Upcoming Shows, Auditions and More!



Opening August 25th:

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

A Musical with music and lyrics by William Finn.

Based on a book by Rachel Sheinkin.

Directed by Cheryl Blauer

Run dates: 8/25, 8/26, 8/31, 9/1, 9/2, 9/3, 9/7, 9/8, 9/9, 9/10, 9/14, 9/15, 9/16

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee offers a satirical look at six wacky kids (played by adults), along with some audience volunteers, competing in their local county spelling bee. There are three adults along to oversee the competition, and the contestants learn much about life and themselves as they use their individual and eccentric techniques in spelling the difficult words they’re given.

The spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn’t everything in this fast paced crowd pleaser. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, this musical is a delightful den of comedic genius. The 2005 Broadway production was nominated for 6 Tony Awards!

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.

Rating:  Contains adult situations and language.

The cast for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”:
Chip Tolentino (Jesus) – Dan Thelen
Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere – Madison Pintar
Leaf Coneybear – Drake Powell
William Barfee – Steven Santos Cfd
Marcy Park – Jillian Durrant
Olive Ostrovsky- Sarah Wright
Rona Lisa Perretti \ Olive’s Mom (alt. parts) – Erin Van Engelen
Olive’s Mom \ Rona Lisa Perretti (alt.) – Michelle Green
Mitch Mahoney – Evencio Baheng


Upcoming Auditions August 26th & 27th for:baskerville

“Baskerville – A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”

A comedy written by Ken Ludwig.

Directed by Curtis Ransom.

Run dates: 10/13, 10/14, 10/19, 10/20, 10/21, 10/22, 10/26, 10/27, 10/28

Audition dates Aug. 26 & 27 @ 2pm. For audition questions, contact Curtis Ransom at ranscurt@sbcglobal.net.

The script originally calls for 4 men and 1 woman (ages undefined) but the director is considering gender bending some of the male roles.

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure.“This new play turns one of Holmes’ most famous mysteries on its head. Instead of a heady whodunit, this production is a fast-paced comedy.” – Washington City Paper

Rating: Appropriate for adults and young people ages 11 and up.


2016/2017 Season Masque Award Winners

Hundreds of hours of work from came directors, actors, set-builders, scenic painters, program designers, costume, light & sound designers as well as house and box office staff, all volunteer. It takes an incredible amount of time and energy from our volunteers and we appreciate it beyond measure.  We are surrounded by stunningly talented people and these awards are only the tip of the iceberg in regards to the sheer talent we see every year.

Musical Awards:

Outstanding Actor in leading role: Christian Grey as Brad in Rocky

Outstanding Actress in leading role: Karen Marker as Violet in 9 to 5                         

Outstanding Actor in supporting role: Nicholas Bromund as Frank N Furter in Rocky

Outstanding Actress in supporting  role: Mary Knea as Roz in 9 to 5

Outstanding Actor in minor role: Todd Ryan King as Dr. Scott in Rocky

Outstanding Actress in minor role: Rebecca Lyons as Margaret in 9 to 5

Outstanding Lighting Design: Dan Allers for Rocky

Outstanding Sound Design: Steven Santos for 9 to 5

Outstanding Costume Design: Angela DeRisio for 9 to 5

Outstanding Set Design:  Shelby Bay for 9 to 5

Outstanding Director: Steven Santos for 9 to 5

Outstanding Musical:  9 to 5                              

Non-Musical Awards:

Outstanding Actor in leading role: Kevin Kimsey as Greg  in Sylvia                             

Outstanding Actress in leading role: Corrie Winterholler as Sylvia in Sylvia

Outstanding Actor in supporting role: Greg Finley as The Neighbor in When Did You Last See Your Trousers?

Outstanding Actress in supporting  role: Becky Kimsey as Kate in Sylvia

Outstanding Actor in minor role: Shane Turner as Captain Webber in When Did You Last See Your Trousers?

Outstanding Actress in minor role: Amy Wellman as Tammy-Jo Harper in Texas Love Potion

Outstanding Lighting Design: Dan Allers for When Did You Last See Your Trousers?

Outstanding Sound Design: Mary McGreaham for Texas Love Potion

Outstanding Costume Design: Elizabeth Greeley for Christmas Carol

Outstanding Set Design: Dan Allers & Kelliey Chavez for Texas Love Potion

Outstanding Program/Poster Art Design: Curtis Ransom for Christmas Carol

Outstanding Director: Jeff Thomson for Sylvia

Outstanding Non-musical: Sylvia



Upcoming Auditions:

“The Great American

Trailer Park

Christmas Musical”


A holiday musical. Directed by Kelliey Chavez. Music and lyrics by David Nehls, book by Betsy Kelso.

Audition dates: Saturday, September 9 at 2pm and Sunday, September 10 at 5pm.

Run dates: 11/24, 11/25, 11/30, 12/1, 12/2, 12/3, 12/7. 12/8, 12/9, 12/10, 12/14, 12/15, 12/16.

Must be 18+ to audition.

Sign Up for Auditions: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f44a8a62ea5fd0-great

For audition questions, contact Kelliey Chavez at Kelliey@Bluerealm.net or at 208-871-4685.

Its holiday time down in Armadillo Acres (Florida’s premier mobile-living community) and everyone’s filled with warmth and beer. Your favorite trio (Betty, Lin, and Pickles) jingle all the way with some new neighbors in an all-new, all-trailer-park musical!

When Darlene, the trailer park Scrooge, get a freak bout of amnesia just in time for the Christmas holiday decorating contest, it’s only a matter of time before the festivities include what we’ve come to expect from the residents – cat-fightin’, chair throwin’ and bad puns.

“… the writing [delivers] clever one-liners, puns, and zingers that leave the audience absolutely breathless with hearty laughter.” – Broadway World

Rating: Contains adult situations and language.

The cast includes 4 females and 2 males. Vocal score require 2 sopranos, 1-second soprano, 1 alto and 2 baritones or one baritone and 1 second tenor.

The show comes complete with the trailer park version of the 12 Days of Christmas and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. What’s unexpected is the dose of heart and humanity that it brings to the audience.

So, grab a cold one, tune up your singing voice and help celebrate the yuletide season a bit early this year as we make a triumphant return to the trailer park.

Anyone interested in auditioning should prepare a modern country song or something that shows your range but no epics like Phantom, Le Miz – we’re just not that sophisticated.

Auditioners’ should be prepared for a small dance audition and a cold reading from the script.


Darlene Seward: (age 30’s to 50’s) The year round “Scrooge”, Darlene hates everybody and everything. But underneath her hard exterior is someone who once believed in love and magic.

Rufus Jeter: (30’s–50’s) The well-liked Redneck with a Heart of Gold, Rufus enjoys “six-packs” and creating art. He befriends Darlene.

Jackson “Jackie” Boudreaux: (30’s–50’s) A self-made man creating a local chain of “breastaurants”; Jackie loves money, winning and his girlfriend.

Betty: (30’S—50’S) Part hard ass, part mother hen, Betty’s been the manager at the trailer park for 20+ years. Betty is grounded, earthy and dry-witted.

Linoleum “Lin”: (30’s –50’s) Formerly a death row wife, now a death row widow, Lin is having some trouble moving on. She is the “fieriest” of “The Girls”.

Donna aka “Pickles”: (early 20’S) A single mother after her hyste

rical pregnancy turned out to be real; Pickles is a devout believer in Santa Claus and the joy of the holidays. She is “airy” and wide-eyed.



Opening November 24th:


the “After-Hours” Chrismas Show 

Written by Jeff Goode. Directed by Shannon Foy.

Run Dates: November 24, 25 and December 1,2,8 and 9. Doors open@ 10:30pm and show starts @ 11:00pm

Auditions: Will be held by appointment. Please contact the Shannon Foy at swinginmartinis@yahoo.com for more information.

On a not so silent night, in a little town called Bethlehem, a greedy King and an irritable Shepherd, come to know the true meaning of UnXmas.

“This irreverently witty tale will defy your expectations from beginning to end, and you’ll love every minute of it.” – Erie Times News

“The perfect, fun and irreverent piece…at Christmas…”- Chico News Review

Rating: Adult content and language!

Ticket Prices: $10.00 for all shows. Eventbrite sales close two hours prior to each performance. Tickets may be available to purchase at the box office after this time.


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