Words & Music by Stephen Sondheim

Devised by Stephen Sondheim and Julia McKenzie

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Production Dates: August 2 - September 8, 2019
Fri and Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Auditions: June 16 & 17, 7pm

Casting: Ensemble cast

Man 1: Party host. Rich. Hard-working. Pompous. Big brother type to Man 2.

Man 2: Cerebral and calculated with charm. Enjoys being a bachelor, but may have a desire to become married someday.

Man 3: The uninvited party guest. Awkwardly honest with people he doesn't know and serves lots of unwarranted commentary. Mischievous, kooky, and forward.

Woman 1: Party hostess. Rich. Outwardly happy but truthfully miserable with her marriage. Regal and proper, yet depressed and shallow.

Woman 2: A maid who eventually becomes a party guest. Winsome and sexy, she routinely acts out because of her 'loneliness.' Ditzy, with little book smarts, but knows how to manipulate people as a sultry seductress.

Synopsis: A clever and poignant “review” of Stephen Sondheim’s songs, woven into a story of five guests attending a sophisticated Manhattan cocktail party. Their relationships and emotions surface in numbers from the scores of Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, and Dick Tracy, among other Sondheim favorites.
Musical by special arrangement with Music Theatre International, Inc.

i hate hamlet

by Paul Rudnick

Production Dates: October 4 - November 10, 2019
Fri and Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Auditions: August 4 & 5, 7pm

Casting: 3 male roles & 3 female roles

Andrew Rally: a young actor just back to New York from California after coming off of a leading role in a hot television show that's left his career in a lull; now cast as Hamlet

John Barrymore: the ghost of the famous actor, returned to help Andrew prepare for the role of Hamlet; a gleeful, grandiose, lusty, witty, and wise Shakespearean actor

Deidre McDavey: Andrew's girlfriend and an actress; beautiful and youthful for her age; she's hopelessly romantic, bright-eyed and full of wonder, and maybe a bit naive

Gary Peter Lefkowitz: a writer-producer-director from L.A.; Andrew's friend and his director from his hit TV show; he is proud and fast-paced

Felicia Dantine: Andrew's confident and savvy real-estate broker; a smart businesswoman who also professes to be a psychic medium, and is a bit of a weirdo

Lillian Troy: Andrew's agent; a senior German woman decades ago she had a fling with Barrymore in the apartment in which Andrew now lives

Synopsis: In this ‘spirited’ comedy, television star Andrew Rally moves back to New York when he’s cast as Hamlet - but nothing goes right. Faced with crippling self-doubt, lucrative offers of shallow TV shows, and a girlfriend who won’t fully commit to him, it takes a supernatural intervention by the ghost of his apartment’s former resident - legendary actor John Barrymore - to help Andrew confront the challenges of life on stage (and behind closed doors).
By special arrangement with Dramatists, Inc.

making spirits bright

starring alfie silva

Production Dates: December 6 - December 24, 2019
Fri and Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Auditions: No auditions for this show

Synopsis: MCT’s annual holiday fundraiser - all new show written by Peg Girard and Alfie Silva

love, loss & what I wore

by Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron

Production Dates: January 17 - February 23, 2020
Fri and Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Auditions: November 10 & 11, 7pm

Casting: 5 Women, roles will be played by five or more actors; Gingy, Gingy’s Mother, Nancy, Alex, Nancy’s Mother, Alex’s Mother, Rosie, Holly, Stephanie, Merill, Pam, Lynne, Liz, Liz’s Older Sister, Liz’s Younger Sister, Dora, Annie, Mary, Eve, Mary’s Mother, Eve’s Shrink, Heather, Nora, Lisa, Amanda, Geralyn, Doctor, Woman. Seeking actors of all ages, races, and physical types who are able to create a variety of distinct characters, voices/dialects, and physicality.

Synopsis: An intimate collection of stories about women and their lives, based on the best-selling book as adapted by screenwriting sisters Nora and Delia Ephron (When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail). Shared as monologues and ensemble pieces by a cast of five women, (possibly more) the segments combine for a warm and sometimes bittersweet vision of the joys and tribulations of modern womanhood.

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists, Inc.

The Cemetery club

by Ivan Menchell 

Production Dates: March 20 - April 26, 2020
Fri and Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Auditions: January 19 & 20, 7pm

Casting: 1 male, 4 females

Ida: the gentlest and most charming of the three widowed friends and the one who faces life the most realistically; she is ready to move on past grief and to accept new challenges.

Lucile: the most brazen one, always looking for a good deal and good time and always looking to “get even” with her unfaithful husband.

Doris: the most conservative of the three and the one who refuses to change any part of her life; she has strict principles of love and respect and expects her friends to have the same.

Sam: (Supporting) the local butcher, still mourns the death of his wife; he realizes that life has much to offer and is willing to take a chance on happiness again.

Mildred: a show-off and a flirt (smaller role, though big in personality).

Synopsis: A funny and touching look at three widows who meet once a month for tea before visiting their husbands’ graves. Ida is sweet-tempered and ready to begin a new life; Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun; and Doris is priggish and judgmental - particularly when a new romance starts to blossom for one of the trio.
By special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

the sunshine boys

by Neil Simon

Production Dates: May 22 - June 28, 2020
Fri and Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Auditions: March 22 & 23, 7pm

Casting: 5 males 2 females

Al Lewis and Willie Clark will be played by Terrence Girard and Steven Wolf

Ben Silverman: Willie’s nephew and agent; a practical, hardworking family man, Ben really didn’t inherit any of his uncle’s sense of comedy.

TV Assistant Eddie: everything rolls down onto Eddie’s shoulders, and he’s carrying a great weight trying to get this production ready for broadcast.

Patient: an actor playing the role of a patient for the TV broadcast; overacting a bit, he often comes across as a hypochondriac.

Registered Nurse: a mature and practical woman who enjoys her time caring for Willie; she seems to be the only person who breaks through his crusty exterior.

Burlesque Nurse: another character for the TV show; this character’s purpose is to be the object of lewd sexual jokes; she should be curvy.

Al and Willie were the top-billed vaudevillians “Lewis and Clark” for more than forty years. Now they aren’t even speaking to each other. When they’re invited to be part of a “History of Comedy” television retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together one last time. An audience favorite, produced in honor of beloved playwright Neil Simon, who passed away in 2018. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.