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PRINCE AND THE PAUPER
 

PROGRAM | MARK TWAIN |


FUNNY GIRL, the Concert

Funny Girl, the Concert recounts the life of legendary comedienne Fanny Brice (Gracie Moore Poletti). A gawky New Yawker, fast-talks her way into show business, certain that she’s destined to be "The Greatest Star." Hired as a "dramatic" singer by impresario Flo Ziegfeld, she defies orders to play it straight, turning a "Beautiful Bride" tableau into a laugh riot. The stratagem turns Brice into an overnight star and the toast of Broadway. But all is not roses in her turbulent private life as the wife of big-time gambler Nicky Arnstein (Peter Tuff). Nicky at first finds it amusing to be referred to as "Mr. Brice," but he begins to resent his wife’s fame and fortune and starts taking foolish risks with other people’s money. Chock full of memorable songs like "People", "Don’t Rain On My Parade", "Sadie, Sadie" and "Rat-tat-tat-tat".
 

CAST LIST | CAST BIOS | PRESS RELEASE
INTERVIEW WITH BOB GOULD


GREASE

America’s original "high school musical" comes rocking and rolling back to the Monterey Peninsula in our co-op (with Carmel High) production of GREASE. The Greasers (led by heartthrob Danny Zuco) and their gals ("The Pink Ladies" led by Betty Rizzo) get "all shook up" with the arrival of the "new girl in town" – Sandy Dumbrowski. Revvin’ up "Greased Lightning" they all "Go Together" and start "Shakin’ at the High School Hop" until Danny finally realizes that Sandy is "The One That I Want." With great songs – all with a drivin’ beat that’ll bring you back to the wonderful world of 50’s Rock and Roll – Grease will be a musical that you’ll want to see again and again.

MONTEREY HERALD REVIEW | PRESS RELEASE


PIXIES, KINGS, and MAGICAL THINGS

These charming and witty Hans Christian Anderson tales delight audiences with brief adaptations of four of his tales.  Pixies, Kings and Magical Things includes; The Swineherd, The Pixie and the Grocer, The Emperor's New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling

 

PROGRAM | HC ANDERSON
MONTEREY HERALD RVIEW


ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

Presented in Association with the Forest Theatre Guild

Bring the entire family, and join us under the stars of the Outdoor Forest Theatre for ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. If you thought you knew the story of “Th e Princess and Th e Pea,” you may be in for a walloping surprise! In a small kingdom in medieval times, Prince Dauntless is looking for a bride. A dozen girls have already been tested and rejected by his mother, the queen. Queen Aggravain declares no one may marry until her son Prince Dauntless does, so Sir Harry sets out to fi nd a bride for the prince, so that he may marry Lady Larken. Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

 

PROGRAM | HC ANDERSON
PRESS RELEASE


BEOWULF

Beowulf is both the first English literary masterpiece and the earliest European epic written in the vernacular, or native language, instead of literary Latin. This adaptation keeps alive the monsters and dragons that inhabited the original epic poem, and also includes the Norse gods, Odin, Loki, and Thor, engaged in an epic struggle for Beowulf’s life. An action packed adventure! PERFORMS at CARMEL MIDDLE SCHOOL, 4380 Carmel Valley Rd.

 
 

PROGRAM | AUDITION INFORMATION 



COMEDY OF ERRORS

A forerunner of today’s modern "screwball" comedies, Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors is a classic farce for everyone! Through a series of wild mishaps The Comedy of Errors features confused wives, bewildered lovers, seductions, arrests, accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and even demonic possession!! Despite all of the wild shenanigans the power of love and the strength of family still emerge so that "all’s well that ends well" (Oops! Wrong play!). This fast paced farce is a slapstick, raucous romp for the whole family!

 

POSTER | PRESS RELEASE


SNOW QUEEN

One of the most beautiful of all fairy tales, this award winning adaption is reminiscent of the fantasy worlds of Philip Pullman and C.S. Lewis. The wicked Snow Queen casts her icy spell on the world, turning young Kay’s heart to ice, and takes him away to her Ice Palace at the very top of the world. Gerda must journey forever north and brave many dangers in her attempt to save Kay and break Winter’s grip. This is a wonderful, fast-paced adventure story. This is Yule, the midwinter feast of light in darkness, of faith in the return of the sun. PERFORMS at CARMEL MIDDLE SCHOOL, 4380 Carmel Valley Rd.

 
   

POSTER | PRESS RELEASE | PROGRAM
AUDITION NOTICE | MONTEREY HERALD STORY

         

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