Ok – We all know that 2020 didn’t pan out as we expected! So, for 2021, we’re going to take a “second shot” at three of the titles we planned for that year, and add two new comedies we know you’ll love! And it’s all offered with no change in prices from last year!
Take a few minutes now to make your plans for Season 2021. You don’t want to miss a thing!
Now And Then
a Romantic Comedy by Sean Grennan
February 5 to 21, The VK Garage Theatre
Sometimes what happens after last call might change your life.
One night in 1981, just as Jamie is closing the bar where he works, a desperate last-minute customer offers him and his girlfriend Abby two thousand dollars to sit and have a drink with him. Who wouldn’t take it? As the trio swaps stories and Jamie considers decisions they face, it begins to dawn that this older man is unusually invested in their choices… and the reason he gives them is completely unbelievable. When a very displeased second stranger arrives, the unbelievable begins to seem like the truth.
Now and Then is a heartfelt romantic comedy about the costs of the choices we make, and the people who make them with us.
If you enjoyed Sean Grennan’s Making God Laugh, you’ll love Now and Then.
Directed by R Sheldon Boyce,
Assistant Director/Stage Manager Sarah Brooks
Auditions, November 29 at 2:30, November 30 at 6:30
Roles for two couples, one young, one middle-age.
Little Shop of Horrors
a Cautionary Musical by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
April 9 to 24, The Cailloux Theatre
In this mad-cap adaptation of the classic noir film by Roger Corman held over from our planned production in 2020, the amazing team of Ashman & Menken tell a Rock-tinged tale of planetary invasion by man-eating plants that became a world-wide sensation and a major motion picture.
You’ll fall in love with Seymour, the mild-mannered junior florist and his from-afar love, Audrey. You’ll hate the sadistic dentist who treats Audrey so badly, and you might event cheer for “Audrey II,” the plant that grows up to threaten all their lives.
Whatever you do, don’t feed the plants!
Directed by Jeffrey Brown
Choreography by Heather Cunningham
Music Direction by Michael Kahl
Assistant Director/Stage Manager Kerri Sparkman
Puppet Master Darcey Wagner
Auditions: This show was cast during Season 2020, and that original cast will be invited to return. Watch for an announcement for auditions to fill roles as needed.
Shakespeare In The Park 2021:
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
June 4 and 5, Louise Hays Park
Each year, Playhouse 2000 partners with The City of Kerrville to bring The Bard to Kerrville’s Louise Hays Park. This gift to the community is offered for FREE, and all are invited.
This year, “SITP” will present The Two Gentlemen of Verona,
a Comedy about friendship, infidelity, love, and the foolish behavior
of people in love! Some say it’s Shakespeare’s very first play!
Join us for classic fun under the stars!
Auditions: April 18 at 2:30, April 19 at 6:30
Roles available for a variety of actors of all ages
A Nice Family Gathering
a Comedy by Phil Olson
June 11 to 27, The VK Garage Theatre
“Dad” was the kind of guy who loved his wife so much, he almost told her so.
Since he died ten months ago, he’s got just one shot, the family’s Thanksgiving day gathering, to get the message to her through the only channel he has, his estranged son, Carl. The arrival of mom’s “date” for dinner just complicates things. Set against the frigid backdrop of Wisconsin, the warm feelings finally break through to bring this family closer together than ever.
If you laughed through Southern Fried Funeral, you’ll find another favorite in A Nice Family Gathering.
Directed by Darcey Wagner
Auditions: April 25 at 2:30, April 26 at 6:30
Roles available for four men and three women, ages 25 to 70
Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express
adapted from the novel by Ken Ludwig
August 6 to 22, The Cailloux Theatre
We’re excited to return to the spacious and beautiful stage of The Cailloux Theater in 2021 to create once again the cunningly crafted characters and suspenseful stories of Agatha Christie.
A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, the world’s greatest detective – Hercule Poirot – to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again. This fast-paced adaptation of Christie’s most famous novel was crafted for the stage by another superstar, Ken Ludwig.
If you were thrilled by And Then There Were None, don’t miss Murder On The Orient Express!
Directed by Amy Goodyear
Auditions: June 20 at 2:30, June 21 at 6:30
Roles available for five men and five women playing a variety of ages
An Intimate History by Laruen Gunderson
October 1 to 17, The VK Garage Theatre
Real life scientist Henrietta Leavitt became one of the most prominent voices in the field of astronomy in the early 1900’s. Her work was the basis of our ability to measure the distance between stars. In Silent Sky, award
winning playwright Lauren Gunderson explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries that changed the way we understand both the heavens and earth.
“[Silent Sky is] a startling, entertaining true story”
“…a lively, funny, accessible play alive with interesting ideas.”
“… an intellectual epic told on an intimate scale. Bottom line? Heavenly.”
Directed by Jeffrey Brown
Auditions: August 15 at 2:30, August 16 at 6:30
Roles available for one man and four women playing a ages 25 to 55