2013 – 2014 Season

This year marks our 42nd season. Our 2013-2014 season promises to be a memorable one. Comedy. Drama. Classic musicals. Timeless stories. There’s something that will appeal to all ages.

 

 

The 2013-2014 season includes . . .

On Golden Pond
by Ernest Thompson
Directed by Brent Davis, Assistant Director Gary Cook, Mentor Josie Helming
9/13 – 9/29/2013

Description:On Golden Pond is a classic American comedy/drama that’s every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as when it debuted on Broadway in 1979. Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer spend every summer at their home on Golden Pond. This year, their adult daughter visits, bringing along her 13-year-old stepson. The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old, and the difficulties facing a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, all combine to give this play a unique insight into the modern family.

Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee
Directed by Jason Spitzer
10/25 – 11/10/2013

Description: This little known mystery will surprise and delight Christie fans. The story concerns a physicist named Sir Claude Amory who has come up with a formula for an atom bomb (Black Coffee was written in 1934!). In the first act, Sir Claude is poisoned (in his coffee, naturally) and Hercule Poirot is called in to solve the case. He does so after many wonderful twists and turns in true Christie tradition.

***GCT has TWO Holiday Productions this Year eligible for Membership Benefits.  
One at GCT and one at the Memphis Jewish Community Center***

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez, original music by Will Knapp
Directed by Claire Rutkauskus
11/30 – 12/08/13
Show Times: Wednesdays/Thursdays @7:30 pm, Fridays/Saturdays 8:00 pm, Saturday/Sunday Matinees @ 2:30 pm, Sunday Evenings @ 7:00 pm
Ticket Prices: $21 Adults; $15 Seniors/Students, $10 Kids 12 and under

ALL PERFORMANCES AT GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY THEATRE

Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season!

The Wizard of Oz
By L. Frank Baum
Adapted by Frank Gabrielson
With Music and Lyrics of the MGM motion pictures score by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Directed by Brandon Lawrence, Music Direction by Eileen Kuo
12/11 – 12/ 22/2013
ALL PERFORMANCES AT MEMPHIS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

Description: Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and many other colorful characters as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

The Miracle Worker
by William Gibson
Directed by Marler Stone
1/17 – 2/2/2014
Special Student Matinee performances on Tuesday, January 21 @ 9:30 am and Wednesday, January 22, at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm.  Contact our director of education about special student matinee pricing for schools via e-mail at edudir@germantowncommunitytheatre.org.

Produced in partnership with DeafConnect of the Midsouth, Inc.
Generously sponsored by Dorothy Orgill Kirsch

Description: Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.

Boeing Boeing
by Marc Camoletti, Translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans
Directed by Teddy Eck
2/21 – 3/9/2014

Description: Winner! 2008 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play
Revised 2008 Broadway Revival Edition. This 1960′s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent “layovers”. He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard’s apartment at the same time.

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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Justin Asher
4/11 – 4/27/2014

Pink flamingos, beer koozies and Astro Turf abound as we venture with Viola, the Duke, Olivia and all their rowdy friends through a tale strewn with cross-dressing, love notes, yellow stockings and mullets.  Lots and lots of mullets.

As Twelfth Night begins, we find Viola at the Illyrian Pines Mobile Home and RV Park in desperate need of a job.  She finds one with local bar owner Duke Orsino (only after disguising herself as a man).  Soon we learn that Orsino is in love with local beauty Olivia who is in love with the male version of Viola who is in love with Orsino.
And that’s just the beginning!  Join GCT for love in the trailer park and you’ll feel like “greatness has been thrust upon you”!

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Book by  Burt Shevelove and Larry GelbartForum Logo
Music and Lyrics by  Stephen Sondheim
Based on the plays of Plautus
5/16 – 6/1/2014

Description:Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic Vaudeville.

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