We are excited to announce our 2019 Straw Hat Theatre season! Auditions for Straw Hat will be Sunday, March 17 from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. and Sunday, March 24 from 6-8 p.m. Appointments are strongly encouraged; drop-ins welcome. Come prepared with 32 bars of a song from the music theater genre. Sheet music is preferred; if you use prerecorded accompaniment, it must be instrumental only – no vocals.
Onto the shows!
June 7-9, 14-16, 20-22
Music by Michael Gore, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Book by Lawrence D. Cohen, Based on the Novel by Stephen King
Directed by Kimberly Godfrey
Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd. At home, she’s at the mercy of her cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie has just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it.
CARRIE the Musical is presented through special arrangement with R& H Theatricals: www.rnh.com
June 28-30, July 5-6
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig, Book & Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, Music by Jeanine Tesori
Directed by Lisa Lowery
When his peaceful swamp is inundated with displaced fairy tale creatures, surly ogre Shrek makes a deal with tiny tyrant Lord Farquadd: if Shrek rescues the Princess Fiona from the dragon holding her captive, he’ll get his home back. What follows is a hilariously twisted tale of mistaken identity, self-acceptance, and, of course, true love.
SHREK THE MUSICAL JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). www.MTIShows.com
July 12-14, 19-21, 25-27
Book by Bridget Carpenter, Music by Tom Kitt, Lyrics by Brian Yorkey, Based on the Novel by Mary Rodgers & the Disney films
Directed by Christy Seymour
Overworked mother Katherine and her teenage daughter Ellie are having a tough time connecting when they find themselves magically switched into each other’s bodies during an argument. Now they have one day to figure out how to get back where they belong – and it isn’t going to be easy.
“Freaky Friday” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). www.MTIShows .com
August 2-4, 9-11, 15-17
Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Based on “The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo” by Michael Butterworth
Directed by Stephen Rhodes
A box full of embezzled diamonds. A murder mystery. A corpse in a wheelchair. The dull life of shoe salesman Harry Witherspoon is upturned with the arrival of some shocking news: he stands to inherit a fortune if he can pass the body of his dead uncle off as alive in Monte Carlo.
LUCKY STIFF is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). www.MTIShows.com