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Season

2023-2024

Season of Shows

Individual Tickets go on sale 2 weeks before show opening

The Fox on the Fairway

By Ken Ludwig Directed by Paul Hyde A tribute from Ken Ludwig to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox on the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which begins as Quail Valley Country Club prepares to take on archrival Crouching Squirrel in the Annual Inter-Club Golf Tournament. With a sizable wager at stake, the contest plays out amid three love affairs, a disappearing diamond, objectionable sweaters, and an exploding vase. Performances: September 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 2023 Auditions: Thursday June 29 & Friday June 30 at 6:00-7:30pm Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Jr. Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Directed by Phillip Rast A tale as old as time, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. tells the story of Belle, an adventurous, book-loving girl, and the Beast, her hideous captor who is actually a young prince trapped under a spell. In order to break the spell, the Beast must learn to love another and earn her love in return before time runs out. This modern classic musical, with music by Alan Menken, features such tuneful songs as “Be Our Guest” and the title song, “Beauty and the Beast.” Sponsored by Trudel Music Studio Performances: October 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2023 Auditions: Aug 20 @ 3-6 pm & Aug 21 @ 6-9 pm CAYT Shows are for actors aged 10 to 18 (5 th to 12 th grades) A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Adapted to the stage by Romulus Linney Directed by Danna Briggs The classic Charles Dickens story centers on the miserly Scrooge whose life is transformed by three ghostly spirits on Christmas Eve. Populated by a host of memorable characters, the beloved show for the whole family urges us to remember the joy and true meaning of Christmas. By the end, you’ll shout with Tiny Tim, “God bless us, everyone!” Sponsored by Shane Smith Allstate Performances: December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 2023 Auditions: Oct 1 @ 2-4 pm & Oct 2 @ 7-9 pm The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays By Ken Ludwig Directed by Pat Gosnell It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock   Holmes , has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Gillette takes on the persona of Sherlock Holmes to track down the killer in this tense and jolly whodunit. Performances: January 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 2024 Auditions: Nov 12 & Nov 13 @ 6:30pm Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Based on the book by Roald Dahl Dramatized by Richard R. George Directed by Chris Rose When young Charlie Bucket wins a golden ticket to the mysterious Wonka Chocolate Factory, it’s the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets and chocolates that have always been right under his nose but unaffordable for the Bucket family. Inside, Charlie and the other winners encounter a magical world full of innovation, amazement, sugary treats, Oompa-Loompas and, of course, the eccentric Willy Wonka himself. Sponsored by The Pendleton Candy Company and by Family Dental Health of Pendleton Performances: March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 2024 Auditions: Sat Dec 9 @ 2-4pm & Mon Dec 11 @ 6-8pm CAYT Shows are for actors aged 10 to 18 (5 th to 12 th grades) Once Upon a Mattress By Mary Rodgers, Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, Marshall Barer Directed by Dennis Elkins and Music Director Laura Ritter The classic musical, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea,” features the brash and awkward Princess Winnifred, competing for the hand of Prince Dauntless. The prince’s domineering mother Queen Aggravain tries to thwart Winnifred’s hopes. Will true love prevail in this fairytale kingdom? Come and see! Sponsored by The Mattress Market Performances: April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 2024 Auditions: Sun Feb 18 @ 2-5pm & Mon Feb 19 @ 7-9 PM Auditions by appointment only. Sign up at http://tiny.cc/cltonce

Bonus Show!

Belles… More Busted Than Ever By Ginny McKinney Directed by Danna Briggs The lively characters from last season’s Busted Wedding Belles return to create more matrimonial mischief and merriment. Can wedded bliss survive a happy widow, a woman with a secret, a twice-divorced perpetual dater, a modern spinster cat lady, and other eccentrics? Whatever the answer, laughter is guaranteed along the way. Performances: June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 2024 Auditions: Apr 14 @ 2 pm & Apr 15 @ 6 pm CLICK HERE FOR SEASON BROCHURE Individual Tickets go on sale 2 weeks before show opening Note: All Auditions will be held in Cox Hall, next door to the Theatre Call the CLT office at 864-646-8100 for more information!