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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 ghost-with-the-most comes to the stage in this edgy and irreverent musical comedy based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film. Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager obsessed with the whole “being dead thing.” Lucky for Lydia, her new house is haunted by a recently deceased couple and Beetlejuice, a delightful demon with a real zest for life. When Lydia calls on Beetlejuice to scare away anyone with a pulse, this double-crossing specter shows his true stripes, unleashing a (Nether)world of pandemonium, and the biggest sandworm Broadway has ever seen.
September 22 - October 1, 2023
Music & Lyrics by Eddie Perfect
Book by Scott Brown & Anthony King
Youth Artists' Company Series
Auditions: Virtual Submission July 23-30
The Elephant Man
In 1880s London, John Merrick is a horribly deformed young man - a victim of rare skin and bone diseases. Under the care of celebrated physician Frederick Treves, Merrick slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane gentleman, desperate to be recognized as a man like any other.
November 2-5, 2023
By Bernard Pomerance
Stage 2 Series
Auditions: In Person August 27 & 28
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
Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow - but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is love that brings them all together. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, The Prom expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever.
January 19 - 28, 2024
Music by Matthew Sklar
Book by Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Youth Artists' Company Series
Auditions: Virtual Submission: October 22-29
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
12 Angry Jurors
A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case - until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. With each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes! The jurors' final verdict and how they reach it add up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature, and an experience you'll be proud to present.
May 30 - June 2, 2024
Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel.
Based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose
Stage 2 Series
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
Auditions: Virtual Submission: April 28-May 5
Learn more about all the shows coming to Theatre Macon next season.