Auditions for Calendar Girls at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jan 5-7

Auditions for Calendar Girls at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jan 5-7

Laurel Mill Playhouse announces:
Auditions for Calendar Girls
by Tim Firth
Directed by Michael Hartsfield
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Auditions for Calendar Girls will be held on:
January 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM
January 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Director Michael Hartsfield will be casting:4 men and 9 women.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Performances: Friday March 15, 2019 through Sunday April 7, 2019. Matinee performances on March 31 and April 7 at 2:00 P.M.

When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.

For more information, including roles to be cast, click here.

Aladdin, Jr. and Kid’s Cabaret at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Aug 3-19

Aladdin, Jr. and Kid’s Cabaret at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Aug 3-19

The Musical Theater Intensive at Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. and Kid’s Cabaret
Directed by Michael Hartsfield
Musically Directed by Mimi McGinniss
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4: 8:00pm
Sunday, August 5: 2:00pm
Friday, August 10: 8:00pm
Saturday, August 11 (2 shows!): 2:00pm; AND 8:00pm
Sunday, August 12: 2:00pm
Friday, August 17: 8:00pm
Saturday, August 18 (2 shows): 2:00pm; AND 8:00pm
Sunday, August 19: 2:00pm

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Tickets are $22 for Adults and $17 for Students (18 and under), Seniors (65 and over) and active duty military.

Buy tickets here.

Laughing Stock at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jun 29-Jul 15

Laughing Stock at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jun 29-Jul 15

Laughing Stock
by Charles Morey
Directed by Daniel Johnston
Assistant Directed by Michael Hartsfield
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday June 29, 2018 through Sunday July 15, 2018

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

LAUGHING STOCK is a hilarious backstage farce and genuinely affectionate look into the world of the theatre. When The Playhouse, a rustic New England summer theatre, schedules a repertory season of Dracula, Hamlet and Charley’s Aunt, comic mayhem ensues. We follow the well-intentioned but over-matched company from outrageous auditions to ego-driven rehearsals through opening nights gone disastrously awry to the elation of a great play well told and the comic and nostalgic season close.

“—a summer stock production of Dracula disintegrates into chaos on opening night. Gothic horror becomes high comedy amid misplaced technical cues, forgotten lines, wrong entrances and eccentric acting—the large audience howled with glee as they watched the mayhem unfold…” —Salt Lake Tribune. “LAUGHING STOCK soars as farce…” —Salt Lake City Weekly. “The delightful thing…is that Morey strikes a balance between a depiction of everything that can and usually does go wrong…and a genuinely affectionate look at the magic that holds theatre companies together…these are all type characters but Morey adeptly deepens and individualizes each one…The Dracula section and a rehearsal of Charley’s Aunt where the actors improvise being animals at dusk around an African water hole are comic high point…” —Event (Salt Lake City). “LAUGHING STOCK will indeed have you laughing in your seat if not rolling in the aisles…It’s hard to imagine anyone whose funny bone wouldn’t be tickled by this one…it’s a hoot…it’s a blast…” —Monadnock Ledger (NH). “Scene after scene, beat after beat, LAUGHING STOCK piles on the laughs…every single piece crackles with successful wit and abundant humor…virtuoso farce…” —Keene Sentinel (NH). “I cried, I choked, I fell into a coughing fit, I cried some more…can’t help but love this play.” —Nashua Telegraph (NH).

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Publishing Company. Performances run weekends from Friday June 29, 2018 through Sunday July 15, 2018 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $17. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

Buy tickets here.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Apr 27-May 20

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Apr 27-May 20

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Michael Hartsfield
Produced by Maureen Rogers
Musical Director: Mimi McGinniss
Choreographer: Kristin Rigsby

Friday April 27, 2018 through Sunday May 20, 2018

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, sha la la Joseph you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat ahead of your time! One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”

Produced by special arrangement with The Musical Company. Performances run weekends from Friday April 27, 2018 through Sunday May 20, 2018 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $17. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

Buy tickets here.

Auditions for Laughing Stock at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Apr 25-29

Auditions for Laughing Stock at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Apr 25-29

Laurel Mill Playhouse announces auditions for Laughing Stock will be held on:

April 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM
April 28, 2018 at 4:00 PM
April 29, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Performances June 19 – Jul 15, 2018

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

LAUGHING STOCK is a hilarious backstage farce and genuinely affectionate look into the world of the theatre. When The Playhouse, a rustic New England summer theatre, schedules a repertory season of Dracula, Hamlet and Charley’s Aunt, comic mayhem ensues. We follow the well-intentioned but over-matched company from outrageous auditions to ego-driven rehearsals through opening nights gone disastrously awry to the elation of a great play well told and the comic and nostalgic season close.

For more information see https://laurelmillplayhouse.org/auditions.php, contact producer Maureen Rogers at 301-452-2557 or e-mail maureencrogers@gmail.com, or e-mail the theatre at LMP@laurelmillplayhouse.org.