THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Freely adapted from the book by Kenneth Grahame, the gifted playwright Moses Goldberg brings Toad and his riverside friends to glorious life. Presented by the Repertory Company, The Wind in the Willows will be available to tour to area schools following these public performances. A perennial favorite you won’t want to miss!
March 18 & 19 at 7:00 pm
Schmuckal Theatre, lower level of Old Town Playhouse
Tickets $6 per person
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THE THREE MUSKETEERS
Adapted from Dumas’ classic tale, this swashbuckling adventure tells the story of young D’Artagnan’s quest to become a musketeer alongside Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Full of political intrigue, mystery, and doused with an adequate supply of adventure and battle, this Young Company production will offer fun for the whole family while playing out the famous motto, “All for one, one for all!”
June 7 & 8 at 7:00pm, June 9 at 2:00PM
OTP MainStage Theatre
Tickets $11 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under
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Performing Arts Camp Show
Into the Woods, Jr.
Book by James Lapine
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
The Brothers Grimm “go Broadway” as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale where all of your favorite characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and The Witch—meet and interact on their journeys. With unforgettable roles and sophisticated score INTO THE WOODS, JR. is a funny and challenging take on the stories we all know and love.
July 12 at 7pm, July 13 at 2pm
OTP MainStage Theatre
Tickets: $6 children 12 and under, $11 adults
Suitable for the whole family
1 Week Intensive Performing Arts Camp
Disney’s The JUNGLE BOOK, Kids
The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in this exciting Disney classic! Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures on their way to the man village. Adapted from the beloved film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes. Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for all ages.
August 17 at 2pm & 7pm
OTP MainStage Theatre
$6 children 12 and under, $11 adults
Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop
ShowStoppers & Standards
Serious. Fun. This musical revue featuring the best of Broadway plus Standards from the Great American Songbook is being created and Directed by award-winning performer Kate Botello. Choreographed by Broadway veteran Minda Nyquist. Featuring a small but elite cast of young adults, the talented SHOWSTOPPERS & STANDARDS ensemble will sing and dance their way into your hearts. Don’t miss this opportunity to come and watch our future stars shine!
August 23 & 24 at 7pm, August 25 at 2pm
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RECENT YOUNG COMPANY PRODUCTIONS
Honk, Jr. is a contemporary retelling of the story of the Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Anderson with a modern, toe-tapping score that the whole family will enjoy. Honk, Jr. is a Li’l Broadway series production. Bring the entire family! Minda Nyquist, Director & Choreographer; Matt Archibald, Music Director.
WILEY AND THE HAIRY MAN
Set deep within the mysterious Tombigbee Swamp, Wiley and the Hairy Man centers around a young fatherless boy, his conjure-woman mother, his faithful dog, and the Hairy Man who haunts Wiley’s days and dreams. In an exciting duel of wits, Wiley learns to rely upon his own resources and conquers two villains: the Hairy Man and his own fear. A Junior Studio Workshop Production. Mychelle Hopkins, Director.
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. "Annie" is a spunky orphan determined to find her parents. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil plans, befriends President Roosevelt and finds a new family and home in Daddy Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Directed by Minda Nyquist, Annie, Jr. is a Li’l Broadway series production.
THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
By Tom Stoppard, celebrated playwright and author of, "Shakespeare in Love" and "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead." Directed by Kate Botello-Weigel. Feuding theatre critics Moon and Birdboot are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. In this hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie/Sherlock Holmes melodramas, the body under the sofa proves to be…who? See the show and find out! As mists rise about isolated Muldoon Manor, Moon and Birdboot become dangerously implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman. A Junior Studio Workshop Production.
DEAR EDWINA, JR.
This musical presentation of “Dear Edwina, Jr.” directed by Minda Nyquist concludes the advanced musical theatre workshop summer performing arts camp for students aged 12 through 20 years. Follow the adventures of advice- giver extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple as she directs the neighborhood kids in number after hilarious number in her "Advice-A-Palooza" extravaganza. Written in the style of Schoolhouse Rock Live! and You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Dear Edwina Jr. is the perfect girl power musical for a new generation. Suitable for the whole family.
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
Award-winning playwright Joseph Robinette's new dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. Directed by OTP Educational Director Mychelle Hopkins, the intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: Edmund and the White Witch, Peter and the evil wolf, Susan and Lucy with Aslan, the crowning of the new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.
Directed and Choreographed by Minda Nyquist, SEUSSICAL, JR. is based on the works of Dr. Seuss. In this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza, Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant and The Cat in the Hat. Seussical, Junior celebrates the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community, in a story that makes you laugh and cry.
Beset by hunger, cold and loneliness, a soldier meets a strange companion in the wood. Dressed in a green coat and offering untold riches, the stranger strikes a bargain for the soldier’s very soul. He must not bathe, cut his hair or pray for seven years—and he must wear what will become his name—a Bearskin. Though its pocket can never be emptied of gold, the soldier ultimately learns that true wealth is stored in the heart. This play with music features an original script and score. Adapted for the stage by playwright Steven C. Smith with music and lyrics composed by Stephen Steinhaus and Keith Horn, BEARSKIN was the result of a year-long, international collaborative process.