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TAKING THE JOURNEY

            Season 63    –   2016 and 2017

SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ

The songs of Leiber and stoller

(MUSICAL)

September 9, 10, 11, 16, 17,18,23,24,25,October 1, 2, 2016

                              Directed by Randolph Smith

The songs of legendary hitmakers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the Rock and Roll musical revue, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, “Hound Dog”, “Love Potion #9”, “On Broadway” and “Stand By Me”, it is the longest-running revue in Broadway History.

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AUGUST WILSON’S

RADIO GOLF

(DRAMA)

October 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 ,30, 2016

Directed by David D. Mitchell

Radio Golf, August Wilson’s last play, is also the last play chronologically in his famous Pittsburgh Cycle. In the play we find Harmond Wilks, a man who discovers both himself and the place that birthed him at a crossroads. On the verge of an almost-guaranteed win as a mayoral candidate, Wilks finds his identity shaken when his morals and ideals are questioned by those around him. Ultimately, he must recognize what the price of his success is and decide whether he is willing to pay it.

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*Studio 801 presents*

MOMS MABLEY: MY ONE LAST NERVE

(COMEDY)

November 19, 20, 2016

Directed by Randolph Smith

Starring Sandra Meekins

Once more we take a comedic tour of the mind of Moms Mabley and learn some new stuff and some of the same.  Enjoy the antics of Sandra Meekins as Moms Mabley.

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YOUTHEATRE CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER

December 16, 17, 18, 2016

The best Christmas pageant ever / Meet the Herdmans–they lie, cheat, and love to give clonks on the head. They are, without a doubt, the worst kids in the history of the world. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.    

A FATHER’S LOVE

(DRAMA)

January 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2017

Directed by Donald Russell Owens

A new play by Baltimore’s Playwright Deitra Wilson set in the early 2000s about a young man who does not like working day to day. He would rather have fast money and live the fast lifestyle. His father never gives up on his son. The story is essentially from the bible, the Prodigal Son.

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COLORBLIND: THE KATRINA MONOLOGUES

(DRAMA)

February 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2017

Directed by Mari Andrea

We all know about Katrina and the devastation it left behind.  Tom Flannery has taken moments and developed a very gripping story.  Hear the people, the dance and the music of this most life altering moment in history.

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3 GUYS IN DRAG SELLING THEIR STUFF

(COMEDY)

March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2017

Directed by Donald Russell Owens

Okay, so just a moment.  It may or may not be what you think but I bet that you will be laughing before the show is over.  Edward Crosby Wells has written a hysterical comedy with no redeeming message.  Just come and have fun.

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LITTLE HAM

(COMEDY)

April 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 2017

Directed by Robert Russell

Hamlet Hitchcock Jones, better known as Little Ham has the dilemma of how to become respectable and win the love he wants while his life involves making it in the streets. This original comical play written by the great Langston Hughes takes a predictable plot and turns it into an evening of fun for everyone in Harlem, 1936.

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CROWNS: The gospel musical

(MUSICAL)

May 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, June 2, 3, 4, 2017

Directed by Randolph Smith and D. Russell Owens

CROWNS, a play with music and dance, weaves together a variety of stories from different characters, time periods and perspectives that, when  with music and dance, create a tapestry of voices that transcend time and place.  The essential story of CROWNS is that of Yolanda, a young African American girl trying to figure out her identity, her place in the world, and her place in her own culture.

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Readers’ Theatre

2 new full length plays to be given reading .  Audience critique is encourage as to whether the play could possibly be given a full production.  The plays are still being chosen.  Each play will be given full reader’s production without set or movements.  This is a chance for the audience to ask questions about the play and to make suggestions.   The readings will take place over the weekend of January 8th, 9th and 10th, 2016.  A different play each night.  Check website for updates including titles of plays to be read.  These are Studio 801 productions  directed by  D. Russell Owens and David D. Mitchell. These are included in subscriptions, otherwise admission is $5.00.

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All Friday and Saturday shows are at 8pm and Sunday shows are at 4pm.

General Admission is $20.00 for plays  with Student/Senior  Admission  $15.00.

General Admission is $25.00 for musicals  with Student /Senior Admission $20.00

Our shows start within 10 minutes of showtime.

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All ticket holders must arrive within 10 minutes of showtime.

Lost tickets can not be replaced.  Must have tickets to be admitted.

All online purchase holders must have reference number.

Can not hold tickets or seats for late comers.

Latecomers will be seated in available seats only.

All will calls must be paid when ordered.

 Check “EVENTS” for comedy, jazz, lectures and other limited special shows.  They are constantly changing. It is another entertaining night out.

NOTICE

(SHOWS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

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