Is He Dead?
Written by Mark Twain
Adapted by David Ives
Directed by Paul Roder
Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, is in love with Marie Leroux but in debt to a villainous picture-dealer, Bastien Andre. Andre forecloses on Millet, threatening debtor's prison unless Marie marries him. Millet realizes that the only way he can pay his debts and keep Marie from marrying Andre is to die, as it is only dead painters who achieve fame and fortune. So, is he dead?
Performing March 21 - April 6, 2014
This year's annual fundraiser will include a performance of Is He Dead? Of course, it will be preceded by some great food and a silent and oral auction.
One Night Only: April 5, 2014
House opens at 6:30pm.
Show starts at 8:00pm
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by Tony Bump
The story concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. The musical introduced such songs as "Anything Goes", "You're the Top", and "I Get a Kick Out of You."
Performing May 30 - June 22, 2014
Crazy Old Man
Music and Lyrics by Darrell Baker
Book by Tina Arth, Darrell Baker & Carl Coughlan
Crazy Old Man is an original musical that puts the oft-told story of Noah’s ark into a unique and captivating new framework. The essential plot elements are all there (Noah, evil, boat, animals, flood), but in this telling it is the individual characters, rather than the storm, that bring the story to life. No wooden saint, Noah is portrayed as just, fair, and ethical – but also as a consummate cheese maker and a darned fine mayor. His wife, children, friends and neighbors are regular folks, not cardboard Biblical caricatures. Sam, the proprietor of “Sam’s Seed ‘n Feed,” evokes more of Andy Griffith’s Mayberry than Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments.
Supported by a generous grant from HACC.
Performing July 11 - August 3, 2014