2015 Season Selections

2015 Season Selections
Landmark Community Theatre announces it’s 2015 SEASON PRODUCTIONS.

Landmark Community Theatre (LCT) is very excited to be entering into its fourth season of managing the Historic Thomaston Opera House.  The 2015 season offers five main stage shows including comedies, Broadway and family favorites and a big band holiday musical! This season will also include a masquerade event, a Teen Drama Club production and children’s shows! 

The 2015 Season will start off with a comedy, ARSENIC & OLD LACE by Joseph Kesselring, showing March 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 @ 8pm and March 15, 22, 29 @ 2pm. A clever combination of the farcical and the macabre, Arsenic & Old Lace centers on two elderly sisters who are famous in their Brooklyn neighborhood for their numerous acts of charity. Unfortunately, however, their charity includes poisoning lonely old men who come to their home looking for lodging. We meet Mortimer Brewster as he stumbles upon his aunts’ cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers, another nephew who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar; and a third nephew that appears after having just escaped from a mental institution and has received plastic surgery performed by his accomplice, Dr. Einstein. In his adroit mixture of comedy and mayhem, Kesselring satirizes the charitable impulse as he pokes fun at the conventions of the theater. 

The first musical of the season is a Broadway smash, CHICAGO, showing April 18, 24, 25, May 1, 2 @ 8pm and April 19, 26, May 3 @ 2pm. Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star, Velma serves time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie has been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turns Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve…the #1 longest running American musical on Broadway and winner of 6 tony awards, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz! 

The summer production is one for the whole family, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, showing July 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 @ 7pm and July 12, 19, 26 @ 2pm. In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. The evil sea witch, Ursula, grants her the opportunity to sprout legs and go after the heart of Prince Eric, but with Ursula working against her she'll need help from her friends and family if she is ever to see her dreams come true. Based on the award-winning Disney film, the Little Mermaid is a musical favorite for audiences of all ages and features beloved songs such as “Under the Sea”, “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World”. Hear new songs, meet new characters and relive the tale that you and your family we fall in love with all over again! 

The third musical of the 2015 Season features the sensuous, soulful sound of rhythm 'n' blues, MEMPHIS, showing September 19, 25, 26, October 2, 3 @ 8pm and September 20, 27, October 4 @ 2pm. In 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, the soul of a new era is dawning as the first incredible sounds of rock ‘n’ roll, blues and gospel emerge. Falling in love with a beautiful club singer, one young man’s vision to bring her voice and her music out of the clubs and onto the airwaves of America will fly in the face of cultural divides and spark a music revolution that will shake the world.  

The final production of the 2015 Season is a big band Holiday musical, 1940’S RADIO HOUR, showing November 27, December 4, 5, 11, 12 @ 8pm and November 28, 29, December 6, 13 @ 2pm. With 1940s music, dancing and old-time sound effects the play portrays the final holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on the New York radio station WOV in December 1942. Relive the spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant "Strike Up the Band" and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (both are in this show). The musical captures the holiday mayhem as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mike, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller. 1940’S RADIO HOUR is holiday gem to share with whole family. 

Additional Season events include two children’s productions with the first, Winnie the Pooh Kids Musical showing January 31st and February 1st The Thomaston chapter of the Rotary Club will present a special event featuring Mentalist, Jon Stetson on February 6th. An exciting fundraising event, the Mardi Gras Masquerade returns on February 14th with live music, refreshments and a costume contest with prizes.  The Backyard Theater Ensemble will perform in April in the Arts Center Theatre. A springtime concert featuring the Thomaston Jazz orchestra led by Jim Luurtsema will be held on May 16th. The Landmark Student Theatre’s Teen Drama Club will present a main stage production on October 15, 16, & 17. And finally on October 31st, the CVTOS will present The Phantom of the Opera, a silent film accompanied by Juan Cardona Jr. on the TOH historic Theatre Organ. 

Landmark Community Theatre Subscriptions offer the best seats available at the lowest prices at the historic Thomaston Opera House. Subscribers may make all of their performance selections at the time of purchase or as the season progresses. LCT also offers a season 4Pack for the undecided patron or to give as a gift. The 4Pack offers four admissions at discounted prices to any one of LCT 2015 Season main stage productions. The four admissions may be used in any combination of shows i.e. 1 ticket to four shows, 2 tickets to two shows or 4 tickets to one show. For more information on subscriptions, gift certificates and group sales contact or visit the Box Office, (860) 283-6250 Monday – Friday, 1pm – 6pm & Saturdays 1pm - 4pm @ 158 Main Street Thomaston, CT 06790 Visit us online: www.landmarkcommuntytheatre.org to purchase tickets for the 2015 Season!

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