Friday, October 10, 2008

Lake City Playhouse announces Summer Rep

Running June 18-Aug. 29, 2009 ... a four-musical season in repertory at CdA's community theater: Forever Plaid (for sure), I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and Tintypes (probably) and Stop the World, I Want To Get Off (possibly). Two men and two women as a resident company, augmented by the cast of the recently successful production of Forever Plaid and other regional performers. Lake City artistic director Brian Doig reports that auditions for the resident company will be in Feb. or March, with regional actor/singers to try out in May.
Six shows a week -- Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm -- with ticket prices at $18, or $55 for all four shows.
Directors will include Tom Nash, Maria Caprile, Doig, and (possibly) Reed McColm.
"We're going to 11 shows a year, so this is pretty aggressive for us," says Doig. "But for *Nunsense,* our audience figures have jumped, even though the economy is going down."

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At October 13, 2008 4:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know how they're doing this. Lake City is in the hole bigtime. They have no money! I'm not even sure that they paid royalties on most of last season's shows. I'm anxious to see how this plays out.

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At October 14, 2008 3:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't intend to sound so critical of the Playhouse's financial integrity. I'm very pleased the organization is back on its feet, I've enjoyed many performances there, both on stage and in the audience. I just knew about their dire financial issues last season and was suprised to see Lake City organize something so ambitious so soon after what could have been their final season.

I look forward to seeing the summer productions and wish you all the best of luck.


At October 15, 2008 7:44 PM , Blogger Bobo the Theater Ho said...

The shows will have four- to seven-person casts, along with the involvement of Carousel Players' founder Bob Moos and others "from way back," says Lake City A.D. Brian Doig.
It’s unavoidable that they’ll be in competition with CdA Summer Theater, with shows scheduled at the same time and just several blocks away, but these are smaller-scale musicals.
"Stay four nights, see four plays," says Doig.

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