SHOW TIMES [Eastern Time Zone]:
Friday & Saturday 7:00 PM, Sunday 3:00 PM
OTP Follies Talent Showcase
Director: Robin Overbey
Auditions: June 26 & 27
Shows: August 4 & 5
Follies Talent showcase provides local talent the opportunity to perform on a theater stage with full theatrical technical support (e.g. lighting and sound). Previous talents showcased t the Follies included: voice, puppetry, musical instruments, dance, comedy sketches, magic, and more.
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Sponsored by Duke Energy
Director: Jason Keller
Roles and ages: 6 - 9 males; 2 - 5 females
Auditions: August 7 & 8
Shows: October 13, 14, 15 & 20, 21, 22
On a night long ago the story begins, when Cooper and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow show rolled into town. James and Will leave their beds to watch the train pull in. But no one is manning the locomotive or the rail cars. The siren song of a calliope beckons all with impossible dreams and youth regained. Lured by its promises, the boys will soon discover the diabolical truth of the carnival. Only Jim, Will and Will's father can save their own from the sinister carnival.
A Christmas Story
Sponsored by Edward Jones / David & Jack Skinner
Director: Steve Gray
Roles and ages: 7 males; 4 females
Auditions: October 16 & 17
Shows: December 8, 9, 10 & 15, 16, 17
A story of growing up in the 1940's Midwest and 9-year-old Ralphie's quest for a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. He pleads with his mom, his teacher and Santa Claus. All with the response: "You'll shoot your eye out!" It's all here: the exploding furnace; the school bully; a dare about a tongue on a lamp post; an Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more.
Sponsored by Bierhaus Foundation
Director: Jack Mahoney
Role and age: 3 males; 3 females
Auditions: February 19 & 20
Shows: April 5, 6, 7 & 12, 13, 14
This fast-moving, wacky comedy production from playwrights Jones, Hope, Wooten is a compilation of short plays selected from Honey Sugar Lady Doll: Women In Bodacious Shorts and Buddy Bro Bubba Dude: Men In Twisted Shorts.
Grumpy Old Men
Sponsored by The McCormick Family Foundation
Director: Vickie Puffer
Role and age: 5 males; 4 females
Auditions: April 22 & 23
Shows: June 21, 22, 23 & 28, 29, 30
Two aging men, Max and John, are neighbors who've been feuding for all of their lives. Invigorated by their shared affection for a new neighbor - the beautiful, charming Ariel, they face-off as romantic rivals until their shenanigans finally bring about a resolution to their long-standing differences. Based on the 1993 film, which starred Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and Ann-Margret, this stage version captures the crotchety characters through twinkling humor, great songs, and the affectionate depiction of a small town that feels like home to everyone.