Theatre-Arts 2016-17 season of Merriment and Mirth
with laughter, suspense and yule-tide cheer, Corinth Theatre-Arts
2016-17 season will provide patrons with a variety of
entertaining shows to attend.
This season, weve kept it lighthearted with
a theme of Merriment and Mirth, said
CT-A Board Member and actress Jan Soltz. Theres
something for everyone from singing and dancing
nuns to talking animals.
From a performers standpoint, there are roles available
for those ages six to 106, she continued. We
are hoping to bring a little laughter every couple of
months. Weve tried to provide a good balance of
shows from old classics to newer fare.
The upcoming season line up is as follows:
Nunsense 2, The Second
The action takes place six weeks after the sisters have
staged their first benefit. The sisters are back presenting
a thank you show for all those who supported
them in the past. But now, theyre a bit slicker,
having been bitten by the theatre bug. Things
off to a rousing start as the sisters sing Nunsense, the
Magic Word, but before long, chaos erupts. Two Franciscans
come to claim Sister Mary Amnesia (who has won the Publishers
Clearing House Sweepstakes) as one of their own. At the
same time, the nuns hear that a talent scout is in the
audience to see them strut their stuff. From the riotous
bingo game run by Sister Amnesia to the hilarious duet,
What would Elvis do?, to the rousing finale,
Theres Only One Way to End Your Prayers and
Thats to Say Amen! this show will have
patrons rolling in the aisles!
Auditions for this show have already been held. Production
dates are Aug. 1821.
Robin Hood (A L.I.N.K
Hood, the outlaw of Sherwood Forest, leads a merry life
with his followers. Anyone who is hungry or who has no
place to live is welcome in the greenwood. The citizens
of the forest oppose the wicked Prince John. Hes
taken the place of King Richard the Lion-hearted, who
has gone to the Holy Land on a crusade. One day a caravan
cuts through the wood, In the convoy is Robins childhood
sweetheart, Maid Marian, ward of King Richard. Alas, the
evil lady Merle or Cornwall plans to force Marian to marry
the prince in an effort to make John more acceptable to
the people of England. Its up to Robin to stop the
marriage, defeat the nasty sheriff and secure Nottingham
for the Kings return. He accomplishes it all in
a rousing fashion!
Auditions for the show are from 4 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 8
and 9. Production dates are Sept. 1314.
Arsenic and Old Lace
will meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate
their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously
acceptable roomers, the antics of their brother
who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt and the activities of
their other brother.The famous comedy success produced
a smash hit in New York and on the road.
Auditions for the show are from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept.12
and 13. Production dates are Oct. 2730.
The Best Christmas Pageant
this hilarious Christmas classic, 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. Audiences wont believe the
mayhem and the fun when the Herdmens
collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful
comedy is adapted from the best-selling young adult book
and has become a holiday staple for groups across the
United States. The production features plenty of great
roles for children and adults, a few Christmas Carols
and a lot of laughs!
Auditions are from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
Production dates are Dec. 1214 for school shows
and Dec. 15-18 for public performances.
Whos Got the Will
Set in a small Texas town in anytime, U.S.A, Daddys
Dyin concerns the reunion of a family gathered to
await the imminent death of their patriarch, who has recently
suffered a physically as well as mentally disabling stroke.
In essence, however, it is not the story of the impending
demise of the father or of the drafting of his will, but
of a rebirth of the spirit of the family unit. Without
becoming ponderous, losing a sense of humor or pandering
to timeworn cliches about Texans or Texas drawls, the
story shares many elements of a good summer novel: Its
a fast, delicious, easy read with funny moments, and characters
the audience will care about.
Auditions are from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 9 and 10. Production
dates are Feb. 2226.
Lend me a Tenor
Set in September of 1934, the play opens to find Saunders,
the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company
is primed to welcome the world famous, Tito Morelli, II
Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear
for one night only as the lead role in Giuseppe Verdis
Otello. The star arrives late and, through
a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose
of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that
Saunders and his assistant Max believe hes dead.
In a frantic attempt to to salvage the evening, Saunders
persuades Max to get into Morellis Otello costume
and fool the audience into thinking hes II Stupendo.
Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets
into his other costume to perform. Now two women are running
around in costume and two women are running around in
lingerie, each thinking she is with II Stupendo. A sensation
on Broadway and in Londons West End, this madcap,
screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed
Auditions are from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 27 and 28. Production
dates are April 59.
Here is a lovely version of the adventures of Dr. Dolittle,
the gentle Englishmen who can talk to animals. All his
furry and feathered friends are along for the ride including
Jip, the dog; Dab-Dab, the duck; Chee-Chee, the monkey;
Gub-Gub the pig; and, of course, Polynesia, the parrot;
as well as a slew of seagulls, dolphins and sharks, and
the unique two-headed creature, PushmiPullyu. Audiences
will follow Dr. Dolittle to Africa to cure a tribe of
sick monkeys, watch him thwart a fierce band of greedy
pirates, and join him on a mission to rescue Professor
Long Arrow, a famous naturalist, on the volcanic island
of Popsipetal. In between exotic adventures, there are
also money troubles at home, precipitated by the tax collectors
greedy wife, that Sarah Dolittle, the doctors sister
and housekeeper, can hardly deal with. Dr, Dolittle finally
lands in court for a climactic trial with a surprising
resolution. Craig Sodaros adaptation beautifully
captures the whimsical humor and deep-felt love for all
creatures of the Dolittle stories.
Auditions are from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 10 and 11. Production
dates are May 1821.
Spectators should note that all showtimes are 7:30 p.m.
(doors open at 7 p.m.) with the exception of Sunday matinees
which are at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.) Season tickets
are now available for purchase at a cost of $70 which
is just $10 per show. At $12 for regular admission, buying
a season equates to a savings of $14 for patrons.
It is a wonderful value and a great opportunity
for those who would like to see all seven shows,
said Soltz. It is also a good option for families
since the tickets can be split up however they want. They
may choose to reserve seats for each show or use them
all on one production. The choice is completely up to
(For more information and to purchase season tickets contact
Corinth Theatre-Arts at 662-287-2995. The theatre is located
at 303 Fulton Drive in Corinth.)
for New Donors
Theatre-Arts is proud to be part of northeast Mississippi's
strong and vibrant performing-arts community. And we know
that you are, too.
the only community theatre in this section of northeast
Mississippi, CT-A takes seriously our responsibility to
enrich and enhance the quality of life here. Our varied
and diverse performances entertain thousands of audience
members each season, our educational outreaches bring
the magic of theatre to thousands of youngsters and our
series of talent showcases, workshops and classes open
our theatre to everyone interested in the stage.
And we'd be honored to have you join us.
can be a key element in achieving our mission - and let
Corinth know you support the performing arts -- by becoming
a CT-A donor. Our upcoming season includes seven productions
including musicals, family shows, adult comedies and plays
from local authors as well as a summer camp, school shows,
workshops, our always popular monthly Cabarets and other
events. Becoming a donor means you're strengthening our
community and making northeast Mississippi a destination
for talent and creativity. In addition, your donation
nets you benefits such as season tickets, season t-shirts,
your name in the CT-A playbill and an invitation to our
end-of-season awards program. Plus, your donation qualifies
for a tax-deductible donation under IRS code 501(c)3 to
the full amount the law provides.
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