Productions
TIM KELLY'S “THE BUTLER DID IT”

A delightful comedy that spoofs English mystery plays, but with a decidely American flavor.  Miss Maple, a society dowager noted for her imaginative weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to eerie Ravenswood Manor on Turkey Island, where they are to assume the personalities of their fictional characters.  The hostess has arranged all sorts of amusing “incidents”.  Secrets abound in the creepy old mansion.  When an actual murder takes place, each of the “guests” realizes he or she is marked for death.  The outraged hostess offers an immense reward to the “detective” who brings the killer to justice.

Performance dates are September 26, 27, 28 and October 3, 4 and 5.

Auditions for COMPANY

Book by George Furth and Music by Stephen Sondheim

From musical theatre's most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his friends -- "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" -- explain the pro's and con's of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

Company features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim's best known songs. The strength of the piece lies in its vivid yet real characters, meaning impressive technical aspects aren't necessary to convey the story. It can be told as effectively with a cavalcade of automated set pieces as it can with a chair or two. Every audience member will see reflections of themselves in at least one of the characters on stage.

Auditions are Wednesday November 12th at 6:30 and Saturday November 15th from 9:00 to noon, both at the Annex (1572 Highway 395, Minden at the corner of County Road and Hwy 395). Wednesday auditions will go until 9:00. The cast consist of six men and eight women ages 25 to 60. Please come prepared to sing a song from a musical 1 minute or more.