Players Workshop Presents:
The 2023-2024 Season
Season of Music, Laughter, and Fantasy
Sister Act 7M, 9F and Ensemble-Musical Comedy
Director Matt Poling
September 22-24, 29 and 30, October 1, 5-8
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the
one place the cops are sure she won't be found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and the uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
A Little Christmas Spirit by Pat Cook 5F, 4M, and 2 girls-Yuletide Fantasy
Director Libba Flores
December 1-3, 7-10
J. D. Morse has been looking high and low for a special Christmas gift for his grandson. Finally, as a last resort, he wanders into Nick's Emporium, an old-fashioned store chock full of all sorts of gifts and knickknacks. He has a hard time explaining to Nick what he's looking for but finds himself falling under the old storekeeper's spell. Just when Morse is about to buy something, he runs to the street to chase kids away from his car. When he returns, he finds the store suddenly dark and quiet. A policeman then shows up to run him off because "This place ain't been open in forty years!" Morse finds a way back, not only to the store but to a time years ago when he was a younger man. This full-length Yuletide fantasy is full of holiday spirit and humor and makes us all wish we could find "Nick's Emporium," where life stands still and we can all
truly enjoy a little Christmas spirit.
The Wild Women of Winedale by Jones, Hope, and Wooten min of 5F to max of 9F-Comedy
Director Mary Fox
February 9-11, and 15-18
The sisters of Winedale are at a crossroads. Fanny has an odd reaction to her 60th birthday. Willa is stressed to the point of vodka and speed-knitting. Johnnie Faye is determined to put herself back on the market and find a man. (Preferably one with a house since hers is at the bottom of a Florida sinkhole). Together, they find a way to clear the clutter from their lives, their homes, and their relationships and prove it’s never too late to take another one of life’s paths.
A Comedy of Tenors by Ken Ludwig 3F and 4M Farce
Director Steve Poling
April 19-21, 25-28
One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong?
It's 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep the amorous Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife Maria from causing runaway chaos. Filled with characters from Ken Ludwig’s famous Lend Me A Tenor, this new addition to the Ludwig canon is an uproarious ride full of mistaken identities, blissful romance, and madcap delight.
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