2016-2017 Season

2016-2017 Season Announced!

You Can’t Take it With You 

By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

Auditions: July 24 – 26; Performances: September 9 – 18

Venue: Dow Arena Theater

Join in a celebration of non-conformity with three generations of the freethinking Sycamore family who ineptly pursue passions that range from classical ballet to the manufacture of fireworks. Further mayhem ensues when their daughter’s fiancé brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night.

Tickets: $18/adults; $13/children

Director: Craig Fritz

Peter and the Starcatcher

Play by Rick Elice. Music by Wayne Barker. Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Auditions: September 11 – 13; Performances: October 28 – November 6.

Venue: Freeport LNG Theater

A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.

Tickets: $22/adult; $16/children

Director: Lorin Furlow

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


Conceived by Rebecca Feldman.  Additional Material by Jay Reiss. Music and Lyrics by William Finn. Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Auditions: January 8-10, 2017; Performances:February 24 – March 5, 2017

Venue: Dow Arena Theater

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake.

Tickets: $22/adult

Director: Carol Bohley

The Last of Mrs. Lincolnlast of mrs lincoln

By James Prideaux

Auditions:  February 27 & 28, 2017; Performances: April 21 – 30, 2017

Venue: Dow Arena Theater

The trouble-filled later years in the life of Lincoln’s widow told through a sequence of varied and theatrically brilliant scenes, the play is both a true and touching portrait of a remarkable and much maligned woman, and an ironic statement on the misconstructions which history so often imposes on the truth. “A grand display of absorbing drama.” —Associated Press.

Tickets: $18/adult; $13/children

Director: Cindy Gernand

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppinsmary poppins

Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman – Book by Julian Fellowes – New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe & George Stiles – Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh

Auditions: May 14 – 16, 2017; July 7 – 16, 2017

Venue: Freeport LNG Theater

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film.

Tickets: $22/adult; $16/children

Director: David Hill

This production is generously sponsored by Olin Corporation.


Love, Loss & What I Wore

This quick-witted script uses clothing, accessories, and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories all women can relate to—wardrobe malfunctions, puberty’s relationship with personal wardrobe, first date outfits, lucky underwear, prom dresses, favorite boots, irreplaceable shirts, the detested and disorganized purse, and experiences in the dressing room. A 90 minute peek into what it means to be a woman.

Auditions: January 15 & 16, 2017.

Performances: February 3, 4 & 5.