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2016 - 2017 Season

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Diverse entertainment at it’s finest! Something for everyone!

Our 2016 - 2017 Season

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EXTREMITIES, by William Mastrosimone

September 16 - 25, 2016
DRAMA - PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER  (Rated R for Violence & Sexual Content)

Marjorie (Madison Gomez, in her Surfside debut) manages to subdue and tie up an intruder, Raul (Matthew Hall), who entered her home and threatened her with rape... but his attack had little physical evidence and was not witnessed by her roommates Terry (Sarah Roberts) and Patricia (Becky Behl-Hill). Would a jury see Marjorie as the aggressor? Should they call the police at all... or take matters into their own hands?

The Perfect victim...Or so he thought!

Playwright William Mastrosimone speaks to his motivation for writing Extremities following a personal conversation with a fifty five year old woman who had recently been raped.  In her words:  "There was a moment during the rape when the animal stopped and reached for one of my cigarettes on the night table ... He couldn't reach it ... He put one foot on the floor . . . At that moment I knew I could kick him and hurt him ...I did nothing ... He lit a cigarette, raped me again and then beat me with a lamp . . . I will think about that moment for the rest of my life...Not to act is to have to live with a coward for the rest of your life . . . If I had five minutes in a locked room with him now . . ."

(Mastrosimone) She... "did not finish her sentence.  Extremities was written to fill in the blank she left."

What happens when a victim becomes judge and jury?

Brutal!.........Electrifying! 

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November 4 - 20, 2016:
THE PRODUCERS, by Mel Brooks
MUSICAL COMEDY -- Auditions: September 18 - 19, 2016
Published by Music Theatre International

The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to oversell stock (by 1,500%) on what they intend to be the most notorious flop in Broadway history, thereby bilking their backers (all "lonely little old ladies") out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit!

The Comedic Genius of Mel Brooks!  Musical Comedy at its Best!

"...a big Broadway book musical that is so ecstatically drunk on its powers to entertain that it leaves you delirious..." (Ben Brantley, New York Times)

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January 13 - 29, 2017:
THE RAINMAKER, by N. Richard Nash
COMEDY -- Auditions:  November 6 - 7, 2016
Published by Samuel French
 
At the time of a paralyzing drought in the West we discover a girl whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her potential future as an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. For the truth is, she is indeed a plain girl. The brothers try every possible scheme to marry her off, but without success. Nor is there any sign of relief from the dry heat, when suddenly from out of nowhere appears a picaresque, sweet-talking man with quite the sales pitch. Claiming to be a "rainmaker," the man promises to bring rain, for $100. It's a silly idea, but the rainmaker is so refreshing and persistent that the family finally consents, banging on big brass drums to rattle the sky. Meanwhile the rainmaker also turns his magic on the girl, and persuades her that she has a very real beauty of her own.
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March 3 - 19, 2017:
SOUTH PACIFIC, by Rodgers & Hammerstein
MUSICAL - Auditions:  January 15 - 16, 2017
Published by R&H Theatricals
 
Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile's proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he's fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe's life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.
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April 21 - 30, 2017:
THE RITZ, by Terrence McNally
FARCE -- Auditions:  March 5 - 6, 2017
Published by Samuel French
 
When Gaetano Proclo, a hapless, middle-aged, overweight, very married man takes it on the lam from his mafioso brother-in-law, Carmine Vespucci, he ducks into "The Ritz," the last place anyone would look for him... unaware that it is a clandestine gay bathhouse! What he encounters there sets the scene for a hilarious, old-fashioned door- slamming farce, albeit with towel-clad chubby chasers, bumbling detectives, and Googie Gomez, an over-the-top would be Bette Midler looking for her big break...
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June 2 - 11, 2017:
ALICE IN WONDERLAND, by Lewis Carroll
FANTASY -- Auditions:  April 23 - 24, 2017
Adapted from Lewis Carroll's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
 
The classic, quirky, and somewhat macabre tales of a young girl whisked down the rabbit hole into a topsy-turvy world is coming to Surfside!  This large cast play will delight and bewilder all ages as Alice meets the colorfully wacky citizens of wonderland.