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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 Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe
Based on a story in The Weekly World News, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the local 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 act like a "normal" boy by the veterinarian's wife, Meredith, and teenage daughter, Shelley. Bat Boy is happy with his new life, but when he naively tries 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 the ignorant townfolk and have a blissful coupling in the woods, but their happiness is shattered when Meredith arrives and reveals a secret. Soon the entire 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 feet are causing her to lose her toes. Victoria is a nineteenth-century tightly corsetted English woman suffering from what is commonly known as "hysteria." Then there is Wanda, a modern gal from New Jersey who is having problems with her silicone breasts. Husbands, doctors, Freud, the drug industry and the FDA all come under examination. The play is a wild ride through medical and sexual politics, including the politics of the ever-present battle 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" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned. - See more at: ~


Twelfth Night

Directed by Sasha Olinick

Tuesday, February 14th,  4pm to 7pm
Wednesday, February 15th, 6pm to 9pm
All auditions are in the Theatre Arts Arena, Rockville Campus
Friday, February 17th, 12pm to 4pm

Wednesday, Apr 19th to Saturday, Apr 22nd, 8pm; Sunday, Apr 23rd, 2pm – Rockville
Friday, Apr 28th & Saturday, Apr 29th, 8pm,  Sunday Apr, 30th, 2pm -  Takoma Park/Silver Spring

Written by William Shakespeare
Viola has been shipwrecked in a violent storm off the coast of Illyria; in the process she has lost her twin brother, Sebastian. She disguises herself as a boy and assumes the name Cesario for protection. Thus disguised, Viola becomes a page in the service of Orsino, the Duke. It seems that Orsino is having little luck courting 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 to budge until she is let in to see Olivia; Olivia, intrigued by the impudent young "boy," contrives to get "Cesario" to return by sending her steward, Malvolio, after her with one of Olivia's rings. Viola realizes to her dismay that Olivia has fallen for her Cesario rather than Duke Orsino—further complicated by the fact that Viola has had stirrings herself for Orsino. ~

Season 2017-18


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