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Into the Woods


The Charleston Light Opera Guild will present Into the Woods at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater on May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm and on May 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm.

Into the Woods is a musical that includes lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. This enchanting production intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and follows them to explore the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from "Little Red Riding Hood", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Rapunzel", and "Cinderella", as well as several others. The musical is tied together by an original story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey.  

The Guild production of Into the Woods is sponsored by the Charles and Mary-Fayne Glotfelty Foundation.

 

Cabaret


Based on a book by Christopher Isherwood and featuring a score by Kander & Ebb, Cabaret tells the story of a nightclub in 1930's Berlin where a young English performer strikes up a relationship with an American writer, all while a zealous Master of Ceremonies commands the action at the Kit Kat Klub.

The Guild will present this exciting high-energy summer production at the Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre on July 31, August 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9, 2015. The musical is sponsored by Mrs. Alex Schoenbaum

 

La Cage aux Folles


The Charleston Light Opera Guild will present Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's comic and splashy spectacle La Cage aux Folles on June 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28, 2015 at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8:00 pm. and Sunday shows are at 3:00 pm.

Based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret, the musical focuses on a gay couple: Georges, the manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub featuring dragentertainment, and Albin, his romantic partner and star attraction, and the farcical adventures that ensue when Georges's son, Jean-Michel, brings home his fiancée's ultra-conservative parents to meet them. 

The Guild will present La Cage aux Folles as part of FestivALL Charleston 2015. The production is sponsored by Mrs. Alex Schoenbaum and FestivALL.

 

Mary Poppins


The Charleston Light Opera Guild and the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia will present Mary Poppins in the Maier Performance Hall of the Clay Center on October 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18, 2015.

Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins has delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical

The music and lyrics are by the Award-winning Sherman Brothers with additional music and lyrics by George Skiles and Anthony Drewe and a script by Julian Fellowes. The production opened in 2004 on London's West End and a Broadway production with minor changes opened in 2006. The film version starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke is a beloved classic. With an irresistible story and unforgettable songs this is a must-see production that is suitable for the entire family.

 

Auditions
Auditions
Auditions

Cabaret

Singing and reading - Thursday, June 4 OR Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. - scripts & accompanist provided; prepare a musical selection and bring sheet music.

Dancing – Sat. June 6 - 2:00 p.m. PROMPT! Kit Kat Klub Girls, Emcee, Sallie, Men dancers,
Specialty girls and Kit Kat performers. Dress to dance, character heels for women, combinations will be taught.

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Mary Poppins

Singing - Mon. August 3, 2015 at 6 p.m. ages 9 -14; at 8 p.m. ages 16 – adults

Reading - Tues. August 4, 2015, 6 p.m. ages 9 – 14; 8 p.m. ages 16 - adults
Prepare a selection; accompanist and scripts provided; bring sheet music for accompanist

Dancing - Mon. August 10, 2015, 6 p.m. children; 8 p.m. ages 16 – adults for Mary, Bert & dancers
Dress to dance, combinations will be taught; BE PROMPT!

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