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August 5th through 22nd - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
February 3rd through 20th - Divorce Southern Style
September 23rd through October 10th - Harvey
March 31st through April 17th - Honk!
December 2nd through 19th - The Best Christmas Pageant Ever


2010-2011 Season - Celebrating 35 Years
Old Courthouse Theatresm presents


The comedy-musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is based on the popular 1988 film by the same title starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin. It's about two fraudsters, Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson, living on the French Riviera. Lawrence is a cultivated and suave gentleman who cons rich ladies out of their money. Freddy on the other hand is a small time American thief who cons women into giving him money by telling made up stories about his sick grandmother.
They agree that the first person to successfully steal $50,000 from the young Chistine Colgate will get to stay in town, while the loser gets to leave. The battle between them then starts, with many twists and laughs along the way.

PG-13

A Musical David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane

Director: Craig Spradley

Musical Director: John Stafford

Choreographer: Mitzi Ballard

Cast List & More info

Performances:
August 5, ,6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 at 8:00pm
August 8, 15, 22 at 2:30pm - Sunday Matinees


Nearly 30 years after first debuting on the Old Courthouse Theatre's stage everyone's favorite six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, "Harvey" is returning! This beloved Pulitzer Prize winning play is the basis for the famous Oscar winning movie, of the same title, "Harvey", starring Jimmy Stewart.
When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elwood's hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also! The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. When he shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend Harvey, it seems that the mild-mannered Elwood's delusion has had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn't so bad after all.

Family Friendly, G

A Play by Mary Chase

Director: Heather Wilson

Cast List

Performances:
September 23, 24, 25    October 1, 2, 8, 9 at 8:00pm
September 26, October 3, 10 at 2:30pm - Sunday Matinees


A favorite among Old Courthouse Theatre members, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever", is a hilarious Christmas tale. A couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids-- probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem-- and the fun-- when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!
"An American classic."-- McCall's Magazine.
"One of the best Christmas stories ever-- and certainly one of the funniest."-- Seattle Times.
This delightful comedy is adapted from the best selling book and the only story ever to run twice in McCall's Magazine.

Family Friendly, G

A Play by Barbara Robinson

Director: Jonathan M Ewart

 

Audition dates:
October 4 & 5 @ 6:30 - 8:30pm

Audition information

Performances:
December 2, 3, 4,   10, 11, 17, 18 at 8:00pm
December 5, 12, 19 at 2:30pm - Sunday Matinees
December 18 @ 2:30pm - Saturday Matinees


After making it's OCT debut last season on the Black Box stage, to a standing room only audience, "Divorce Southern Style" is coming to the main stage and joining our regular season of shows.
An established favorite with stock theatres, this fast-paced, wildly funny farce centers on the zany schemes of a middle-aged divorcee who decides that the time is ripe to get back together with her ex-husband. Divorced for fifteen years, and running low on cash, Eleanor Bander decides reconciliation with her ex-husband (whose second wife died the year before) is her best hope. To lure him within striking range, she tells him that their daughter is about to be married—hinting that it is a forced situation—when the truth is that the daughter is merely engaged again (for the fifth time) to her long-standing fiancé. The ex-husband, Walter, not only arrives but brings along his current flame, a former classmate who was Eleanor's competition from high-school days. As the plot thickens, which it does with growing hilarity, Eleanor's friends and neighbors become involved in the action, culminating in a sur-prise birthday party where the truth, at last, comes out. But Walter is pre-pared to forgive and forget, and falls easily into Eleanor's trap. So easily, in fact, that Eleanor is the one who now has second thoughts—deciding that it is better, after all, to stay single and broke than to resume the bickering that drove her away from Walter in the first place.

PG-13

A Play by Jennifer Jarrett

 

Audition dates:
December 6 & 7 @ 7-9pm

Performances:
February 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 8:00pm
February 6, 13 & 20 at 2:30pm - Sunday Matinees


"Honk!", based upon Hans Christian Andersen's beloved tale of The Ugly Duckling, is the story of Ugly, whose odd, gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry Cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny, but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms.

In the London season featuring the appearance of "The Lion King," "Honk!" became a stand-out by winning the 2000 Olivier Award (the British equivalent of the Tony Award) for Best New Musical.

"Honk!" was written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (dubbed "The brightest hopes for the future of the British musical" by The London Daily Telegraph).

Family Friendly, G

A Musical by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe


Audition dates:
February 7 & 8 @ 7-9pm

Performances:
March 31, April 1, 2   8, 9, 15, 16 at 8:00pm
April 3, 10, 17 at 2:30pm - Sunday Matinees
April 9 @ 2:30pm - Saturday Matinees