Our 2016 Season!
Cash On Delivery!
By Michael Cooney.
Performance Dates February 19- March 6 2016
Additional auditions for Cash on Delivery will occur on Monday January 11, at 7 p.m.
in the Black Box Theater at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N Galloway, Mesquite, TX
This fast paced farce concerns a con artist who has duped the welfare authorities for years by claiming every type of benefit for the innumerable people he claims live at his address. This scam nets him tens of thousands tax free. Just when he decides to kill off many of the imaginary recipients because matters are getting a bit too risky, welfare investigators show up. Some make inquiries about what is going on while others offer additional benefits for which he has not yet applied. To outwit the investigators, the con artist enlists help from one of his real lodgers and from his Uncle George.
Brighton Beach Memoirs
By Neil Simon.
Performance Dates April 15 – May 1, 2016
Audition Dates Feb 22 – 23, 2016
Part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and Grandpa the Socialist and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style.
Red, White and Tuna
By Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, Ed Howard.
Performance Dates June 10-26, 2016
The Third Installment in the Tuna trilogy, it's been several years since we left Bertha and Arles dancing at the end of A Tuna Christmas...Did the romance blossom? Has Didi Snavley received any "cosmic" communications from R.R.'s UFO? Did Stanley make his fortune in the Albuquerque taxidermy business? These and other burning questions will be asked and answered in the side-splitting spoof of life in small town Texas. Along with Tuna's perennial favorites, some new Tuna denizens burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion. This sets the stage for a show full of fireworks and fun from the land where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies..
Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Book by Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, and George Keating
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall, and Tom Yohe.
Performance Dates August 5-21, 2016
Audition Dates June 13-14, 2016
Based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970's Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, and more through clever, tuneful songs, Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as "Just A Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly," and "Conjunction Junction."
By Ted Tiller.
Performance Dates October 14-30, 2016
Audition Dates August 22 -23, 2016
Based on Bram Stoker’s novel, this is a witty version of the classic story of the suave vampire whose passion is sinking teeth into the throats of young women. Set in the 1930’s, young Mina has taken ill, and her best friend Lucy has mysteriously died. Her uncle and her fiancée enlist the assistance of Professor Van Helsing to solve the mystery.
Count Dracula is a perfect addition to your Halloween plans.