PTK proudly announces our 2012-2013 Mainstage
and Sunburst Season Line Up
Honk! Jr.: The Musical
Book by: Anthony Drewe , Music by: George Stiles , Lyrics by : Anthony Drewe
Directed by: Lusie Cuskey
Musical Director: Emily White
HONK! JR. is a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling with a JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT-esque score that everyone will enjoy.
2000 Olivier Award for Best New Musical (the British equivalent of the Tony® Award) --beating out such heavyweights as MAMMA MIA! and THE LION KING.
After Hours Series
A Night of Inspired Performance: Cabaret for a Cause
Benefitting the local Catherine Heltsley Foundation for Breast Cancer
September 14th and 15th at 8pm
A showcase of talents in hopes to aid the fight by celebrating art and life to the fullest.
50% of profits from each ticket sold will go directly to the foundation.
October 19th-Nov 4th
By: The Heather Brothers
Directed By: Hannah Hadley
Seven years ago, Mike Mason, star of TV’s ‘Bargain Basement’ and his wife Liz killed young Carol Mitchell in a hit-and-run car accident…..and now it seems they have at last been found out. A mysterious telephone caller claims to be Carol Mitchell and her name appears in blood on the wall; Liz is certain she has been followed; then a car draws up outside the house and shots soon ring out….
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
December 6th -16th
by: Barbara Robinson
The Herdman kids are at it again! The meanest, nastiest, most inventively awful kids in the history of the world are going to ruin the annual church Christmas Pageant! When Mrs. Armstrong breaks her leg, Grace Bradley finds herself forced to direct the pageant and then casts the Herdman kids when no one else volunteers for the speaking parts. Will the Christmas pageant be ruined… will it be cancelled… will the wise men run off with the baby Jesus… or will this be the Best Christmas Pageant Ever?
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
By: Tennessee Williams
Directed By: Jeff Beard
In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the past and desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. Maggie, Big Daddy's daughter-in-law, wants to give him the news that she's finally become pregnant by Big Daddy's favorite son, Brick, but Brick won't cooperate in Maggie's plans and prefers to stay in a mild alcoholic haze the entire length of his visit. Maggie has her own interests at heart in wanting to become pregnant, of course, but she also wants to make amends to Brick for an error in judgment that nearly cost her her marriage. Swarming around Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving relatives, all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son. By evening's end, Maggie's ingenuity, fortitude and passion will set things right, and Brick's love for his father, never before expressed, will retrieve him from his path of destruction and return him, helplessly, to Maggie's loving arms.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
Adapted from the Mark Twain Classic By: Tim Kelly
Directed By: Hannah Hadley
Audiences always enjoy watching their favorite literary characters come to life on stage, especially when seasoned with the wonderful humor of Mark Twain. Hank Morgan, a teenager who works on his school’s stage crew, is knocked out by a co-worker and finds himself transported back to the thrilling days of King Arthur, Queen Guenevere and the Knights and Ladies of the Round Table. Hank, who has been studying astronomy, predicts an eclipse of the sun and is hailed a great wizard. He is knighted "Sir Boss" and sets about modernizing Camelot, complete with telephones, bicycles and T-shirts. But the king’s wicked half-sister plots against Camelot, planning an invasion with her own army. How "Sir Boss" overcomes the evil plot and finds his way back to Hartford, Connecticut, provides fun and excitement for everyone.
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
April 19th -May 5th
By: Alan Ball
Directed By: William Leonard
During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride's younger sister whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirit
Stay tuned for more information about exciting After Hours Performances in the works, additional Sunburst Educational programming, and volunteer opportunities.