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Prestonwood Christian Academy 2018-19 Theatre Season

Coming April 24-27, 2019
to the Eisemann Center in Richardson, TX …

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, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

As the story starts, the jack-of-all-trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. The Banks family live in a big house in London on Cherry Lane. Things are not going well for the family. The children, Jane and Michael, are out of control and need a new nanny. Jane and Michael have their own ideas about what sort of caretaker they should have, while their parents—and in particular Mr. Banks—are insistent on someone strict for the job. When a mysterious young woman named Mary Poppins appears at their doorstep, the family finds that she’s the answer to their prayers, but in the most peculiar way. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “anything can happen if you let it.”

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Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, and breathtaking dance numbers. Songs include: “Chim Chim Cher-ee”, “Practically Perfect”, “Jolly Holiday”, “Feed the Birds”, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”, “Let's Go Fly a Kite”, “Step in Time”, and “Anything Can Happen”.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, with book by Julian Fellowes is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Directed by Pam Hurt
Musical Direction by Joel T. Rutherford
Technical Direction by Seth Monhollon

Auditions will be held:
Thursday, January 10, 2019 for 8-12 grades
Monday, January 14, 2019 for 5-7 grades
Callbacks on Tuesday, January 15, 2018

Audition packets will be available on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Coming Thursday May 9, 2019,
Middle School Theatre II class presents:

The Light Burns Blue by Silva Semerciyan

Based on true events surrounding the Cottingley fairy photographs, this play explores our human desire to find miracles and hope in the midst of horror and tragedy. During the First World War, seventeen-year-old Elsie Wright and her cousin, Francis, fool the world into believing they have photographed fairies in their garden. An ambitious young reporter seeks to expose Elsie as a fraud. As she looks at the facts, she begins to think there's something much deeper behind Elsie's motives than a simple hoax.

PSIA District Meet: March 1-2, 2019 at Liberty Christian in Argyle
PSIA State Festival: April 12-13, 2019 in Gainesville
MCL Grand Theatre Performances: Thursday, May 9 at 7:00pm

Directed by Laurel Peabody

coming soon

Coming November 2-3, 2018
to the Eisemann Center in Richardson, TX …

You Can’t Take It with You (upon which shows such as The Addams Family and Meet the Parents are loosely based) begins with Grandpa Vanderhof and his wacky family, the Sycamores, who have been happily living their zany lives in his house by Columbia University in New York for many years. This family (and their friends) are a madcap group of eccentrics, marching to the beat of their own drum with pride and joy. Their hobbies include collecting snakes, building fireworks in the basement, writing a myriad of plays that never get published, and taking ballet lessons. Things like stress, jobs, and paying taxes to the government are for other people, not for them! But when practical young Alice Sycamore becomes engaged to her company’s Vice President Tony Kirby, the family must straighten up to meet the new in-laws. You Can’t Take It with You is a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by following your dreams.

You Can’t Take It with You won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was adapted for the screen, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director. The play has been one of the top ten most-produced high school plays every year since amateur rights became available in 1939.

You Can’t Take it with You by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Directed by Pam Hurt
Technical Direction by Seth Monhollon

Auditions will be held:
Thursday, August 23, 2018 for 7-12 grades
Callbacks on Monday, August 27, 2018

Audition packets will be available on Monday, August 20, 2018.