Welcome to SMHS Drama's
2013–2014 Mainstage Season!
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
October 24 –27, 2013
Audition Dates: August 19-20, 2013, 3:15pm
A middle-aged man escapes the doldrums of his life by sharing his love of musical theatre, particularly his favorite musical from the 1920’s, “The Drowsy Chaperone”. As he sits in his chair and plays the record of the show for the audience, the musical itself comes to life, transforming his cramped NYC studio apartment into a palatial estate, filled with Broadway stars, nervous newlyweds, disguised gangsters, an inept ladies man, and, of course, a drowsy chaperone. Join us as SMHS Drama teacher Brad Friedman plays the Man in the Chair, surrounded by a talented array of singing, dancing and comedic students, in this joyful, silly tribute to the Golden Age of Musicals.
Directed by Virginia Musante, musical direction by Attilio Tribuzi, choreography by Robyn Tribuzi.
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters
January 31 – February 9, 2014
Audition Dates: November 4 - 5 2013, 3:15pm
Tracy Turnblad has a dream: to dance on the Corny Collins show, the hottest dance program on TV in 1960’s Baltimore. But she faces huge obstacles from a community that believes that nobody should dance on television who isn’t pretty, thin and white. Watch Tracy use the power of her voice and dance moves – and her hair! - to become a breakout star, find love with a dreamy crooner, and burst wide open the barriers of Baltimore society. It’s a vibrant, high-energy musical that never stops, filled with such musical hits as “Good Morning, Baltimore,” “Welcome to the 60’s,” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat.”
Directed by Brad Friedman, musical direction by Til Tribuzi, choreography by Robyn Tribuzi.
REHEARSAL FOR MURDER
Adapted by D.D. Brooke
From the teleplay by Richard Levinson and William Link
May 1 - 4, 2014
Audition Date: February 25, 2014, 3:15pm
In this thrilling murder mystery, the setting is the theatre itself: an empty Broadway stage where, one year ago tonight, playwright Alex Dennison opened his new comedy. Later that evening, his leading lady and fiancée would be found dead in her apartment. Now Alex has gathered all the players from that fateful production – the greedy producer, the lovelorn director, the ambitious understudy and the vain leading man – for a reading of his latest play. And on this night, Alex is determined to discover the truth behind his fiancée’s murder. Join us for an evening of clever twists and turns, and see if you can match wits with a killer!
Directed by Brad Friedman.