2014-15 Mainstage Season
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A Paper Tiger In The Rain (World Premiere 2014 Panowski Play Prize Winner)
by David J. Swanson
Sept 30 - Oct.4; Oct. 7-11 in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre
About the Play:Wichita Community Theater chose A Paper Tiger in the Rain for a staged reading on March 17, 2013. A Paper Tiger in the Rain is also a semi-finalist for the Playwrights First Award at the National Art Club in New York City.
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Nov. 19-22 in the Forest Roberts Theatre
by Nina Raine
Feb. 10-21 in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre
Tribes follows Billy, a deaf man raised inside the fiercely politically incorrect cocoon of his parent’s house. He has adapted to his hearing family’s unconventional ways, but they’ve never bothered to return the favor. It’s not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, that he finally understands what it means to be understood.
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director)
Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization
Apr. 15-18 in the Forest Roberts Theatre
A gleefully gruesome musical spoof of the 1960 Roger Corman film, this monster musical is about a hapless florist shop worker, Seymour, who offers his tender love and care to a plant that feeds on human blood. This plant, Audrey II, named after Seymour’s secret love, quickly becomes a fascinating attraction in the neighborhood called Skid Row.
Studio Series 2014-15
Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in the Forest Roberts Theatre
Directed by Marty Martello
Haunted Theatre is back, and it’s bigger, better and scarier than ever!
First Nighters Club member Marty Martello has put together all-new thrills and chills as the Forest Roberts Theatre is transformed into a haunted house. This year a second level has been added for even more thrills.
Dec. 3-4 in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre
The students in the Directing Theory class will present a series of 10 minute plays. Different plays will be featured each night.
By John Ford Noonan
March 13-14 in the James A. .Panowski Black Box Theatre
Straight laced housewife Maude Mix is not prepared for her new Texan, eccentric neighbor Hannah Mae Bindler. Hannah Mae badgers Maude into friendship and the two eventually join forces against their errant and erring husbands.
March 28 in the Forest Roberts Theatre
Come see dance performances choreographed and performed by students and faculty of the NMU Dance Minor!
Edited by Norma Bowles with Mark E. Rosenthal
A Fringe Benefits theatre project and book
April 21-25 in the James A. .Panowski Black Box Theatre
Cootie Shots is an imaginative assortment of plays, songs and poems designed for young audiences from kindergarten through sixth grade.