Show Information & Auditions

Show Information & Auditions

 

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH (musical)

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach is now a musical for the whole family to enjoy! Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (Dogfight and A Christmas Story the Musical) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl's Willy WonkaThe Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley), critics rave: James and the Giant Peach is a "masterpeach!"

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach... and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.

Director/Choreographer: Michael James
Music Director: Matt Richardson
Rehearsals: Mon. from 5:00-8:00pm and Fri. from 4:30-8:30pm (beginning Jan. 19th)
Dress Rehearsals: April 8th-11th at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
Performances: April 12th-15th at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
Rehearsal Schedule (as of 2.22.18)
 

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (play)

The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th Century. The memoirs of this young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history. Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of the original, Pulitzer Prize award-winning script by Goodrich and Hackett draws from previously unpublished parts of Anne Frank’s real-life diary, allowing the audience to experience Anne in a way that breathes life into this passionate, complex young woman, allowing us to share her relatable experience of adolescence as a familiarly modern teenager. For nearly two years, Anne, her father, mother, and sister, joined with the Van Daan family, to hide in a secret annex space above her father’s former office in Amsterdam, as the Nazis deported the Jews of Holland to their deaths. In her secret attic, Anne comes of age: she laughs, plays, fights with her mother, and falls in love for the first time. In spite of her oppressive circumstances and the horrors that surround her, Anne’s spirit transcends, as she voices her belief, “in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” Anne’s dynamism, her luminous spirit, and her story of resilience continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary first was published.
 
Director: Amy LaGrone Sander, TCH General Manager & Production Producer
Performances: April 19th-22nd  & 26th-27th at TCH Stage & Studio (in Oak Park Mall, 2nd floor by Nordstrom)
 

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (musical)

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN scored a bulls eye when it returned to Broadway in 1999, starring Bernadette Peters and sporting a revised libretto by Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner Peter Stone. As Newsday reported, Stone's revisions 'are sweetly ingenious, and the show is a dream.' Stone reshaped the 1946 book to create a Wild West show-within-a-show that frames the ageless 'Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better' love story of sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. Stone has added a secondary romance between the younger sister of Frank's bothersome assistant Dolly, and a boy who is (to Dolly's horror) part Native American. 'The book has been updated in ways that pass p.c. muster,' reported Time Magazine, 'without losing all the fun.' Joined to the new book, of course, is that amazing Irving Berlin score, featuring hit after hit after hit. 'Irving Berlin's greatest achievement in the theater,' wrote the New York Post, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN 'will always be a musical for the ages, one of the Broadway theater's enduring triumphs.'
 
Director/Music Director: Kelsie Clark Massey
Assistant Director: Andy Massey
Choreographer: Nick Perry
Stage Manager: Lauren Ray
Performances: May 3rd-6th at Musical Theatre Heritage (MTH) at Crown Center
 

SNOOPY the musical!

Tuneful! Charming! Hilarious! Yes, SNOOPY!!! – the musical sequel to YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN – deserves each of its three exclamation points. Based on the beloved Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz, the show sparkles with wit and warmth as it depicts life as seen through the eyes of Schulz’s unforgettable characters. Musical numbers include “Just One Person,” “Poor Sweet Baby,” “Don’t Be Anything Less (Than Everything You Can Be),” “Edgar Allen Poe” and “Daisy Hill.”
 
Director: Amy LaGrone Sander, TCH General Manager & Production Producer
Co-Choreographer: Nick Perry
Cast: Arthur Clifford Jr (Snoopy), Arthur Clifford Sr (Charlie Brown), Kalsie Clark Massey (Peppermint Patty), Andy Massey (Linus), Lana Jensen (Lucy), Madeline Clem (Sally), Elaine Christensen (Woodstock)
Performances: May 10th-13th & 16th-18th at TCH Stage & Studio (in Oak Park Mall, 2nd floor by Nordstrom)
 

THE LITTLE MERMAID (dance production, ages 3-adult)

Audition: No auditions!
Participation Requirements: Ages 3-Adult. All Fall 2017/Spring 2018 enrolled dance students will participate.
Rehearsals: During regular class times
Costume Fittings:  October 14th  12:00-3:00 & February 10th 12:00-3:00
Mandatory Parent Meetings:  February 2nd 5:30-6:30 & May 4th 5:30-7:00
Full Cast Photo Day:  May 12th (see schedule below)
Full Cast Dress Rehearsals:  June 2nd & June 4th at TCH (times TBA), June 5th-7th at theater (venue and times TBA)
Performances: June 8th-9th
PRODUCTION FORM (due from all families by Feb. 26th)
 

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Summer Broadway Musical Theatre)

THE CULTURE HOUSE SUMMER BROADWAY THEATRE production has become a successful Kansas City theatre tradition! Pulling from some of the most talented performers in Kansas City, we have been able to produce incredible and award-winning productions for the past 5 years: LES MISERABLES at Yardley Hall - 2013, BIG RIVER at The Kauffman Center - 2014, INTO THE WOODS at Yardley Hall - 2015, BIG FISH at The Kauffman Center - 2016, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at the Polsky Theater - 2017 ... and now for the summer of 2018!!!!!

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Damean instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.

Director: Amy LaGrone Sander, TCH General Manager & Production Producer
Music Director: Matt Richardson
Choreographer: Lana Jensen, TCH School of Theatre Director
Rehearsals: 
5/5, 6-10pm (full cast + choir vocal)
6/9, 6-9pm (full cast + choir vocal)
6/18-6/21, 6-9:30pm (full cast choreo, no choir)
6/22, 6-9:30pm (vocals or blocking - Choir, Quasimodo, Esmerelda, Clopin, Phoebus and Frollo only)
6/25-6/28, 6-10pm (full cast vocals, no choir)
6/29, 6-10pm (full cast + choir vocal run-through)
7/2-7/3, 6-9:30pm (full cast blocking, no choir)
7/4 - NO REHEARSAL! HAPPY 4th!
7/5-7/6, 6-9:30pm (full cast blocking, no choir)
7/9, 6-10pm (Sitz Probe full cast + choir)
7/10-7/12, 6-9:30pm (full cast blocking and running, no choir)
7/13, 6-10pm (full run with choir)
7/15, 5-9pm (full run with choir, add props)
7/16-7/18, 5:30-10:30pm (dress rehearsals at venue)
7/19-7/22 - SHOWS!
Dress Rehearsals: July 15th from 1-6:00pm and July 16th-18th from 5:30-10:30
Performances at Yardley Hall (Carlsen Center at JCCC): July 19th @ 7pm, July 20th @ 7pm, July 21st @ 1pm & 7pm, July 22nd @ 2pm