The Lynden Performing Arts Guild proudly announces its 30th Season
The Addams Family musical
Audition Dates: July 24 & 25
Director Nathan Smith, Musical Director Nan Meaker
Brief synopsis: THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.
Cast: 8-9 men, 8-9 women, 1 child (option to add more children in ensemble)
Performance Dates: 13 performances September 21 – October 8
Scrooge, the Musical
Audition Dates: September 24 & 25
Director Teri Grimes, Musical Director Cyn Henninger
This is a stage musical adaptation of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.
An expandable cast of various ages – a list of 40+ individual character roles and approximately 10 featured roles.
The production features a strong role for a leading man, with room for extras/doubling,
Performance Dates: 13 performances Friday, November 24 – December 10
Agatha Christie’s play A Murder is Announced
Audition Dates: November 27 & 28
Director Tonya Ross
Synopsis: An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain.
Cast: 5 males, 7 females
Performance Dates: 12 performances February 8 – February 25
Hello! My Baby musical
Audition Dates: February 12 & 13
Director Kristi Thies, Vocal Director Lisa Russell, Music/Orchestra Director Celeste Larson
Synopsis: The Pan Alley of New York City in the early 1900s. Dawn breaks on a row of brownstones dotted with stoops, fire escapes, and the crisp, striped awnings of an early 1900’s music publishers’ street. Pluggers are out on the streets selling music sheets just like the “newsies” of that era did. Mickey McKee, teen King of the Song-Pluggers dreams of writing the next crackerjack million-selling hit song. Only he can’t write a note… until he meets Betty Gold, a seamstress in a factory, who is bursting with music and moxie. She becomes Mickey’s partner/sweetheart/arch-nemesis when she pulls on the trousers that she once sewed to be named the new King of the Pluggers. As they navigate first love, class struggles, social reform, street gangs, tap-shoes and ukuleles, Mickey, Betty and company make Tin Pan Alley sing and dance again, selling the songs that we’re still humming 100 years later. Features old hits from Irving Berlin, The Gershwins, Eubie Blake and more, updated/rebooted with fresh, new lyrics to attract our younger generation. There are tons of featured roles, classic songs and rousing dance numbers creating an infectious toe-tapping, hum-along musical.
Cast: 16 featured characters / expandable ensemble & doubling / possible cast size of 40-45 young teens to adults
Performance Dates: 13 performances May 3 – May 20