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Season

2019-2020

Season of Shows

Dracula Bites!

By Virginia Cate and Duke Ernsberger Directed by Pat Shull In its effort to pack the house and keep the struggling theatre afloat, Valley Dale Playhouse invites to its stage Gregory Pastel, a flamboyant and failed New York director and playwright. Pastel uses the opportunity to complete his dream project of adapting a version of Bram Stoker's Dracula that leaves out nothing — nothing! What could possibly go wrong? Performances: September 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 2019 Auditions: Sunday, May 26 @ 2-4 pm The Wiz, JR Book by William F. Brown, Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls Directed by Latoya & Michael Young When schoolteacher Dorothy tries to save her dog from a storm, she's whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz. After accidentally killing the Wicked Witch of the East, Dorothy is told about the Wiz, a wizard who can help her get back to Manhattan. As Dorothy goes in search of the Wiz, she's joined by the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. Performances: October 18, 19, 20, 215 26, 27, 2019 Auditions: Aug 10 @ 2 pm & Aug 11 @ 4 pm Ticket prices for this youth musical: Adult $15, college student $7, youth $5 CAYT Shows are for actors aged 10 to 18 (5 th to 12 th grades) It’s A Wonderful Life Adapted for stage by James W Rogers from the film by Frank Capra and story by Peter Van Doren Stern Directed by Richard Cowan & Emmy Bracchitta George Bailey, from the small town of Bedford Falls, dreams eternally of escape and adventure—dreams quashed by family obligation and civic duty. One Christmas Eve, in a time of great trial, George's guardian angel descends to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing what the world would have been like had he never been born—that he really has had a wonderful life. Performances: December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 2019 Auditions: Sept. 29 & 30 @ 7–9 pm Sponsored by Shane Smith Allstate Agency, Clemson Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling Directed by Jimmy O. Burdette Based on the author's experience with his sister's death, this comedy- drama reveals the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana and revels in their strength and inner beauty, women who are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel. Performances: January 24, 25, 26, 31, February 1, 2, 2020 Auditions: June 24 @ 6:30-7:30 pm Sponsored by Cable Ad Concepts Hansel & Gretel Dramatized by Charlotte Chorpenning Directed by Genevieve Lundgren The author has given a poetic beauty to this Grimm Brothers' story, bringing new value to a young audience. Her treatment of the stepmother does not accent the cruelty, and the evil witch is portrayed as a comedy character, and so the story’s lessons are taught through comedy rather than fear. In the end, Hansel and Gretel's safe return to their father and mother gives a young audience a sense of security. Performances: March 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 2020 Auditions: Jan 5 & 6 @ 5–7 pm CAYT Shows are for actors aged 10 to 18 (5 th to 12 th grades) And Then There Were None By Agatha Christie Directed by Drew Kenyon Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island for special weekend. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal — a secret that will seal their fates. For each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns foul and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered, in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme. "Ten Little Indians…." Performances: May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 2020 Auditions: Feb 23 @ 3–5 pm & Feb 24 @ 7–9 pm 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!