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 Season of Dreamers & Schemers

My Emperors New Clothes
My Emperor's New Clothes

My Emperor's New Clothes -  A Musical Play for Children

By Larry Shue

Some comments from those attending this youth production.

"Such a great show! Super funny and so much young talent."      Leslie G.

"Whoo hoo! Great job everyone."      Melanie E.

"Awesome job. Congratulations to all."   Kathy S.

"We really enjoyed it! Great job."   Mary B.

"They did an awesome job."   Vickie W.

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc., New York

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The Canterville Ghost

By Oscar Wilde

A free-spirited American family moves into a grand English manor house and is charmed to discover that it is haunted. The ghost however is alarmed. Accustomed to being regarded with fear, he determines to scare these intruders out of their wits and out of his house, but he is nearly undone himself.


Directed by Marcia Jeffrey

Cast of Characters

Performances October 18,19 & 25 at 7:30pm; October 26 at 2:00pm

Location: The Lancaster Playhouse 

                201 South Broad Street (Second Floor elevator accessible)

                Lancaster, OH 43130

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., A Concord Theatrics Company

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Crimes of the Heart

By Beth Henley

In Hazlehurst, Mississippi the Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch. Their grandfather is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West coast; Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after shooting her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick. Also in the mix is the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. The play is about how its young characters escape the past to seize the future.

Casting 2 men, 4 women

Auditions: January 10-11

Performances: March 6,7,& 13, 2020 at 7:30pm and March 14, 2020 at 2:00pm

Performance Location: Maria's Mexican Restaurant

                                     129 E. Main Street

                                      Lancaster, OH 43130

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

Spelling Bee
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

By Rachel Sheinkin


An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens sing and spell their way through a series of  (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life unaffirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves!  At least the loser get a juice box.

Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything.

Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

Directed by: Mark Spangler

Auditions: March 19-20 (6:30-8:30 pm)   Callbacks March 21 (if necessary) 6:30-8:30pm

Performances: May 15, 16, 22, 2020 at 7:30pm and May 23, 2020 at 2:00pm

Performance Location:  Maria's Mexican Restaurant Ballroom

                                     129 E. Main Street

                                      Lancaster, OH 43130

Presented by special arrangement with Music Theater International


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