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Young Frankenstein

Roxboro Little Theater (Ages 16 and up)

Directed by Ray Pearce

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunch backed side-kick, Igor, and a leggy lab assistant, Inga,  Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. (Ages 16 and up due to some adult content.)

 

Auditions: August 7 & 8, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm
Rehearsal: August 10, 2017 - October 12, 2017  7:30-9:00pm
Performances: October 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
October 14, 2017 - 7:30pm
October 15, 2017 - 3:00pm

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A Christmas Carol

Roxboro Little Theater

  Directed by Eddy Daniel

“Bah. Humbug!” These immortal words, made famous by Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ timeless classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL IN PROSE, have come to be associated with one of the most famous and best-loved Christmas classics in the world. Person County Hee Haw writer / director Eddy Daniel’s new adaptation of Scrooge’s experiences and the menagerie of colorful characters in Dickens’ immortal story come to life on the Kirby stage this year. Join Scrooge on his spiritual journey from miserable, penny-pinching, despicable old curmudgeon to “as good a man as the old town ever knew,” with help along the way from the ghosts of Jacob Marley, Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future and a large cast of villagers and supporting players from every walk of life in mid-1800s London. Very few stories have captivated all ages as completely as this heart-warming tale of one man’s transformation by the power of the Spirit of Christmas. Your Christmas season is guaranteed to be richer when you join us for A CHRISTMAS CAROL!

Auditions: October 2 & 3, 2017 - 6:30-8:30pm
Rehearsal: October 16, 2017 - December 14, 2017  6:30-8:30pm
Performances: December 15, 2017 - 7:30pm
  December 16, 2017 - 7:30pm
  December 17, 2017 - 3:00pm

 

 

Directed by Eddy Daniel
“Spoon River, Spoon River is calling you home.” The haunting words and melodies of this song and many like it are interwoven throughout the stories of the individual men, women, and children who lived, loved, worked, and died in the fictional town of Spoon River, Illinois, in the years following the end of the Civil War. Here are doctors, teachers, preachers, gamblers, soldiers, housewives, expatriates, and scalawags. Some were immigrants, some were natives. Some led lives of rich experience, some lived and died in tragic poverty. Each character tells his or her own story, rising from the town cemetery on a hill overlooking the sleepy little town to speak of death, life, love, laughter, tragedy, comedy, and the conditions of the times. One of the richest examples of classic American literature, Edgar Lee Masters’ SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY has been adapted by Charles Aidman and enriched with folk music from the time period. The result is a wonderfully crafted journey back through one of the most tragic, and yet hopeful, times in the history of America.

Auditions: December 18, 2017 - 6:30-8:30pm
Rehearsal: December 19, 2017 - January 25, 2018  6:30-8:30pm
Performances: January 26, 2018 - 7:30pm
  January 27, 2018 - 7:30pm
  January 28, 2018 - 3:00pm

 

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Directed by Ray Pearce
Smoke on the Mountain tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina's Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus.Pastor Oglethorpe, the young and enthusiastic minister of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into "the modern world." Between songs, each family member "witnesses" -- telling a story about an important event in their life. Though they try to appear perfect in the eyes of a congregation who wants to be inspired by their songs, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true -- and hilariously imperfect - natures. By the evening's end, the Sanders Family have endeared themselves to us by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share in their triumphs.

Auditions: January 2 & 3 2018 - 7:30-9:00pm
Rehearsal: January 4, 2018 - February 15, 2018  6:30-8:30pm
Performances: February 16, 2018 - 7:30pm
  February 17, 2018 - 7:30pm
  February 18, 2018 - 3:00pm

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Dream Girls

Roxboro Little Theater

Directed by Fred Motley

Dreamgirls is the story of three black singers - Deena, Lorrell, and Effie who began as a group called the Dreamettes. They start as three talented, close friends and gradually sharpen their act and rename themselves "The Dreams". They enter a talent show held in New York's Apollo Theatre. Disappointed in their failure to win the contest, they attract the attention of a sly tongued talent agent named Curtis Taylor, Jr. Curtis' connections get the girls hired as a backup act to James Thunder Early, a rising pop singing star. Little do they know of the hard, competitive world of show business.

Auditions: February 19 & 20, 2018 - 6:30-8:30pm
Rehearsal: February 21, 2018 - April 26, 2018  6:30-8:30pm
Performances: April 27, 2018 - 7:30pm
  April 28, 2018 - 7:30pm
  April 29, 2018 - 3:00pm


 

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This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.