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Performing Arts Department / Rockville

Our Current Season 2016 ~ 2017

TheatreDepartment Season Synopses 2016-2017


Directed by Matt Bassett
Music Direction by Dr. Jay Crowder 
Choreographed by Sandra Atkinson

Wednesday, Oct 5th to Saturday, Oct 8th, 8pm;
Sunday, Oct 9th, 2pm

Written by KeytheFarley and Brian Flemming, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe
Based on a story in The Weekly World News, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL is amusical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discoveredin a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, thelocal sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, Dr. Parker,where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to actlike a "normal" boy by the veterinarian's wife, Meredith, and teenagedaughter, Shelley. Bat Boy is happy with his new life, but when he naivelytries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of Hope Falls, they turn on him,prodded by the machinations of Dr. Parker, who secretly despises Bat Boy.Shelley and Bat Boy, who have fallen in love, run away together from theignorant townfolk and have a blissful coupling in the woods, but theirhappiness is shattered when Meredith arrives and reveals a secret. Soon theentire town arrives and hears the shocking story of Bat Boy's unholy origin. ~

The Waiting Room

Directed by Dennis Mulligan

Wednesday, Nov 9th to Saturday, Nov 12th, 8pm;
Sunday, Nov 13th, 2pm

Written by Lisa Loomer
A dark comedy about the timeless quest for beauty—and its cost.Three women from different centuries meet in a modern doctor's waiting room.Forgiveness From Heaven is an eighteenth-century Chinese woman whose bound feetare causing her to lose her toes. Victoria is a nineteenth-century tightlycorsetted English woman suffering from what is commonly known as"hysteria." Then there is Wanda, a modern gal from New Jersey who ishaving problems with her silicone breasts. Husbands, doctors, Freud, the drugindustry and the FDA all come under examination. The play is a wild ridethrough medical and sexual politics, including the politics of the ever-presentbattle with breast cancer. ~

Avenue Q

Directed by Jessica Lefkow
Music Directed by Jacob Kidder
Choreographed by Sandra Atkinson

Wednesday, February 22nd, to Saturday, February 25th, 8pm
Sunday, February 26th, 2pm

Written by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez, Book by Jeff Whitty
Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" forBest Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, andpacked with heart. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of arecent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartmentall the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seemnice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together,Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and theirever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfullycatchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that hasquickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresseshumorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a placewhere puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned. -See more at: ~


Twelfth Night

Directed by Sasha Olinick

Wednesday, Apr 12th to Saturday, Apr 15th, 8pm – Rockville
Friday, Apr 21st& Saturday, Apr 23rd, 8pm,  Sunday Apr, 24th, 2pm -  Takoma Park/Silver Spring

Written by William Shakespeare
Viola has beenshipwrecked in a violent storm off the coast of Illyria; in the process she haslost her twin brother, Sebastian. She disguises herself as a boy and assumesthe name Cesario for protection. Thus disguised, Viola becomes a page in theservice of Orsino, the Duke. It seems that Orsino is having little luckcourting Olivia, who is in mourning for the deaths of her father and brother.As Orsino's proxy, Viola is sent to Olivia with love letters. Viola refuses tobudge until she is let in to see Olivia; Olivia, intrigued by the impudentyoung "boy," contrives to get "Cesario" to return bysending her steward, Malvolio, after her with one of Olivia's rings. Violarealizes to her dismay that Olivia has fallen for her Cesario rather than DukeOrsino—further complicated by the fact that Viola has had stirrings herself forOrsino. ~

Season 2017-18

MC Performing Arts Showcase
The Crucible
Mr. Burns

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