Albany Civic Theater – Albany, OR

Albany Civic Theater - Albany, OR

now in our 71st season

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Moonglow

by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron

Directed by: Sarah Roth

Audition Dates: TBD, 2023

Performances: Jun. 23 – Jul. 1, 2023

A play of interactive monologues, Love, Loss, and What I Wore covers a lot of territory linked by the common thread of what was worn at key moments in women’s lives. There’s the unfortunate prom dress, the evils of fitting rooms, the inability to find anything in your messy purse, searching for a bridal gown, and the trauma of bra shopping for the first time. The stories are all deeply personal, yet oddly enough, universal.

Director

Sarah Roth

Email: Leighmbock@comcast.net

Cast of Characters

5-6 Women, ages 18 – 80, any and all ethnicities, playing multiple roles.

Love, Loss and What I Wore

by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron

Directed by: Leigh Matthews Bock

Audition Dates: Mar. 27, 28, 29, 2023

(Great show for busy actors, with only 15 rehearsals over the 6 weeks (memorization is not required, but helpful in certain places within the script). As actors, it will make you think, laugh and get you talking. It will do the same for our audiences. Not accepting any conflicts due to the shortened rehearsal schedule. Email Leighmbock@comcast.net for the rehearsal schedule.)

Performances: May 12, 13, 14(m), 18, 19, 20, 2023

A play of interactive monologues, Love, Loss, and What I Wore covers a lot of territory linked by the common thread of what was worn at key moments in women’s lives. There’s the unfortunate prom dress, the evils of fitting rooms, the inability to find anything in your messy purse, searching for a bridal gown, and the trauma of bra shopping for the first time. The stories are all deeply personal, yet oddly enough, universal.

Director

Leigh Matthews Bock – joined the world of Community Theatre with her first audition and role at Albany Civic Theater in 2002.  For the seven years that followed, she acted in such shows as Arsenic and Old Lace, The Diary of Anne Frank, Of Mice and Men and Steel Magnolias and worked behind the scenes in various shows in nearly every capacity. In 2009, Leigh began directing her first show, Mornings at Seven, and quickly fell in love with storytelling from the director’s point of view. She just recently completed directing for the twenty-third time and feels blessed beyond measure to have worked with so many talented actors and designers. Leigh counts herself fortunate to have directed in five Willamette Valley theatres and can’t believe her luck at getting to direct Love, Loss, and What I Wore at Albany Civic Theater. It will be her fifth, and final time, directing this witty and compelling script.

Email: Leighmbock@comcast.net

Cast of Characters

5-6 Women, ages 18 – 80, any and all ethnicities, playing multiple roles.

Something's Rotten

Book by: John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick
Music & Lyrics by: Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick

Directed by: Christi E. Sears

Audition Dates: 1, 2, 8, 9, 10(m), 14, 15, 16, 17(m), 21, 22, 23

Performances: Feb. 10 – 18, 2022

“Two brothers set out to write the world’s first musical in this hilarious mash-up of sixteenth century Shakespeare and twenty-first century Broadway. Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Niel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.” (Music Theatre International, 2022)

Director

Christi E. Sears – 

Cast of Characters

Shakespeare: The Bard. Over the top with a huge ego. Gender: Male; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range top: Ab4; Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Nick Bottom: A struggling writer who cannot stand Shakespeare. Nigel’s older brother. Gender: Male; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range top: G4; Vocal range bottom: A2

Nigel Bottom: Nick’s sweet younger brother. A struggling writer who falls in love with Portia, a Puritan. Gender: Male; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range top: A4; Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Bea: Nick’s wife. She loves Nick despite his past lack of success. She dresses up like a man to prove she can be an actor. Gender: Female; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: D3

Portia: A Puritan woman who loves poetry, theater, and ultimately Nigel. Gender: Female; Age: 20 to 35; Vocal range top: F#5; Vocal range bottom: G3

 Nostradamus: A soothsayer. Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 50

Brother Jeremiah: Portia’s father. A Puritan who thinks Nick and Nigel’s plays are sinful. Gender: Male: Vocal range top: G4; Vocal range bottom: G3

Lord Clapham: A posh patron of the theater. Gender: Male

Shylock: An investor to whom Nick and Nigel are in debt. Gender: Male

Minstrel: Gender: Male or Female; Vocal range top: A4; Vocal range bottom: C#3

Ensemble: Roles include: Minstrel, Townspeople, Troupe, Lord Clapham, Shylock, Man Servants, & Crowd. Actors may be asked to play 2/3 various characters. Various vocal ranges.

Silent Sky

by Somebody Amazing

Directed by: Rus Roberts

Audition Dates: 1, 2, 8, 9, 10(m), 14, 15, 16, 17(m), 21, 22, 23

Performances: Feb. 10 – 18, 2022

 

Blurb about show

Director

Rus Roberts – 

Cast of Characters

Leading Player– Jay K
Monkey– H. P. P.
LLama– O. P. Bundle
Turkey- A. J. Scott

Murder on the Orient Express

by Somebody Amazing

Directed by: Josh Mitchell

Audition Dates: 1, 2, 8, 9, 10(m), 14, 15, 16, 17(m), 21, 22, 23

Performances: Dates r 1, 2, 8, 9, 10(m), 14, 15, 16, 17(m), 21, 22, 23

 

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Director

Josh Mitchell – 

Cast of Characters

Leading Player– Jay K
Monkey– H. P. P.
LLama– O. P. Bundle
Turkey- A. J. Scott

9 to 5, the Musical

Book by Patricia Resnick
Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton

Directed by: Christi E. Sears & Mirinda Keeling

Performances: TBD

9 to 5, the Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover. 

Director

Christi E. Sears has a string of hit musicals and plays to her credit, including: Mamma Mia!The Addams FamilyAnnie, Big FishShrekYoung FrankensteinAvenue QThoroughly Modern MillieCurtainsSteel MagnoliasThe ProducersThe Music ManHello, Dolly!The Rocky Horror ShowPirates of PenzanceInto the WoodsYou’re a Good Man, Charlie BrownBell, Book and CandleAuntie Mame, and Greater Tuna at ACT. Christi also directed at CCT: CinderellaDamn Yankees, and Little Shop of Horrors. A long-time administrative member at ACT, Christi has served three terms as president and two terms as treasurer. She currently is our Cheer and Condolence Manager. Christi resides in Albany and has worked for over 24 years as the Accounting Manager at Palm Harbor Homes.

Director’s email: cirsey@comcast.net

Cast of Characters

Violet: Kellie McMahon
Doralee: Tamara Merry
Judy: Melissa Gutierrez
Franklin Hart: Ray Phipps (TBD)/Douglas Hambley (TBD)
Roz Keith: Kim Garwood
Joe: Hunter Gutierrez
Dwayne: John Ross
Josh: Adam Keeling
Missy: Mirinda Keeling
Maria: Olivia Pereyra
Dick: Douglas Hambley (TBD)/Ray Phipps (TBD)
Kathy: Aly Fisher
Margaret: Christa Tillman
Tinsworthy: Tom Martin
Bob Enright: Nick Eckstein
Candy Striper: Teza Ross
New Employee: Rozanna Eckstein
Intern: Kayla Stokesbary
Cop: Kristen Marcoux
Doctor: Mackenzie Rolf
Detective: Jacob Stokesbary
Dancers: Payton Davis, Max Koberstein, Justice ColeTBD

Show Title

by Somebody Amazing

Directed by: Super Volunteer

Audition Dates: 1, 2, 8, 9, 10(m), 14, 15, 16, 17(m), 21, 22, 23

Performances: Dates r 1, 2, 8, 9, 10(m), 14, 15, 16, 17(m), 21, 22, 23

 

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Director

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Cast of Characters

Leading Player– Jay K
Monkey– H. P. P.
LLama– O. P. Bundle
Turkey- A. J. Scott

Awesome Show

by Somebody Like Me

Directed by: Super Duper Volunteer

Performances: Dates r 1, 2, 8, 9, 10(m), 14, 15, 16, 17(m), 21, 22, 23

 

YOLO

Director

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Cast of Characters

Leading Player– Jay K
Monkey– H. P. P.
LLama– O. P. Bundle
Turkey- A. J. Scott