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Little Girl Blou

Title: Little Girl Blou       

Dates: February 19-21      

Venue: Drs. Thakkar Pavilion. Open seating.

Tickets: Start at $10 adult, $8 youth under 16       

Times: Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm. Sunday 2:30 pm. The Box Office, Anthony’s Lounge, and seating open an hour before showtime.

Description: Betty Louise “Blou” Richard, pronounced “Blue Ree-Shard,” is 18, the daughter of Miss Margaret. A dreamy young girl who wants to live a life full of happiness and out of the house on Grand Ave, Lafayette, LA, Blou tolerates and loves her mother but fears for the day she will lose her mind as all of the women in her family have done. Written by Laura Wade as our entry into the American Association of Community Theatre National competition. Due to filming for the competition, there will be NO LATE ENTRY  to the performances. Stay for a talkback with the playwright and cast following the one-hour performance.

        Credits: Written by Laura Wade.

        Sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive.

The Sound of Music

Title: The Sound of Music

Dates: March 26 – April 11, 2021

Venue: Lakeside Playhouse

Tickets: Start at $20 adult, $10 youth

Times: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2:30 pm

Description: Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play captures a personal tale of growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. The Sound of Music tells the tale of young postulant Maria Rainer, whose free spirit has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, with laughter, and with music. In the process, Maria wins the hearts of all seven children–and their widower father, Captain Von Trapp. With the Mother Abbess’s blessing, and to the children’s delight, Maria follows her heart, and Maria and the Captain marry. Upon returning home from their honeymoon, Maria and the Captain learn that their beloved Austria has been taken over by the Nazis. Their Austrian convictions compel Maria, the Captain, and the children to flee over the mountains of Switzerland to safety, taking the words of the Mother Abbess to heart: “Climb Every Mountain… till you find your dream.”

Cautions: Suitable for all ages 5+.

Credits: Written by  Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse. Produced by special arrangement with R & H Theatricals.  

Tuna Does Vegas

Title: Tuna Does Vegas

Dates: May 21 – 23, 2021

Venue: Drs. Thakkar Pavilion

Tickets: Start at $15 adult, $8 youth

Times: Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2:30 pm

Description: Tuna Does Vegas, the hilarious new installment from the legendary Greater Tuna creative team! Tuna Does Vegas re-unites the lovable and eccentric characters from the ‘third smallest town in Texas’ as they take a rambling romp in Sin City. The hilarity begins when oddball-conservative radio host Arles Struvie announces on air that he and his wife Bertha Bumiller are heading to Vegas to renew their wedding vows…but everyone in Tuna, Texas goes along for the ride! Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard, Tuna Does Vegas will feature the favorite characters from the award-winning Greater Tuna productions with some new characters too. Tuna Does Vegas balances as both an affectionate comment on small-town life and attitudes as well as a hilarious satire of the same. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two actors, making this send-up on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, as well as Vegas showgirls, Elvis impersonators, and more!

Cautions: No Special Cautions

Credits: Written by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, and Jaston Williams. Produced by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Matilda

Title: Matilda

Dates: June 4 – 20, 2021

Venue: Lakeside Playhouse

Tickets: Start at $20 adult, $10 youth

Times: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2:30 pm

Description:Matilda is the story of an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers. The daughter of abusive parents, Matilda finds refuge in library books, which she reads quickly, and in creating her own stories. Things are no better at school, where Matilda also must face a tyrannical and cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who believes in Crunchem Hall’s motto: “Bambinatum est Magitum,” or “Children are Maggots.” She finds companionship in her teacher, Miss Honey, though well-intentioned, is shy and fragile. Brave little Matilda knows she has to stand up against the adults in her world, and in doing so, discovers her own remarkable powers. Matilda’s bravery teaches Miss Honey and her classmates an important lesson — that even though life can be hard, “nobody but me is gonna change my story” so “sometimes you have to be a a little bit naughty.”

Cautions: Suitable for ages six and up.

Credits: Book written by Dennis Kelly, Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin. Based on the children’s novel by Roald Dahl. 

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Title: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Dates:  August 20 – September 5, 2021

Venue: Lakeside Playhouse

Tickets: Start at $20 adult, $10 youth

Times: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2:30 pm

Description:The knock-’em-dead musical is the hysterical story of low-born Monty Navarro, who finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family. He presumes his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and he sets off down a ridiculously ghastly path to the inheritance. In the midst of Monty’s macabre plotting, he also finds himself juggling the affections of two beautiful ladies. The show is beautifully supported by a a well-crafted score that is both elegant and hilarious. 

Cautions: Most appropriate for children 10 and older.

Credits:  Book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman. Music and lyrics by Steven Lutak. Based on a novel by Roy Horniman. Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.