Falcon is excited to announce our 2015-2016 season of plays! We think its a fantastic slate and we’re excited to share it with our audiences. So without further ado, here is the list:
The Mystery Plays
by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
The Mystery Plays is two interrelated one acts. In the first play, The Filmmaker’s Mystery, Joe Manning, a director of horror films, survives a terrible train wreck—only to be haunted by the ghost of Nathan West, one of the passengers who didn’t survive. As the police investigate Joe, he investigates Nathan, desperate to understand why he survived and what Nathan’s specter could possible want. In the second play, Ghost Children, Abby Gilly travels to a small town in rural Oregon to make peace with the man who brutally murdered her parents and younger sister sixteen years earlier. The man—the murderer—is her older brother. Like the original medieval mystery plays, The Mystery Plays wrestles with the most profound of human ideas: the mysteries of death, the afterlife, religion, faith, and forgiveness—in a uniquely American way.
by Geoffrey Nauffts
Next Fall takes a witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love. While the play’s central story focuses on the five-year relationship between Adam and Luke, Next Fall goes beyond a typical love story. This timely and compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to “believe” and what it might cost us not to.
Prelude To A Kiss
by Craig Lucas
At Peter and Rita’s wedding, a mysterious old man insists on kissing the bride. While honeymooning, Peter gradually realizes that the woman by his side is not his wife. The wedding kiss caused Rita’s soul and the old man’s to change places. Peter must track down the old man and free his young love’s spirit trapped in an aging and diseased body before it’s too late.
The Beauty Queen of Leenane
by Martin McDonagh
Set in the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, The Beauty Queen Of Leenane tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag, her manipulative aging mother, whose interference in Maureen’s first and possibly final chance of a loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that leads inexorably towards the play’s terrifying dénouement.
Gutenberg The Musical
by Anthony King and Scott Brown
In this two-man musical spoof, a pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers’ audition for their new project – a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. With an unending supply of enthusiasm, Bud and Doug sing all the songs and play all the parts in their crass historical epic, with the hope that one of the producers in attendance will give them a Broadway contract – fulfilling their ill-advised dreams.
Show dates are still to be announced but they will be coming soon. Stay tuned for more exciting news!
Falcon Theatre announces open auditions for
SILENCE! The Musical
Directed By Ted Weil, Music Directed by Sherry McCamley
Tuesday, June 23 & Wednesday, June 24
Bring 16 bars of a song (along with sheet music for the accompanist) and be prepared to read from the script.
No appointment needed.
SILENCE! The Musical is a spoof of the film The Silence Of The Lambs and, as such, is performed with a comedic leaning toward the actors in the original film. We aren’t looking for faithful imitations, but the production will strive to highlight certain characteristics that defined the roles.
Recommended Cast Requirements (these are suggestions only…actual casting may vary):
Clarice Starling 25-35, Caucasian female. She is a mix of tough and sexy. West Virginian accent. Belt/mix to C (optional to E-flat). Alto/Mezzo-soprano.
Dr. Hannibal Lecter 40s-50s, Caucasian male. An intelligent, psychiatrist with a taste for all things of class and high society, not to mention all things human. Tenor/Baritenor, to A-flat with a strong lower register. Think Evil Gilbert & Sullivan.
Buffalo Bill 30s to early 40s, Caucasian male. Must be an extremely strong comedic actor who can do a Mid-Western accent. Baritone to G (opt. to A) with a strong lower register.
Catherine/Senator Martin/Lamb 20s-30s, Caucasian female. Strong comedic actress. Larger physical build a plus, but not necessary. High belter with strong soprano to A/B.
Crawford/Papa Starling/Lamb 40-50, Caucasian male. Head of FBI. Baritone/Bass to E- flat.
Dr. Chilton/Cop/Lamb 30s-50s. Male, any ethnicity, to play the smarmy Dr. Chilton and multiple roles. Baritone to E-flat, with strong upper register.
Ardelia/Lamb 20s-40s, African-American female, to play multiple roles. Mezzo- soprano/Alto.
Pembry/Lamb 20s-40s. Male, any ethnicity, to play multiple roles. Tenor to A.
Production Dates: Sept 25-Oct 10, 2015
For questions, contact Ted Weil at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 25th Anniversary season closes out with Assassins, the celebrated Stephen Sondheim musical that covers every Presidential assassin (and failed assassin) from Booth to Fromme. Falcon first staged this show in 1998, and we’re bringing it back for a brand new treatment in 2015.
Directed by Jared Doren and music directed by Steve Goers.
John Wilkes Booth: Brian Berendts
Charles Guiteau: Patrick Carnes
Leon Czolgosz: Michael Dean Conley
Emma Goldman: Helen Raymond-Goers
Guiseppe Zangara: Kyle Taylor
Lee Harvey Oswald: Jared Earland
Samuel Byck: Mike Dennis
John Hinckley: Hamilton Moore
Squeaky Fromme: Eileen Earnest
Sara Jane Moore: Danielle Muething
Proprietor: Joe Hornbaker
Balladeer: Andrew Maloney
Ensemble: Aiden Marie Sims, Helen Raymond Goers, Mike Fielder, Russ D. McGee, Joey Olberding
Assassins runs May 29, 30, June 5, 6, 12 and 13th
Tickets are $20, $18 for students and seniors with valid ID.
The Cover Of Life opens on April 10th and tickets are on sale now and going fast. Get your tickets now to see this amazing story of the women back home during the second World War.
When the 3 Cliffert brothers go off to fight in World War II, their young wives move in with the boy’s mother to keep the home fires burning for the duration of the war. When Life Magazine decides it would make a good cover story, their lives are invaded by up and coming reporter Kate Miller. As Kate collects information for her story all the women learn more about themselves and each other. Warm, affecting and funny, this is a play that offers plenty to talk about and will send audiences home feeling like they’ve gotten to visit another time in American history.
Directed by Tracy M. Schoster
Kate Miller: Tara Williams
Aunt Ola Cliffert: Holly Sauerbrunn
Addie Mae McGough: Kristy Rucker
Tood Cliffert: Gretchen Reinersman
Weetsie Cliffert: Lisa Dirkes
Sybil Harrist-Cliffert: Merritt Beischel
Tommy Cliffert: Jared Earland
Performance Dates: April 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 2015
Due to the inclement weather, we’ve decided to keep our actors AND fans safe and warm this evening and are canceling tonight’s 8 p.m. performance of In the Heat of the Night.
We’ll be adding a performance this Thursday, 2/26 at 8 p.m. Our Box Office will call anyone with a reservation to reschedule their tickets for next week.
Take care, and see you soon!
Opening weekend of this taut classic played to sold out houses! Thank you for making our opening such a huge success.
“Falcon Theatre has a hit on their hands with this satisfying, bluesy noir-esque production of one of America’s classic stories. I strongly suggest you get tickets before they sell out.” – thesappycritic.com
“Startlingly resonant…” – The New York Times
In The Heat of the Night runs through February 28. Get tickets through the Purchase Tickets link to the right or on our Tickets & Info page.