Season 38

Advanced Theatre School Student Productions

2019-2020

A season with tests of Character, Change, & Quality…

All performances, unless otherwise noted, are presented onstage at
North Coast Repertory Theatre

 

The Three Musketeers

By Alexandre Dumas
Dramatized by Max Bush

Performances – October 10-13, 2019
October 10th: 10AM* & 6PM, 2019
October 11th: 10AM & 6PM, 2019
October 12th: 2PM & 6PM, 2019
October 13th: 2PM, 2019
*A short talkback with the cast will follow the 10AM performance on Thursday, October 10th.

To fulfill his dream of becoming a Musketeer, young d’Artagnan heads for Paris and into a world of romance, intrigue, and action. There, he joins with Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, vowing to stand “all for one and one for all” in their war against the Cardinal.  Max Bush’s dramatization brings to the stage all the excitement and derring-do of this classic story as Alexandre Dumas originally penned it in 1844.

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Time period: Spring, 1626
Settings of play: Various locations in France and England
Run-time: 75 min, no intermission.
Type of Play: Melodrama
Suggested rating: PG – recommended for grades 2nd & up, but all audiences may enjoy.
          Open to students ages 12-19 to audition
Auditions:
Tuesday & Wednesday, Aug. 13th – 14th with callbacks Thursday, Aug. 15th, 2019
Rehearsals:
Tuesdays through Fridays 4:30-8:30PM Aug. 27th – Oct. 4th, 2019
Tech/Dress Rehearsals: Monday through Wednesday 4:30-8:30PM Oct. 7th – 9th, 2019

  1. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

A Charlie Brown Christmas

By Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez
and Lee Mendelson
Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer
By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson

Performances – December 19-22, 2019
December 19th: 10AM & 5:30PM, 2019
December 20th: 10AM & 5:30PM, 2019
December 21st: 11AM & 5:30PM, 2019
December 22nd: 2PM, 2019

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When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

Time period: 1965
Settings of play: Hennepin County, MN
Run-time: One Act, no intermission.
Type of Play: Comedy with Music
Suggested rating: G – recommended for grades K & up, but all audiences may enjoy.
           Open to students ages 10-19 to audition
Auditions:
Tuesday & Wednesday, Oct. 15th – 16th with callbacks Thursday, Oct. 17th, 2019
Rehearsals:
Tuesdays through Fridays 4:30-8:30PM Oct. 22nd – Dec. 13th, 2019
(No rehearsal Halloween Oct. 31st or Thanksgiving week Nov. 26th-29th)
Tech/Dress Rehearsals: Monday through Wednesday 4:30-8:30PM Dec. 16th – 18th, 2019

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK www.tamswitmark.com

Beat Bugs JV (a musical adventure)

Music and Lyrics by The Beatles
Story by Sean Cercone & David Abbinanti

Performances – March 26-29, 2020
March 26th: 10AM & 6PM, 2020
March 27th: 10AM & 6PM, 2020
March 28th: 2PM & 6PM, 2020
March 29th: 2PM, 2020

Beat Bugs, a new musical adaptation based on the NETFLIX animated series, inspired by music made famous by The Beatles, centers around five pals who explore the world and learn life lessons. Follow Walter, Buzz, Jay, Crick, and Kumi as they go on a mission to save Strawberry Fields! The show incorporates numerous songs from the iconic catalogue including “All You Need Is Love”, “Come Together”, “We Can Work It Out”, “Yellow Submarine”, “Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds”, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, “In My Life”, “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Magical Mystery Tour”.

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Time period: Present
Settings of play: an overgrown backyard filled with fun, music, and adventure
Run-time: 70 minutes, no intermission.
Type of Play: Musical Comedy Adventure
Suggested rating:
G – recommended for grades K & up, but all audiences may enjoy.
           Open to students ages 10-18 to audition
Auditions: Tuesday & Wednesday, Feb. 4th – 5th with callbacks Thursday, Feb. 6th, 2020
Rehearsals:
Tuesdays through Fridays 4:30-8:30PM Feb. 11th – Mar. 20th, 2020
Tech/Dress Rehearsals: Monday through Wednesday 4:30-8:30PM Mar. 23rd – 25th, 2020

Produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing (www.broadwaylicensing.com)

Animal Farm

By George Orwell
Adapted by Ian Wooldridge

Performances – May 14-17, 2020
May 14th: 10AM & 6PM, 2020
May 15th: 10AM & 6PM, 2020
May 16th: 2PM & 6PM, 2020
May 17th: 2PM, 2020

George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a work that, through the extensive use of allegory, recounts the tale of a group of farm animals who overthrow their farmer to build a new regime of justice and equality, run by and for the animals themselves. One of the most telling satiric fables ever penned – a razor-edged fairy tale that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to totalitarianism just as terrible.

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Time period: A Golden Future Time
Settings of play: Manor Farm
Run-time: 90 min, no intermission.
Type of Play: Dramatic Satire, A Fairy Story
Suggested rating:
 PG – recommended for grades 4th & up, but all audiences may enjoy.
          Open to students ages 10-19 to audition
Auditions:
Tues & Weds, Mar. 31st – Apr. 1st with callbacks Thurs, Apr. 2nd, 2020
Rehearsals:
Tuesdays through Fridays 4:30-8:30PM Apr. 7th – May 8th, 2020
Tech/Dress Rehearsals: Monday through Wednesday 4:30-8:30PM May 11th – 13th, 2020

  1. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

The Tempest

By William Shakespeare

9 performances at three different venues in three different cities – FREE admission!

Performances – July 16-18 & July 23-25 & July 30-August 1, 2020
July 16th: 6PM, 2020                        July 23rd: 6PM, 2020                        July 30th: 6PM, 2020
July 17th: 6PM, 2020                        July 24th: 6PM, 2020                        July 31st: 6PM, 2020
July 18th: 6PM, 2020                        July 25th: 6PM, 2020                        August 1st: 6PM, 2020

Prospero, the Duke of Milan, lives in exile on a desert island after being thrown out of power by his wicked brother. For company, he has only his daughter Miranda, the spirits who are native to the island, and his beloved books. The books are the source of his dark magic, which he uses to lure his enemies to the island so he can exact revenge. But his plot could destroy Miranda’s happiness, so Prospero must choose between his own anger and his daughter’s future. This enchanting fantasy, brimming with magic and romance, kicks off North Coast Rep Theatre School’s three-city tour of FREE outdoor Shakespeare.

Time period: Early 1600’s
Settings of play: A Magical Island somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea
Run-time: 2 hours, plus intermission
Type of Play: Tragicomedy
Suggested rating:
 PG – recommended for grades 2nd & up, but all audiences may enjoy.
          Open to students ages 12-19 to audition
Auditions:
Tuesday & Wednesday, May 19th – 20th, callbacks Thursday, May 21st, 2020
Rehearsals:
Tuesdays through Fridays 4:30-8:30PM Jun. 16th – Jul. 10th, 2020
Tech/Dress Rehearsals: Monday through Wednesday 4:30-8:30PM July 13th – July 15th, July 20th – 22nd & July 27th – 29th, 2020