2014-15 season announced!
Our current season is well under way and our thoughts have turned to the season to follow. On March 10th, our Holland Civic Board approved the shows and calendar, as suggested by our Artistic Committee, for our 2014-2015 season! Each of these shows bring unique opportunities for various techniques in every aspect of putting on a great production!
In the fall, with audition dates of August 11 & 12, we will present "Man of La Mancha", the musical play-within-a-play that details the story of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza as they discover what it is to be knightly and dream "The Impossible Dream". "Man of La Mancha" is slated to appear on the HCT stage opening October 2, 2014. Directed by Russell M Gallas
Recently our Artistic Committee made a request of the Board for a new endeavor. Upon the Board's approval, steps are being taken to write an original script for our annual holiday show. With ideas stretching from stories originating with our Santa volunteers to musicals about small town life and history in Holland to a battle between three Marys, the Artistic Committee is very excited to develop a script to be performed in our traditional holiday schedule, opening on Black Friday, the 28th of November. Auditions would be held in early October.
With auditions on December 8 & 9, we would follow up with Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest". This story of mis-taken identities, misplaced handbags, and misspent youth brings an air of wit to our winter months. Opening on January 29th, 2015, this romantic comedy will close on Valentines' Day. Directed by R Aimee Chipman
Stories of differences, difficulties, and hilarious occurrences have been enjoyed by our patrons in several ways in the past. Our choice for our spring production shows this same theme, in "January Thaw". What would happen if two very different families, both having a valid claim to it, were forced to share the same house? When one family controls the heat and the other the electricity, one can count on some friction! "January Thaw" will have auditions scheduled in February, shows beginning the 9th of April, and will be reprised after a break in performances as our production for Tulip Time Festival.
Our young student production could be described as the "real" Toy Story; in "The Velveteen Rabbit", adapted from the acclaimed children's book by Margery Williams, life for toys begins once the children leave the room! Students can attend our audition workshop prior to auditions in May. "The Velveteen Rabbit" will play for two weekends, starting July 9th.
"Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr." will be presented by our teen actors, singers, and dancers. In a New York full of intrigue and jazz, the 1920s were a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. With fun songs and dance numbers, "Millie" will be staged opening August 6, 2015, with auditions in May. Directed by Jim Griffin.
All our productions are impossible without production staff! If you have interest in being a part of the shows, in any capacity, from directors and producers, to painting and set building, to dancing and acting, please contact our Artistic Committee or Board of Directors to express your interest! Any questions can be directed to the theatre at (616)396-2021 or to Aimee Chipman at (616)848-0365. Questions may also be asked on our Facebook page; 'Like' us at Holland Civic Theatre!