2016 Season of Hospitality

(Hebrews 13:2) Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
When Glenda Laughs - [Cast List]
by Curtis Wayne Treat
Directed by Candy and Curtis Treat
January 21-January 30

Produced by Special Arrangement with Leap of Faith Productions and Triple Treat Publishing

This family comedy follows Glenda and her family and friends in three adventures through grade school, high school, and young adult hood as she experiences faith, hope, and love. Come live and laugh with Glenda!

The Music Man - [Cast List]
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Meredith Wilson, Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
Directed by Zoe Koelling
March 10-March 19

Presented through special arrangement with the Music Theatre International (MTI) and in partnership with Lighthouse Preparatory Academy (LPA)

There's trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. Meredith Wilson's six-time, TONY Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize - this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.

CLOSED AUDITIONS FOR LPA STUDENTS ONLY.

Don't Kick The Turkeys - [Cast List]
By Andy and Jennifer Hansen
Directed by Dale Wilkes
April 14-April 23

Produced by Special Arrangement with Lillenas Drama

It is only Rev. Thompson's third day as pastor of New Hope Church. His secretary lays down the laws of the office, the janitor is "fixing" everything in sight, the most prestigious member of the congregation is on the war path and an eccentric lay-person presents some far out ideas for Sunday morning's special. The calamity and humor only escalate when a daycare moves into the church building after the pipes in their own building burst. Can God work in such a situation? Along side the laughs are striking similarities to almost every church. Not only will your fellow church members be rolling with laughter, they will be touched at the message behind the apparent chaos.

Family Camp - [Cast List]
Contributors: Dave Avanzino, Craig Wilson
Directed by Gail Clements
June 02-June 11

Produced by Special Arrangement with Lillenas Drama

Set in the late 1940s, this play transports cast and audience back to an old-school Christian campground where families have gone for generations. The evening of the play is the last night of camp, when it is revealed that the Dinsdales, long-time owners of Camp Awannahikealotta, have to sell the camp due to financial troubles. The buyer, Mr. Abbott, has big plans to modernize everything by doing away with all outdoor camping activities. The evening's festivities of sketch comedy, music, improve, and audience interaction culminate in the Annual Staff Talent Show where everyone has a chance to share why they love the camp so much. All that's left is to see if Abbott will be convinced to preserve the natural charm of Camp Awannahikealotta for years to come.

Charlotte's Web - [Cast List]
Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Based on the book by E.B. White.
Directed by Tina Brown
July 21-August 06

Produced by Special Arrangement with Dramatic Publishing

The Children's Literature Association named this "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years," and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation. The costumes and unit set may be quite simple—it's the story and relationships that make the show—or they may be as colorful and elaborate as you wish. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be "a true friend and a good writer." Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will give your actors a great opportunity and your audience an evening of enchantment.

Songs in The Night - [Cast List]
by Joseph Ransom
Directed by Cheryl Belt
September 08-September 17

Produced by Special Arrangement with Stained Glass Theatre

"It is not enough to have a song on your lips. You must also have a song in your heart." Most people held no hope for Fanny Crosby, the little blind girl. Blindness, cholera and family tragedy could not prevent her from becoming a woman of faith who wrote almost 9,000 hymns the world has sung for a hundred years.

A Man Called Peter - [Cast List]
Adapted by John McGreevey. From the book by Catherine Marshall
Directed by Bernie Houchens
October 20-October 29

Produced by Special Arrangment with Dramatic Publishing

Peter Marshall has gathered into his home the young people of the community. He makes their joys and sorrows his own. His wife knows how ready he is to overtax his strength on behalf of others, but he good-humoredly evades her efforts to shield him. To Peter Marshall, life is service. Sometimes this means he gives offense to the more conservative elements in the church. Two elder members are scandalized when they walk in on their minister illustrating (with the tea cloth on his head) how to play the role of an Arab sheik. He even opposes a distinguished senator when he finds him determined to jail a boy who has erred but is now ready to live honestly. Although he has even more serious problems, we see his indomitable spirit triumphing over every threat.

A Charlie Brown Christmas - [Cast List]
by Charles M. Schulz
Directed by Mila Moore
December 01-December 17

Presented by Special Arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library

December 17th - the show WILL go on this afternoon as scheduled! See you at the theatre! When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus' help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is.

Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer