Past Shows

2011 SHOWS

1/28/11 & 1/29/11 – directed by Mike Reams

FULLY COMMITTED is a comic Tour De Force about the harried reservation clerk at New York’s hottest four-star restaurant and the hordes of people who make his job impossible: from the foreign dignitaries, local political personalities, little old ladies, supermodels, Hollywood producers, mafia figures, et. al. who stop at nothing to book a table, to the restaurant’s high-strung maitre d’ and its egomaniacal chef. All 40 characters are brilliantly played by one single actor! (Central Illinois favorite CHIP JOYCE)

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2/11/11, 2/12/11, 2/18/11, 2/19/11– directed by Ed Peck

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE is a modern-day musical love story about contemporary dating in New York City. Austin, a greeting card writer, is distraught after finding his girlfriend in bed with another man, but his brother Jeff is intent on forcing him back into the perplexing New York dating scene. Marcy has also recently gone through a bad break-up, and after taking advice from her good friend Diana, she searches for the perfect rebound—a man who is wrong for her in every way. Jeff and Diana set up a double date via an online dating site, and the pairs explore the ins and outs, including the ‘rules,’ of dating and relationships in a current, urban setting. These four eventually learn to love each other not in spite of their faults, but because of them. The show will feature Jarod Hazzard, Erin Durbin, Adam Sitton, Dedra Kaiser, Kates Sitton and Kyle Motsinger.

If you like HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and FRIENDS, then you will love I LOVE YOU BECAUSE!

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3/4/11-3/12/11 *fundraiser for the Opera Illinois League

MASTER CLASS is Terrence McNally’s Tony winning masterpiece about Maria Callas. Inspired by a series of master classes the great diva conducted toward the end of her career, this drama puts Maria Callas at center stage again as she coaxes, prods, and inspires students into giving the performances of their lives while revealing her own. Dazzling theatricality comes from Callas’s cunning wit, her emotional explosions, & the soaring music as each student sings an aria that exposes the Divina’s vulnerabilities …and her genius.

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4/1/11, 4/2/11, 4/8/11, 4/9/11,7/8/11/,7/9/11

In the style of Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding and buidling upon PCT’s wildly successful AWESOME 80’s PROM, THE LEBANESE / REDNECK WEDDING is an original interactive, improv comedy. William (Billy) Couri is a junior congressman having just been elected to the House of Reps. His bride Trina (Not short for Katrina) Mott is a weekend on location reporter for WHOI-TV. Hilarity ensues when George’s traditional Lebanese family (a pillar in Peoria) and Trina’s gun toting, NASCAR loving, camo wearing kin mix!

Check out our Flickr page to see the Wedding Photos!

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7/22/11, 7/23/11

The Awesome 80s Prom is a blast-from-the-past party in the style of Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding set at Wanaget High’s Senior Prom… in 1989! All your favorite characters from your favorite ’80s movies are at THE PROM, and just like on “American Idol”, the audience decides who wins, all while moonwalking to retro hits like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go!” It is the perfect event for Bachelorette Parties, special Birthdays or just a fun night out with friends.

Check out our Flickr page to see photos from the Proms.

2010 SHOWS

Return engagement February 12th and 13th featuring Greg Batton and Yvonne Greer!

This two-character play explores the bittersweet relationship between Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, a dutiful lawyer/ politician, and Melissa Gardner, a free-spirited artist, which spans decades as told through their letters and cards to each other. It is a story about a boy and girl who meet and become forever linked in mind, heart and spirit. While life conspires to keep them apart, love inspired their journey ‘together.’ Love Letters is touching, funny, and thought-provoking.

March 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical about … musicals! In this comic satire of musical theatre genres, the same story is told five different ways – each in the distinctive style of a different master of the form…Rodgers and Hammerstein (Oklahoma, South Pacific), Stephen Sondheim (Company, Sweeney Todd), Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly, Mame), Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom of the Opera, Evita), & Kander and Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret). There is truly something in this show for EVERYONE!

Listen to The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) Official Website

April 2nd and 3rd

Tick, Tick… Boom! is Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical tale of a young composer on the brink of turning 30 and falling into oblivion. His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city (Tick,), his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue (Tick…), yet Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical (Boom!). Containing fourteen songs, ten characters, three actors, and a band, Tick, Tick… Boom! takes you on the playwright/composer’s journey that led to the Broadway blockbuster, RENT. Everyone, regardless of age, will love this youthful, endearing, and thoughtful piece, and will surely embrace the universal ideal of holding onto your dreams through life’s most difficult challenges.

Listen to Tick, Tick…BOOM!

Tick,Tick…BOOM! Wikipedia Page

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

February 26th – Signature Cabaret Series

WANTED: One woman to function as milk dispenser, waste manager, activities director and guidance counselor simultaneously for family business.

SALARY: Daily doses of doubt, humility and sloppy kisses.  JOB TITLE: Mom.

There is no other job like motherhood and singer & mom of three Libby Snyder needs to sing about it! I’m Her Boobie: The Realities of New Motherhood Revealed in Song, is a down-and-dirty look at the mom job. Join Libby for an entertaining evening of stories and songs that will make you laugh, touch your heart and help you know you’re not alone!

JUNE 6th Signature Cabaret Series presents Anthony Jumaane Hendrick’s: PANORAMA.
Cost is $25pp for dinner and show with advance reservation, $35pp at the door. General Seating. Doors open at 5pm. Dinner at 5:30pm. Show at 7pm. Call 309.494.9100 to make reservations.

 

 

AUGUST6 & 7, AUG 27, SEPT 24, OCT 29, NOV 26

The Awesome 80s Prom is a blast-from-the-past party in the style of Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding set at Wanaget High’s Senior Prom… in 1989!    All your favorite characters from your favorite ’80s movies are at THE PROM, and just like on “American Idol”, the audience decides who wins, all while moonwalking to retro hits like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go!”   It is the perfect event for Bachelorette Parties, special Birthdays or just a fun night out with friends.   

 Check out our Flickr page to see photos from the Proms.

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