2018 Season of Forgiveness

(Ephesians 4:32) Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. 
If The Good Lord's Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise - [Cast List]
By Pat Cook
Directed by DeAnn Martin
January 25-February 03

Produced by special arrangement with Eldrige Plays and Musicals

This zany comedy, in the spirit of Kaufman and Hart, centers on Doc, an eccentric old man whose house caters to all sorts of characters. Now a retired judge, he spends his days "enjoying life." When he's not flying around the countryside in his balloon or fishing in a nearby dry riverbed, he works on his books of nonsense. This prompts his daughter, Charlotte, to decide he's lost his marbles. So, conspiring with a sly lawyer, she plans to not only become his guardian but also sell his house and property. Throw in a psychologist on her first case, love sick teenagers, an irate school bus driver and an occasional artist or two and it's a madhouse! Will Doc be committed or not? Of course he offers his own defense. "You ought to try tilting at a windmill every so often," he philosophizes. "It’s great exercise and a nice breeze goes with it." When he shows up at his sanity hearing dressed as a magician, his daughter and her lawyer think they have it all sewed up. However, Doc has a few surprise rabbits to pull out of the hat. This tour de force is appropriate for schools, churches, dinner theaters and all audiences. Can Doc pull it off? As Leo says, "There is method to his madness." And Doc shows one and all what a little nonsense can do "If the Good Lord's Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise."

Auditions: November 06-November 07

Cotton Patch Gospel (Musical) - [Cast List]
By Tom Key, Russell Treyz, and Harry Chapin.
Directed by Zoe Koelling
March 08-March 17

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing

This "Greatest Story Ever Retold" is based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan in which the Gospel is presented in a setting of rural Georgia with country music songs, the final and perhaps best work of Harry Chapin. As this Gospel begins, they sing that "Somethin's a-brewin' in Gainesville." Herod is the mayor of Atlanta and, inevitably, Christ is lynched by local thugs only to rise again. Drama critics loved this show and so did a broad spectrum of religious commentators. SGT teams with Lighthouse Preparatory Academy to bring you one of Harry Chapin's best shows. CLOSED AUDITIONS

Auditions: January 01-January 01

Jessica - [Cast List]
By Curtis Wayne Treat
Directed by Candy and Curtis Treat
April 12-April 21

Produced by special arrangement with Triple Treat Publishing

As her mother lies in a hospital bed dying, Becky learns for the first time that she had a sister, Jessica. Who is Jessica and why has Becky never heard of her before? Jessica is the story of a life lost in the silent holocaust and the people affected by that life and loss. Jessica is a story of struggle, a story of life, a story of love. Who is Jessica and what did her life stand for? Jessica is a play that shows every life matters.

Auditions: January 29-January 30

The Praying Man - [Cast List]
By Ron Boutwell
Directed by Cheryl Belt
May 31-June 09

Produced by special arrangement with Stained Glass Publishing

Fifty years ago in Belle Plains, Texas, a young boy committed an unspeakable act of evil. The town urchin was blamed and driven from Belle Plains. He vowed to take his revenge. Today, the town is still haunted by its "night of shame," but few are willing to even speak of the event. Rumor has it that a wealthy stranger has come to town buying up property. Could he be the one they've feared would come? Into this situation, God sends Tanner, a young man of prayer, calling him into a spiritual life-and-death struggle.

Auditions: March 19-March 20

Little Women
By Scott Davidson based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
Directed by Kirsten Chaney
July 19-August 04

Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services

Share this timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Together the March family learns to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up. Interlaced with warmth, family loyalty and traditional values, all these important events provide us with a better understanding of our own lives.

Auditions: May 07-May 08

John, His Story
By Jeanette Clift George
Directed by Denise Thoenen
September 06-September 15

Good news for today from the gospel of John. Based on John 20:31, this is a joyful and vibrant re-telling of Jesus' seven miracles described in the fourth Gospel, featuring four actors portraying 27 biblical characters. John, His Story was written by award-winning playwright Jeannette Clift George. The show was originally produced by A.D. Players and Lamb's Players in San Diego with an off-Broadway New York run in 1998.

Auditions: June 25-June 26

That's Princess - With a Pea! (Musical)
By Elliot Baker
Directed by Roger Martin
October 18-October 27

Produced by special arrangement with Eldrige Plays and Musicals

Prince Fred wants more than anything to find the princess of his dreams. His mother, the queen, wants to stay young – in other words, no marriage and no grandchildren! And that means no partying or dancing. To preserve the appearance that the queen wants Fred to marry, the kingdom has advertised far and wide for a suitable princess. Unfortunately, the outlook is bleak until the Jester finds an incognito princess. Tired of being deluged with unsuitable suitors proposed by her military-like father, Princess Philamena has escaped and taken employment in Fred’s palace as a chambermaid. Will Fred and Phil fall in love? Will the queen accept this chambermaid as a true princess? Will the three stooges stop having to guard the king? Wait, there are three stooges in here? It all comes down to a small pea, and a determined princess.

Auditions: July 23-July 24

A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas
By Laurie Brooks
Directed by Gail Clements
November 29-December 15

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing

It is their poorest winter ever, the crops have been devastated by locusts and the family must make a difficult decision that could change the family dynamics. This original play presents the poignant story of the "missing" two years in the life of the Ingalls family - the only substantial period that Laura chose not to write about in her Little House books. Told with period songs, humor and depth of character, A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas tells a story of healing that celebrates the importance of enduring family bonds.

Auditions: September 17-September 18