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October 6-8, 2016
Auditions: August 22
Revived in 2002 by the Royal National Theatre in a production that sparkled on Broadway,Private Lives is one of the most sophisticated, entertaining plays ever written. Elyot and Amanda, once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel, meet by chance, reignite the old spark and impulsively elope. After days of being reunited, they again find their fiery romance alternating between passions of love and anger. Their aggrieved spouses appear and a roundelay of affiliations ensues as the women first stick together, then apart, and new partnerships are formed.
Private Lives Cast List
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
November 30, December 1-3, 2016
Auditions: October 9
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.
February 16-18, 2017
Auditions: December 11
The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–11, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. It is set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skilful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to lure his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand.
Spring Musical - TBA
April 19-22, 2017
Auditions: February 19
The Laramie Project
June 22-24, 2017
Auditions: May 7
"The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, recording hours of interviews with the town's citizens over a two-year period. The film adaptation dramatizes the troupe's visit, using the actual words from the transcripts to create a portrait of a town forced to confront itself.
July 12-15, 2017
Auditions: May 21
Based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book of the same name, Matilda follows Matilda Wormwood, a bright little girl who immerses herself in books. Matilda is discarded and belittled by her dimwitted parents—her father insists on calling her a boy and harps on her “stupidity” for preferring reading to watching the telly—and her hostile headmistress, the outrageous and wicked Miss Trunchbull. Reclusive, but with an ever-growing imagination and sharp mind, and with a caring protector in her teacher Miss Honey, Matilda dreams of a better life, daring to take a stand against unjust forces and to grasp her destiny in her own, tiny hands.
General public: $7
MAC Students and Senior Citizens: $3
All seats are reserved.
Tickets for all shows, except touring shows, may be purchased beginning
3 weeks prior to the performance at the MAC Bookstore by calling
(573) 518-2106. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night
of the performance, dependent on availability, beginning at 6:00 pm.
High School / Middle School Groups:
If you would like to bring your group of students to one of our shows, please call Amanda at (573) 518-3808 to reserve a group rate of $3 per person, which
also includes a tour backstage prior to the show.
Anybody can audition for shows! See above for audition dates. All auditions take place in the MAC Theatre unless otherwise indicated. If you have any questions about auditioning, please call the theatre office at (573) 518-2181.
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