ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Davidson Community Players Announces 2019 Season: “Escape. Imagine. Enjoy.”
As Davidson Community Players wraps up a successful 2018 “The Magic of Theatre” season, they are now ready to introduce the productions for their 2019 Season, titled “Escape. Imagine. Enjoy.” In addition to their Main Stage and Connie Company season, DCP is continuing to produce a “Special Event” show that is not part of the season subscription but will be sold as a standalone show.
“Patrons have come to rely on DCP to produce the highest quality theatre in the Lake Norman region, and 2019 will be no exception. We’ve chosen a season that provides great mix of entertaining shows all year round, “ said Executive Director Matt Merrell. “Featuring familiar titles and playwrights, our 2019 season offers something for everyone.”
Season ticket subscriptions are now available at a significant discount. Visit DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org for more information or call the box office at 704-892-7953.
The 2019 Davidson Community Players Main Stage Season:
Benedictions (February 21-March 10) at Armour Street Theatre
Jesse Bradshaw Warren is a Presbyterian minister who appears to have everything: she’s the senior minister in a large church and she’s happily married with two sons. When David Mack Kelly, a young gay man, comes to see her for counseling, his presence in the church seems to worry others, and Jesse starts to feel the conflict between her fondness for him, the animosity toward him from others, and his challenges to her doctrine and beliefs. Then, she faces an unspeakable family tragedy, and everything in Jesse’s life comes into question: her work as a minister, her marriage, and her belief in God.
Mamma Mia! (June 20-30) at Duke Family Performance Hall
ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. On the eve of her wedding, her quest brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise.
The Comedy of Tenors (July 18-28) at Duke Family Performance Hall
Four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, one hotel suite and a stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century—as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maira, from causing chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.
Wait Until Dark (September 26 – October 13) at Armour Street Theatre
A terrifying game of cat and mouse takes place in the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Desperate to regain a mysterious doll stuffed with illegal drugs, con man Harry Roat Jr., with the help of two criminal sidekicks and clever disguises, spin a tale to fool the unsuspecting Susy. When the doll cannot be found, the situation spins out of control as all wait until dark to play out the classic chilling conclusion.
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (December 5-22) at Armour Street Theatre
What happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, pruney old business partner, Marley? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself and escape his own chains, but he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey in which Scrooge’s heart is opened in this irreverent, funny, and deeply moving story.
The Connie Company 2019 Season:
The Jungle Book (January 25 –February 3) at Armour Street Theatre
In this action-packed adaptation of the classic adventure story, precocious Mowgli grows up believing he’s as fierce as a wolf as any of the members of his pack. When he learns he is actually a human, he must discover how to reconcile these very different identities, and decide whether to remain with the pack, or return to the human world from which he was born.
Junie B. Jones The Musical (April 26-May 5) at Armour Street Theatre
Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store! Junie’s best friend Lucille has found new best friends–and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. While in Mr. Scary’s class, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and may need glasses. Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting.
Disney’s Aladdin Jr. (November 1 – 10) at Armour Street Theatre
The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character.
Special Event Show
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare-Abridged (March 28-April 7) Armour Street Theatre
All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap actors weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter! This fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays also has the distinction of being London’s longest-running comedy.
About Davidson Community Players:
Davidson Community Players is a non-profit organization established in 1965 to produce theatre that entertains, enriches, and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. They have served the Lake Norman region for over fifty years with high quality and award-winning entertainment. They are supported throughout the season by Arts and Science Council, The McIntosh Law Firm, Davidson Wealth Management, and Randy Marion Cadillac.
For further information:
Contact Renee Roberson, Marketing and Development Director, Davidson Community Players, 704-892-7953 Office, [email protected].