The Music Man

NCT-MusicMan-Logo_v1An affectionate valentine to Smalltown, U.S.A. in a bygone era, Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef! His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

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The Wedding Singer

NCT-Wedding-Singer-logoIt’s 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party, until his own fiancee leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

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Aida

NCT-AIDA-Logo_v1Aida is a pop rock musical that plays out to a stirring Tony and Grammy Award-winning pop score by Elton John and Tim Rice. This contemporary musical takes on the classic tale of timeless love. On the banks of the Nile, unfolds the triumphant tale of love that transcends warring nations and brings a country together. It’s a story of our times, about love, self-worth and ultimately battles against all odds.

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Born Yesterday

NCT-Born-Yesterday-MDThe vulgar, egotistic junkman, Harry Brock, has come to a swanky hotel in Washington to make crooked deals with government big-wigs. He has brought with him the charming but dumb ex-chorus girl Billie, whose lack of social graces embarrasses even Harry. Billie must be taught some of the amenities, and a few basic bits of information. The young, idealistic magazine reporter Paul Verrall, who has been investigating political skullduggery and is interested in Brock’s activities, agrees, for a salary, to educate Billie. He finds Billie has a natural honesty and a frank streak in her, and she begins to learn about history, politics, and what Harry really is and what he wants.

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All Shook Up

NCT-All-Shook-Up-MDInspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

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And Then There Were None

NCT-ATTWN-smBased on the Agatha Christie novel, this superlative mystery comedy depicts statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon. One by one they fall to the floor and break as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead—poisoned.

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Urinetown

NCT-Urinetown-smSocial injustice, corporate greed and political corruption are lampooned in this Tony Award winning musical satire about a drought-plagued town where water has become so scarce that private toilets have become unthinkable. At the mercy of a single dominating corporation who maintains a monopoly on public amenities, the destitute citizens must pay towering taxes to carry out their most private and basic of needs. Out of the mass of the pitiable, a hero rises to lead his fellow citizens against the tyrannical regime. Drawing from West Side Story, Evita and Les Misérables, among others, Urinetown pays witty homage to the great American musical theatre tradition.

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White Christmas

NCT-White-Christmas-smBased on the beloved, timeless film, this classic show centers around veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis who have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. This heartwarming musical adaptation features many of Irving Berlin’s well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. WHITE CHRISTMAS is an uplifting musical you won’t want to miss!

Directed by Robert Marsch

CAST

Bob Wallace- Matthew Schoeneck
Phil Davis- Chris DiMeo
Betty Haynes- Sandy Yozviak
Judy Haynes- Kim Albright
General Waverly- Bob Monroe
Martha Watson- Rosemary Gehrlein
Susan Waverly- Claire O’Neill
Ralph Sheldrake- Joe O’Neill
Rita and Rhoda- Rachel Koester, Jenn Welby
Mr Snoring Man- David Gilbert
Mrs Snoring Man- Brenda Pretko
Ezekiel Foster- Michael Tamin Yurcaba
Mike Stage Manager- John Henken

ENSEMBLE:
Amy Grygielko, Joann Mc Bride, Liz Brennan, Renee Grant, Rachel Koester, Alicia Crosby, Jenn Welby, Gillian Telford, Matt Fennelly, David Gilbert, Will Scantling, Brenda Pretko, Crystal Buck, Ellen Solderitsch, Andrew Paul

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: Robert Marsch
Music Director: Raquel Garcia
Choreographer: Diane Hodgkiss
Accompanist: Judy Large

Performances

November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 – 2012 at 8 PM
Matinees, November 4, 11 & 18 – 2012 at 2 PM

Moon Over Buffalo

NCT-Moon-Over-Buffalo-logo-smNCT follows last season’s hilarious Noises Off with another side-splitting farce. In Moon Over Buffalo, a second-rate and dysfunctional theater company gets the chance of a lifetime when famed director Frank Capra plans to catch a matinee performance. Will the leading man sober up in time for curtain? Will his wife – the company’s leading lady – run away with her agent? Will the company decide to present Private Lives or Cyrano or a disturbing mixture of both? Join us for this comedic valentine to theater hams everywhere and find out!

Directed by Michele Nevin

CAST

George Hay: Steve Arcidiacono
Charlotte Hay: Anne Allen
Ethel: Carol Robinson
Rosalind: Cassidy Dermott
Howard: Bob Grant
Eileen: Melissa Montgomery
Paul: Brian Miller
Richard: Gary Bullock

Production Staff

Director: Michele Nevin
Stage Manager: Cheryl Chewkanes
Producer/Set: Susan Davit
Props: Jacki Laskin
Costumes: Chris Jackson
Lights: Carol Robinson

Performances

May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19 – 2012 at 8 PM
Matinees, May 6 & 13 – 2012 at 2 PM