2017 CenterStage Season

 

The Dixie Swim Club: June 1-3, 8 & 9

 Show Time: 7:35 pm

 by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

 Directed by Andrew Maples and Laura Connolly

 Directors Andrew Maples and Laura Connolly return to the Ritz stage in June to direct “The Dixie Swim Club,” the story of five Southern women who recharge their relationship by gathering for a long weekend every August.

“It tells the story of how these five women navigate their way through life and their friendships since college,” Maples said. “They really are five best friends who rely heavily on one another to go through life.”

Maples said these kinds of plays are his favorites. 

“The characters are hilarious at times, but there is some part of every character that someone can identify with,” he said. “They’re telling such a personal story about friendship and what we choose to make of our family.”

 

A Comedy of Tenors: August 24-26 & 31, Sept. 1

Show Time: 7:35

By Ken Ludwig

Directed by Michael Green

Get ready! The fast-paced farce “A Comedy of Tenors” is coming to the Ritz Theatre, directed by Michael Green.

The play is the sequel to the Ritz’ 1992 production, “Lend Me A Tenor,” also directed by Green. 

When he discovered playwright Ken Ludwig penned a sequel to the show, Green said he had to jump on board.

“I’m a big fan of comedies,” Green said. “Musicals and comedies are the best things to do in a theatre. There is nothing better than hearing people in the audience laugh.”

Auditions for the Center Stage production of Ken Ludwig’s “A Comedy of Tenors” will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 in the Annex of the Ritz Theatre on 3rd Street in Sheffield. For more information about auditions, call 256-383-0533.

 

Opal: October 5-8

Show Time: 7:35

By Robert Lindsey-Nassif

Directed by Darren Butler

This fall, Darren Butler will undertake the Off Broadway hit “Opal,” winner of the Richard Rodgers and AT&T award. 

The musical is written by Robert Lindsey-Nassif, composer and lyricist of “Honkey Tonk Highway.”

Set in the early 1900s, the story is based on the real-life diary of a young girl who is orphaned in a shipwreck and adopted by a lone Oregon farmer. 

“ ‘Opal’ is a story about hope,” 
Butler said. “I saw it Off-Broadway and fell in love with the story and music. It’s a show about endurance, the triumph of the human spirit, and love. It’s the sort of show that will make you laugh, bring a tear to your eye, and it will definitely warm your heart.”

The New York Times called “Opal”  “Splendid … lovely music draws one into a place of magical transformations. It is a rare achievement.”

Audition dates for Opal to be announced at a later date. 

 
 
 
 

 

   

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Past Seasons

 

2016 Center Stage Season

To Kill a Mockingbird

Mama Won't Fly

Agnes of God

 

2015 Center Stage Season

Diary of Anne Frank

Snoopy the Musical

The Star Spangled Girl

 

2014 Center Stage Season

Forever Plaid

Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes

Tuesdays With Morrie

 

2013 Center Stage Season

Lend Me a Tenor

A Bad Year for Tomatoes

Foxfire

 

2012 Center Stage Season

The Importance of Being Earnest

A Few Good Men

 

2011 Center Stage Season

You Can't Take It With You

The Foreigner

 

2010 Center Stage Season

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Leading Ladies

Frankenstein

 

2009 Center Stage Season

A Nice Family Gathering

Southern Hospitality

Shadow and Substance: "The Twilight Zone"

Night of January 16th

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