When pirates ransack Grandma Hawkins’ inn, her fearless granddaughter, Jim unearths a treasure map and tumbles headlong into a rip-roaring adventure!
Gathering a motley crew of sailors and pirates, Jim sets sailon the mighty Hispaniola bound for a lost island and untold fortunes. The ship’s charming cook, Long John Silver quickly befriends Jim but as the island draws near, danger lurks beneath the surface. Will Jim and her friends find the buried gold, or will the one-legged pirate be the death of them all?
Treasure Island is a darkly comic, swashbuckling adventure that will transport you to a world of mutiny, mystery and murder. This breathtaking, gender-bending adaptation of Stevenson’s classic will thrill boys and girls of all ages.
Auditions: August 13 & 14
Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate covered life. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. This classic tale follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences.
When Henrietta Leavitt trades the comforts of her rural home for a job at the Harvard Observatory, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a new group of female colleagues, known simply as “computers”, and begins to chart the stars for a renowned astronomer who has no time for women’s theories. As Henrietta begins to measure the stars, an astonishing discovery causes her to take measure of her life on Earth. Can she balance her dedication to science with the obligations of her family and the possibility of love?
This true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were often dismissed until men took credit for them. A powerhouse of a play from the brilliant mind of Lauren Gunderson, Silent Sky is an incredible story of a woman who found her light and changed the way we understand the universe.
Auditions: November 5 & 6
Lauren Gunderson, one of the country’s most successful contemporary playwrights, pens a lively love letter to the theatre in her award winning new play; The Book of Will.
After the death of their friend and mentor, two of Shakespeare’s actors promise to publish a first edition of his original plays and preserve the words that shaped their lives. In order to honor the legacy of the man they loved, they’ll have to battle an unscrupulous book publisher, a boozy poet laureate, and their own rag-tag company of actors and stage managers. Amidst the noise and color of Elizabethan London, The Book of Will tells a true and unforgettable story of love, loss, and laughter, while shedding new light on the characters behind the plays we know so well.
Auditions: November 5&6
This sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless. Based on the best-selling novel and the popular Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood film, one of the most romantic stories ever written is now an irresistible, Tony Award winning musical by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman.
Francesca Johnson is looking forward to a few days alone on the farm as her husband and children head off to the 1965 Iowa State Fair. When traveling photographer Robert Kincaid stops to ask for directions to the local covered bridges, both of their lives are changed forever.
Set among the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland, this soaring musical tells an unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.
Auditions: February 11 & 12
Based on the New York Times bestseller by indie rockstar and Grandstreet alum Colin Meloy, Wildwood’s adaptation will premiere at Grandstreet for a limited engagement courtesy of LAIKA Pictures who has optioned the novel for the screen.
Prue McKeel’s life is ordinary. That is, until her brother is abducted by a murder of crows and taken into the Impassable Wilderness. Joining with her friend Curtis, Prue plunges deep into Wildwood and uncovers a world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics and powerful figures with dark intentions. Their rescue mission becomes something much greater as the two friends are entwined in a struggle for the fate of Wildwood.
Auditions: March 18 & 19