The hard working volunteers of Theatre 29, The Morongo Basin’s premiere live Theatre venue, have finalized their 2013 season of quality theatrical productions and are now offering season tickets.
The new year-round season includes three major musical productions, a Mystery/Thriller/Comedy, a Summer Youth Theater selections for the kids, and another spectacular Halloween Haunt event.
New for 2013, there will be two Sunday matinees for each show and no Thursday performances.
Theatre 29 Board President Brian Tabeling said, “We were very happy with the quantity and quality of creative and eclectic submissions from area Theatre Directors for the 2013 season. We received 11 submissions for 6 regular season slots, after much careful consideration by our Play Selection Committee and Board of Directors, Theatre 29 has come up with a fascinating, fun, entertaining and artistically balanced year of first class live community theater offerings”.
The 2013 season starts January 11, 2013, the offerings are:
By IRA LEVIN
Directed by BUTCH PELFREY
JANUARY 11 FEBRUARY 9
Matinees: JANUARY 19 & FEBRUARY 2
Sidney Bruhl needs a killer idea. Once the toast of Broadway, his plays were masterpieces of the murder genre, but it has been years since his last hit. When unknown playwright Clifford Anderson posts Bruhl a script to die for, the desperate writer sees a lethal opportunity. This perfect plot is about to bend, to spiral, to spin totally out of control. And in Sidney Bruhl’s isolated American home, enjoyable fatal fiction will become shockingly fatal fact. From the author of Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives and The Boys From Brazil, “Deathtrap” is an engrossing puzzle and suspenseful nail biter. This ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients —
gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS
WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
Book by ABE BURROWS, JACK WEINSTOCK &
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY FRANK LOESSER
Based on “How To Succeed In Business Without Really
Trying” by Shepherd Mead
Directed by GARY DAIGNEAULT & ED WILL
MARCH 8 APRIL 6
Matinees: MARCH 17 & 31
Power, sex, ambition, greed… it’s just another day at the office. From the authors of GUYS AND DOLLS comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all time. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, this show follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called “How To Succeed In Business Without Really
Trying” to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine
addiction and, of course, true love. HOW TO….melds wit, comedy, and romance together to perfection.
Book by TERRENCE MCNALLY
Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS
Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow
Directed by CHARLES HARVEY
MAY 3 JUNE 1 Matinees: MAY 12 & 26
This epic musical finds in the experience of three families, circa 1906, all the glories and contradictions that created the American Century. The hopes of immigrants, the legacy of bigotry and the rise of a working class are given voice in the syncopated music that reflected the nation’s changing face. Written by the award winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, SEUSSICAL and LUCKY STIFF), noted playwright
Terrence McNally, (KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, MASTER CLASS), the Tony winning score is just as diverse as the melting pot of America itself.
SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE
GOLDILOCKS/GOLDILOCKS ON TRIAL
Goldilocks by MATT CASARINO
Goldilocks on Trial by ED MONK
Directed by JOHN WRIGHT
JUNE 28 JULY 27
Matinees: JULY 7 & 21
In GOLDILOCKS, the classic fairy tale gets a comedic makeover as Goldilocks is once again confronted by the Three Bears…and Joe, the Bears’ species exchange student. From Goldilocks’ house to the Bears’ home and back again, a slew of fairy tale characters cross Goldilocks’ path to give advice and tell their tales. In GOLDILOCKS ON TRIAL, Goldilocks is on trial for breaking and entering. Will she be found guilty and sent to prison, or will the truth come out?
It’s up to Judge Wallabee and some very silly jurors to decide, after hearing testimony from Goldee, the bickering three Bears, and surprise witness Merwin the Big Bad Wolf, among others… This fresh adaptation teaches young audiences the meaning of responsibility through its clever, upbeat dialogue and audience participation.
MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT
Book & Lyrics by ERIC IDLE
Music by JOHN DU PREZ & ERIC IDLE
A new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion
picture “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”
From the original screenplay by GRAHAM CHAPMAN,
JOHN CLEESE, TERRY GILLIAM, ERIC IDLE, TERRY
JONES, MICHAEL PALIN.
Directed by KATHRYN FERGUSON
AUGUST 23 SEPTEMBER 21
Matinees: SEPTEMBER 1 & 15
In this farcical re-telling of the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen,
killer rabbits, catapulting cows, coconut carrying swallows and a legless knight. Lovingly “ripped-off” from the internationally famous comedy team’s most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot “raises silliness to an art form”.
THEATRE 29’S TENTH ANNUAL
Produced by ERIC ROSS
Directed by FRANCES WRIGHT
OCTOBER 18 & 19, 25 & 26, & 31ST 7-10PM
24TH & 30TH 7-9PM
For a decade, the Theatre 29 Halloween Haunt has set the standard in terror. In it’s tenth year, “The Haunt” will set the bar even higher. Tickets will be available only at the door with tours launching every 10-15 minutes. Season ticket holders get their first tour included with their season ticket purchase.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by CHARLES DICKENS
Adapted by Romulus Linney
Directed by ROB WANLESS
NOVEMBER 15 DECEMBER 14
Matinees: NOVEMBER 24 & DECEMBER 8
A wonderful Holiday treat to delight all ages! Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption comes to life in this production that promises magic and merriment. The miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, is isolated from his community and the spirit of Christmas. With visits from Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, we follow Scrooge on his transformational journey to rejoin the world, find redemption and discover what it means to be fully human. A Christmastime staples for generations, brought for the first time to the Theatre 29 stage. A joy for the whole family!
Season Tickets for all six regular theatrical productions and the special Halloween Haunt event are now on sale at $68.00 for regular admission, $56.00 for Seniors, Military and DAN Members, and $46.00 for Children under 12 and students with ID. To purchase season tickets call the Theatre 29 Box Office at 760-361-4151 and leave a message with an address to send a 2013 brochure and order form.
All evening performances start at 7:00 p.m., Sunday Matinees are 2:30 p.m.
Regular admission tickets are $12.00, Senior and Military $10.00, and Children under 12 and Students with ID are $8.00.
Founded in 1999, Theatre 29 is an all volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 non-profit Community Theater Organization. Theatre 29 is located at 73637 Sullivan Road, in the City of Twentynine Palms.