2014-2015 Season

The COM Community Theatre announces the upcoming 2014-2015 season:

  • "Greater Tuna" by Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard
  • "Arsenic and Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring
  • "Always ... Patsy Cline" by Ted Swindley
  • "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" by Alfred Uhry
  • "The Drawer Boy" by Michael Healey
  • "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" film by Pedro Almodovar, music and lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Jeffrey Lane

For a schedule and description of each production, continue reading or view the 2014-2015 Season Brochure.

Rated: PG
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Greater Tuna

Sept. 11 – 28, 2014
Tickets go on sale Aug 12, 2014

Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard

"Greater Tuna" is the hilarious comedy about Texas' third-smallest town where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this tiny town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna – men, women, children and animals. One year after its premiere in Austin, "Greater Tuna" opened off-Broadway and over the next thirty-some years became one of the most produced comedies in American theater history. Recommended for ages 11 and older. 

Rated: G
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Arsenic and Old Lace

Nov. 6 – 23, 2014
Tickets go on sale Sept. 30, 2014

by Joseph Kesselring

The classic comedy-thriller centers on two charmingly innocent elderly ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers. The play includes the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt, the sinister activities of another nephew on the run from the law and the increasingly frantic efforts of a third "normal" nephew trying to keep everything under control!

Rated: G
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Always ... Patsy Cline

Jan. 29 – Feb. 15, 2015
Tickets go on sale Nov. 25, 2014

by Ted Swindley

Back by popular demand, COM Community Theatre's biggest box-office success returns to thrill audiences with the glorious sounds of Patsy Cline's remarkable music, as remembered by her "Number 1 Fan." Featuring over two dozen songs including "Crazy," “Walkin' After Midnight," "Sweet Dreams," "She's Got You," "I Fall to Pieces" and many, many more.

Rated: G
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The Last Night of Ballyhoo

April 9 – 26, 2015
Tickets go on sale Feb. 17, 2015

by Alfred Uhry

From the author of "Driving Miss Daisy" comes this funny and touching tale of the Deep South. Set in Atlanta, Georgia, in December 1939, "Ballyhoo" tells the story of the Freitag family, German Jews in Atlanta who are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season, than with events abroad. As one daughter desperately searches for a date to Ballyhoo, the other finds her worldview challenged by a Brooklyn-born Jew of Eastern European heritage who is lower on the social scale than the Freitags. The family gets pulled apart and then mended together with plenty of comedy, romance and revelations along the way. Events take several unexpected turns as the characters face where they come from and are forced to deal with who they really are.


Rated: PG
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The Drawer Boy

May 21 – June 7, 2015
Tickets go on sale Apr. 28, 2015

by Michael Healey

This brilliant Canadian play features the adventures of a young actor from a Toronto theater group who visits the farm of two older bachelors to research farm life for a new play. Filled with humor, charm and genuine poignancy, "The Drawer Boy" is great storytelling that holds plenty of surprises.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Rated: PG-13
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July 16 – Aug. 2, 2015
Tickets go on sale June 9, 2015

Film by Pedro Almodóvar, music and Lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Jeffrey Lane

Based on the hit movie of the same name, this musical comedy tells a story about women and the men who pursue them ... finding them, losing them, needing them and rejecting them. At the center is Pepa whose friends and lovers are blazing a trail through 1980s Madrid. Along with Pepa, there's her missing (possibly philandering) lover, Ivan; his ex-wife of questionable sanity, Lucia; their son Carlos; Pepa's friend, Candela, and her terrorist boyfriend; a power-suited lawyer, plus a taxi driver who dispenses tissues, mints and advice in equal proportion. Mayhem and comic madness abound, balanced by the empathy and heart that are trademarks of Pedro Almodóvar's films.

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