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2019 Season

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Firehouse Theatre at American Legion Post 193
102 Lexington Ave   |   Chapin, SC 29036
ADVANCE TICKETS:   $15 All advance tickets
AT THE DOOR:   $18 Adults |   $17 Seniors |   $15 Youth
March 1 - 10  
Getting Sara Married

by Sam Bobrick
Directed by: Mona Lisa Botts
Produced by: Lou Clyde

Auditions: Dec 29 & 30 at 6pm each night

Synopsis: When you are having trouble finding your niece a husband - bop one over the head.

Sara Hastings is an unmarried lawyer in her mid-thirties, much too busy to get involved in romance. Her Aunt Martha has decided to take matters into her own hands and find her a husband.

Unfortunately, Aunt Martha's method of doing it amounts to having the prospective groom bopped over the head and brought to Sara's apartment. Aunt Martha's choice is Brandon Cates, a young man who handles Aunt Martha's finances. Although Brandon is engaged to be married, this does not deter Aunt Martha. After being bopped on the head a few times, having a temporary loss of memory and experienceing several instances of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and a confrontation with the very angry fiance, Brandon slowly comes to realize that Sara is really the girl for him.

April 26 – May 5  
Dixie Swim Club

by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Directed by: Ripley Thames
Produced by: TBA

Auditions: March 4 & 5 at 6pm each night

Synopsis: A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. Sheree, the spunky team captain, desperately tries to maintain her organized and "perfect" life, and continues to be the group's leader. Dinah, the wisecracking overachiever, is a career dynamo. But her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life. Lexie, pampered and outspoken, is determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married—over and over and over again. The self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette, acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. And sweet, eager-to-please Jeri Neal experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of "teamwork," rally 'round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB is the story of these five unforgettable women—a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever...

Sept 27 – Oct 6  
A Nice Family Gathering

by Phil Olson
Directed by: Glenn Farr
Produced by: TBA

Auditions: TBA

Synopsis: Family Gatherings are hard enough without the ghost of your dad showing up to add to the Holiday anxiety.

A Nice Family Gathering is a story about a man who loved his wife so much, he almost told her. It's Thanksgiving Day and the first family gathering at the Lundeen household since the Patriarch died. At the gathering, Dad comes back as a ghost with a mission; to tell his wife he loved her, something he neglected to tell her while he was alive. After all, they were only married for 41 years. The problem is, she can't hear or see him. The trouble begins when Mom invites a date for dinner.

Dec 4 - 8  
Holiday Show To Be Announced

by TBA
Co-Directed by: Tiffany Dinsmore
Co-Directed by: Meesh Hays

Auditions: TBA

Synopsis: TBA


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Harbison Theatre
7300 College Street   |   Irmo, SC 29063
ADVANCE TICKETS:   $10 All advance tickets
AT THE DOOR:   $15 Adults |   $12 Seniors |   $12 Youth
July 25 - Aug 4
Shrek The Musical  

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the 2001 DreamWorks Animation's film Shrek and William Steig's 1990 book Shrek!

Co-Directed by: Tiffany Dinsmore
Co-Directed by: Meesh Hays

Auditions: TBA

Synopsis: Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek.

Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities, including costumes, sets, puppets (there is a fire-breathing dragon after all) and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.


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