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Playmakers 2016-2017 Season

Audition dates listed are subject to change.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
By Dale Wasserman
Based on the novel by Ken Kesey
Directed by Deborah Marcelle
September 2 – 18, 2016

When Randle Patrick McMurphy gets transferred for evaluation from a prison farm to a mental institution, he assumes it will be a less restrictive environment. But the martinet Nurse Ratched runs the psychiatric ward with an iron fist, keeping her patients cowed through abuse, medication and sessions of electroconvulsive therapy. The battle of wills between the rebellious McMurphy and the inflexible Ratched soon affects all the ward's patients.

Zombie Prom! The Musical
By John Dempsey and Hugh Murphy
Directed by Justin Lapeyrouse
October 28 – November 13, 2016
Auditions: July 30 & 31

Equal rights for zombies! In this energetic and campy social romp set in America's "Atomic Age", Toffee, the most well-loved student at Enrico Fermi High School, falls for bad boy Jonny-without­an­H Warner.  After a tragic break up, Jonny speeds off on his motorcycle straight into the Nuclear Power Plant. Well, Jonny's back for his love and to graduate... That is, if the austere Miss Strict, the school's principal, allows him!

Tuna Christmas (not part of our regular season)
By Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard
Directe by Anysia Genre
December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18, 2016
Auditions: October 1 & 2

In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun. A Tuna Christmas is a total delight for all seasons.

By John Logan
Directed by Anysia Manthos Genre
March 10-26, 2017
Auditions: December 13 & 15, 2016

Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York's famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

The Practice
By Garic K. “Nikki “Barranger
Directed by Anne Pourciau
May 12 – 28, 2017
Auditions: March 12 & 13

A wide assortment of individual's lives come crashing together when this therapy group meets as they try to understand the circumstances that brought them there. This dark comedy was written by local attorney, author, thespian, and Playmakers' longtime patron, Nikki Barranger.

Saturday Night Fever
Adapted for stage by Robert Stigwood in Collaboration with Bill Oakes
Director needed**
July 7 – 23, 2017
Auditions: March 27, 28 & April 2

A musical based on Nik Cohn's 1975 New York Magazine article "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night" and Norman Wexler's 1977 film, featuring music by the Bee Gees. This musical adaptation of the '70s classic film is the story of a talented, streetwise kid from Brooklyn who attempts to escape his dead­end life through dancing. The score to Saturday Night Fever includes many disco­era hits by the Bee Gees.

Playmakers 2015-2016 Season

One Slight Hitch
By Lewis Black
Directed by Anysia M. Genre
September 4-20, 2015
Auditions: July 13 & July 15 @ 7 p.m.

Blithe Spirit
By Noel Coward
Directed by Frank Levy and Melanie Hayno
November 6-22, 2015
Auditions: September 8 & 9 @ 7 - 9 pm

Let There Be Light
By Frank Levy and Bonnie Bess Wood
Directed by Anysia M. Genre*
December 11-13, 2015
Auditions: October 4 @ 2 - 4 pm and Oct 5 at 6 pm

And Then There Were None
By Agatha Christie
Directed by Anysia M. Genre     
February 26-March 13, 2016
Auditions: January 4 & 6 @ 7 - 9 pm * New dates

Finding the Absent Crescent
By Gina Pauratore
Directed by Ken Richard
May 6-22, 2016
Auditions: February 28 @ 2 - 4 pm & 29 @ 7 - 9 pm

Directed by Justin Lapeyrouse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Ebb and Bob Fosse
July 8-24, 2016
Auditions: (tentatively) Saturday, February 27 @ 2-4 pm; Tuesday, March 1 @ 6-8 pm; Saturday, March 5 @ 2-4 pm; Sunday, March 6 @ 6-8 pm

John Kander and Fred Ebb's hit musical that inspired the Academy Award winning® film is coming to the Playmakers stage! Set in the Roaring 1920s, Chicago focuses on two "Merry Murderesses", Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart, who fight for fame in order to save their necks from the gallows. Known for musical theater standards like All That Jazz, Cell Block Tango, and Mister Cellophane this is a project you definitely don't want to miss out on. So come be a part of this exciting tale of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery - all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts.

Frank Levy’s Summer Theater Camp productions give children ages 6-16 the opportunity to learn theatre and communication skills. Every child has lines and dances. We award 10-20 scholarships annually to children who qualify. Campers also have the opportunity to grow further with our camp counselor program.  For summer 2016, Playmakers will present Beauty and the Beast and The Wizard of Oz at Playmakers Theater and Snow White at the Greater Covington Center.

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Playmakers, Inc. Theater is supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs.

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