2018 THEATER SEASON
July 13 - 14
"The Stage" Theatre Makerspace Summer Camp presents...
It's Not Ugly...It's Art!
A Manhattan art dealer, Reginald Broake, discovers a rare Picasso painting and jumps at the opportunity to purchase it. Broake invites two wealthy art enthusiasts to his gallery in hopes of creating a bidding war for the rare piece. But before his clients arrive, the gallery’s security guard, Max, suffers a freak accident in which his face bursts through the center of the prized Picasso portrait and he is unable to remove his head from the painting. With the artwork ruined, Reginald thinks all is lost, including his gallery. However, when the art enthusiasts arrive, they are enthralled with what they think is an extremely rare three-dimensional Picasso. And with the portrait even more hideous than expected, these art collectors are convinced that it might be the most valuable Picasso ever discovered. But with a Picasso stuck on his head, Max finds it difficult to woo his secret love, Reginald’s daughter, and it soon becomes apparent that art, like love, is truly most appreciated by the eye of the beholder!
July 13 at 7:00 pm, and July 14 at 2:00 pm
Junior play production by students of "The Stage" Theatre Makerspace Summer Camp.
Tickets: Students $8, Adults $12
Sponsored by Simmons Bank.
July 26 - 28
Summer Musical Production
Deloris Van Cartier is an aspiring singer in Philadelphia, where she is auditioning to perform at her gangster boyfriend’s nightclub. Deloris believes that Curtis is going to introduce her to a big producer, but is upset when he tells her she is not ready. Hurt and rejected, Deloris decides to break up with him, but when she goes to find him she accidentally sees him kill one of his cronies. Deloris runs to the police, who place her in hiding at a convent until Curtis is brought to trial. At first, Deloris feels as though it will be the worst thing in the world, chafing against the constraints of convent life and an immovable Reverend Mother, but once she is introduced to the struggling choir at the convent, everything changes. She finds that many of the nuns at the convent are not that different from her, and that they are quite fun to be around. They help give her a bigger purpose in her life, showing her a genuine love and affection that was missing prior to her arrival at the convent. Sister Act is a joyous show that uses music to bring different communities, and lifestyles, together.
July 26 (opening night) - 28 at 7:30 pm, and July 29 at 2:00 p.m.
Director: Lindsey Collins, Music Director: Andee Book
Tickets: $18 members/$22 non-members, $10 students