Season

 


PCT is excited to announce its 2022 Season!

Spring – Arsenic and Old Lace

This famous comedy produced a smash hit in New York and on the road. One of the most popular plays in Dramatist Play Service’s catalogue.

THE STORY: We meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers; the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other nephew—these require no further description or amplification here. 

Auditions Friday, January 14, 2022 and Saturday, January 15, 2022. Performances March 18-20 and 25-27, 2022.

Summer – Guys and Dolls

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Olivier Awards. 

THE STORY: Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. 

Auditions Friday, April 22, 2022 and Saturday, April 23, 2022. Performances July 8-17, 2022.

Fall – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

THE STORY: An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

Auditions Friday, July 22, 2022 and Saturday, July 23, 2022. Performances October 7-16, 2022.

Winter – Disney Frozen Jr.

Disney Frozen Jr. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

The Story: A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Disney Frozen Jr. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Disney Frozen Jr. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Auditions Friday, September 30, 2022 and Saturday, October 1, 2022. Performances December 2-11, 2022.


 

Announcing PCT’s 2023 Season!

Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production. The play demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English. 

THE STORY: The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by “Froggy” LeSueur, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time “Froggy” has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So “Froggy,” before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister’s pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the “bad guys,” and the “good guys” emerge triumphant.

 

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

THE STORY: The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

 

School of Rock – The Musical, with its sensational live kids’ rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. May the spirit of rock be with all who pledge allegiance to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s newest hit! Lloyd Webber produced the stage musical on Broadway and in the West End, penning 14 new numbers for the show, which additionally features all of the original songs from the movie. 

THE STORY: Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock – The Musical is based on the hit movie. The tuner follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

 

Part vaudeville and part Complete Works of William Shakespeare…AbridgedEvery Christmas Story Ever Told… is a fast, furious, and slightly irreverent look at holiday classics and traditions. Santa Claus, Rudolph, the Grinch, and just about every other seasonal character, make an appearance in this racy comedy that will have you laughing all the way to the New Year!

The Story: 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!

 


All aboard! PCT invites you to ride with Inspector Quoissant across the French countryside on the Royal Luxury Express passenger train as he tries to solve…The Disappearance of Mrs. Peignoir!

Tune in for the latest episode of the Inspector Quoissant series, brought to you by the PCT Radio Hour!

Written and directed by Coreen Janetzke.

Cast of Characters:

Inspector Quoissant – Karlos Smith
Sgt. Pepe Poupon/Narrator – Todd Bernstein
Phillipe Dubois – Drew Washburn
Mrs. Peignoir/Rose Hudson – Amy Oblinger
Richard Watters – Kyle Smith
Daisy Hudson – Audrey Hallows
Albert Martin/Dining Car Attendant – Bram Fulk
Erich Schmidt/Andre – Brent Small
Andrea Mueller – Olivia Noel

There is no cost to watch The Disappearance of Mrs. Peignoir. Donations are always appreciated on the Donate page here on our website.

Please click HERE to watch The Disappearance of Mrs. Peignoir! The link go live at 2:00 PM on April 24, 2021 and will remain posted for your viewing. À bientôt!