The 62nd season at the Kent County Theatre Guild is off to a great start. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is currently in rehearsals, and plans are beginning to take shape for Design for Murder. In addition to our shows, we have been running with an Improvisation Workshop and classes in tap dance. While all of this is taking place, the Board of Trustees has been working diligently on our next action plan: the renovation of the theatre. We will begin the renovation this spring with an expected finish date of July 2016. Our production of Twelve Angry Men will be the grand reopening of the new Patchwork Playhouse. I am sure some of you are thinking: What do you mean “reopening?”
The Board of Trustees has made the decision for the health and comfort of our patrons, to close the theatre for the months of June and July to fully complete the “dirty” part of the renovation. Since the dust will be flying, we want your experience to be the best it can be; therefore, we are relocating our summer musical to the Caesar Rodney Theatre in Camden, Delaware.
Caesar Rodney High School’s principal, Dr. Sherry Kijowski, has graciously made the Caesar Rodney Theater available to us at no charge for our summer production of the musical Funny Girl. There will plenty of parking, plenty of music and hopefully some “People” for the Funny Girl debut on July 15, 2016. This is the only show that will not be held at the Patchwork Playhouse, as we will return to the playhouse for KCTG's September 2016 production of Twelve Angry Men.
Please continue to follow us on our website at www.kctg.org, as well as our Facebook page. We look forward to sharing this adventure with you and hope to see you at theatre.
Sincerely, John Muller
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
2016 Season 62 Continues...
The KCTG's Patchwork Playhouse will be closed for renovation during June and July 2016. The Guild's production of the musical FUNNY GIRL will be performed at the Caesar Rodney Theater at CRHS. For details and full information about our plan, click here!
Mark Your Calenders Now! Auditions...
Auditions for KCTG's fall production of TWELVE ANGRY MEN
written by Reginald Rose and directed by Patti Gatto will be held
Sun JUL 24, Tue JUL 26, and Wed JUL 27 7:00p each night
at the Guild's Patchwork Playhouse, 140 E. Roosevelt Ave, Dover DE
Cast Requirements: 13 adult men of various ages.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
(Show dates are SEP 16-17-18 and SEP 23-24-25, 2016)
THE STORY... A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. “He doesn’t stand a chance” muttered the guard as he leads the jurors off to deliberate. It looks like an open and shut case until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eye to the facts. “This is a remarkable thing about democracy”, says the foreign-born juror, “that we are notified by mail to come down to this place – and decide on the guilt or innocence of a man; of a man we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing.” But a personal thing it becomes, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes!
KCTG's Summer Musical on the CRHS Auditorium Stage...
Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Book by Isobel Lennart
Directed by John Muller
Fridays JULY 15 & 22 at 8:00p
Saturdays JULY 16 & 23 at 8:00p
Sundays JULY 17 & 24 at 2:00p
Auditions for KCTG's holiday production of THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
directed by Sharon Crossen will be held Mon SEP 26, Tue SEP 27, and Wed SEP 28
7:00p each night at the Guild's Patchwork Playhouse, 140 E. Roosevelt Ave, Dover DE
(Show dates are DEC 2-3-4 and DEC 9-10-11, 2016) Stay tuned for more info...