Local News: ACE Theatre Announces 2009 - 2010 Season

Posted by: BlueKnighton 2009/7/17 18:20:00 1879 reads

2009 - 2010 Season Lineup for ACE Theatre

ACE Theatre announces it's most exciting season to date. Comedies and musicals take center stage with a killer murder mystery in November. Perfect for those winter chills.

The Rocky Horror Show
Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien.

That sweet transvestite and his motley crew do the time warp again in a 35th anniversary revival.

Complete with sass from the audience, cascading toilet paper and an array of other audience participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock 'n' roll Sci-fi Gothic event is more fun than ever.

October 9 - October 31, 2009
Midnight show on October 17 & A special midnight Halloween closing night blow out on October 31 complete with a Rocky Horror costume contest.

Rehearsal For Murder
Adapted for the stage by D.D. Brooke. From the television play by Richard Levinson and William Link

The playwright turns on the stage work light and prepares for the first reading of his new play. The actors, producer, director and others connected with the show come onto the stage, and we discover that everyone connected with this play was involved with another play by the same playwright. At its opening night, exactly a year ago and in this same theatre, the beautiful leading lady, who was also the playwright's fiancee, was murdered! As these people start with the new play, startling connections to the murder begin to unfold. The growing tension reaches the boiling point with surprising revelations, countered by others even more surprising. The dazzling, yet basically logical twists build to a climax and solution that are theatrically stunning!

November 6 - November 21, 2009

****Holiday Show****

The Man Who Saved Christmas
Music Lyrics & Book by Ron Lytle

A bright and breezy musical comedy in the grandest tradition, Ron Lytle's "The Man Who Saved Christmas" is based on the true story of Erector Set inventor, A.C. Gilbert. Set in 1917, when America was embroiled in the first World War, this 'new old-fashioned’ crowd-pleaser focuses on Gilbert's battle with the U.S. government as it attempts to ban toy sales during the holiday season.

December 4 - December 20, 2009

Take a Number, Darling
By Jack Sharkey

Since concert pianist Duncan Latimer and wife, Ellen, famous soap opera star, lead impeccable lives their P.R. lady has no qualms over having a reporter from a scandal magazine interview them. But just before he arrives, so does Duncan's old Navy buddy and Ellen's former lover from her literally messy past and so does an extra wife Duncan forgot to tell anyone about. It's crazy and comical confusion all the way.

January 15 - February 6, 2010

Die! Mommie! Die!
By Charles Busch

This comic melodrama evokes the 1960's movie thrillers that featured such aging cinematic icons as Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner and Susan Hayward. Faded pop singer, Angela Andrews, is trapped in a corrosive marriage to film producer, Sol Sussman. In her attempt to find happiness with her younger lover, an out of work TV star, Angela murders her husband with the aid of a poisoned suppository. In a plot that reflects both Greek tragedy as well as Hollywood folklore, Angela's resentful daughter, Edith, convinces Angela's emotionally disturbed son, Lance, to avenge their father's death by killing their mother. Lance, demanding proof of Angela's crime, slips some LSD into her after-dinner coffee, triggering a wild acid trip that exposes all of Angela's dark secrets.

April 9 - May 1, 2010
Midnight show on April 17 & a special midnight closing night blow out on May 1 complete with an Angela Andrews costume contest and a special VIP table for the lucky person crowned “Queen” of the night!!

Bat Boy: The Musical
story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe

Based on a story in The Weekly World News, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, Dr. Parker, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a "normal" boy by the veterinarian's wife, Meredith, and teenage daughter, Shelley. Bat Boy is happy with his new life, but when he naively tries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of Hope Falls, they turn on him, prodded by the machinations of Dr. Parker, who secretly despises Bat Boy. Shelley and Bat Boy, who have fallen in love, run away together from the ignorant townfolk and have a blissful coupling in the woods, but their happiness is shattered when Meredith arrives and reveals a secret. Soon the entire town arrives and hears the shocking story of Bat Boy's unholy origin.

Jume 25 - July 17, 2010

By Del Shores

Before Daddy's Dyin' Who's Got the Will? there was this award winning comedy set in the west Texas watering hole of Lowake. Gossip, the town's major pastime, ignites a blaze of infidelity that engulfs three couples with the zany precision of a Feydeau farce. The clan includes Bo Bob, the dimwitted mailman, and Clarence, local stud and mechanic who's been messin' with Ovella since high school. His faithful girl is Sara Lee Turnover, the beautician. Teddy Joe, Ovella's wronged husband who is more brawn than brain, Maybelline, the overweight waitress who wants to be in love, and a narrator/story teller/singer who doubles as a psychic and believes in happy endings complete the cast. The comedy is fast paced and touching with a sense of authentic Texas humor.

August 6 - August 28, 2010