Announcing our 2021-22 season of G.B. Community Theatre! Tickets and season subscriptions will go on sale soon.
The Smell of the Kill
September 17-19 & 24-26
by Michele Lowe
Directed by Bob Kilpatrick
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois
Take three delicious, malicious wives, add three miserable, unloving husbands—and chill. Nicky, Debra and Molly have tolerated one another for years, but when their no-good spouses accidentally lock themselves in a basement meat locker, the women are faced with a life-or-death decision: should they leave them permanently on ice, or let them thaw?
Peter Pan the Musical
October 8-10, 15-17, 22-24
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Music by Morris “Moose” Charlap
Additional Lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Additionaly Music by Jule Styne
Based on the Play by Sir J.M. Barrie
Directed by Christy Seymour
Music Directed by Chris Bott
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com
Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ravenous crocodile, a proud tribe of islanders, a band of bungling pirates, and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (Auditions Saturday, October 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & Sunday, October 17, 5-7 p.m. Details to come.)
January 14-16, 21-23, 28-30
Book by Dennis Kelly
Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Directed by Kimberly Godfrey Warren
Music Directed by Debra Fleming
Presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com
Revel in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Little Matilda Wormwood is an amazing girl with wit, intelligence, and incredible powers. Unloved by her cruel parents, Matilda’s life begins to change when she meets kind schoolteacher Miss Honey, as well as child-hating headmistress Miss Trunchbull. It will take all Matilda’s wit and courage to be the heroine her classmates need.
The Secret Garden
February 11-13, 18-20, 25-27
Book & Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals
Directed by Stephen Rhodes
Music Directed by Chris Bott
Orphaned in India, young Mary Lennox travels to Yorkshire, England to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald Craven and his invalid son Colin. The Craven estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers,” spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life in this tale of forgiveness and renewal.
Puffs (or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic)
April 1-3 & 8-10
by Matt Cox
Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals
Directed by Ave Warren
For seven years, a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs…who just happened to be there, too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.
The Smell of the Kill
Wednesday & Thursday, July 28-29
3 adult female roles
Auditioners should arrive at the Arts Center at 7 p.m. Please come prepared to read from the script, and bring a list of calendar conflicts. PLEASE NOTE: This show requires actresses to appear on stage in undergarments for a portion of the performance.
Monday & Tuesday , August 2 & 3
Roles for ages 7-adult, flexible casting, large ensemble
Performance Dates: October 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
You can get half-price tickets to the performance of The Sound of Music on Sunday, February 9, when you donate children’s books for United Way of Ashtabula. Drop off books and purchase half-price tickets at our front desk.
Get half-price tickets to the January 11th performance of Forbidden Broadway when you donate items to Sub Zero Mission, providing the homeless in Northeast Ohio with lifesaving winter gear. Drop off donations and purchase half-price tickets at our front desk.
“Stay Alive Five” Needed Items:
Coats (adult sizes L – 4xl)
Boots (Men’s Size 9 – 13)
All Dining for the Arts events with spaces still open are listed here. To make reservations, call (440) 964-3396 or stop in at our front desk. PLEASE NOTE: some of these events have only a handful of openings left, so we recommend that you you make reservations early. Addresses for private residence event locations are not posted here, but will be provided to you at the time you make reservations; all events are located in Ashtabula County.
Night at the Gallery: a Masquerade – October 19 at Framed on Main, 4533 Main Ave, Ashtabula, 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by Anthony & Mariella Platano, Jane Haines & Chris DiGiacomo, Abram & Sarah Noufer
$75 per person
Hear live music by Lyn Rocco, learn to do the Waltz or the Charleston with Brenda Angle, and take part in a silent auction and Best Dressed costume contest. Come have fun and support a great cause!
Small Bites highlighting Local Chefs
Beer, Wine, Signature Drink
A December to Remember Holiday Party – December 7, 6 p.m.
Hosted by Ashok & Nafisa Kondru
$150 per person
Hold back the cold at a festive evening including live entertainment, a top shelf open bar, mingle dinner buffet, and valet parking.
A Variety of Hors d’oeuvres
Baked Potato Bar & Salad
Prime Rib (Carving Station)
Rice & Bread
A Selection of Desserts
Art in an Hour
Saturday, March 30
Join us before the performance of Sunday in the Park with George and see some of our local artists create original pieces in just an hour! Finished artwork will be raffled off at intermission. Everyone who attends the performance will get 1 raffle ticket; additional tickets will be available for purchase.
With each item you donate to youthOPPORTUNITIES, you can get half off the price of a ticket to the March 31st performance of Sunday in the Park with George!
Bring your items and purchase half-price tickets at the front desk.
youthOPPORTUNITIES is a community-based program in Ashtabula County that offers participants, young people aged 21 and under, year-round access to a wide variety of services depending on their personal needs. They focus on youth who either need help to successfully continue in school and graduate or who need assistance completing their high-school equivalency (GED) while getting and keeping a job and becoming more self-sufficient. Learn more here.
hats (to fit ages 14-adult)
gloves (to fit ages 14-adult)
With each item you donate to Sub Zero Mission, you get 50% off a ticket to the performance of Songs for a New World at G.B. Community Theatre on Sunday, October 14. Sub Zero Mission delivers hats, coats, gloves, boots, sleeping bags and other warming items to homeless in northeast Ohio and other regions during the winter. Drop your items off and purchase tickets at the Arts Center box office during regular business hours: Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The “Stay Alive Five” (most-needed items):
men’s winter coats (large, XL, XXL)
New socks are also welcomed.
With each item you donate to Homesafe, you get 50% off a ticket to the performance of Same Time, Next Year at G.B. Community Theatre on Sunday, September, 23! Drop your items off and purchase tickets at the Arts Center box office during regular business hours: Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
non-perishable food (esp. kid-friendly)
dishwasher soap (liquid/pods)
HE liquid laundry soap
diapers (size 4 & up)
liquid hand soap
pajamas/slippers (children & adult)
socks (children & adult)
underwear (children & adult)
There will be additional auditions for the G.B. Community Theatre production of Same Time, Next Year on Sunday, August 5, from 1-3 p.m., and Monday, August 6, from 7-8 p.m.at the Ashtabula Arts Center. Please prepare a comedic monologue, and be prepared to read from the script.
Auditions for the G.B. Community Theatre production of Same Time, Next Year will be Thursday, July 26 from 6-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 28 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Please note that if you are interested in auditioning but cannot attend one of the audition dates, you can call the Arts Center at (440) 964-3396 and leave your name and number for the director to call and make alternate arrangements. Please come prepared with a short comedic monologue and a list of conflicts. Be ready to read from the script!
Same Time, Next Year – by Bernard Slade; directed by Cathy Lawson
Follow the sweet, funny love affair of Doris and George, happily married – to other people – at their annual rendezvous in the same coastal hotel over the course of twenty-five years.
Performance dates: September 21-23 & 28-30