Elf the Musical
Photo by Jessica Whitley
23-24 Mainstage Series
The Play that Goes Wrong
From Mischief, Broadway masters of comedy, comes the smash hit farce. Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show - an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award-winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!
August 25 - September 3, 2023
By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields
Auditions: In Person June 18 & 19
The 1940s Radio Hour
Set during a live 1942 broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade, this marvelously theatrical and nostalgic show features a panoply of lovable characters, including a harassed producer, a drunk lead singer, a fame-hungry delivery boy, a beleaguered second banana, and a trumpet-playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.
December 1 - 10, 2023
Book by Walton Jones
Music by Various Composers
Auditions: Virtual Submission September 17-24
At the Frasier household, preparations for Grandma’s birthday party are underway. Beverly is holding on to her sanity by a thread to make sure this party is perfect, but her sister can’t be bothered to help, her husband doesn’t seem to listen, her brother is MIA, her daughter is a teenager, and maybe nothing is what it seems in the first place! Fairview is a searing examination of families, drama, family dramas, and the insidiousness of white supremacy.
March 1 - 10, 2024
By Jackie Sibblies Drury
Auditions: In Person December 3 & 4
Through gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco and more, Dreamgirls explores themes of ambition, hope and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry.
April 26 - May 11, 2024
Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Music by Henry Krieger
Auditions: Virtual Submission: February 25-March 3
It's time to carry the banner with Disney's Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!
July 12 - 27, 2024
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein