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Performing Arts Department / Rockville

Our Current Season 2015 ~ 2016

TheatreDepartment Season Synopses 2015-2016


Directed by David Gram
Music Direction by John Henderson
Choreographed by Sandra Atkinson

Tuesday, September 1st, 6pm to 8pm
Wednesday, September 2nd, 5pm to 8pm
Thursday, September 3rd, 5pm to 6:30pm

Thursday, September 3rd , 6:30pm

Wednesday, Oct 7th to Saturday, Oct 10th, 8pm;
Sunday, Oct 11th, 2pm

Written by Stephen Schwartz
“The structure of the musical is, in large part … a series of
parables from the gospel of Matthew, interspersed with musicalnumbers... John the Baptist gathers a diverse band of youthful disciples to follow and learn from theteachings of Jesus . These disciples then proceed to form a roving acting troupe that enactsJesus's parables …”
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Directed by Eric Ruffin

Wednesday, September 23rd, 4pm to 7pm
Thursday, September 24th, 2pm to 5pm

Friday, September 25th, 12pm to 4pm

Wednesday, Nov 11th to Saturday, Nov 14th, 8pm;
Sunday, Nov 15th, 2pm

Written by José Rivera
“Marisol Perez, a young Puerto Rican woman, is acopy editor for a Manhattan publisher. Although she has elevated herself intothe white collar class, she continues to live alone in the dangerous Bronxneighborhood of her childhood. As the play begins, Marisol narrowly escapes avicious attack by a golf club-wielding madman while traveling home on thesubway. Later that evening Marisol is visited by her guardian angel who informsher that she can no longer serve as Marisol's protector because she has been calledto join the revolution already in progress against an old and senile God who isdying and "taking the rest of the universe with him." The war inheaven spills over into New York City, reducing it to a smoldering urbanwasteland where giant fires send noxious smoke to darken the skies, where themoon has not been seen in months, where the food has been turned to salt, andwater no longer seeks its level. Alone, without her protector, Marisol begins anightmare journey into this new war zone where she is attacked by a man with anice cream cone demanding back pay for his extra work on the movie TaxiDriver . Marisol finds herself on the streets, homeless,where her many encounters include a woman beaten for exceeding her credit limitand a homeless burn victim in a wheelchair looking for his lost skin. With theapocalypse well under way, the angels have traded in their wings for Uzis andwear leather motorcycle jackets and fatigues. As the action builds to acrescendo, the masses of homeless and displaced people join the angels in thewar to save the universe.”
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In the Heights

Directed by Raymond Caldwell
Music Directed by Walter McCoy
Choreographed by Tiffany Quinn

Wednesday, December 2nd, 6pm to 9pm
Thursday, December 3rd, 6pm to 9pm

All auditions will be in the TA Arena.
Please prepare an upbeat song from a contemporary musical, 32bars, and a 1minute rap.
Please come dress to move!

Saturday, December 5th, 12n to 4pm

Wednesday, Feb 24th to Saturday, February 27th, 8pm
Sunday, February 28th, 2pm

Written by by Lin-Manuel Miranda
“In The Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.”
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Conference of the Birds

Directed by KenYatta Rogers

Monday, February 29th,  6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, March 1st, 4pm to 8pm
For the audition, please prepare a 1 minute monologue, dance, or song. Please come prepared to move/dance.
All auditions will be in the TA Arena.

Thursday, March 3rd, 3pm to 7pm

Wednesday, Apr 20th to Saturday, Apr 23rd, 8pm; Sunday, Apr 24th, 2pm

Written by Farid ud-Din Attar
“In the poem, the birds of the world gather to decide who is to be their king, as they have none. The
hoopoe , the wisest of them all, suggests that they should find the legendary Simorgh , a mythical Persian bird roughly equivalent to the western phoenix . The hoopoe leads the birds, each of whom represent a human fault which prevents man from attaining enlightenment. …

The story recounts the longing of a group of birds who desire to know the great Simorgh,and who, under the guidance of a leader bird, start their journey toward the land of Simorgh. One by one,they drop out of the journey, each offering an excuse and unable to endure the journey. Each bird has a special significance, and a corresponding didactic fault.”
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Season 2016-17

Bat Boy - September 2016
Waiting Room - November 2016
Avenue Q - February 2017
Twelfth Night - April 2017

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