North Platte Community Playhouse
2013-2014 Production Season
Performance Dates: September 28, 29 & October 4, 5 & 6, 2013
Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called "Nothing's On ". Doors slamming, on and backstage intrigue and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
"The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is a festival of delirium." - The New York Times
Director: Clayton Hill
Performance Dates: November 16, 17 & 22, 23 & 24, 2013
On a cold, clear, moonless Friday night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine . As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, residents of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.
Knees are bruised; hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. But the bruises heal and the hearts mend-almost-in what has been described as "a comic, romantic roundelay" by the Wall Street Journal . Almost, Maine inventively explores the mysteries of the human heart, touching audiences with laughter, heartbreak and hope.
Director: Carey Harder
Performance Dates: February 8, 9 & 14, 15 & 16, 2014
Jesus Christ Superstar is a "rock opera" and a dramatized version of the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. Well-known songs from the production include, &I Don’t Know How to Love Him," and "Superstar."
Jesus Christ Superstar was the first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage. It debuted on Broadway in October 1971.
Director: Lori Evans
Performance Dates: April 5, 6 & 11, 12 & 13, 2014
A spunky orphan girl finds a home with a New York millionaire during the Depression, but must dodge the clutches of her evil orphanage mistress in Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan’s musical based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip.
Annie won seven Tony Award’s including Best Musical in 1977. The musical’s song, "Tomorrow" and "Hard-Knock Life" are among some of its most popular musical numbers.