Auditions for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown: June 14-15

Auditions for the third show of our 2021 Straw Hat Theatre season, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, will be held June 14-15, 6:30-8 p.m. Auditions are open to kids ages 10-14. Auditioners should come prepared with a short song and short monologue. This show will be directed by Mary Ann Kline; performance dates are August 13-15 & 20-22. All Straw Hat performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Call (440) 964-3396 to schedule an audition time.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Based on the Comic Strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music, & Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals

Get half-price tickets to “Doctor Dolittle Jr” when you donate to the Humane Society

You can help animals in Ashtabula County when you see Doctor Dolittle Jr in November! With each item you donate for the Ashtabula County Humane Society, you can get half off the price of a ticket to the 2 p.m. matinee of Doctor Dolittle Jr on Saturday, November 16. Drop off items and purchase half-price tickets at our front desk.
Needed Items:
Purina wet or dry dog food
Purina wet or dry cat food
dog & cat treats
dog & cat toys
rabbit food
scoopable kitty litter
pet beds
paper towels
Dawn dish soap
latex gloves

Looking for a furry new family member? Check out the Ashtabula County Humane Society’s adoptable pets here.

Announcing Straw Hat Theatre 2019!

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:

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).

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).