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Come down to Main Street Theatre Company's Karaoke night with DJ Mike.

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Karaoke starts at 7:30 pm
Tickets are $7 at the door
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By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by
Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

Produced by Michael Tumbleson
Directed by Mary Rios
Musically Directed by Teddy Kernizan
Choreographed by Susan Zuckerman

March 9 thru March18
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations.

THE WIZARD OF OZ is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022


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Winter 2018 Session - CLOSED


Musical Theatre Workshop (Ages 8-11) - $250 for an 11 week experience
Saturdays 2-3:30pm
For beginners and passionate performers, this class will boost and train your young performer! Students will focus on ensemble building, and techniques in vocal and dance performance.

Musical Theatre Masters (Ages 12+) - $250 for an 11 week experience
Saturdays 3:30-5pm
This class is designed for the budding musical theatre professionals. Students will focus on scene study, solo performance, and dance technique.

Both classes begin on January 13, 2018 and culminate in combined showcases at 1pm and 3:30pm on March 24th.

Email Kara Wilson with questions at karawillow@gmail.com


Deadline to sign up is January 6th.


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Audition Notice

Written by Mark Medoff
Produced by Jessica Mennella
Directed by Pat Schladebeck & Donna Sanford

Audition Dates: March 12th & 13th 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Callbacks, by invitation only: March 15th 7:00 pm

Friday, May 18th 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 19th 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 20th 2:00 pm
Friday, May 25th 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 26th 8:00 pm


After three years in the Peace Corps, James joins the faculty of a school for the deaf, where he is to teach lip-reading. He meets Sarah, a school dropout totally deaf from birth. She is estranged from the world of hearing, and from those who would compromise to enter that world. Fluent in sign language, James tries to help Sarah, but gradually the two fall in love and marry. At first their relationship is happy, as the gulf of silence between them seems to be bridged by their desire to understand each other's needs and feelings. But discord soon develops as Sarah becomes militant for the rights of the deaf and rejects any hint that she is being patronized and pitied. In the end the chasm between the worlds of sound and silence seems almost too great to cross…but love and compassion hold the hope of reconciliation, and a deeper understanding of differences that can unite as well as divide.

Winner of the Tony Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award as best play of the season. A success both on Broadway and at the Mark Taper Forum, in Los Angeles, this deeply moving, beautifully written play details the romance and marriage of a sensitive but spirited deaf girl and the devoted (and hearing) young teacher whom she meets at a school for the deaf. "CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, in short and in sum, is the season's unexpected find, a play unlike any other and immensely likable in its self-assertion." —NY Times. "CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD is an extraordinary play—illuminating, consistently interesting and moving." —Variety. "In any season this play would be a major event, a play of great importance, absorbing and interesting, full of love, understanding and passion." —NY Post. "…an authentic work of art." —The New Yorker.

The role of Leeds has been cast. Sides will be provided in advance. If you are reading for a deaf or hard of hearing role, please be prepared to sign.

Character Descriptions:

Sarah Norman: mid-twenties, Deaf from birth. Feisty, troubled, passionate, & very bright school employee. Fluent in ASL & signs throughout the play, uses vocal speech only in the final climactic scene. Includes some intimate scenes.

Orin Dennis: in his twenties, has some residual hearing, a lip reader. Student activist at school, uses vocal speech.

Lydia: late teens, has some residual hearing, a lip reader. Impressionable, jealous, & romantic student. Uses vocal speech.

Mrs. Norman: Sarah’s single mother frustrated with her situation. She is disgruntled by each of her failed attempts to make Sarah “appear normal.” Only after Sarah leaves James does Mrs. Norman finally view her as an actual person. Only knows two sentences in Sign Language.

Mr. Franklin: late-thirties, the supervising teacher at the Deaf school. He is a condescending, authoritative character in his late-thirties, however he may be played by an older actor as well. He views Deaf & Hard of Hearing individuals as “needy children” in need of guidance & protection. He is familiar with & sometimes uses sign language.

Edna Klein: mid-thirties, lawyer who represents Orin & Sarah in a case yet has no idea how to communicate with them. She has good intentions yet does not recognize that Orin & Sarah can speak for themselves.

Children of a Lesser God is presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.; 440 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016 www.dramatists.com.






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