Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. The action in this rollicking Southern comedy takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, the abandoned church-turned-day-spa where this group of friends gathers every Friday afternoon. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious, and if they're going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to get on it now!
Roald Dahl’s much-loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, one fat, one short, one lean, to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms.
They try to kill him by any means possible. Outwitted at every turn, the farmer’s ploys backfire. Fantastic Mr. Fox devises a plan which will ensure full stomachs for not only his family, but all his friends too.
In this hilarious comedy, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces!
For such a small, out-of-the-way place, a picturesque waterfront village attracts some very interesting but peculiar drifters, including three elderly ladies who just happen to be on the run. Too Soon For Daisies is a dark and poignant comedy about three somewhat eccentric but determined women who have been cast off by society but aren't quite ready to be put out to pasture. They conceal a dark and horrifying secret about their charming little cottage that if revealed will upset all of their plans to grow old... ungracefully.
DIRECTOR: Junie Hutchinson PRODUCER: Bryen Stoddard
Leo and Jack, two down-and-out British actors, are stranded without a penny or prospects after a calamitous performance of "Scenes from Shakespeare" at the Shrewsbury, PA Moose Lodge. When they hear that a local old lady is about to die and wants to leave her millions to her long-lost relatives, Max and Steve, they concoct a scheme to impersonate the nephews and "inherit" the cash. Trouble is... it turns out her missing relations are actually nieces - Maxine and Stephanie! A side‐splitting roller coaster of a romantic romp!
This is a broad farce set in the home of Florence Snider in York, PA and surrounding areas. The action takes place in the late 1950's. Prepare yourselves for deception, high jinks, love and even a little Shakespeare. All of the ages listed are "playing ages," and a couple of them are even flexible depending on how the other roles are cast.
CAST (5 men, 3 women):
Leo Clark/Maxine: A clean‐shaven, Shakespearean actor from England, marginally gifted, charming, mildly pompous, longs to achieve stardom. (Age: 30s to early 40's, must be medium to tall build. Stage kiss with Meg required. Must be able to speak in falsetto woman’s voice. Spends half of show costumed as Maxine. Quick costume changes)
Jack Gable/Stephanie: A clean‐shaven, Shakespearean actor from England, Leo's partner, easily dragged into Leo's hare-brained schemes, nice guy, longs to settle down. (Age: 30's to early 40s, must be medium to tall build. Must be able to speak in falsetto woman’s voice. Spends half of show costumed as Stephanie. Stage kiss with Audrey required)
Meg Snider: Florence's niece. Warm, vivacious, romantic, naive, great sense of humor. Has unfulfilled dreams of the great big world outside of central Pennsylvania. Engaged to Duncan. (Age: 20s to 30's. Stage kiss with Leo required)
Duncan Wooley: Minister, engaged to Meg. A good man, but fussy, headstrong, egocentric, a bit greedy. (Age: 40's)
Doc Myers: Local "country" doctor, Chief of Moose Lodge, curmudgeon, boisterous, father to Butch. (Age: 50's plus)
Audrey: Extremely sweet and good‐natured, an "intelligent airhead." Meg’s best friend. Works at a drive-in. Audrey roller‐skates on stage. (Age: 20’s, stage kiss with Jack required)
Butch Myers: A little slow on the uptake, built like he played high school football, sincere, good‐hearted, in love with Audrey, son of Doc Myers. (Age: 20's)
Florence Snider: An extremely crusty millionairess with bad eyesight. She is wily, ailing... or a hypochondriac? (Age: 60+)
If you can’t make either of the audition dates but are interested in being a part of this production as an actor or in some other capacity, contact Director Junie Hutchinson, 902-697-2117, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Annual Dinner Theatre Fundraiser
Join us for a four-course meal and an evening of entertainment
April 17, 18, 19 at 6pm
Tickets $50 ($25 tax receipt)
Come and enjoy the fun when a meeting of the Temperance Society goes “awry” (or rum-te-tum) in the musical Temperance in a Teacup. The Temperance meetings will be held on April 17, 18 and 19th in the Temperance Hall in Upper Performance Centre. The hall will open its doors at 6: 15 and the meeting will begin at 6:30 with appetizers.
The evening will include a roast beef four course dinner with a (shhhhhhh) cash beer/wine bar. You may attend the Temperance meeting for a contribution of $50 and you will receive a $25 tax receipt.
There will also be a Silent Auction. Along with the auction, for every additional $25 (you can buy as many as you wish), you will get a ticket on a draw for a Golden ticket which will allow free admission for two for all CentreStage events in 2016. There will be a Golden ticket for each night!
Call Lana Churchill, 902-542-2186, for more information or to reserve tickets for the Temperance meeting. Reservations can also be made at 902-678-8040. If attending the present play, they can be obtained from Front of House at intermission.
Come and join us for a “cuppa” in April!