2016 – 2017 Season

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

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Season-Opening Musical: Murder at Café Noir

By David Landau; Music and Lyrics by Nikki Stern; Directed by Albert Guerra

Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16–Oct. 8, 2016
Sundays 2 p.m. Sept. 18 & 25, Oct. 2 & 9

In the vein of Dick Tracy, this detective story set in the 1940s includes comedy, murder and music, and features Rick Archer, P.I. The owner of the Café Noir has been found murdered and washed ashore. Whodunnit? A gorgeous runaway was the last person seen with him. Or was it the French madame and club manager, the voodoo priestess, the shyster British attorney, the black marketeer, or the femme fatale? That depends on the audience, who get to vote on what they want Rick to do next. These decisions change the flow of this comic tribute to the Bogart era.

Fall Comedy Musical: The Great American Trailer Park
Christmas Musical

Music & Lyrics by David Nehls; Book by Betsy Kelso; Directed by Gwen Adams

Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11–Dec 10, 2016
Sundays 2 p.m. Nov. 13, 20 & 27, Dec. 4 & 11 (No Performance Nov. 25)

The girls from Armadillo Acres are back and have been selected to compete in the Mobile Homes and Garden Christmas Decorating contest. Unfortunately, one new resident hates Christmas and refuses to participate. A squabble erupts over illegal cable splicing, and amnesia is the unfortunate result – the new neighbor completely forgets why she hates Christmas and men. Love blooms and the prize is within reach, but will she get her memory back? Will the Armadillo Acres curse strike again? Recommended for mature audiences due to language and mature themes.

Winter Comedy: Dixie Swim Club

By Jessie Jones, Jamie Wooten, Nicholas Hope; Directed by David Siskin

Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Jan. 13–Feb. 4, 2017
Sunday Matinees 2 p.m., Jan. 15, 22 & 29

From the authors of The Red Velvet Cake War and Pump Boys and Dinettes. Five southern women who were on the college swim team together set aside a weekend in August every year to meddle in each others’ lives. The play covers four of these weekends over a 33-year period. The characters are full of southern charm and will make you laugh as they pick at each other. But when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives, these friends rally around their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.

Spring Musical: The Crossing

By Paul Lewis & Carissa Meisner Smit; Music by Paul Lewis; Directed by Sharon Greany; Music Direction by Gwen Adams

Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m. March 17–April 8, 2017
Sunday Matinees 2 p.m.,
March 19 & 26, April 2 & 9

A new musical by a Seattle-based playwright, Paul Lewis. Interesting backstory of Amelia Earhart’s crossing of the Atlantic through the eyes of a reporter that documented the event. The focus is not only on Amelia in flight, but also on her support team on the ground, including husband George Putnam, her mechanic, and a very stressed meteorologist searching for the elusive scientific breakthrough that will make long-distance flight safer, but is haunted by the loss of his daughter and must take on the ghosts of his past.

Spring Comedy: Black Tie

By A.R. Gurney; Directed by Erin McKiernan

Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m. June 2–24, 2017
Sunday Matinees 2 p.m.,
June 4, 11, 18 & 25

Gurney has always been a favorite of Jewel Box audiences. In this offering, the father of the groom desperately (and comically) defends the time-honored ways of his past, including his attire. He insists on wearing the black tux of his dead father in spite of his family’s warnings that he’ll be mistaken for a waiter. His much-rehearsed toast is replaced by the stand-up comedy act of the bride’s ex-husband. Cultures clash and Curtis finds that balancing the standards of his late father and the needs of his future family may prove too messy for a black tie affair.

Shakespeare in the Park—A Community Partnership:
The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare; Directed by Sharon Greany

Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m. July 14–29, 2017
Sunday's in the park 2 p.m.,
July 16, 23 & 30

All the world’s a stage, including the Jewel Box and our local parks, when the great bard returns to Poulsbo. Two sets of identical twins-accidentally separated at birth create one of Shakespeare’s most farcical comedies. Slapstick antics, mistaken identities, and mayhem are sure to keep you laughing. Sunday matinees will be held outdoors at a beautiful Poulsbo park setting. Three weeks only—don’t miss your chance.r so he thinks. Adapted from the French farce, physical comedy and verbal wit abound!