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2007-2008 Season

Our 2007/2008 Season of Shows looks to be another exciting season of plays, musicals and special events.

Season Tickets for the new season will go on sale on September 4th.

Jump to a production:

  1. Double Date
  2. Animal Farm
  3. “…a little Weill”
  4. Seussical - The Musical
  5. The Roadside Theater Show Choir Debut Concert
  6. Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
  7. All in the Timing
  8. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!

Details:

DOUBLE DATE

A One Act Play. Book by J. Holtham

Show Dates: Sept. 28 & 29 at 7:30 p.m. and the Festival of One Act Plays on Oct. 4 -7, 2007

DOUBLE DATE is the Roadside Theater entry in the 2008 IMCOM Festival of One Act Plays, hosted at the Roadside Oct. 4-7. This fascinating one-act drama explores an odd “double date” - one that shifts through time and space, illustrating how we change and are changed by those who step into and out of our lives.

FREE Public Preview Performances are on Sept 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. Roadside Season Ticket Holders are invited to stay after the show for a “Question and Answer”/Feedback Session with the cast and crew. Reservations are not required and admission is free.

DOUBLE DATE will be presented again at the 2008 IMCOM Europe Festival of One Act Plays on Oct. 5 th at 6:30 p.m.

Non-US Military ID Cardholders must contact the Roadside Theater with passport information no later than Tuesday morning before performances for admittance.

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ANIMAL FARM

A Readers Theater Production. Adapted by Nelson Bond from George Orwell

Show Dates: Oct. 19, 20, 26 & 27 and Nov 2 & 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 3 p.m.

Animal Farm is a fable with a sting. Much has been written about the threat of Communism, but it remained to the late George Orwell, farsighted British author of the brilliant and frightening 1984, to expose the Russian experiment for what it really is; an idealist's dream, converted by realists into a nightmare. In a staged dramatic reading version of this timely allegory you will meet beasts whose prototypes have dominated news headlines for many fearful years. Opening on a note of joyous triumph for the creatures who have emancipated themselves from the cruel mastery of a human owner, the reading mounts inexorably to a climax of disillusionment in which the other animals discover themselves now subject to the rule of even more ruthless autocrats: the greedy, cunning pigs. Intermingling humor and drama, Animal Farm wrings the emotions of its listeners, leaving audiences shaken with the tale of a tragedy that happened in a mythical barnyard far away but could happen in our own back yard

Season Ticket Holder Reservations begin Oct. 2. General Seating Reservations begin Oct. 9.

Reservations and Ticket Information:

$12 for adults; $10 for students/seniors and $8 for youth. (5-11 years). We regret children under five years of age cannot be admitted to any performance.

Non-US Military ID Cardholders must contact the Roadside Theater with passport information no later than Tuesday morning before performances for admittance.

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“…a little Weill”

A Kurt Weill Cabaret Evening.

A Roadside Dinner Theater production at Mannheim Off Main Street Theater.

Show Dates: Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17. Dinner at 1830. Performance at 2000.

Performance Information:

The Roadside is very pleased to present talented, guest artist, Andrea Huber, in a musical cabaret evening. Styled after the cabaret evenings of old Berlin, “…a little Weill” explores the career and music of Kurt Weill. Weill, (1900-1950) was born in Germany and came to the US in 1935. He was the composer of Threepenny Opera, Mahagony, Lady in the Dark, Street Scene and many other innovative works for the theater. Perhaps best known for the song, “Mack the Knife,” Weill is considered one of the most versatile and influential theater composers of the twentieth century. This cabaret evening also explores his fascinating relationship with his wife, renowned singer and actress, Lotte Lenya.

Reservations and Ticket Information:

Complete payment must be received at the time of the reservation. Reservations are required as seats are limited.

Dinner Cabaret: $21 for Season Ticket Holders, $25 for adults, $22 for students/seniors, $20 for youth (5-11 years.) “Show only” tickets are currently not available for this production.

Season Ticket Holder reservations begin 23 Oct. General Seating Reservations begin 30 Oct.

We regret children under five years of age cannot be admitted to any performance.

Non-US Military ID Cardholders must contact the Roadside Theater with passport information no later than Tuesday morning before performances for admittance.

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SEUSSICAL – The Musical

Book, Music & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; Co-Conceived by Eric Idle; Based on the stories of Dr. Seuss

Audition Dates: October 9 & 10 at 7 p.m.

Show Dates: Dec. 7, 8, 9, 13, 14 & 15, Jan. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 & 16 and Jan. 13 & 20 at 3 p.m. (Special Family Matinees)

Audition Information:

This large musical calls for 20-30 male and female performers from 5 years old and up. All 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 25 Sept. We are also looking for musicians, technical staff and crew.

Non-U.S. Military ID cardholders MUST provide access roster information for admittance ONE WEEK prior to the audition.

Performance Information:

"I can see that you’ve got quite a mind for your age!
Why, one ‘Think’ and you dragged me right onto the stage!
Now, I’m here, there is no telling what may ensue
With a Cat such as me, and a Thinker like you!"

So says the mischievous Cat in the Hat at the onset of this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! All of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life on stage in this Tony Award nominated musical, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and all of the Whos of Whoville!

These classic, colorful tales are seamlessly brought together by Jojo, a young boy and “thinker of strange and wonderful thinks”! As each story unfolds you will marvel at how relevant and profound Seuss’s subtle themes are; making this musical one that appeals to all ages.

The score emerges as a Seussian gumbo of musical styles, ranging from Latin to pop, swing to gospel, and R&B to funk! So let your toes tap, your fingers snap, and your imagination run wild.

Reservations and Ticket Information:

$14 for adults; $12 for students/seniors, $10 for youth. (5-11 years) and $8 for children under five.

We regret children under five years of age can only be admitted to Special Family Matinees.

Season Ticket Holder Reservations begin Nov. 20. General Seating Reservations begin Nov. 27. Reservations are recommended.

Non-US Military ID Cardholders must contact the Roadside Theater with passport information no later than Tuesday morning before performances for admittance.

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The Roadside Theater Show Choir Debut Concert

Show Dates: Feb. 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. (Special Family Matinee)

Performance Information:

At the newly renovated Off Main Street Theater, Coleman Barracks, Mannheim .

We are very pleased to present a premiere concert of this new Roadside Theater performance group. These talented singers and dancers will present a wide variety of enjoyable music – from Broadway to Hollywood, from Rock ‘n Roll to Walt Disney.

Reservations and Ticket Information:

$10 for Roadside Theater Season Ticket Holders, $12 for adults; $10 for students/seniors, $8 for youth. (5-11 years) and $5 for children under five.

We regret children under five years of age can only be admitted to the Special Family Matinee.

Season Ticket Holder Reservations begin Jan. 22. General Seating Reservations begin Jan 29. Reservations are recommended.

Non-US Military ID Cardholders must contact the Roadside Theater with passport information no later than Tuesday morning before performances for admittance.

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FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS

By Alan Ball

 Audition Dates: Dec. 17 & 18 at 7 p.m.

Show Dates: Feb. 29, Mar 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 7:30 p.m. and March 9 & 16 at 3 p.m.

Audition Information:

This comedy script calls for 5 women and 1 man, 18 years and up. Auditions are open no experience is required. Perusal scripts are available at the Roadside beginning 27 Nov. We are also looking for technical staff and crew. More information is available at the Roadside Theater; Bldg. 109, Patton Bks; by calling DSN 373-5020 or Civ. 06221-17 50 20, Tues.-Fri. from 12:00-5:00 p.m.; or at www.roadsidetheater.com.

Non-US Military ID Cardholders must contact the Roadside to provide passport information no later than one week before the auditions.

 Performance Information:

An irreverent and funny look at the intricacies of friendship and the power of similar dressing.

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny and touching celebration of the women's spirit.

"FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS is a fresh-as-a-daisy comedy, funny as can be…" - NY Daily News.

"Ball has the comic writer's requisite talent for dialogue that ricochets snappily around the stage." - TheaterWeek.

 Reservations and Ticket Information:

$12 for adults; $10 for students/seniors and $8 for youth. (5-11 years)

Due to adult language and topics, this production is recommended for mature audiences.

Season Ticket Holder Reservations begin Feb 12. General Seating Reservations begin Feb 19th. Reservations are recommended.

Non-US Military ID Cardholders must contact the Roadside Theater with passport information no later than Tuesday morning before performances for admittance.

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ALL IN THE TIMING

By David Ives. A Roadside Dinner Theater presentation at Mannheim Off Main Street Theater.

Audition Dates: Jan. 28 & 29 at 7 p.m.

Show Dates: April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19. Dinner at 1830. Show at 2000. April 13 at 3 p.m. (No Dinner)

Audition Information:

This production calls for eight men and four women 18 years old and up. Auditions are open no experience is required. Perusal scripts are available at the Roadside beginning 7 Jan. We are also looking for technical staff and crew. More information is available at the Roadside Theater; Bldg. 109, Patton Bks; by calling DSN 373-5020 or Civ. 06221-17 50 20, Tues.-Fri. from 12:00-5:00 p.m.; or at www.roadsidetheater.com.

Non-US Military ID Cardholders must contact the Roadside to provide passport information no later than one week before the auditions.

Performance Information:

This critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of comedy sketches combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun.

"Like sketches for some hilarious, celestially conceived revue. The writing is not only very funny, it has density of thought and precision of poetry…ALL IN THE TIMING is by a master of fun. David Ives spins hilarity out of words." —NY Times.

"Theatre that aerobicizes the brain and tickles the heart. Ives is a mordant comic who has put the play back in playwright…A wondrous wordmaster." —Time.

"An original turn of mind is to be saluted in our tired theatre…A playwright with ideas, his own ideas, in his head is relatively rare. Such a one is David Ives." —NY Magazine.

 

Reservations and Ticket Information:

Complete payment must be received at the time of the reservation. Reservations are required as seats are limited.

Dinner and show: $21 for Season Ticket Holders, $25 for adults, $22 for students/seniors, $20 for youth (5-11 years.) “Show only” tickets are currently only available on April 13 at 3 p.m.

Season Ticket Holder reservations begin 17 March. General Seating Reservations begin 24 March.

We regret children under five years of age cannot be admitted to any performance.

Non-US Military ID Cardholders must contact the Roadside Theater with passport information no later than Tuesday morning before performances for admittance.

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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!

Based on the Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Audition Dates: March 17, 18 & 19 at 7 p.m.

Show Dates: May 23, 24, 30 & 31 and June 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 7:30 p.m.
and May 25 and June 8 at 3 p.m. (Special Family Matinees)

Audition Information:

This musical calls for 8 male and female performers, 18 years old 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 March. We are also looking for musicians, technical staff and crew.

More information is available at the Roadside Theater; Bldg. 109, Patton Bks; by calling DSN 373-5020 or Civ. 06221-17 50 20, Tues.-Fri. from 12:00-5:00 p.m.; or at www.roadsidetheater.com.

Non-US Military ID Cardholders must contact the Roadside to provide passport information no later than one week before the auditions.

Performance Information:

This delightful and heart-warming show is "an average day in the life of Charlie Brown." But, oh, what a day! It is made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown - from Valentine's Day to baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening. This production was revived in 2000 with new songs and received glowing reviews from audiences and critics alike.

A perfect summer-time production for the entire family!

Reservations and Ticket Information:

$14 for adults;
$12 for students/seniors,
$10 for youth. (5-11 years.)
$8 for children (5 and under)
$45 for a Special Family Pass for families of four or more.

We regret children under five years of age can only be admitted to Special Family Matinees.
Season Ticket Holder Reservations begin 29 April. General Seating Reservations begin 6 May. Reservations are recommended.
Non-US Military ID Cardholders must contact the Roadside Theater with passport information no later than Tuesday morning before performances for admittance.

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(All titles and dates subject to change due to copyright availability and production requirements)

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