Final 2016-2017 Season Show:
First Date – Opens May 12, 2017
When blind date newbie, Aaron, is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on the unpredictable evening. In a delightful, unexpected twist, Casey’s and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes, and protective parents who sing and dance them through ice breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?
Cast List for ‘First Date’:
Aaron Spracklin: Aaron
Ashley Caudill: Casey
Jonathan Heredia: Man #1 (Gabe, YouTube, Edgy Rocker)
Hugo Madera: Man #2 (Reggie, Future Son, Instagram )
Timothy Ellis: Man #3 (Waiter, Blaze, Friendly Therapist)
Adam Camp: Man #4 (Christian Father, Edgy British Guy, Twitter)
Kiley Logan: Women #1 (Grandma Ida, Lauren, Megaphone #2)
Anna Flairty: Woman #2 (Allison, Google Girl)
Hannah McConnell: Women #3 (Aaron’s Mother, Megaphone #1, Facebook)
HCT Kids (not part of the regular season)
Summer on the Stage at Hastings Community Theatre
Students who have finished Grades K – 8
Missoula Children’s Theatre – ‘Peter & Wendy’
Auditions June 12 – 10 to 12
($10 Registration Fee for those who are cast in the show)
Rehearsals begin June 12.
Performances are June 17.
Students who have finished Grades 7 – 12
‘Into the Woods JR’
Directed by Corey VomWeg & Jon Marquez
Auditions: May 15 & 16 – 6:30 to 8:30
Please prepare 16 bars of a song for the audition.
Students who have completed Grades 7 & 8 are also encouraged to audition for the Missoula production of Peter & Wendy. Rehearsal times will not conflict.
Rehearsals begin May 22.
Performances are June 29, 30, July 1
Questions? Call Donna Hastings 402-984-1867
HCT After Dark 2017: ‘Heathers: The Musical’
Auditions: May 26, 7-9PM at HCT
You must be 18 years of age or older. 2017-18 High School Juniors and Seniors may audition for chorus roles with Parental Consent.
Performance Dates: July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
Directed by Ruth and Erik Nielsen
After a successful run of our first ever ‘HCT After Dark’ production of ‘Evil Dead: The Musical’, ‘HCT After Dark’ returns for a second year! This summer we will be producing “Heathers the Musical”.
Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and bow down before her…but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.
Performances: September 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 17 2017
Our first regular show of the 2017-2018 season!
Directed by Corey VomWeg
Nunsense follows the crazy antics of five nuns from the Little Sisters of Hoboken convent. When their cook accidentally serves up some tainted soup, 52 of the sisters are poisoned and die, leaving only five living nuns who were not at home the day of the toxic meal. When the convent’s first in charge, Reverend Mother Regina, splurges on a big screen TV, the sisters find themselves strapped for cash, as they still have four dead nuns to bury (whose bodies are being stored in the kitchen freezer!). The nuns decide to put on a benefit performance in order to raise the rest of the money before the health department discovers their secret.
The Butler Did It
Performances: Nov. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 2017
Our second regular show of the 2017-2018 season!
Directed by Patrick Crawford
The scene is the set where Anthony J. Lefcourt, writer and director, is rehearsing his new play, a “classic whodunit” (in which all the characters are named Butler) with which he hopes to regain the success that has eluded him in recent seasons. Desperately eager to stimulate his cast to their best efforts, he has deliberately withheld the final scene of the play from them, but his patience is worn thin by the petty jealousies and romantic rivalries that detract from their concentration. In an effort to spur them on he “stages” the murder of one of the actresses, after which the plot begins to twist and turn with such dazzling ingenuity-and hilarity-that soon actors and audience alike have lost track of what is real and what is make-believe-until a surprise ending sets matters straight in a most bizarre and ironic way.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Performances: Dec. 14, 15, 16, 17 2017
A Special show for the Christmas Season
Directed by Donna Hastings
In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!
Performances: Feb. 16, 17, 18, 23,24,25 2018
Our third show of the 2017-2018 season!
Directed by Berice Rosenburg
A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive “Springtime for Hitler”), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.
Performances: April 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 2018
Our final show of the 2017-2018 season.
Directed by Chuck Rosenburg
The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength-and love-which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.