The COM Community Theatre announces the upcoming 2015-2016 season:
- "Steel Magnolias" by Robert Harling
- "Round and Round the Garden" by Alan Ayckbourn
- "Nunsense" by Dan Goggin
- "Second Samuel" by Pamela Parker
- "Bleacher Bums" by Joe Mantegna
- "The Drowsy Chaperone" Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison Book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar
For a schedule and description of each production, continue reading or view the 2015-2016 Season Brochure.
I Do! I Do!
July 16 – Aug. 2, 2015
Tickets go on sale June 9, 2015
Books & Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
(Based on "The FOURPOSTER" by Jan de Hartog
The story follows newlyweds Michael and Agnes starting on their wedding day and explores their life together over the next 50 years until they finally sell their home to the next pair of newlyweds. During that time, the couple goes through their wedding night jitters, raises a family, negotiates mid-life crises, quarrels, separates, reconciles and grows old together, all lovingly to the strains of a tuneful, charming score.
September 10 – 27, 2015
by Robert Harling
“Steel Magnolias” centers around a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor in Louisiana. This comedy-drama is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing. The quintessential story of friendship and trust, “Steel Magnolias” serves up a southern slice of life that’s as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie! In the world of Truvy’s local homegrown beauty salon, six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another. From weddings to divorces, babies to funerals, new beginnings to happy endings, they share each moment in their lives with grace, determination, and perfectly coiffed hair.
Round and Round the Garden
November 5 – 22, 2015
by Alan Ayckbourn
Assistant librarian Norman channels Casanova in his fervent attempt on making all the women in his life happy during a weekend family gathering. He takes every opportunity to seduce his sister-in-law Annie, charm his brother-in-law’s wife Sarah and woo his own wife Ruth – embroiling everyone in the action along the way with both tragic and comic consequences. In equal parts wildly comic and touchingly poignant with disastrously imperfect characters, this wonderful comedy will have you laughing out loud as you recognize the secrets and deceptions that bubble beneath the surface of most family relationships.
January 28 – February 14, 2016
by Dan Goggin
“Nunsense” is a hilarious musical spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood died from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia. Thus, the remaining nuns—ballet-loving Sister Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother Superior Sister Regina, and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert—stage a talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed. The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh, with songs and spontaneous comic interludes paced at break-neck speed. “Nunsense” offers a cornucopia of hilarity for the whole family, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun!
March 31 – April 17, 2016
by Pamela Parker
It was a simpler time in the late 1940s, especially in South Georgia and specifically in a sleepy little town called Second Samuel. What had been called the Great Depression was quickly fading into memory. The war had been won, the election was now over, and "Give 'em Hell Harry" was still president. It had been an exciting time for sure, but the folks in Second Samuel were ready for things to settle down and get back to normal. Except—this was the summer Miss Gertrude passed away, and deep dark secrets were about to be revealed. In this comedy-drama, nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down, leaving everybody in Second Samuel wondering if anything would ever be normal again!
May 19 – June 5, 2016
by Joe Mantegna
This will be THE year. This “nine-inning comedy” is set in the bleachers at Chicago's Wrigley Field as the long suffering, die-hard, ‘wait until next year’ Cub fans return annually to root for their team. Today’s opponent is the despised St. Louis Cardinals set in 1988. A rabid cheerleader, a blind man who does color commentary, a sun worshipping beauty, and a hen-pecked husband bet among themselves, go out for hot dogs, beer, and frosty malts and occasionally watch the game. Will the Cubs win the home game and who will the real winners turn out to be? Come to the game and find out.
The Drowsy Chaperone
July 14 – 31, 2016
Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar
“The Drowsy Chaperone” revolves around one musical theatre fan’s obsession with a fictional 1928 musical comedy and is a unique combination of the past and present that celebrates musical theatre.
It begins when a die-hard musical theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, and the musical magically burst to life. We are instantly immersed in the hilarious tale of a glamorous bride and her uproarious wedding day, complete with thrills and surprises that take both the cast (literally) and the audience (metaphorically) soaring into the heavens. “The Drowsy Chaperone” is one of the funniest musicals ever written. It is a hysterical send-up of the Astaire and Rogers films of the 1930’s, filled with top hats, gangsters, starlets, Prohibition martinis and… love.