2023/2024: Our 28th Season

HELLO, DOLLY! Musical
This musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s hit play THE MATCHMAKER bursts with humor, romance, energetic dance, and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again.
Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals
Directed by Cheryl Showalter
Open Auditions July 16 & 17 with callbacks July 18 if needed
Production Sept. 22, 23, 24, 29 & 30, 2023

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Play
The Cratchit family, preparing for a hearty Christmas in spite of their poverty, is dismayed to learn that their father will have to work on Christmas Day, as his employer, Mr. Scrooge, is mean and miserly. On Christmas Eve, after Scrooge dismisses Cratchit with savage ill humor and locks up for the night, his dead partner’s ghost undertakes to show him the error of his ways. When Christmas Day dawns, Scrooge is a changed man and with new joy goes about making amends for his grouchy ways. The play ends with a celebration in the Cratchit kitchen that has spelled Christmas for generations past and will for generations to come.
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois
Directed by Alexa Franklin
Open Auditions Oct. 16 & 17 with callbacks Oct. 18 if needed
Production Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8 & 9, 2023

Sponsored by The Bellevue Hospital

HANDS ON A HARDBODY Musical
For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor, and ambition, they’ll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is HANDS ON A HARDBODY, only one winner can drive away with the American Dream. Inspired by the true events of the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name.
Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals
Directed by Floyd Collins
Open Auditions Nov. 13 & 14 with callbacks Nov. 15 if needed
Production Jan. 26, 27, 28, Feb. 2 & 3, 2024

Children’s Theatre presents Disney’s FINDING NEMO JR. Musical
Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
Directed by Juliet Russell
Open Auditions (Ages 7–12) Jan. 7 with tentative callbacks Jan. 8
Production March 15, 16, 17, 22 & 23, 2024

Sponsored by Cornerstone Counseling

Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL Musical
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins to recognize and appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however — the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
Directed by Jodie Fleming
Open Auditions March 10 & 11 with callbacks March 13 if needed
Production May 10, 11, 12, 17 & 18, 2024

Sponsored by Mel & Jeanie Miller & Family

Teen Theatre presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY Musical
THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family — a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on a fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
Presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW)
Directed by Leslie Shanaman
Open Auditions (Ages 13–19) May 13 & 14 with callbacks May 15 if needed
Production July 12, 13, 14, 19 & 20, 2024

*Dates/times/titles subject to change pending availability/licensing/rights/royalties, etc.

SPECIAL EVENTS

MAGICALLY ORDINARY Magic Show
Magically Ordinary follows the misadventures of J.D. McKee on the opening night of his new ‘magic’ repair shop, a world where magic is real and the ordinary becomes extraordinary.
August 11, 2023

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES A special, one-night-only fundraiser for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
An award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES is made up of various personal monologues read by a diverse group of women. Each of the monologues deals with an aspect of the feminine experience. A landmark in women’s empowerment that honors female sexuality in all its complexity.
Presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection
Directed by Caroline Guy
Oct. 7, 2023

BIG SPOOKY AFFAIR Family-friendly spooky fun
Haunted theatre tours, fortune tellers, costume contests, food trucks, and more!
Oct. 21 & 28, 2023

Agatha Christie’s THE MOUSETRAP Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
After a local woman is murdered, the guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm. It soon becomes clear that the killer is among them, and the seven strangers grow increasingly suspicious of one another. A police detective, arriving on skis, interrogates the suspects: the newlyweds running the house; a spinster with a curious background; an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef; a retired Army major; a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift; and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. When a second murder takes place, tensions and fears escalate. This record-breaking murder mystery features a brilliant surprise finish from Dame Agatha Christie, the foremost mystery writer of her time.
Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals
Directed by Cheryl Showalter
Nov. 9, 10 & 11, 2023

Sponsored by United Real Estate Market Pro

TAKE THE STAGE! Talent Show
Local “celebrity” judges! Audience Choice Award, and more!
Hosted by Master Magician Floyd Collins, and Bellevue’s own Deric Marbaugh
April 6, 2024

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