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 The Las Cruces Community Theatre Seeks Directors and Projects
for our 2016-2017 Season
 
The Play Selection Committee of LCCT is currently seeking directors and shows for next year’s season.  Next year we are hoping to produce three musicals and four straight plays (comedies or dramas) in the time slots listed below.

 
Suggested Production Time Slots and Show Types
August 11-27 - Musical
October 6-22 - Play
December 1-17 - Musical
January 19-February 4 - Play
March 2-18 - Play
April Weeks 1-2 - One Act Play Festival
May 4-20 - Musical
June 22- July 1 - Play

Below is a list of show possibilities selected by the committee.  These selections were chosen because they are both very good theatre pieces and have well known commercial audience appeal. LCCT, like most lives theatres across America, from regional theatre to community theatre, is attempting to grow its audience and improve its financial viability.  That is the reason we are favoring name shows like these, rather than lesser known works that may not generate the audiences we need to survive and thrive.
Interested directors are encouraged to select a show or shows from this list and submit applications.  Although we are hoping to make our ultimate suggestions from this list, directors may submit applications for shows not on this list as well, if the shows proposed meet the criteria of good theatre and commercial viability.


We welcome questions before and during the application process; please email your questions to playchair@lcctnm.org.

Show Suggestions
Drama/Mysteries:
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Tennessee Williams’ scorching drama of greed and deception
Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller’s landmark drama of broken dreams in America            
The Bad Seed - Horror thriller of a murderous 9 year old
The Crucible - Arthur Miller’s reflection on society at the mercy of public hysteria            
The Laramie Project - A docudrama examining America’s attitudes toward gay people as reflected by the murder of Matthew Shepard            
The Miracle Worker - Inspiring drama of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan            
Veronica’s Room - Ira Levin’s (Rosemary’s Baby) horror thriller of identity confusion, murder, and possible necrophilia            
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest - Dramatic adaptation of Ken Kesey novel set in a mental institution.  Alternately funny and horrifying
Witness for the Prosecution - Agatha Christie’s classic courtroom murder drama           
            
Musicals
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley jukebox musical with a plot based on Twelfth Night            
Annie - Orphans, a dog, Daddy Warbucks, fun musical score and Christmas!            
Avenue Q - Edgy, funny musical with people and puppets from the composer of Frozen            
Gypsy - Jule Styne’s classic about a stripper and the mother of all stage mothers            
Legally Blonde - Bouncy, upbeat musical version of the hit film            
Ring of Fire - Jukebox musical of the music of Johnny Cash            
South Pacific - R&H’s wartime masterpiece of love and race

World Classics
A Doll’s House - The original feminist theatrical manifesto            
Blood Wedding - Garcia Lorca’s dark, brooding allegorical masterpiece            
An Enemy of the People - Ibsen’s original or Arthur Miller’s adaptation, an exploration of courage in the face of a corrupt society            
The Cherry Orchard - Chekov’s masterpiece of the effect of social change on individuals            
Becket - Jean Anouilh’s tragedy of Thomas Becket and Henry II

Comedies
Boeing, Boeing - Sex farce. Three sexy stewardesses, 2 bumbling bachelors, and lots of doors and naughty laughs. Recent very successful Broadway revival
Born Yesterday - Classic Broadway comedy about a corrupt business man and the Pygmalion-like transformation of his ‘dumb blonde’ showgirl mistress            
Harvey - Another classic Broadway comedy about a man and his imaginary rabbit. No kidding.            
Lend Me A Tenor - Ken Ludwig modern comedy/farce revolving around mistaken identity, mayhem, and a performance of Verdi’s Otello      
Murder Among Friends - A mystery comedy with a gay subplot set in the world of Broadway producers      
Red, White, and Tuna - The Tuna boys are back – this time for the Fourth of July            
The Women - All female comedy about men.  A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays. Bitchy fun            
Brighton Beach Memoirs - The first of Neil Simon’s biographical trilogy. A great comedy/drama of growing up in Brooklyn on the eve of World War II
 
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