Decatur’s Community Theatre
Director Al Scheider is pleased to announce the cast for Theatre 7’s upcoming production of Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike:
Vanya: John D. Poling
Sonya: Mary Wilking
Masha: Kathy Zientara
Spike: Robert Lark
Cassandra: Lesa Andrick
Nina: Kelli Smith Runyon
Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike is a comedy, written by Christopher Durang, that revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged, unmarried siblings. Two of them, Vanya and his sister Sonya, live together in the family’s stone farmhouse in the middle of a cherry orchard in Bucks County, PA, and do not have jobs. The play revolves around a visit by the third sibling, a famous actress who supports them. When Masha, the famous sister, theatens to sell the house, all manner of family conflict and trickery ensues, in a very funny way, as the three face issues of family relationships, growing older and things that could have been. The cast is supported by a young wannabe actor (Masha’s “boy-toy”), a young, pretty neighbor who’s an aspiring actress, and a self-proclaimed psychic housekeeper (think clairvoyance and voodoo dolls). This play was nominated for six Tony awards, and won the 2013 Tony for Best Play. The original off-Broadway cast included Sigourney Weaver, Kristine Nielsen and David Hyde Pierce.
The show will be performed at The Decatur Civic Center on February 17-19 and February 24-26. Show times are 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 PM on Sundays. Click here to order tickets.
Director – Al Scheider (217) 428-6831 or (217) 413-1469 email@example.com
Producer – Robert Lowery (217) 201-8881 firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions will held at Theatre 7 headquarters – 131 N Water Street, Decatur on
Thursday December 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday December 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday December 11 at 4:00 p.m.
Please plan to arrive slighly before the audition starting time, but anyone will be given an audition if arriving within two hours of the starting time. If none of these times are possible, please contact the director.
Vanya – He is a resident of Bucks County, PA his entire life, early 60’s, resigned to his life
Sonia – She is a resident of Bucks County, PA most of her life, adopted sister of Vanya & Masha, mid 50’s, discontented, upset, regretful with her life. She frequently uses a “Maggie Smith voice.”
Masha – She is the sister to Vanya and Sonia, glamorous and successful actress who travels the world, late 50’s, extremely self-centered
Spike – He is an aspiring actor, late 20’s, Masha’s new companioin, sexy “hunk”, self-absorbed, buto therwise outgoing and friendly, flirtatious with anyone
Nina – She is an aspiring actress, early 20’s, visiting her aunt and uncle next door to Vanya and Sonia, attractive, star-struck, sincere, earnest, and energetic
Cassandra – She is the cleaning lady for Vanya and Sonia, also a soothsayer, any age
Theatre 7 will perform “It’s A Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play,” at The Decatur Club on December 9th and 10th, 2016. We will bring the Golden Age of radio to life in this stage play adaptation of Frank Capra’s iconic holiday classic film. Performed as a “live” radio broadcast in front of a “studio audience” (you, the patrons), the play will take you back to Bedford Falls on Christmas Eve, 1946 – complete with 1940’s costuming and live sound effects, created on stage by a Foley artist. A group of 10 talented actors portray “radio stars,” using different voices to play the roles of 36 separate parts adapted directly from the dialog of the movie.
The play stars Evan Miller, Sarah Rice, John Dunn, Zachary Hammon, Maria Diaz, Anitra Hines, RuthAnn Holmes, Cynthia Hinkle, Zach Stewart and Craig Culp, with Terri Tate performing as the Foley artist, and is directed by Jan Hooten.
Join us on Friday, December 9th or Saturday, December 10th for an evening of elegant dining – Decatur Club style – great entertainment, and holiday inspiration.
Timeline and menu:
Doors open 6:00 PM – CASH Bar
7pm – Plated Dinner
Spinach Salad w/ Cranberries & Toasted Pecans
Poppy-seed & Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressings
Beef Tenderloin Medallions with Herb Espagnol
Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes
Riviera Vegetable Blend
Rolls & Butter
Coffee, Tea & Water
7:30 (approx) – Show Begins
**Dessert served at Intermission – NY Cheesecake w/ Strawberry & Blueberry Toppings on Table
Tickets are $45.00 IN ADVANCE and include the dinner and stage production. A cash bar will also be available. To purchase your tickets call the Decatur Club at 217-429-4200 BEFORE December 7th. Limited seating.
Theatre 7 is excited to announce the cast for its Christmas dinner theatre play, which will be performed at the Decatur Club on December 9th and 10th.
“It’s A Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play” will take the audience back to Bedford Falls in 1946 and the trials of George Bailey – complete with 1940’s costuming and real live “Foley artist” sound effects.
Turn back the clock to the 1940s and set the dial for a double dose of holiday nostalgia. This version of It’s a Wonderful Life harkens back to the golden age of radio, and is performed as a stage play – presented as a ‘live’ radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Conceived and drawn directly from Frank Capra’s classic film, our ensemble 10 talented actors and one clever sound technician (Foley artist) will tell the story of George Bailey and the night he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
CAST: The following actors will play the parts of the radio stage actors, voicing all the characters in the play, a total of 36 different speaking voices, including “normal” voice, children and older adults.
“JAKE LAURENTS” – Evan Miller
“SALLY APPLEWHITE” – Sarah Rice
“FREDERICA ‘FREDDIE’ FILMORE” – Anitra Hines
“HARRY “JAZZBO” HEYWOOD” – John Dunn
“LANA SHERWOOD” – Maria Diaz
“JACKIE FOLEY” – Foley artist – Terri Tate
“JACK E. CARSON” – Zachary Hammon
“NORA DANBRIDGE” – RuthAnn Holmes
“MIMI ACHIEVETTI” – Cynthia Hinkle
“JOHNNY DuMONTE” – Zach Stewart
“TOM SEDGEWICK” – Craig Culp
Tickets must be purchased in advance and will go on sale November 1st. Cost is $45.00 per person and can be purchased ONLY through the Decatur Club, by calling 217-429-4200. Ticket includes a plated meal and the show. A cash bar will also be available.