By Virginia Cate and Duke ErnsbergerDirected by Pat ShullIn 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, 2019Auditions: Sunday, May 26 @ 2-4 pmThe Wiz, JRBook by William F. Brown, Music and Lyrics by Charlie SmallsDirected by Latoya & Michael YoungWhenschoolteacherDorothytriestosaveherdogfromastorm,she's whiskedawaytoanurbanfantasylandcalledOz.Afteraccidentally killingtheWickedWitchoftheEast,DorothyistoldabouttheWiz,a wizardwhocanhelphergetbacktoManhattan.AsDorothygoesin searchoftheWiz,she'sjoinedbytheScarecrow,the TinMan,andthe Cowardly Lion.Performances: October 18, 19, 20, 215 26, 27, 2019Auditions: Aug 10 @ 2 pm & Aug 11 @ 4 pmTicket prices for this youth musical: Adult $15, college student $7, youth $5 CAYT Shows are for actors aged 10 to 18 (5th to 12th grades)It’s A Wonderful LifeAdapted for stage by James W Rogers from the film by Frank Capra and story by Peter Van Doren SternDirected by Richard Cowan & Emmy BracchittaGeorgeBailey,fromthesmalltownofBedfordFalls,dreamseternally ofescapeandadventure—dreamsquashedbyfamilyobligationand civicduty.OneChristmasEve,inatimeofgreattrial,George's guardianangeldescendstosavehimfromdespairandtoremind him—byshowingwhattheworldwouldhavebeenlikehadhenever been born—that he really has had a wonderful life. Performances: December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 2019Auditions: Sept. 29 & 30 @ 7–9 pmSponsored by Shane Smith Allstate Agency, Clemson Steel Magnoliasby Robert HarlingDirected by Jimmy O. BurdetteBasedontheauthor'sexperiencewithhissister'sdeath,thiscomedy-dramarevealsthebondamongagroupofSouthernwomenin northwestLouisianaandrevelsintheirstrengthandinnerbeauty, women who are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel. Performances: January 24, 25, 26, 31, February 1, 2, 2020Auditions: June 24 @ 6:30-7:30 pmSponsored by Cable Ad Concepts Hansel & GretelDramatized by Charlotte Chorpenning Directed by Genevieve LundgrenTheauthorhasgivenapoeticbeautytothisGrimmBrothers'story, bringingnewvaluetoayoungaudience.Hertreatmentofthe stepmotherdoesnotaccentthecruelty,andtheevilwitchisportrayed asacomedycharacter,andsothestory’slessonsaretaughtthrough comedyratherthanfear.Intheend,HanselandGretel'ssafereturnto their father and mother gives a young audience a sense of security. Performances: March 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 2020Auditions: Jan 5 & 6 @ 5–7 pm CAYT Shows are for actors aged 10 to 18 (5th to 12th grades)And Then There Were NoneBy Agatha ChristieDirected by Drew KenyonTen 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, 2020Auditions: Feb 23 @ 3–5 pm & Feb 24 @ 7–9 pmNote: All Auditions will be held in Cox Hall, next door to the TheatreCall the CLT office at 864-646-8100 for more information!