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Announcing PCT’s 2023 Season! Click HERE to purchase tickets!

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.

Director’s Note:
The Foreigner was written as a farce where good overcomes fallible evil. However, it does contain negative stereotypes, adult language, and racist themes. In one scene, actors portray Ku Klux Klan villains dressed in robes. If you have any questions about this play’s content, please contact the director at Coreen.Janetzke@PCTshows.com.

Performances March 17-25.

 

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.

Auditions April 28-29, callbacks on April 30. Performances July 14-23.

 

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?

Auditions TBD. Performances October 6-15.

 

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!

Auditions September 22-23. Performances December 1-10.


2023 Pickerington Community Theatre Season Tickets (now called Season Flex Pass) are now available!

When you purchase a Season Flex Pass, you’re reserving your seats at the Wigwam Theater for PCT’s productions of The Foreigner, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, School of Rock – The Musical, and Every Christmas Story Ever Told. Season tickets are $60 for students and senior citizens and $68 for adults. To purchase your Season Flex Pass visit ShowTix4U, call the PCT Box Office at 614-508-0036 or email us at boxoffice@pctshows.com.