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Season

2022-2023

Season of Shows

Blithe Spirit

By Noel Coward Directed by Pat Gosnel The smash comedy hit of London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a daffy “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. Blithe spirits breezily clash with the living in Noel Coward’s joyous comedy, not to be missed! Performances: September 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 2022 Auditions: Sun-Mon June 26 & 27 @ 6 pm The Giver By Lois Lowry Directed by Genevieve Lundgren One of the most popular young adult novels comes to stage in a celebrated adaptation. The story centers on the young Jonas, whose world seems perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver to receive and keep the memories of the community. Now Jonas will learn the truth about life. Performances: October 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2022 Auditions: Thu-Fri August 18 & 19 @ 6 pm CAYT Shows are for actors aged 10 to 18 (5 th to 12 th grades) Sponsored by The People’s Bank The Christmas Express By Pat Cook Directed by Amanda Menefee “This is the most hopeless place in the world!” Hilda exclaims as she dreams of faraway places. She finds only tedium in running the Holly Railway Station: that is, until Leo Tannenbaum drops in out of nowhere the day before Christmas Eve. Suddenly, the whole drab town is transformed by the magic of the Christmas spirit. This nostalgic theatrical greeting card is full of eccentric small-town characters, wise-cracking their way to finding the true wonder of Christmas. Performances: December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 2022 Auditions: Saturday Oct. 1 & Sunday Oct. 2 @ 1 pm Sponsored by Shane Smith Allstate, Clemson T he 39 Steps By Patrick Barlow Directed by Will Broyles A laugh-out-loud spy caper, The 39 Steps is about a man with a boring life who meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. Murder and mayhem ensue as a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” tracks the man across England. A riotous comedic blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft — and an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure. Performances: January 27, 28, 29, February 3, 4, 5, 2023 Auditions: Monday Nov 21 & Tuesday Nov 22 @ 6 pm The Magician's Nephew By Aurand Harris Directed by Megan Ropp A vibrant adaptation of a classic C.S. Lewis story. Young Digory and his friend Polly set forth on a series of magical adventures through mythical kingdoms and enchanted lands. Attempting to acquire the healing apple for Digory's sick mother, the heroic children unintentionally bring Jadis' evil into Narnia, the new world which the great lion Aslan sings into existence. In this land of talking animals, there are miraculous happenings, as good battles against evil and Digory struggles to return home to cure his ailing mother. Performances: March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2023 Auditions: Sunday Jan 8 @ 2 pm & Monday Jan 9 @ 6 pm CAYT Shows are for actors aged 10 to 18 (5 th to 12 th grades) Tuck Everlasting By Claudia Shear and Tim Federle Directed by Tim Spears Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tucks’ unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret. In this musical adaptation of Natalie Babbitt’s beloved 1975 novel, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey. Performances: April 28, 29, 30, May 5, 6, 7, 2023 Auditions: Sat-Sun Jan. 21 & 22 @ 5 pm CLICK HERE FOR SEASON BROCHURE 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!