Summer Stage 2015
Sin, Sex & the C.I.A.
June 4-5-6 at 7:30 7 at 2:30
by Michael Parker, Susan Parker
Huge oil reserves have been discovered in The Chagos Islands, a vast archipelago stretching for hundreds of miles across the Indian Ocean. O.P.E.C. is pressuring the Chagosians to join the cartel. The Chagosians, however, are interested in placing themselves under the protection of the U.S. A secret meeting between a representative of the islands and a U.S. under secretary of state, Margaret Johnson, has been arranged in a C.I.A. safehouse in the mountains of Virgina. Unfortunately, no one knows who the island's representative really is. Concerned about possible O.P.E.C. interference, the C.I.A. has sent agent Luke James to secure the cabin. An eager beaver on his first field assignment, we are left to wonder how he ever got the job. He gets caught in all his own booby traps, manages to electrocute himself, sets himself on fire, gets a bucket stuck on his head, and if that isn't enough, he finally locks himself in his own handcuffs! We discover that Daniel Warren is replacing the regular safe-house caretaker, Mr. Cole, who was having some medical problems. Daniel is an ex marine with a dry wit, who has little patience for Luke James or the C.I.A., which he calls the "Complete Idiots Academy". To complicate matters, he finds himself the target of Margaret Johnson's overactive libido. The stage is now set for the entrance of The Reverend Samuel Abernathy, a hell and damnation evangelist, who finds sin around every corner, even when there isn't any. His car has broken down, not far from the cabin, and he is stranded. He seeks shelter for the night, for himself and Millicent, his dowdy and innocent (or is she?) secretary. Adding to the chaos is Heather Ann Faraday, the sexy, mysterious next door neighbor, who also needs to stay the night because her power went out in the storm.
June 11-12-13 at 7:30 14 at 2:30
by Ron House, Alan Shearman, Diz White, John Neville Andrews, Derek Cunningham
This parody of low-budget 30s detective movies typifies British heroism at its dumbest. Teutonic villain Otto Von Brunno and his evil mistress Lenya crash their plane in the English countryside and kidnap Professor Fenton, who has discovered a formula for making synthetic diamonds. Bullshot Crummond is called to the rescue by the professor's daughter Rosemary. The two meet at the Carlton Tea Rooms, where Crummond is convinced that their waiter is Otto in disguise. The real Otto shows up, paralyzes Crummond with a fiendish ray and crams a stick of dynamite in Crummond's mouth that will explode when the next person enters the room. Rosemary enters, but the static electricity in her fur wrap averts the detonation. Crummond and Rosemary pursue Otto and Lenya in a hair-raising car chase, only to plunge over a cliff. They survive and sneak into the dungeons of Otto's hideout - where the professor is being tortured. Crummond loses the ensuing saber duel with Otto. Unperturbed, Crummond finally triumphs by shooting the rest of the cast.
June 18-19-20 at 7:30 21 at 2:30 25-26-27 at 7:30 29 at 2:30
Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Book by Julian Fellowes
New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it." Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft. This show is a perfect opportunity to showcase a strong, iconic female performer, as well as unique special effects and illusions