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2014-2015 Main Stage Season

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Bonnie & Clyde

October 10 - November 2, 2014

Book by Ivan Menchell
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Frank Wildhorn

Sponsored by American Bank of Commerce, The Pinnacle Family of Companies, WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors

This new musical blends the music of Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel) with the electrifying love story of two of Texas’ most famed outlaws. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were two dreamers that found their way into violent circumstances. Their adventurous story captured the attention of an entire nation!

Stuck in a dead-end job in depression era Texas, young Bonnie Parker falls for charismatic Clyde Barrow. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, their electrifying story of love, adventure, and crime captured the excited attention of an entire country. As their fame, notoriety — and body count — rise; the ill-fated lovers find themselves racing toward an inevitable end.

Recommended for mature audiences

Clyde Barrow - John Campione
Bonnie Parker - Kayla Carlyle*
Buck Barrow - David Price
Blanche Barrow - Sarah Elizabeth Smith
Ted Hinton - Anthony Fortino
Preacher - Sonny Franks*
Young Clyde - Andy Stratton
Young Bonnie - Alexandra Doke
Ensemble - Daron Cockerell, Brigitte Goldman, Christia Mantzke*, Kelly Nickell, Clinton Greenspan, Kyle Igneczi, Hunter Lewis, Michael Scott McNay, Alan Pollard, Willy Welch*

Creative Team:
Director - Rene Moreno
Music Director - Mark Mullino
Choreographer - Kelly McCain
Stage Manager - Caron Grant
Assistant Director - Kelsey Leigh Ervi
Assistant Stage Manager - Kristin Van Sickle
Set Designer - Sarah Brown
Costume Designer - Michael Robinson
Lighting Designer - Dan Schoedel
Sound Designer - Scott Guenther
Dramaturg - Vicki Cheatwood 

The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

December 5, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Music & Lyrics by David Nehls
Book by Betsy Kelso

Sponsored by Slalom Consulting and Rainmaker Advertising

Those crazy characters from Armadillo Acres, North Florida’s premier mobile living community, are back this holiday season! Everyone's filled with warmth and beer, but when a freak bout of amnesia strikes Darlene, the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. Be on hand as Betty, Lin and Pickles jingle all the way with some new neighbors in an all-new, all-trailer-park holiday extravaganza.The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical is the sequel to the smash hit original The Great American Trailer Park Musical which WaterTower Theatre audiences remember well!

Contains adult language and content 

The Explorers Club

January 16 - February 8, 2015

By Nell Benjamin

Co-production with Stage West
Regional Premiere

Sponsored by Liberty Capital Bank, Million Air Dallas, Barbara and Bob Bigham: the Baylor Oral Health Foundation

It’s London, 1879, and The Explorers Club is in crisis: a woman is campaigning for admittance; a savage has slapped Her Majesty, inciting a war; the Irish are probably Jewish and a beloved pet snake has swallowed a guinea pig. When an angry English Guard surrounds the club, what’s a gentleman explorer to do? Sit back and enjoy a brandy and cigar, naturally. This is the preposterous premise of Nell Benjamin’s madcap comedy that will have you bending over with laughter! 

All My Sons

April 17 - May 10, 2015

By Arthur Miller

Sponsored by Atmos Energy and Frost Bank

Set in post-World War II, Arthur Miller’s landmark drama examines the relationships between fathers and sons and the price of living the American Dream. An explosive secret threatens to tear the family apart in this powerful play about the conflict between business ethics and taking responsibility for one’s actions.

Winner of the first Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play, All My Sons established Miller as a leading voice in the American theatre. Based on a true story. 

Manicures & Monuments

June 5 - 28, 2015

By Vicki Caroline Cheatwood

Sponsored by TACA and The President’s Circle

Local playwright Vicki Caroline Cheatwood brings us Manicures & Monuments, the hilarious and heartwarming tale of the residents of an Oklahoma nursing home and the young manicurist-in-training, Janann, who comes to volunteer. Janann soon clashes with former Army nurse Bailey, one of the elderly residents. Tempers flare as the two women collide in their struggle to understand each other, but eventually discover the true meaning of what it means to care for someone. 

Sweet Charity

July 24 - August 16, 2015

Book by Neil Simon
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Plaiano
Produced for the Broadway stage by Fryer, Carr and Harris
Conceived, Staged and Choreographed by Bob Fosse

Sponsored by Women of WaterTower Theatre

Charity Hope Valentine despite her job as a dancer at the seedy Fan-Dango Ballroom, is an eternal optimist who loves too much. She just happens to be the unluckiest romantic in New York City! The musical Sweet Charity is a warm, touching and humorous look at her trials and tribulations, as she repeatedly gives her heart, and her savings, to the wrong man. Adapted from Nights of Cabiria, a film by Federico Fellini, the musical Sweet Charity includes hits such as “Hey, Big Spender,” “Rhythm of Life,” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now.” 

Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

March 5 - 15, 2015

Sponsored by The Town of Addison and The Texas Commission on the Arts
Media sponsors: TheaterJones and the Dallas Observer

Over the past 14 years, WaterTower Theatre has hosted more than 100 artists and companies in its nationally acclaimed 10-day fringe festival of music, dance and theatre. Now recognized as one of the most important fringe festivals in the country, the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival has been instrumental in providing a forum for new works, new artists and emerging voices in the arts

2013-2014 Studio Series
The Santaland Diaries

December 13 - 29, 2013
Studio Theatre

By David Sedaris

Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello

Crumpet is a rebel without a Clause as he recounts the true-life tale of an out-of-work writer's stint as a Macy's Department Store elf.

(Contains mature themes and language. Not intended for children.)

Crumpet, the Elf - Garret Storms*

Creative Team:
Director - Kelsey Leigh Ervi
Stage Manager - Linsey Retcofsky*
Set Designer - Jason Harris
Costume Designer - Derek Whitener
Lighting Designer - Kenneth Farnsworth
Sound Designer - Kelsey Leigh Ervi
Props Designer - Charles Wallace

*denotes member of AEA

Venus in Fur

April 27 - May 18, 2014
Studio Theatre

by David Ives
A Circle Theatre Production

Sponsored, in part, by The Town of Addison

The critically acclaimed production comes to WaterTower Theatre with the same cast: Allison Pistorius as Vanda and Chris Hury as Thomas. When Vanda arrives several hours late to her audition for a play based on a nineteenth-century erotic novel, The Director , Thomas, is less than impressed. But Vanda’s masterful performance flips the script on Thomas’ expectations and turns the session into a tango for dominance between actress and director, woman and man. Hailed as “seriously smart and very funny” by The New York Times , Venus in Fur is an engaging study of the politics of sex and power that’s guaranteed to charm and mesmerize.

(This play contains adult content and language.)

Thomas - Chris Hury*
Vanda - Allison Pistorius*

Creative Team:
Director - Krista Scott
Stage Manager - Caron Grant*
Set Designer - Clare DeVries
Costume Designer - Sarah Tonemah
Orginal Lighting Design - John Leach
Adapted Lighting Design - Ryan Flores
Sound Designer - David H. M. Lambert
Props Designer - Kyle Montgomery and Kim Cantrell

*denotes member of AEA

Full Gallop

August 9 - 31, 2014
Studio Theatre

by Mary Louise Wilson and Mark Hampton

Sponsored in part, by The Town of Addison

As editor of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue magazines, and as a member of the International Cafe Society, Diana Vreeland chronicled the extraordinary people and events of her time. Full Gallop is a portrait of this remarkable woman at a turning point in her life. The one-woman play, starring Diana Sheehan and directed by Terry Martin, is set in August 1971 at Diana Vreeland’s Park Avenue apartment. She has just returned home to New York after four months in Europe --- a trip she took after being fired from Vogue magazine. She throws an impromptu dinner party in the hope that a wealthy friend who is invited will bankroll her in starting a magazine of her own. Other friends, however, attempt to persuade her to take a job at the famed Metropolitan Museum of Art. In her distinctive style, once she decides in which direction her life will move, she goes at it "full gallop.”

Diana Vreeland - Diana Sheehan*
Yvonne - Ellen Locy

Creative Team:
Director - Terry Martin
Stage Manager - Angie Turner*
Set and Properties Designer - Terry Martin
Costume Designer - John Ahrens
Wig Designer - Coy Covington
Sound Designer - Kelsey Leigh Ervi
Lighting Designer - Bryant Yeager
Dramaturg - Kyle Bradford

*denotes member of AEA

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