CCT 2019 Season

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Born Yesterday

By Garson Kanin

Directed by Cindi East


Our 35th season opens with one of the most popular Broadway comedies of all time! When filthy rich junk dealer Harry Brock comes to Washington D.C. to make a few shady deals with some government bigwigs, he brings his showgirl mistress, Billie Dawn, with him. Harry soon realizes that Billie’s ignorance and lack of social graces could be a liability to his deal making, so he hires young, idealistic reporter Paul Verrall to help educate Billie. Sparks fly between Paul and Billie and her eyes are soon opened to Harry’s crooked ways and the government corruption running rampant. Written by Garson Kanin (ADAM’S RIB) and featuring perhaps the greatest “dumb blonde” character ever created, BORN YESTERDAY is a hilarious romp that is both timely and timeless.


Performances: January 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, February 1 & 2 at 8:00 pm

January 20 & 27 at 2:30 pm

Tickets: $18 General Admission, $15 Seniors and Students

Funny little thing called love

CHINO KIWANIS FUNRAISER

By Jones, Hope and Wooten

Directed by Mike Barbin and Paul Larson

Chino Kiwanis is storming the stage again! A Funny Little Thing called Love is a romp through some very funny scenes that playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten weave together a stage piece that is reminiscent of the old comedy vignette shows that were loved in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. Love American Style, Laugh-In and The Carol Burnett Show come to mind. You take a group of enthusiastic actors, put them in comical situations, mix in some witty dialogue and you have a few rolls of the eyes and a lot of laughs. That’s A Funny Little Thing Called love.

Performances: February 14, 15 and 16 at 8:00 pm

February 16 and 17 at 2:30 pm

Tickets: $20 General Admission

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MAMMA MIA!

By Catherine Johnson Originally Conceived by Judy Craymer

Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulveaus and some songs with Stig Anderson

Directed by Christopher Diehl Musically Directed by Joshua Himes Choreographed by Ryan Schultze

The worldwide smash hit musical finally comes to CCT! MAMMA MIA! tells the whimsical tale of a young woman’s search for her birth father, propelled by the effervescent pop music of ABBA. On the eve of her wedding, Sophie invites three men from her mother Donna’s past back to the Greek island paradise they last visited 20 years ago . When Sophie’s three potential fathers show up together, Donna is suddenly confronted with a past she thought was far behind her. Featuring one great ABBA song after another (“Dancing Queen”, “Take a Chance on Me”, “The Winner Takes it All” and many more), MAMMA MIA! is uproarious fun - and a tuneful trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

Performances:

May 3 (sold out) 4(sold out), 9(sold out), 10 (sold out) & 11(sold out)

May 5 (sold out)

Tickets: $18 General Admission, $15 Seniors and Students


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THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED)

Three on the Edge Show #1

By Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor

Directed by Cameron Harris

Recommended for mature audiences only (subject matter, adult humor and language)

For the first time ever, our award-winning “3 on the Edge” Festival will be all comedies, and it kicks off with the funniest history lesson you will ever get! If you remember our very first “3 on the Edge” production where three performers hilariously guided the audience through the works of Shakespeare, this is the United States history equivalent, with three more actors racing through 600 years of history in 6000 seconds! From Washington to Watergate and everywhere in between, THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED) is a riotous rollercoaster ride that will make you laugh and learn!


Performances: May 23, 25 & 31 at 8 pm

June 2 & 8 at 2:30 pm

Tickets: $18 General Admission, $15 Seniors and Students

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BABY WITH THE BATHWATER

Three on the Edge Show #2

By Christopher Durang

Directed by Nicki Heskin

Recommended for mature audiences only (subject matter, adult humor and language)

The bitingly satiric wit of Christopher Durang (BEYOND THERAPY, VANIA, SONIA, MASHA AND SPIKE) dominates this hilarious black comedy about two clueless parents and the child they completely screwed up. The parents in question are Helen and John, who are too polite to check their baby’s sex so they decide to raise it as a girl and name her Daisy. Unfortunately, Daisy is a boy, which leads to a series of wildly funny scenes as Daisy struggles to establish his identity and deal with his increasingly clueless parents. BABY WITH THE BATHWATER is a dark comedy that’s not just side-splittingly funny but also touching and redemptive. In other words, Durang at his brilliant best!


Performances: May 24, June 6 & 8 at 8:00 pm

May 26 & June 1 at 2:30 pm

Tickets: $18 General Admission, $15 Seniors and Students

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IT'S ONLY A PLAY

Three on the Edge Show #3

By Terrance McNally

Directed by John Lynd

Recommended for mature audiences only (subject matter, adult humor and language)

From the Tony Award-winning pen of Terrence McNally (LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!, RAGTIME, THE FULL MONTY) comes one of the funniest plays about, well, plays! It’s opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway and producer Julia Budder is throwing a lavish party at her Manhattan townhouse to celebrate. Featuring a guest list that includes the excitable young playwright, the unstable director, the pill-popping leading lady and the insecure critic, the party soon takes a dark turn when the brutal reviews come in and those assembled seek desperately to pin the blame on each other. IT’S ONLY A PLAY hysterically, but lovingly, skewers the world of “Theatah” as only Terrence McNally can!


Performances: May 25 & June 9 at 2:30 pm

May 30, June 1 & 7 at 8:00 pm

Tickets: $18 General Admission, $15 Seniors and Students

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PICNIC

By William Inge

Directed by Toni Lynd


Over 30 years after our first production of William Inge’s masterpiece in 1988, PICNIC comes back to CCT! The acclaimed play takes place in a small town in Kansas on Labor Day weekend in the joint backyards of two middle aged widows, Flo Owens and Helen Potts. When an attractive young drifter named Hal Carter comes to town, his animal vitality stirs up the female population in very different, but consequential ways. Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, PICNIC profoundly and entertainingly explores the frustrations and longings of small-town America and remains one of the most enduringly popular plays of the twentieth century.


Auditions: July 21 at 10:00 am and July 22 at 7:00 pm • Seventh Street Theatre

Performances: September 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, October 4 & 5 at 8:00 pm

September 22 & 29 at 2:30 pm

Tickets: $18 General Admission, $15 Seniors and Students

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

By Charles Dickens

Adapted for the stage by Mark Shipley and Pam Wilson

Directed by Jeff Deards, Jr.


The CHRISTMAS CAROL production you loved in 2014 is back by popular demand! You probably know the story - Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserable miser who hates the holidays, until a few ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve and show him his past, present and his potential future if he continues to “Bah humbug” the world around him. This warm and wonderful adaptation by Pam Wilson and Mark Shipley has been a local favorite for many years and with Jeff Deards, Jr. in the director’s chair to recreate his 2014 vision, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is sure to put even the biggest Scrooge in the Christmas spirit!


Auditions: September 29 and 30 at 6:00 pm • Location TBA

Performances: November 30, December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 8 pm

December 1, 8 & 15 at 2:30 pm

Tickets: $18 General Admission, $15 Seniors and Students

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