Flint Community Players Presents:
Season 93

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“IT CAME FROM MARS” 

A play by Joseph Zettelmaier 

 

It is the evening of October 30, 1938. The members of Farlowe's Mystery Theatre Hour are in rehearsal for their weekly radio show when they hear an alarming announcement come over the radio - Martians have landed and are taking over the planet! The actors fly into hysterics, barricading themselves in the studio, not expecting to live to see the next day. This hilarious farce pits actors against the unknown nature of certain doom in the backdrop of the real life “War of the Worlds” 1938 Radio Broadcast.  

 

Auditions: August 23 & 24, 2021. 

Performances: October 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, & 24, 2021. 

 

“MTI’S ALL TOGETHER NOW: A GLOBAL EVENT CELEBRATING LOCAL THEATRE!” 

 

“All Together Now” is a global event happening the same weekend at theatres across the nation. A cabaret celebrating theatre’s triumphant return to the stage after a very difficult year apart! This cabaret will feature fantastic selection of songs from shows including Rent, Les Misérables, Into the Woods, Matilda, Hairspray, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Once on This Island, Little Shop of Horrors, Mamma Mia! and many more! 

 

Auditions: TBD 

Performance: November 14, 2021. 

 

“THE SECRET GARDEN” 

Book and Lyrics by MARSHA NORMAN 

Music by LUCY SIMON 

Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett 

 

This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the "Dreamers," spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal. 

 

Auditions: November 8 & 9, 2021. 

Performances: January 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, & 23, 2022. 

 

“THE LION IN WINTER” 

By James Goldman 

 

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – The Lion in Winter, by James Goldman, is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of the Plantagenet family, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. The play centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over both a kingdom and King Henry’s paramour during the Christmas of 1183. As Eleanor says, “Every family has its ups and downs,” and this royal family is no exception. 

 

Auditions: January 17 & 18, 2022. 

Performances: March 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, & 13, 2022. 

 

“CONSTELLATIONS”  

By Nick Payne 

CONSTELLATIONS is part of the Ghost Light Series and is rated for mature audiences. 

 

This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know—delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny. 

 

Auditions: January 26 & 27, 2022. 

Performances: March 18, 19, & 20, 2022. 

 

“DISASTER! THE MUSICAL” 

By Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick 

Concept Created by Seth Rudetsky and Drew Geraci 

Additional Material by Drew Geraci 

 

It's 1979, and New York's hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. What begins as a night of boogie fever quickly changes to panic as the ship succumbs to multiple disasters, such as earthquakes, tidal waves and infernos. As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive and, quite possibly, repair the love that they've lost... or at least escape the killer rats. A high energy musical filled to the brim with unforgettable music from the 70s! 

 

Auditions: March 7 & 8, 2022. 

Performances: May 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, & 22, 2022.

 

“THE LAST FIVE YEARS” 

Written and composed by Jason Robert Brown 

The Last Five Years is part of the Ghost Light Series and is rated for mature audiences.  

 

This modern musical ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting. The first musical of the Ghost Light series, an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically. 

 

Auditions: April 23 & 24, 2022. 

Performances: June 23, 24, 25, & 26, 2022.