Oral Fixation - Best of Season 3
Dallas’ hit storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) will present seven stories from the “Best of Season 3.” The “Best of Season 3” are the favorite stories that were selected by hundreds of Oral Fixation fans. The stories include a moving piece on childbirth told from the father’s point of view, a revealing evening at a naked sketch party, a nightlong chase involving hunting dogs on a cold Ohio night, and a “There’s Something About Mary” style first date. The storytellers will be Bryon Sanders (“Bun in the Oven”), Allison Hatfield (“When in Rome”), Drew Weininger (“Silver Lining”), Jamie Laughlin (“No Strings Attached”), Melissa Smrekar (“Elephant in the Room”), Blake Friis (“Ducks in a Row”), and Amanda Rodenborg (“The Whole Enchilada”).
Bonnie & Clyde
October 10 - November 2, 2014
Book by Ivan Menchell
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
The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical
December 5, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Music & Lyrics by David Nehls
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
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.
July 24 - August 16, 2015
Book by Neil Simon
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
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
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.)
*denotes member of AEA
Venus in Fur
April 27 - May 18, 2014
by David Ives
Sponsored, in part, by The Town of Addison
(This play contains adult content and language.)
*denotes member of AEA
August 9 - 31, 2014
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.”
*denotes member of AEA
at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, Texas 75001