The Face on the Barroom Floor

by Tim Kelly

Directed by: Open (contact Dale Gutt at dalegutt@gmail.com, if interested)

​Performance Dates: July 27-29, August 3-5 and 10-11, 2018

​Audition Dates: Currently planned for June 15-16, 2018, by appointment only.  Will update,
if dates change.​


Summary: 

Our annual popcorn-throwing, villain-booing, heroine-swooning melodrama!!

Insidious villains endeavor to separate Madelaine Mockingbird, chambermaid turned singer,

from the fortune left her by an old miner and from her true love: Jack "Toulouse"

Goodhart, painter turned tramp.


Characters:

Annie Quackenbush: runs the Old Teller House (but she doesn't run far enough)

Sweet Madelaine Mockingbird:   lovely heroine, anxious to get on with her career

Chuck Dogtemper:  a miner who's thirst for whiskey is staggering

Herbie Rainwater: another miner, not too bright

Dusty Rhodes:  stagecoach driver. Been in the snow a long time

Mrs. van Cleve:  the "high society" element

Jack "Toulouse" Goodhart:  our hero, doesn't carry a six-shooter, he carries a paint brush

Bella Yukon:  She'd have a card up her sleeve if she were wearing one

Fatima: waiting for her camel to come in

Roderick Rodent:  a lowdown, no good, rotten human being. But charming when he wants to be

Judge Fleesum: if you don't know a good lawyer it's a good idea to know the judge

Theda Swanson: reaching for a high note she stumbled
 

I Hate Hamlet

by Paul Rudnick

Directed by Lindsey Humphries

Performance Dates: February 23-25 and March 2-3, 2018

Audition Dates:  Currently planned for January 12-13, 2018, by appointment only.  Will update,

if dates change.​


Summary: 

A successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, Gothic apartment.

With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the part of Hamlet onstage, but there's one

problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore's ghost,

who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast

between the two actors,  Barrymore, whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally,

hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television,

and yes, the apartment.


​Characters: 

Felicia Dantine: Andrew Rally's real estate broker, can speak to the dead
Andrew Rally: Popular star of a recently canceled soap opera
Deirdre McDavey:  Rally's attractive and emotional girlfriend
Lillian Troy: Rally's agent
John Barrymore: A lengendary actor, or, rather, his ghost
Gary Peter Lefkowitz: A cocky, pompous television producer

Auditions Schedule (Entire Season)


Murder in the Magnolias

by Tim Kelly

Directed by Pamela Harden

Performance dates: October 13-15 and 20-21, 2017

Audition dates: Saturday, August Aug 26th (1 - 4 pm) and Sunday, August 27th (3 - 6 pm),

by appointment only.  Please contact Jake Correll at 214-551-1905 or

Info@McKinneyRep.org to schedule a date/time.


Summary: 

Colonel Rance Chickenwing has kicked the bucket, leaving the secret of his buried

treasure for a houseful of demented relatives to discover. Soon, there's another death

and the mystery at Belle Acres must be solved by Sheriff Billy Jerk. Toss in a prehistoric

garden complete with murderous honeysuckle vines, yapping hound dogs, a Voodoo Woman,

a menacing hurricane, a suspicious state engineer and a series of devastatingly hilarious

"monologues," and you've got a pretty good idea of the fun in this off-the-wall spoof.


Characters:

Colonel Rance Chickenwing: Once a US senator, now aged and difficult
Amanda Chickenwing: His younger sister
Jezabel: The housekeeper; Slovenly, lazy, inept, and outspoken
Voodoo Woman: The local witch
Pete Bogg: A state engineer who must dig up the old plantation
Thornbird Chickenwing III: A Southern writer whose personality is split so many ways he’s fractured
Bubba Kamrowski: Juggles bowling balls in a luncheonette; an expert in Napoleonic law
Lorraine Carruthers: Social secretary to Princess Kargo; an intelligent young woman
Lawyer Possum: Has an alligator for a client
Princess Lotta Kargo: Flamboyant, theatrical, and, maybe, off her rocker
Sheriff Billy Jerk: The biggest man in Tudball County
Blanche Du Blank: A Southern belle, slightly cracked

A Bad Year for Tomatoes

by John Patrick

Directed by Marilyn Latham

Performance Dates: May 11-13 and 18-19, 2018

Audition Dates: Currently planned for March 30-31, 2018, by appointment only.  Will update,
if dates change.​


Summary:

Fed up with the pressures of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a house

in a tiny New England town and settles down to write her autobiography. She keeps her

agent at bay, but can't avoid her nosy neighbors. In an attempt to shoo them away, Myra invents

a mad, homicidal sister—who is kept locked in an upstairs room, but occasionally escapes long

enough to scare off uninvited visitors. The ruse works well until the local handyman develops

an affection for "Sister Sadie" and some of the locals decide it is their duty to save poor Sadie's soul.

In desperation Myra announces that her imaginary sibling has suddenly gone off to Boston —

which brings on the sheriff and the suspicion of murder!


Characters:
Myra Marlowe: a successful actor since age three (playing mostly character roles), she wants to discover who she really is & lead a normal life... 
Tom: Myra’s agent of many years, a cynical Hollywood type
Piney: a backwoods handyman who chops wood, sells manure, kills hogs, and develops a crush on demented Sister Sadie
Willa Mae: the witch of Beaver Haven, she reads palms & tea leaves and cures the demented with mugwort
Reba Harper: one of the hospitality ladies, doesn’t believe in gossip but gossips continuously
Cora Gump: another hospitality lady, her elevator doesn’t quite reach the top floor, she never met a bottle of scotch she didn’t like
Sheriff: Barney Fife has nothing on him

Dickens' A Christmas Carol 

adapted by Dr. Andrew Harris

Directed by Jacob Correll

Performance dates: November 24-26 and December 15-16, 2017

Our annual family favorite production of  Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge. 

In true community theatre style, many cast members return every year, however, we always

have open roles.  Contact Jake Correll at 214-551-1905, if you wish to audition.

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