February 3, 4, 5 & 10, 11, 12
"I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change" is a witty musical revue that tackles modern love in all its forms: from the perils and pitfalls of the first date to marriage, children, and the twilight years of life.
Set in the modern world and told in a series of vignettes and songs, the show traces the overall arc of relationships throughout the course of a life. An insightful and hilarious musical, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change will have audience members shouting, “This is my life!”
May 5, 6, 7 & 12, 13, 14
"A loving send-up of the 1950s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever."
Rock star Conrad Birdie is the biggest thing to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him and teenage girls around the country scream with glee at the mere mention of his name. But when the United States Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson sees his meal ticket preparing to fly the coop. Desperate for a publicity stunt big enough to help them survive Birdie’s departure, Albert and his girlfriend, Rose, hatch a plan: send Conrad to small-town America to plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan for the entire world to see. Their selection of super fan Kim Macafee sends the wholesome enclave of Sweet Apple, Ohio into chaos. Will Sweet Apple ever be the same?
Summer Theater Camp
details and registration coming
Learn basics of theater, drama activities, Plus Short Performance on Friday
July 7, 8, 9 & 14, 15, 16
Get ready to set sail with your favorite Old Broads. Yes... they're back again and ready for a Sassy Senior's cruise to the Bahamas. Beatrice is determined to have her pick of ALL the eligible men on the ship... but Maude, fresh from her win at The Miss Magnolia Senior Citizen Pageant, plans on being her biggest competition. Wedding bells are ringing for Sam and Imogene... maybe. And Eaddy... well... she just wants to know what all the fuss is about up on the topless sundeck. Throw in a murder mystery, a fabulous drag queen and a crazy costume party, and you're in for a laugh-a-minute, side-splitting, laugh-out-loud night of fun.
September 22, 23, 24 & 29, 30, October 1
Providing the inspiration for the TV series Columbo, the theatrical predecessor, Prescription: Murder, tells the story of a brilliant psychiatrist and his mistress who hatch a plot to murder his neurotic, possessive wife. The execution of their plan and the creation of their perfect alibi depends on a bizarre impersonation. Lt. Columbo must engage the psychiatrist in a duel of wits until the doctor succeeds in having Columbo removed from the case. However, it is the mistress who proves to be the weak link that leads to a trap and a surprising climax!
December 8, 9, 10, & 15, 16, 17
This timeless tale by Charles Dickens has perhaps more adaptations than any other novel, but the message never becomes irrelevant. Come see how NGCP's Artistic Director, Foy Tootle, will interpret the story for our Dillard Playhouse stage.