An assortment of wild and wacky characters along with some tried and true characters will be gracing the main stage in 2010 at the Newnan Community Theatre Company. The theatre company has recently announced its next season of plays, along with lowering ticket prices.
Seven shows are being planned. The season will debut with a comedy, “What the Butler Saw” by Joe Orton. The show is a door slamming farce about a psychologist and his wife’s romantic indiscretions. Auditions are scheduled for November 9 and 10. Show dates are January 29-31 and February 5-14.
Next up will be Arthur Miller’s classic, “Death of a Salesman.” This show has never been done at the theatre. Auditions will be February 1 and 2. Show dates are March 19-28 and April 2-4.
The big musical for the year is “Cabaret” by Joe Masteroff. “Cabaret” is the story of Sally Bowles, who performs at the Kit Kat Club. She befriends an American writer in Germany just before WWII. Liza Minelli was well-known for playing the lead role. Auditions will be May 10 and 11. Show dates are May 7-23.
Summertime brings the adventures of a surfing beach babe who happens to have split personalities and a unique criminal signature. “Psycho Beach Party” by Charles Busch will hold auditions on May 10 and 11. Show dates are June 25-27 and July 9-18. There will be no shows the weekend of July 4th.
Paul Newman directed his wife, Joanne Woodward in “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” by Paul Zindel. The story is about an unbalanced mother and her two daughters, each daughter deals with their mother’s illness differently, one mirrors her mother, while the other turns to a science experiment. Auditions are scheduled for June 28 and 29. Show dates are August 20-29 and September 3-5.
The audience is taken on an odd journey, when a woman with amnesia is kidnapped by a masked, lisping, limping, partially deaf man in “Fuddy Meers” by David Lindsay-Abaire. Auditions are scheduled for August 23 and 24. Show dates are October 8-24.
The season will conclude with the heartwarming story of the “Miracle on 34th Street” which was adapted for the stage by Will Severin, Patricia DiBenedetto Snyder, and John Vreeke from the novel by Valentine Davies. Auditions will be October 11 and 12. Show dates are December 3-19.
Each 2010 show will run for three weekends. Show dates are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Show times are 8 pm on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 on Sunday. Along with adding an additional weekend for each show, the theatre will be reducing its ticket prices for next year. Individual tickets for adults will be $12; for students (with valid ID) and seniors (55+), tickets will be $10; and for children (12 and under) tickets are $8.
Season tickets are available for purchase from the theatre’s website, newnantheatre.org. Season ticket holders receive discounted admission and a reserved seat for each show. Season ticket prices are $70 for adults and $60 for seniors, students, and children.
If you are interested in directing any of the 2010 season show, pitch meetings will be held in October by Artistic Director Darren Mathews. Contact Mathews at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to pitch a show.
If there are any changes to scheduled dates, they will be posted on the theatre’s website. NCTC has been providing live entertainment in downtown Newnan for over 30 years. They are a non-profit, 100% volunteer run theatre. The theatre is located at 24 1st Avenue. For information about current shows, call the theatre at (770) 683-6282.