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2009-2010 Season

Ladies First 

by Robert Gerlach and James McDonald 

September 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 2009 
Auditions: July 20, 21, 22, 2009 • 7:00 P.M. 

In this comedy by the authors of “Something’s Afoot”, Jackie Kennedy is very nervous on an afternoon in January, 1962. She has completed the restoration of the White House and has invited Eleanor, Bess, Mamie, Pat and Lady Bird to give their opinions. And do they ever! They criticize the way she runs the White House and take her to task for being uninvolved politically. When Mrs. Roosevelt commands her to head the crusade for women’s rights, a hilarious political hurricane ensues. Each discovers something about herself, her relationship with her husband, and how touching and funny it can be to hold the highest non paying job in the U.S.A. 

A Christmas Story
By Philip Grecian. 
Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh 
Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd. 

November 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2009 
Auditions: September 21, 22, 23, 2009 • 7:00 P.M. 

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9- year-old Ralphie in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday classic. 

I Ought to be in Pictures
by Neil Simon 

January 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 2010 
Auditions: November 16, 17, 18, 2009 • 7:00 P.M. 

Herb, a Hollywood scriptwriter currently “at liberty” is surprised when his forgotten past reappears in the form of Libby, a teenage daughter who’s trekked from Brooklyn with dreams of movie stardom. With Steffy, his sometime paramour at his side, Herb decides to take another stab at fatherhood and hopefully this time, get it right... 
“Terrific...sweet, dandy and touching...a mature, memorable play that brings joy to the season.”-N.Y. Post 

12 Angry Men
Adapted by Sherman Sergel. 
Based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose. 

March 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 2010 
Auditions: January 11, 12, 13, 2010 • 7:00 P.M. 

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case of murder soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors’ prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other. 

Smoke on the Mountain: The Homecoming
by Connie Ray 
Conceived by Alan Bailey with Musical Arrangements by Mike Craver. 

May 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 18, 29, 30, 2010 
Auditions: March 8, 9, 10, 2010 • 7:00 P.M. 

It’s October, 1945, and the gospel-singing Sanders Family is back together again. The war is over and America’s years of prosperity are just beginning. But there’s another kind of rite of passage at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, where Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe is giving his last service. He’s been called to preach in Texas, and he’s already bought a ten-gallon hat and is preparing to ride into the sunset with his wife June, who is eight months pregnant. Tomorrow morning, young Dennis Sanders takes over as Mount Pleasant’s pastor. Join the Sanders Family as they send Mervin and June off in style, with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five toe-tapping Bluegrass Gospel favorites.