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2015-2016 WBS SEASON

THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE
A 70'S MUSICAL

Directed by Diane DuBoise & David Chupp

 

Best friends from high school (in the 70s) got married to their sweethearts.  One couple, Bill and Jenny are still married, but their relationship is lukewarm at best.  Ted was married to Jane who passed away 10 years ago.  Ted has started dating a younger woman.  Ted’s son is marrying Bill and Jenny’s daughter.  The future bride, Jess, sees the wedding rehearsal as an opportunity to rekindle her parent’s romance.  The future groom, Ryan, sees it as a way to convince his dad that the new girlfriend is too young and all wrong for him.  Given the opportunity to come up with a “theme” for the rehearsal dinner, they decide to recreate the 70’s era when their parents fell in love. They also ask the parents to come to their counseling classes on the pretense of learning from their experiences, but this goes horribly wrong when old and new relationship problems are uncovered. The wedding rehearsal dinner takes place with a 70’s theme and 70's karaoke with a live band.  The different groups perform songs and dances for the bride and groom and after some missteps, Bill and Jenny and Ted and Heather reunite.

 

June 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27 at 7:00 pm

June 20, 21, 27, 28 at 2:00 pm

General Admission Tickets on sale starting June 1  

BLACK TIE BROADWAY
A Revue of Broadway Show Tunes

Directed by Johnny Brewer

 

This is a Revue of Broadway Show tunes based on arrangements by Mac Huff, Ed Lojeski, John Higgins, Roger Emerson, Mark Brymer, Teena Chinn, Cristi Cary Miller and others. Choral and solo selections include music from Rent, Into the Woods, Godspell, Wicked, Shrek, A Chorus Line, Secret Garden, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Boulevard, Guys and Dolls, Spamalot, Mary Poppins, Hairspray, The Lion King, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sound of Music, Evita, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!, Cats, Will Rogers Follies and more!

 

AUDITION WORKSHOP

July 5 @ 2:00 p.m.

July 6 @ 6:30 p.m.

 

AUDITIONS 

July 9 @ 6:30 p.m.

July 10 @ 6:30 p.m.

July 11 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

Oct. 9, 10 & 11 & Oct. 15, 16, 17 & 18

All Show Times 7 pm except Sundays @ 2pm

General Admission Tickets on sale starting Sept. 21  

 

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)

by John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton & James FitzGerald

Directed by Rich Resler

 

Starring - Jon Brown, Mitch Resler and John Cardy

 

A ragtag trio of merry traveling thespians has once again found a temporary home at the Studio @ 620 for the holiday season. Only, instead of performing Dickens’ beloved holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” for the umpteenth time, they’ve decided to tackle every christmas story ever told (and then some…). Yule crack up as Santa Claus, Rudolph, the Grinch- and just about every other holiday character- make an appearance in this raucous comedy when three actors decide that rather than perform A Christmas Carol yet again, they’ll retell every Christmas story ever told in only 90 minutes! A madcap romp for the holiday season, this farce also features Christmas traditions from around the world plus every carol ever sung! With Frosty and Charlie Brown and George Bailey, you’ll laugh yourself all the way to the New Year!

 

 

December 4, 5 & 6 & 10, 11, 12 & 13, 2015

All Show Times 7 pm except Sundays @ 2pm

THIS PRODUCTION IS NOT PART OF THE PATRON PROGRAM

 

BLACK TIE CHRISTMAS
A Choral Christmas Concert

Directed by Johnny Brewer

 

Black Tie Christmas is an original musical production directed and compiled by Johnny Brewer. The 1½ hour special concert combines beloved sacred and secular holiday classics with solos and choral ensemble selections. This Whole Backstage performance will entertain and touch an audience of all ages.

 

This production is not part of the season Patron program, and all tickets are $10 each. Tickets may be purchased by calling the WBS office at 256.582.7469, or by visiting the office at 1120 Rayburn Avenue in Guntersville during business hours 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

Performances: December  18, 19 and 20, 2015

All Show Times 7 pm except Sundays @ 2pm

 

 

ALMOST, MAINE
by John Cariani

Directed by Rich Resler

 

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States—it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just…Almost. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same. ALMOST, MAINE: It’s love, but not quite.

 

AUDITIONS:

Auditions: November 6, 7 & 8, 2015

Performances: February 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13 & 14, 2016

All Show Times 7 pm except Sundays @ 2pm

 

 

ANNIE JR

The Whole Backstage Children's Theatre

Directed by Kelleybrooke Brown

 

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

 

This production is not part of the patron program.

 

AUDITIONS:

January 23 & 24, 2016

Performances: March 17, 18 and 19, 2016

All Show Times 7 pm except Sundays @ 2pm

DIXIE SWIM CLUB
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten

Directed by Diane DuBoise

 

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives, focusing on four of those weekends and spanning a period of thirty-three years. . As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of "teamwork", rally 'round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction.

 

AUDITIONS:

January 28, 29 & 30, 2016

Performances: April 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2016

All Show Times 7 pm except Sundays @ 2pm

 

 

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