2013 – 2014 Season

Celebrating the Thirteenth Season as Poulsbo's Award Winning Community Theatre

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I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of "A Christmas Carol"

Fall Production: Gypsy!

Music by Julie Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents; Directed by Gwen Adams

Fridays & Saturdays 8 p.m., Sept. 13 – Oct. 12, 2013
Sunday Matinees 2 p.m., Sept. 22 & 29, Oct. 6 & 13

The biographical story of the rise of Washington’s own Gypsy Rose Lee has charmed audiences for decades. The introduction of the iconic “stage mom” has drawn high-powered stars to the role of Gypsy’s mother, Rose, including Patti Lupone, Ethel Merman, Rosalind Russell, Tyne Daly, Bernadette Peters, and Bette Midler. Set in the 1950s towards the end of vaudeville and height of burlesque, Gypsy follows Rose and her girls June and Louise on their theatrical travels seeking stardom for Baby June and her Newsboys, including the supposedly untalented Louise. The wallflower is the one who rises to stardom. Familiar songs include “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Together Wherever We Go,” “Let me Entertain You,” and “You Gotta Get a Gimmick.”

Holiday Show: The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of "A Christmas Carol"

By David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin, Jr.; Directed by Randy G. Powell

Fridays & Saturdays 8 p.m., Nov. 15 – Dec. 7, 2013
Sunday Matinees 2 p.m., Nov. 17 & 24, Dec. 1 & 8

In a festive mood, the ladies’ dramatic society mounts another assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. Spurred on by the wild enthusiasm of stage-manager Gordon, the ladies portray a dizzying array of characters from the Dickensian favorite (and a few that aren't). As usual, entrances and lines are blown, scenery and costumes fail. They also engineer some novel audience participation while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system. They even manage to wrap their vocal cords and feet around two original, show stopping songs. Anyone who is tired of A Christmas Carol will LOVE this version.

Winter Play: Clever Dick

By Charles Marowitz; Directed by Hank Hayden

Fridays & Saturdays 8 p.m., Jan. 24 – Feb. 15, 2014
Sunday Matinees 2 p.m., Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9 & 16

This British farce is sexually charged and gleefully tongue-in-cheek, making fun of the fetishes of the upper crust in present day England who still cling to the traditional ways. But this is no Downton Abbey. You won’t want to see any of these folks live happily ever after. It’s a murder mystery, but is it really? Don’t you need a corpse for that? The oafish Scotland Yard Inspector can’t seem to hang on to one, let alone solve the case. Recommended for mature audiences only due to sexual content.

Spring Musical: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!

By Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts; Directed by Gabe Carbajal

Fridays & Saturdays 8 p.m., March 21 – April 19, 2014
Sunday Matinees 2 p.m., March 23 & 30, April 6 &13
(Please note: matinee dates have changed from what is listed in the season brochure)

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change! is a musical comedy that ran Off-Broadway for nearly ten years straight. It is presented in the form of a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. A first date comes before scenes dealing with marriage, and scenes dealing with marriage come before those dealing with child rearing. Despite the large number of characters, the show is done with a comparatively small cast: the original Off-Broadway production uses a cast of four. The play's tagline is "Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives, and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.”

Spring Play: Catfish Moon

By Laddy Sartin; Directed by Trina Williamson

Fridays & Saturdays 8 p.m., May 30 – June 21, 2014
Sunday Matinees 2 p.m., June 8, 15 & 22

A national award winner at the AACT one act competition, the entire play takes place on an old fishing pier out on the end of Cypress Lake. It was the favorite hangout for three best friends when they were kids—skipping school, skinny dipping, and even experiencing the mysteries of kissing girls. Now Curley, Gordon, and Frog are older, and they have tasted the bitterness of life as well as the sweetness, and the pressures and problems that come with middle age have eroded the closeness between Frog and Gordon. The final straw comes when Frog discovers that Gordon is dating his ex-wife. They all go on an overnight fishing trip to try to settle their disputes, where the weight of adulthood is lifted by laughter and their love of fishing. In the midst of catching the biggest fish of all time, life brings them back to a painful reality.

Summer Musical: TomFoolery

By Cameron Mackintosh and Robin Ray, music and lyrics by Tom Lehrer; Directed by Gwen Adams

Fridays & Saturdays 8 p.m., July 18 – August 2, 2014
Sunday Matinees 2 p.m., July 20 & 27, August 3

TomFoolery is based on the Tom Lehrer Songbook. It is a musical revue of novelty songs (there are no sad ones in this bunch). Music, laughter, and no one spared—when you’re dealing with the humor of Tom Lehrer, nothing is sacred. A Harvard professor, Tom’s witty twist of lyrics and irreverent attack of anything from the Boy Scouts to the Vatican (now there’s a timeless topic!) is unsurpassed. Not for the finicky or purest of heart. Popular songs include: “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park,” “Vatican Rag,” “The Elements Song,” and “I Hold Your Hand in Mine.”