, comfortable clothing for a simple dance audition. Perusal scripts are available at the Roadside beginning 1 August. We are also looking for musicians and technical staff and crew.
Non-U.S. Military ID cardholders MUST provide access roster information for admittance ONE WEEK prior to the audition.

US Forces One-Act Play Festival

Once again Roadside Theater hosts this exciting Europe-wide event October 6-8, 2006. 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.

 

84 Charing Cross Road

A Readers Theater Production
Adapted by James Roose Evans from the book by Helene Hanff

This Readers Theater production tells the delightful true story of a young, struggling writer in New York and the staff of an antiquarian book store in London. Based on real letters exchanged over 20 years, we learn they are in a sense love letters – letters about the love of good literature and rich friendship. Directed by Andrew Meredith.
" Charming, charming, charming.... A gently touching hands across the sea chronicle, sentimental in the best sense of the word." N.Y. Daily News.
" Warm, moving, civilized. A wonderful evening on Broadway." - WABC TV.

Performances:
Oct. 20, 21, 27& 28 and Nov 3 & 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct 29 at 3 p.m.


Ticket Prices:
Adults $12.
Students/Seniors $10.
Youth (6 - 11 yrs) $8.
Reservations are recommended and can be made beginning Oct 3 for Season Ticket Holders, and Oct 10 for the general public. Non-U.S. Military ID cardholders MUST provide access roster information for admittance by the SUNDAY prior to the performance. We regret children 5 years of age and under can not be admitted to any performance.

Auditions
Sept. 11 & 12 at 7 p.m.
The production calls for a cast of two men and four women ages 18 and up. Auditions are open and no experience is required.  Auditions will be readings from the script - perusal scripts may be signed out from the theater for two days at a time (please call for details).  Rehearsals are limited for this Readers Theater production, making it a great way to get involved without the commitment of a full rehearsal schedule. Perusal scripts are available at the Roadside beginning 1 August. We are also looking for technical staff and crew. Non-U.S. Military ID cardholders MUST provide access roster information for admittance ONE WEEK prior to the audition

Disney's Beauty & The Beast

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton

Step into the enchanted world of Walt Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and enter a lovely French provincial town where the beautiful Belle lives with her father – a dotty inventor. When her father doesn’t return from a trip to the local fair, Belle rushes off to find him. To her dismay, she discovers he is being held captive in an old castle by a horrible beast. She trades her freedom for his and the “tale as old as time” begins. A perfect holiday event, BEAUTY & THE BEAST is full of magic, mystery and music - family theater at its best.

Performances:
Dec. 8, 9, 10, 14, 15 & 16 and Jan. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 10 and Jan. 14, 21 & 28 at 3 p.m. (Special Family Matinees)


Ticket Prices:
Adults $14.
Students/Seniors $12.
Youth (6 - 11 yrs) $10.
Children (5 and under) $8.
Special Family Pass (four or more) $45.00.
Reservations are recommended and can be made beginning Nov. 7 for Season Ticket Holders, and Nov. 14 for the general public. Non-U.S. Military ID cardholders MUST provide access roster information for admittance by the SUNDAY prior to the performance. We regret children 5 years of age and under can only be admitted to special family matinees.

Auditions
September 18 & 19 at 7 p.m.
The production calls for a large cast of male and female singers, actors and dancers from ages 12 and up. Auditions are open and no experience is required. A short prepared musical piece with sheet music is required and a pianist will be provided. Wear loose, comfortable clothing for a simple dance audition. Perusal scripts are available at the Roadside beginning 1 September. We are also looking for musicians and technical staff and crew.
Non-U.S. Military ID cardholders MUST provide access roster information for admittance ONE WEEK prior to the audition.


Pinocchio

A Roadside Theater Matinee Series for Youth Production
An original adaptation for the stage of Carlo Collodi's classic fairy tale by Ron Paoletti

Once again, the Roadside Theater will create a unique theatrical event for the Roadside Matinee Series for Youth. The delightful story of the wooden puppet who wants to be a real boy will be told with puppets and masks and an innovative staging design.

Performances:
Feb. 9, 10, 11, 16 & 17 (times TBA)

Ticket Prices:
Adults $10.
Students/Seniors $8.
Youth (6 - 11 yrs) $6.
Children (5 and under) $5.
Special Family Pass (four or more) $30.00 Season Ticket Holders $8.
Reservations are recommended and can be made beginning Jan. 23 for Season Ticket Holders, and Jan. 30 for the general public. Non-U.S. Military ID cardholders MUST provide access roster information for admittance by the SUNDAY prior to the performance.

Auditions:
Dec. 10 & 11 at 7 p.m.
The production calls for adult and youth performers ages 10 years and up. Auditions are open and no experience is required. Perusal scripts and more information will be available at the Roadside. We are also looking for technical staff and crew. Non-U.S. Military ID cardholders MUST provide access roster information for admittance ONE WEEK prior to the audition

A Few Good Men

Written by Aaron Sorkin
This production will be presented as Dinner Theater at the Off Main Street Theater, Mannheim. Recommended for MATURE audiences.

Written by the creator of “The West Wing,” this military court drama sizzles on stage. Two Marines are on trial for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.
" Triumphant ... entertainment." - N.Y. Post.
" Enormously entertaining." - N.Y. Daily News.
" Plenty of wise cracking humor and suspense." - Time Magazine.
" Fresh and adroitly updated and conditioned to our time and socio political climate." - N.Y. Post.

Performances:
Feb. 23 & 24 and Mar. 2 & 3 (Mannheim Dinner Theater)

Dinner & Show Prices:

Adults $25.
Students/Seniors $23.
Youth (6 - 11 yrs) $18.
Season Ticket Holders $20.
Show Only Ticket Prices:
Adults $12.
Students/Seniors $10.
Youth (6 - 11 yrs) $8.
Season Ticket Holders $10.
Non-U.S. Military ID cardholders MUST provide access roster information for admittance by the SUNDAY prior to the performance. We regret children 5 years of age and under can not be admitted to any performance.

Auditions:
Dec. 12 & 13 at 7 p.m.
This intense military court drama calls for 14 men and 1 woman, 18 years and up. Auditions are open and no experience is required. Perusal scripts and more information will be available at the Roadside beginning 15 November. We are also looking for technical staff and crew. Non-U.S. Military ID cardholders MUST provide access roster information for admittance ONE WEEK prior to the audition.

Enchanted April

By Matthew Barber
From the novel by Elizabeth Von Arnim

A delightful award-winning script for spring time. Two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages. They recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again—rediscovering themselves in ways that they—and we—could never have expected.
" ENCHANTED APRIL is that rarity: a play where every single element falls perfectly into place—a show that leaves you positively glowing." —nytheatre.com.
" ENCHANTED APRIL is as good as they come: a lush, thoroughly refreshing theatrical holiday. Escape has seldom seemed so sweet. A magical triumph." —LA Times.
" A comical, restorative journey of discovery…from darkness to light, from inhibition to unrestrained joy. Beautiful and theatrically rewarding." —Daily Variety.
" The kind of play that reminds you of why you love theatre." —Hartford News.

Performances:
March 23, 24, 30 & 31 and April 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 7:30 p.m.
April 1 & 8 at 3 p.m.

Ticket Prices:
Adults $12.
Students/Seniors $10.
Youth (6 - 11 yrs) $8.
Reservations are recommended and can be made beginning March 5 for Season Ticket Holders, and March 12 for the general public.Non-U.S. Military ID cardholders MUST provide access roster information for admittance by the SUNDAY prior to the performance. We regret children 5 years of age and under can not be admitted to any performance.

Auditions:
Jan. 15 & 16 at 7 p.m.
This romantic comedy calls for three men and five women 20 to 60 years old. Auditions are open and no experience is required. Perusal scripts and more information will be available at the Roadside beginning 1 December. We are also looking for technical staff and crew. Non-U.S. Military ID cardholders MUST provide access roster information for admittance ONE WEEK prior to the audition.


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.
Date: April ____ at 7 pm in the Village Pavilion, Heidelberg

 

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Tim Rice

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams, and his father's favorite son. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

Performances:
May 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26 and June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 7:30 p.m.
May 20 & 27 and & June 3 (Special Family Matinee) & 10 at 3 p.m.

Ticket Prices:
Adults $14.
Students/Seniors $12.
Youth (6 - 11 yrs) $10.
Children (5 and under) $8.
Special Family Pass (four or more) $45.00.
Reservations are recommended and can be made beginning April 24 for Season Ticket Holders, and May 1 for the general public. Non-U.S. Military ID cardholders MUST provide access roster information for admittance by the SUNDAY prior to the performance. We regret children 5 years of age and under can only be admitted to Special Family Matinees.

Auditions:
Feb. 26 & 27 at 7 p.m.
This musical production calls for a large cast of male and female singers, actors and dancers from ages 15 and up. Auditions are open and no experience is required. A short prepared musical piece with sheet music is required and a pianist will be provided. Wear loose, comfortable clothing for a simple dance audition. Perusal scripts are available at the Roadside beginning 1 Feb. We are also looking for musicians and technical staff and crew. Non-U.S. Military ID cardholders MUST provide access roster information for admittance ONE WEEK prior to the audition.

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